Govt Acct Ch. 11

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d

The financial reporting entity is composed of
a) The primary government.
b) The primary government and all legally separate governments for which the primary government is financial accountable.
c) The primary government and all legally separate organizations for which the primary government is financially accountable.
d) The primary government, all legally separate organizations for which the primary government is financially accountable and any organizations whose omission would cause the primary governments financial statements to be misleading or incomplete.

d

Which of the following is NOT a primary government?
a) A state government.
b) A general purpose local government with the ability to determine its own budget.
c) A general purpose local government whose tax levies must be approved by the state.
d) A special purpose local government whose tax levies must be approved by the state.

b

Which of the following is necessary for a special purpose local government to be considered a primary government?
a) It must operate for a single purpose.
b) It must have a separately elected governing body.
c) It must tax its citizens with ad valorem taxes.
d) It must be fiscally dependent on another government.

d

Which of the following is necessary for a governmental entity to be considered fiscally independent?
a) It must be able to hire its own management.
b) It must be able to issue bonds that are tax-exempt.
c) It must not be subsidized by another governmental entity.
d) It must be able to levy taxes and/or set rates for its services.

d

Which of the following is a necessary characteristic of a component unit?
a) It is fiscally dependent on a primary government.
b) The primary government provides services that are used by both organizations.
c) The primary government can impose its will on the unit or the unit has the potential to provide a financial benefit to or impose a financial burden on the primary government.
d) The primary government appoints a voting majority of the component unit's governing body or a voting majority of the unit's governing body is composed of officials of the primary government.

b

The Marsh River School District, a legally separate school district that has a separately elected governing body, cannot enter into any debt agreements without the approval of the County Commission. Marsh River School District would be considered a(n):
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

c

The County Commission appoints a voting majority of the members of the Board of a particular organization. The County Commission cannot impose its will upon the organization. There is no potential for the organization to provide any financial benefit to the County nor is there any potential for the organization to impose any financial burden on the county. The organization is an example of a(n):
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

c

The State University Foundation is a legally separate, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity organized for the purpose of raising funds to provide scholarships only to academically qualified students at the State University. The existing University Foundation board members elect new members of the board. The Foundation provides scholarships to students of the State University, but the Foundation receives no financial support from the University. The Foundation is an example of:
a) Primary government.
b) Related organization.
c) Affiliated organization.
d) None of the above.

d

The governor of the state appoints the members of the Game and Fish Commission. The members of the Commission serve ten-year terms and can be removed only for cause. State law prohibits the reappointment of a Commissioner. The Commission receives no tax dollars. It is supported entirely by licenses and fees paid by hunters and anglers. The only bonds that can legally be issued by the Commission are revenue bonds backed by the licenses and fees paid by the sportsmen. The Game and Fish Commission is not a 501(c)(3) organization and does not have separate legal status. The Game and Fish Commission is an example of a:
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related Organization.
d) None of the above.

a

Of the following powers possessed by Government A, which is an indication that Government A can impose its will on Government B? Government A:
a) Can dismiss Government B's chief operating officer.
b) Can review Government B's budget.
c) Can remove appointed members of Government B's governing board only for cause.
d) Issues debt on behalf of Government B.

b

Of the following powers possessed by Government A, which is NOT an indication that Government B should be included as a component unit of Government A?
a) The governing documents state that, if dissolved, the assets of Government B will become the property of Government A.
b) Government A issues revenue bonds in its name backed by the revenues of a project to be undertaken by Government B. Government A is neither legally nor morally liable for repayment.
c) Government A has agreed to provide financial support to Government B if Government B operates at a deficit but in the entire 75 years that Government B has operated, it has never operated at a loss.
d) The governing documents state that once Government B has equity in excess of a certain amount, 50% of all future operating profits will be used to reduce bonded debt of Government A.

b

The State has a legally separate State Building Authority which has a board appointed by the Governor. The Authority issues debt in its own name, holds title to buildings in its own name, and leases its building exclusively to the State. The Authority would be considered a(n)
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

a

The State has a legally separate State Building Authority which has a board appointed by the Governor. The Authority issues debt in its own name, holds title to buildings in its own name, and leases its building exclusively to the State. In what manner would the Authority be included in the State's Basic Financial Statements?
a) Blended.
b) Discretely presented.
c) Note disclosure only.
d) Not included in any manner.

b

The City created a legally separate Housing Authority to provide low-income housing to residents of the City. The City issues debt for the Housing Authority in the name of the City, but the Housing Authority is responsible for repayment of the debt. The Housing Authority is governed by a board composed of all 5 members of the City Council. Actions can be taken by the Authority upon receiving an affirmative vote by a simple majority of the board. The Housing Authority would be considered a(n):
a) Primary Government.
b) Component Unit.
c) Related Organization.
d) Affiliated Organization.

a

The City created a legally separate Housing Authority to provide low-income housing to residents of the City. The City issues debt for the Housing Authority in the name of the City, but the Housing Authority is responsible for repayment of the debt. The Housing Authority is governed by a board composed of all 5 members of the City Council. The Authority can take action based on the affirmative vote of a simple majority of the board. In what manner would the Authority be included in the City's Basic Financial Statements?
a) Blended.
b) Discretely presented.
c) Note disclosure only.
d) Not included in any manner.

b

The County created a legally separate County Hospital authority. Members of the board of the County Hospital are elected in county-wide elections. The County must approve the budget of the Hospital, but the hospital receives no financial support from the County, except that the County pays the hospital bills for county indigents. All revenues of the Hospital are user fees. The County Hospital would be considered a(n)
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

b

The County created a legally separate County Hospital authority. Members of the board of the County Hospital are elected in county-wide elections. The County must approve the budget of the Hospital, but the hospital receives no financial support from the County, except that the County pays the hospital bills for county indigents. All revenues of the Hospital are user fees. In what manner would the Hospital be included in the County's Basic Financial Statements?
a) Blended.
b) Discretely presented.
c) Note disclosure only.
d) Not included in any manner.

a

The County created a legally separate County Hospital authority. Members of the board of the County Hospital are elected in county-wide elections. The hospital receives no financial support from the County, except that the County pays the hospital bills for county indigents. All revenues of the Hospital are user fees. The County Hospital would be considered a(n)
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

d

The County created a legally separate County Hospital authority. Members of the board of the County Hospital are elected in county-wide elections. The hospital receives no financial support from the County, except that the County pays the hospital bills for county indigents. All revenues of the Hospital are user fees. In what manner would the Hospital be included in the County's Basic Financial Statements?
a) Blended.
b) Discretely presented.
c) Note disclosure only.
d) Not included in any manner.

a

The City created a legally separate Port Authority. Members of the board of the Port Authority are elected in general city elections. The Port Authority receives no tax dollars; it is supported entirely by user fees. The Port Authority determines its budget, sets user fees, and has the power to issue bonded debt. The Authority would be considered a(n)
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

d

The City created a legally separate Port Authority. Members of the board of the Port Authority are elected in general city elections. The Port Authority receives no tax dollars; it is supported entirely by user fees. The Port Authority determines its budget, sets user fees, and has the power to issue bonded debt. In what manner would the Port Authority be included in the City's Basic Financial Statements?
a) Blended.
b) Discretely presented.
c) Note disclosure only.
d) Not included in any manner.

c

Two cities entered into a contractual agreement to operate a landfill. The cities each contributed the necessary assets to operate the landfill in proportion to their populations. First City has the ability to appoint five members of the seven-person governing body of the landfill. The appointees serve for six-year terms, cannot be reappointed, and can be removed only for cause. First City has no obligation to contribute to the landfill if the landfill revenues are insufficient to cover current operating costs. The landfill would be considered a(n)
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

a

Two cities entered into a contractual agreement to operate a landfill. The cities each contributed the necessary assets to operate the landfill in proportion to their populations. Each city has the ability to appoint two members of the governing body of the landfill, and each has an equity interest in the arrangement. The assets contributed by First City were primarily in the form of property and equipment that had been used in general government activities. In what manner would the landfill be included in First City's government-wide financial statements?
a) As an investment.
b) Discretely presented.
c) Note disclosure only.
d) Not included in any manner.

b

Two cities entered into a contractual agreement to operate a landfill. The cities each contributed the necessary assets to operate the landfill in proportion to their populations. Each city has the ability to appoint two members of the governing body of the landfill. The assets contributed by First City were primarily in the form of property and equipment that had been used in general government activities. In what manner would the landfill be included in First City's fund financial statements?
a) In a governmental fund only.
b) In the schedule of capital assets only.
c) In a proprietary fund only.
d) Not be recognized in the financial statements.

c

The City created a legally separate entity to operate a County Hospital. The City Council appoints a voting majority of the board of the Hospital. The City cannot impose its will on the Hospital and there is no potential for a financial benefit or financial burden to the City. The County Hospital would be a(n)
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

c

The City created a legally separate entity to operate a County Hospital. The City Council appoints a voting majority of the board of the Hospital. The City cannot impose its will on the Hospital and there is no potential for a financial benefit or financial burden to the City. In what manner would the Hospital be included in the City's Basic Financial Statements?
a) Blended.
b) Discretely presented.
c) Only by note disclosure of the relationship.
d) Not included in any manner.

d

The Friends of the City Public Library Foundation is a legally separate, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity organized for the purpose of raising funds to provide financial assistance to the Library. Members of the board of the Foundation are elected by the existing Foundation board members. The Foundation provides financial assistance to the Library, but the Foundation receives no financial support from the Library. If dissolved, all of the Foundation assets would revert to the Library. The Foundation would be considered a(n)
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

b

The Friends of the City Public Library Foundation is a legally separate, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity organized for the purpose of raising funds to provide financial assistance to the Library. Members of the board of the Foundation are elected by the existing Foundation board members. The Foundation provides financial assistance to the Library, but the Foundation receives no financial support from the Library. If dissolved, all of the Foundation assets would revert to the Library. In what manner should the Foundation be presented in the financial statements of the Library?
a) Blended.
b) Discretely presented.
c) Note disclosure only.
d) Not included in any manner.

d

The University Foundation is a legally separate, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity organized for the purpose of raising funds to provide scholarships only to academically qualified students at State University. Members of the board of the University Foundation are elected by the existing Board of Trustees. The Foundation provides scholarships to students of State University, but the Foundation receives no financial support from the University. The Foundation would be considered a(n)
a) Primary government.
b) Component unit.
c) Related organization.
d) Affiliated organization.

b

The University Foundation is a legally separate, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity organized for the purpose of raising funds to provide scholarships only to academically qualified students at State University. Members of the board of the University Foundation are elected by the existing Board of Trustees. The Foundation provides scholarships to students of State University, but the Foundation receives no financial support from the University. In what manner would State University include the Foundation in its financial statements?
a) Blended.
b) Discretely presented.
c) Consolidated.
d) Note disclosure only.

a

A Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the City of Highland Hills need not include which of the following sections?
a) Condensed summary data.
b) Introductory section.
c) Financial section.
d) Statistical section.

c

The introductory section of a CAFR includes which of the following?
a) Auditor's opinion on the basic financial statements.
b) Basic financial statements.
c) Letter of Transmittal.
d) MD&A and other RSI.

a

33. The financial section of a CAFR includes:
a) MD&A and other RSI.
b) Statistical section.
c) Letter of Transmittal.
d) GFOA certificate of achievement

c

Which of the following statements is not a required part of the basic financial statements of the City of Highland Hills?
a) Government-wide Statement of Net Assets.
b) Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balances for all governmental funds.
c) Statement of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets for all fiduciary funds.
d) Statement of Cash Flows for all proprietary funds.

d

The auditor's report generally includes an opinion on which of the following sections of the CAFR?
a) The introductory section, the financial section, and the statistical section.
b) The introductory and the financial sections only.
c) The statistical and the financial sections only.
d) The financial section only.

c

36. Government-wide financial statements include which of the following?
a) Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
b) Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Statement of Cash Flows.
c) Statement of Net Assets and Statement of Activities.
d) Statement of Net Assets, Statement of Activities, and Statement of Cash Flows

d

Fund financial statements include which of the following for a governmental fund?
a) Statement of Net Assets and Statement of Changes in Net Assets.
b) Statement of Net Assets, Statement of Changes in Net Assets, and Statement of Cash Flows.
c) Balance Sheet; Statement of Revenue, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance; and Statement of Cash Flows.
d) Balance Sheet; and Statement of Revenue, Expenses, and Changes in Fund Balance

c

Fund financial statements for fiduciary funds include which of the following?
a) Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
b) Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and a Statement of Cash Flows.
c) Statement of Fiduciary Net Assets and a Statement of Changes in Fiduciary Net Assets.
d) Statement of Fiduciary Net Assets, Statement of Changes in Fiduciary Net Assets, and Statement of Cash Flows

c

For a government that elects to capitalize infrastructure, RSI does not include which of the following?
a) MD&A.
b) Actual to budget comparison.
c) Information about infrastructure condition.
d) Details of pension actuarial valuations.

a

With regard to combining statements, which of the following statements is true?
a) Combining statements for nonmajor governmental funds are optional.
b) Combining statements for nonmajor governmental funds are required.
c) Combining statements for nonmajor internal service funds are optional.
d) Combining statements for all internal service funds is optional.

b

The city council of the City of Highland Hills has adopted a policy of aggressively pursuing grants and other resource inflows from other levels of government. Over the past several years, the proportion of total City revenues that comes from other levels of government has been steadily increasing. As a consequence of these increased revenues, the City has begun offering a number of new services to the citizens of the City. In assessing the financial condition of the City of Highland Hills, an analyst would conclude which of the following?
a) The increasing reliance on intergovernmental revenues has increased the financial viability of the City.
b) The increasing reliance on intergovernmental revenues can be a negative fiscal characteristic.
c) The increasing reliance on intergovernmental revenues is irrelevant in assessing the financial condition of the City.
d) The increasing reliance on intergovernmental revenues is a sign of poor management on the part of the City Council.

b

Which of the following is generally considered to be a positive fiscal characteristic for a City?
a) A high, or increasing, ratio of intergovernmental revenues to total revenues.
b) A low percentage of restricted revenues to total revenues.
c) A high proportion of one-time revenues to total revenues.
d) A low ratio of property tax revenues to total revenues.

d

Which of the following is generally considered to be a positive fiscal characteristic for a City?
a) An increasing amount of payroll costs.
b) An increasing amount of expenditures for specific functions.
c) An increasing percentage of nondiscretionary expenditures.
d) An increasing percentage of discretionary expenditures

a

Which of the following would generally be considered an indication of future economic concern for a City?
a) A decreasing percentage of revenue raised by the City as a proportion of total appraised value of property.
b) A decreasing percentage of revenue raised by the City as a proportion of median family income.
c) An increasing population base.
d) An increasing industrial base in a variety of industries.

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