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  1. Why should an individual learn to read and interpret financial statements?
    Individuals cannot necessarily rely on auditors and management of firms to offer honest information about the financial well-being of firms
  2. Which of the following organizations write accounting rules?
    A) FASB and Congress
    B) FASB, SEC, and IASB
    C) SOX, SEC, and IASB
    D) EDGAR and IASB
    B) FASB, SEC, and IASB
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. What is the goal of the IASB?
    To have worldwide acceptance of a set of international financial reporting standards
  4. What are the basic financial statements provided in an annual report?
    • Balance Sheet
    • Income Statement
    • Statement of Cash Flows
    • Statement of Stockholders' Equity
  5. What items are included in the notes to the financial statements?
    • Summary of accounting policies
    • Changes in accounting policies
    • Detail about particular accounts
  6. What does an unqualified auditor's report indicate?
    The financial statements present fairly the financial position, the results of operations, and the changes in cash flows for the company
  7. True or False?

    The SOX act of 2002 was the cause of the demise of Enron
    False
  8. True or False?

    The FASB and the IASB are working closely to develop a set of accounting rules that would ultimately be used by all publicly traded companies world wide
    True
  9. True or False?

    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is responsible for monitoring auditors of fall publicly owned companies
    True
  10. True or False?

    The SOX act of 2002 requires the chief executive officer and the chief financial offer of a publicly traded company to certify the accuracy of the financial statements
    True
  11. What does Section 404 of the SOX act of 2002 require?
    A statement by the company regarding the effectiveness of internal controls and disclosure of any material weaknesses in a firm's internal control system
  12. What subject(s) should the management discussion and analysis section discuss?
    • Liquidity
    • Commitments for capital expenditures
    • A breakdown of sales increases into price and volume components
  13. Which of the following is true?
    A) Public relations material should be used cautiously
    B) Market data refers to the advertising budget of a firm
    C) The shareholders' letter should be ignored
    A) Public relations material should be used cautiously
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. What information can be found in a proxy statement?
    • Information on voting procedures
    • Information on executive compensation
    • Information on the breakdown of audit and nonaudit fees paid to the audit firm
  15. Which information is hard to find or missing from the financial statements?
    Reputation of the firm with its customers
  16. What is the accrual basis of accounting?
    • Recognition of revenue in the accounting period when the sale is made rather that when cash is recieved
    • Matching expenses with revenue in the appropriate accounting period
  17. How can managment manipulate earnings and lower the quality of reported earnings?
    • Change accounting policy to increase earnings
    • Not taking a loss on inventory in the accounting period when the inventory is known to be obsolete
    • Decreasing discretionary expenses
  18. Where would you find the following information?

    An attestation to the fairness of financial statements
    Auditor's Report
  19. Where would you find the following information?

    Summary of significant accounting policies
    Notes to the financial statements
  20. Where would you find the following information?

    Cash flow from operating, financing, and investing activities
    Financial Statements
  21. Where would you find the following information?

    A qualified opinion
    Auditor's Report
  22. Where would you find the following information?

    Information about principal, interest, and maturity of long-term debt
    Notes to the financial statements
  23. Where would you find the following information?

    Financial position on a particular date
    Financial Statements
  24. Where would you find the following information?

    Discussion of the company's results of operations
    Managment discussion and analysis
  25. Where would you find the following information?

    Description of pension plans
    Notes to the financial statements
  26. Where would you find the following information?

    Anticipated commitments for capital expenditures
    Managment discussion and analysis
  27. Where would you find the following information?

    Reconciliation of beginning and ending balances of equity accounts
    Financial statements or notes to the financial statements
  28. What things are found in the Management Discussion and Analysis section?
    • The internal and external sources of liquidity
    • Any material deficiencies in liquidity and how they will be remedied
    • Commitments for capital expenditures, the purpose of such commitments, and expected sources of funding
    • Anticipated changes in the mix of financing resources
    • Unusual or infrequent transactions that affect income from continuing operations
    • Events that cause material changes in the relationship between costs and revenues
    • A breakdown of sales increases into price and volume components
  29. What did title I of SOX establish?
    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
  30. What is the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)?
    A private, non-profit organization that has been given the authority to register, inspect, and discipline auditore of all publicly owned companies
  31. What does the SEC do in terms of the PCAOB?
    They appoint board members
  32. What authority does the PCAOB have?
    They have the authority to write auditing rules, and set quality control and ethics standards
  33. What does Title II of SOX prohibit?
    Prohibits audit firms from providing certain nonaudit services when conducting an external audit of a firm.

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