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Unformatted text preview: 2. Conceptual Framework Underlying Financial Accounting 21. Generally accepted accounting principles a. are fundamental truths or axioms that can be derived from laws of nature. b. derive their authority from legal court proceedings. c. derive their credibility and authority from general recognition and acceptance by the accounting profession. d. have been specified in detail in the FASB conceptual framework. 22. A soundly developed conceptual framework of concepts and objectives should a. increase financial statement users' understanding of and confidence in financial reporting. b. enhance comparability among companies' financial statements. c. allow new and emerging practical problems to be more quickly solved. d. all of these. 23. Which of the following (a-c) are not true concerning a conceptual framework in accounting? a. It should be a basis for standard-setting. b. It should allow practical problems to be solved more quickly by reference to it. c. It should be based on fundamental truths that are derived from the laws of nature. d. All of the above (a-c) are true. 24. What is a purpose of having a conceptual framework? a. To enable the profession to more quickly solve emerging practical problems. b. To provide a foundation from which to build more useful standards. c. Neither a nor b. d. Both a and b. 25. Which of the following is not a benefit associated with the FASB Conceptual Framework Project? a. A conceptual framework should increase financial statement users' understanding of and confidence in financial reporting. b. Practical problems should be more quickly solvable by reference to an existing conceptual framework. c. A coherent set of accounting standards and rules should result. d. Business entities will need far less assistance from accountants because the financial reporting process will be quite easy to apply. 26. In the conceptual framework for financial reporting, what provides "the why"--the goals and purposes of accounting? a. Measurement and recognition concepts such as assumptions, principles, and constraints b. Qualitative characteristics of accounting information c. Elements of financial statements d. Objectives of financial reporting 27. The underlying theme of the conceptual framework is a. decision usefulness. b. understandability. c. reliability. d. comparability. 28. Which of the following is not an objective of financial reporting?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course BUS-A 311 taught by Professor Mr.birr during the Spring '12 term at IUPUI.
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