Chap017-baker 4

Chap017-baker 4 - general fund's statement of revenues...

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Chapter 17 - Governmental Entities: Introduction and General Fund Accounting 17-4 Q17-11 The expenditure for inventories is recognized in the period the supplies are acquired under the purchase method. Under the consumption method, the expenditure for inventories is recognized for only the amount of inventory used in the period. Q17-12 Interfund services provided and used are interfund activities that would be treated as revenues or expenditures if they were made with parties external to the governmental entity. An example would be if the general fund purchased supplies from the internal service Interfund transfers out or in are transfers of resources between funds. An example would be a transfer of resources from the general fund (an interfund transfer out) to the capital projects fund (a transfer in) to assist in the construction costs of a new municipal building. Q17-13 An interfund transfer is reported as "Other Financing Sources or Uses" in the
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Unformatted text preview: general fund's statement of revenues, expenditures, and changes in fund balance. Q17-14 The loan of $2,000 from the general fund to the enterprise fund is reported on the financial statements of the general fund on the balance sheet as a receivable. The loan is not shown on the fund's statement of revenues, expenditures, and changes in fund balance. Q17-15 Governmental accounting places many controls over expenditures, and much of the financial reporting focuses on the various aspects of an expenditure. An expenditure can be made for a function of the governmental entity or an activity within a function. Expenditures for an activity can be classified by object, which is the type of expenditure. The extensive detail required to account for and cross reference an expenditure to ensure it is properly classified at all levels requires a very comprehensive accounting system....
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