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5 Matching questions

  1. working capital
  2. gross method
  3. net realizable value
  4. record control
  5. physical control
  1. a The procedures designed to ensure that the cash account on the balance sheet reflects the actual amount of cash in the company's possession.
  2. b Initially recognize the full sales price (gross) and later discount the gross.
  3. c Current assets - Current liabilities. Working capital measures the extent to which a company's current assets cover its current liabilities. It is viewed as a measure of solvency and is often used in debt covenants to ensure that the borrower maintains a sufficient buffer of current assets to current liabilities. Like the current and quick ratio, however, working capital is a relatively weak measure of a company's solvency position.
  4. d Net realizable value is the net cash amount expected from the sale of an item, usually equal to the selling price of the item less the cost to complete and sell it.
  5. e The process designed to safeguard cash from loss or theft.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The allowance method, under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) is the preferred method to account for uncollectibles and sales returns, both of which have a direct effect on the reported value of accounts receivable. The allowance method involves estimating the dollar amount of the uncollectibles or sales returns at the end of each accounting period and, based on that estimate, records an entry that reduces both net income and the balance in accounts receivable with a contra account called 'allowance for uncollectibles'.
  2. A decrease in value due to changes in the exchange rate.
  3. Multinational corporations have their home in one country but operate and have subsidiaries operating within and under the laws of other countries.
  4. An open account is an informal credit trade agreement used in cases where frequent credit transactions are conducted and a running balance of the obligation or receivable is maintained. If payments are made regularly within reasonable time periods, interest charges are not usually assessed. Open account is normally used to describe the trade terms underlying accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  5. The percentage-of-credit- sales approach is a method of estimating bad debts that multiplies a given percentage by the credit sales of a given accounting period. Percentage-of-credit-sales is a common method of estimating uncollectibles, used in conjunction with the allowance method, when accounting for accounts receivable.

5 True/False questions

  1. hedgingEscrow is the state of an item (e.g., cash) that has been put into the custody of a third party until certain conditions are fulfilled. Damage deposits on rental agreements, for example, are often held in escrow until the end of the rental period.

          

  2. exchange rateThe exchange rate is the value of one currency expressed in terms of another currency. Like the prices of all goods and services, the exchange rates among currencies vary from one day to the next. Companies that transact in more than one currency face the risks associated with fluctuating exchange rates, which can give rise to gains and losses—some of which are reflected on the financial statements. Fledging is a strategy that can be used to reduce such risks.

          

  3. markdownEscrow is the state of an item (e.g., cash) that has been put into the custody of a third party until certain conditions are fulfilled. Damage deposits on rental agreements, for example, are often held in escrow until the end of the rental period.

          

  4. quantity discountThe reduction in the per-unit price of an item if a certain quantity is purchased.

          

  5. cash discountThe reduction in the per-unit price of an item if a certain quantity is purchased.

          

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