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Financial Accounting

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ch1 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. A business entity's accounting system creates financial accounting reports which are provided to external decision makers. True False 2. Business managers utilize managerial accounting reports to plan and manage the daily operations. True False 3. The balance sheet includes assets, liabilities and stockholders' equity as of a point in time. True False 4. Revenue is recognized within the income statement during the period in which cash is collected. True False 5. Total assets are $37,500, total liabilities are $20,000 and contributed capital is $10,000; therefore, retained earnings are $7,500. True False 6. The income statement is a measure of an entity's economic performance for a period of time. True False 7. The accounting equation states that Assets = Liabilities + Stockholders' Equity. True False 8. A decision maker who wants to understand a company's financial statements must carefully read the notes to the financial statements because the notes provide useful supplemental information. True False 9. The financial statement that shows an entity's economic resources and claims against those resources is the balance sheet. True False 10. Assets are initially recorded on the balance sheet at the total cost paid to acquire the asset. True False 11. Stockholders' equity on the balance sheet consists of contributed capital and retained earnings. True False
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12. The amount of cash paid by a business for dividends would be reported on the statement of cash flows as an operating activity. True False 13. A company's retained earnings balance increased $50,000 last year; therefore, net income last year must have been $50,000. True False 14. The statement of retained earnings explains the change in the retained earnings balance caused by stockholder investments and dividend declarations. True False 15. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been given the authority by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to develop generally accepted accounting principles. True False 16. In the United States, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). True False 17. The primary responsibility for the content of the financial statements lies with the external auditor. True False 18. An audit examines the financial statements provided by management to ensure that they represent what they claim and to make sure that they are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. True False 19. The auditor can be held liable for malpractice in situations where the investors suffered losses while relying on the financial statements. True False 20. One of the advantages of a corporation when compared to a partnership is the limited liability of the owners. True False
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