During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, the following transactions (summarized) occurred:
1. Employees were paid $290,000 wages in cash; additional wages of $43,500 were withheld for federal income and social security taxes. The employer’s share of social security taxes amounted to $23,375.
2. Cash remitted to the federal government during the year for withholding taxes and social security taxes amounted to $65,500.
3. Utility bills received from the Town of Fredericksburg’s Utility Fund during the year amounted to $23,500.
4. Office expenses paid in cash during the year amounted to $10,500.
5. Service supplies purchased on account during the year totaled $157,500.
6. Parts and supplies used during the year totaled $152,300 (at cost).
7. Charges to departments during the fiscal year were as follows:
(TCO A) Which of the following items are considered Required Supplementary Information (RSI)?
Management’s Discussion and Analysis
Budgetary Comparison Schedule
Schedule of Risk Management Activities
All of the above
(TCO B) In addition to the government-wide statements, governmental entities are required to prepare fund financial statements for which of the following category of funds?
Governmental type funds
All of the above
(TCO C) The County Commission of Hunter County adopted its General Fund budget for the year ending June 30, comprising of estimated revenues of $3,750,000 and appropriations of $3,150,000. Hunter County utilizes the budgetary accounts required by GASB standards. The budgeted excess of estimated revenues over appropriations will be recorded as
a credit to Surplus Revenues, $600,000.
a debit to Estimated Excess Revenues, $600,000.
a credit to Budgetary Fund Balance, $600,000.
a memorandum entry only.
(TCO D) Which of the following is a true statement regarding the use of a Special Revenue Fund?
Special Revenue Funds may be used when a government wishes to segregate income for specific purposes.
Special Revenue Funds may only be used when a substantial portion of the resources are provided by restricted or committed revenue sources.
Assigned resources can be accounted for in a Special Revenue Fund.
Once a Special Revenue Fund is established by the governmental entity, it will continue to be a Special Revenue Fund until all of the resources are exhausted.
(TCO B)Which of the following is true regarding the government-wide Statement of Net Assets?
The government-wide Statement of Net Assets must be prepared in a classified format; that is, both assets and liabilities must be separated between current and long-term liabilities.
A reporting entity (primary government plus component units) total column is required.
The government-wide Statement of Net Assets reflects capital assets, net of accumulated depreciation, for both governmental and business-type activities.
The government-wide Statement of Net Assets includes all resources entrusted to the government, including governmental, proprietary, and fiduciary.
(TCO D) GASB standards _____ that each governmental reporting entity display _____ General Fund in its general-purpose financial statements.
require; only one.
recommend; one or more.
require; one or more.
recommend; one or more.
(TCOs A and B) Please list and describe the three major sections of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and provide a brief description of what is included in each of the section.
(TCO D) The City of Minyard adopted the following budget for fiscal year 2012:
Anticipated Revenues: Property Taxes $4,480,000 Licenses and Permits 604,000 Fines and Forfeits 498,000 Interest on Penalties on taxes 24,000 Total $5,606,000
Approved Expenditures: General Government $1,790,000 Public Safety 2,560,000 Public Works 1,120,000 Miscellaneous Appropriations 31,000 Total $5,501,000
In addition, the City reported the following actual amounts for the same fiscal year: Revenues: Property Taxes $4,499,000 Licenses and Permits 584,000
(TCO D) The City of Martinville had the following pre-closing account balances in its General Fund as of June 30, 2012. Debits and credits are not separated; each account had its “normal” balance. Among the expenditures that are recorded this year is an amount that has been expended on supplies ordered at the end of the previous year. Assume that the encumbrances do not lapse and that the city failed to make the proper journal entry or entries necessary to re-establish the encumbrance in the current year.
Pre-closing Trial Balance of the City of Martinville as of June 30, 2012:
Cash $80,000 Estimated Revenues 6,300,000 Revenues 6,380,000 Appropriations 5,890,000 Estimated Other Financing Sources 79,000 Estimated Other Financing Uses 320,000 Expenditures 5,920,000 Taxes Receivable-Delinquent 45,000 Fund Balance – July 1, 2011 380,000
The City of Shipley maintains an Employee Retirement Fund; a single-employer, defined benefit plan that provides annuity and disability benefits. The fund is financed by a process that makes actuarially determined contributions from the city’s General Fund and by contributions that are made by the employees. The General Fund is handling the administration of the retirement fund and it does not have any administrative expenses. The Statement of Net Assets for the Employees’ Retirement Fund as of July 1, 2011 is shown below:
City of Shipley
Employees Retirement Fund
Statement of Net Assets
As of July 1, 2011
Cash $ 60,000
Accrued Interest Receivable 160,000
Investments, at fair value
Common Stock 1,600,000
Total Assets $ 7,320,000
Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses 430,000
Net Assets Held in Trust for Pension Benefits $ 6,890,000
The following transactions took place during the fiscal year 2012:
The interest receivable on investments was collected in cash. Member contributions in the amount of $ 460,000 were received in cash, the city’s General Fund also contributed $ 700,000 in cash. Annuity benefits of $ 780,000 and disability benefits of $ 200,000 were recorded as liabilities. Accounts payable and accrued expenses in the amount of $ 820,000 were paid in cash. Interest income of $ 320,000 and dividends in the amount of $60,000 were received in cash. Bond Interest Income of $ 160,000 was accrued at the end of year. Refunds of $ 150,000 were made in cash to terminated, non-vested participating employees. Common stocks, which are carried at a fair value of $ 500,000, were sold for $472,000. The amount of the sales price of the stock plus an additional $ 360,000 was invested in stocks. As of the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2012, a determination has been made that the fair value of the stocks held by the pension plan had decreased by $ 60,000; the fair value of bonds had increased by $35,000. Temporary accounts for the year were closed.
1. (TCOs A and B) Fiduciary funds are to use which of the following measurement and basis of accounting? (Points : 5)
Economic resource measurement focus and accrual basis of accounting. Current financial resources measurement focus and accrual basis of accounting. Economic resources measurement focus and modified accrual basis of accounting. None of the above, the fiduciary funds have no revenues.
2. (TCOs A and B) Funds other than the General Fund are required to be considered to be a major fund when (Points : 5)
(A) total assets, liabilities, revenues, or expenditures/expenses of that fund constitute 10 percent of either the governmental or enterprise category. (B) total assets, liabilities, revenues, or expenditures/expenses of that fund are at least 5 percent of the total of the governmental and enterprise category. The conditions of either A or B exist. The conditions of both A and B exist.
3. (TCOs A and B) Which of the following is most correct with regard to Management’s Discussion and Analysis? (Points : 5)
Both state and local governments and federal agencies are required to provide a MD&A. Federal agency financial reports are required to provide a MD&A. State and local government agencies are required to provide a MD&A. Both state and local government and federal agencies are encouraged, but not required to provide a MD&A.
4. (TCOs B and C) With regards to budgetary reporting by governmental entities, which of the following is not a true statement? (Points : 5)
While GASB standards guide the format of the comparison, it does not require governments to maintain budgetary accounts. GASB standards require governmental entities to present a comparison of budgeted and actual results for the General Fund and special revenue funds with legally adopted budgets. Budgetary accounts are required to appear in the general purpose financial statements. The basis of accounting used to report the actual column in the budgetary comparison schedule is prepared according to legal requirements for budget preparation even if it departs from GASB Statements.
5. (TCOs B and C) The proper journal entry to record an encumbrance would include which of the following? (Points : 5)
(A) A debit to the Encumbrance Account. (B) A debit to the Reserve for Encumbrances Account. (C) A credit to the Reserve for Encumbrances Account. A and C would both be included in the journal entry.
6. (TCOs B and C)) Capital assets that are used by an enterprise fund should be accounted for in the following fund? (Points : 5)
Enterprise fund but no depreciation on the capital assets should be recorded. Enterprise fund and depreciation on the capital assets should be recorded. Business-type activities journal but no depreciation on the capital assets should be recorded. Governmental activities journal and depreciation on the capital assets should be recorded.
7. (TCO E) When a government acquires general fixed assets under a capital lease agreement, how should the asset be recorded in the government-wide financial statements? (Points : 5)
As an expense when payments are made. At the inception of the lease agreement at the lesser of the present value of the minimum lease payments of the fair market value of the property. As an expenditure when payments are made. None of the above
8. (TCO E) Which of the following projects would usually be accounted for in a capital projects fund? (Points : 5)
(A) Payment of interest on bonds that are issued to finance the construction of a new city hall. (B) The construction of a parking garage that is operated as an enterprise fund. (C) The construction of a fire station addition. Both A and B would be accounted for in a capital projects fund.
9. (TCO E) Which of the following statements is a true statement regarding the reporting of debt service funds? (Points : 5)
Debt service funds are reported in a separate column in the governmental fund financial statements. Debt service funds are reported in the other governmental funds column in the governmental fund financial statements. Debt service funds are reported in a separate column in the government-wide financial statements. Debt service funds are reported in the governmental activities column in the government-wide financial statements.
10. (TCO D) Under GASB Statement No. 33, when would a special revenue fund be considered to have satisfied the eligibility requirement of a reimbursement type federal grant? (Points : 5)
Only as the work is completed for a project. When the work has started for the project. Only after the work is completely finished for the project. When a plan for the use of the funds has been developed and approved by the appropriate personnel
1. (TCO E)You are in a staff meeting with the city controller and one of your colleagues was quoted as follows: “Capital projects funds are established by a government to account for all plant or equipment acquired by construction.” Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? (Points : 30)
2. (TCOs A and B)How are the major funds of a state or local government determined by a governmental entity? (Points : 30)
Make all necessary entries in the appropriate governmental fund general journal and the government-wide governmental activities general journal for each of the following transactions entered into by the City of Fordache.
1. The city received a donation of land that is to be used by Parks and Recreation for a park. At the time of the donation, the land had a fair value of $5,200,000 and was recorded on the donor’s books at a historical cost of $4,500,000.
2. The Public Works Department sold machinery with a historical cost of $35,100 and accumulated depreciation of $28,700 for $6,400. The machinery had originally been purchased with special revenue funds.
3. A car was leased for the mayor’s use. Since the term of the lease exceeded 75 percent of the useful life of the car, the lease was capitalized. The first payment was $550 and the present value of the remaining lease payments was $30,000.
4. During the current year, a capital projects fund completed a new public safety building that was started in the prior year. The total cost of the project was $9,720,000. Financing for the project came from a $9,000,000 bond issue that was sold in the prior year, and from a $720,000 federal capital grant received in the current year. Current year expenditures for the project totaled $1,176,000. The full cost is attributed to the building since it was constructed on city-owned property.
5. Due to technological developments, the city determined that the service capacity of some of the technology equipment used by general government had been impaired. The calculated impairment loss due to technology obsolescence was $1,156,000
The General Fund of Middleville has presented you with the following trial balance as of June 30, 2011.
Cash $ 40,000
Taxes Receivable- Delinquent 142,000
Estimated Uncollectible Taxes- Delinquent 9,100
Interest and Penalties Receivable 32,000
Vouchers Payable 24,000
Budgetary Fund Balance-Reserve for Encumbrances 10,200
Fund Balance _________ 170,700
$ 214,000 $214,000
The information that is being presented to you pertains to the transactions for the city of Middleville for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.
The following budget was adopted by the city council:
Property Taxes $ 650,000
Fines and Penalties 44,000
Licenses and Permits 150,000
Federal Grant 85,000
Appropriations and Other Financing Uses
Public Safety 402,000
General Government 263,000
Public Works 102,000
Parks and Recreation 92,000
Transfers Out 34,000
Encumbrances outstanding at the end of the year were re-opened. Property taxes of $ 660,000 were levied. It is estimated that 2.5% of the property taxes levied are expected to be uncollectible/ Purchase orders issued for the 2012 fiscal year were as follows:
Public Safety, $ 395,000; General Government, $ 259,000; Public Works, $ 100,000; Parks and Recreation, $ 98,000.
Cash collected for the Federal Grant from the Federal Government, $ 94,000. Cash collected and transferred in as follows:
Fines and Penalties 43,000
Licenses and Permits 164,000
Cash collected on property taxes were as follows: Current taxes, $559,000, Delinquent Taxes, $ 41,000 and $ 22,000 of interest and penalties were collected. Purchase orders issued in 2012 in the following amounts were filled in at the following amounts:
Public Safety $ 395,000 $ 393,600
General Government $ 259,000 $ 258,200
Public Works $ 100,000 $ 99,400
Parks and Recreation $ 98,000 $ 97,500
$ 852,000 $ 848,700
Vouchers paid amounted to $ 840,000 and the transfer out to the Debt Service Fund, $34,000. Please reclassify the Taxes Receivable –Current and Estimated Uncollectible Taxes- Change from Current to Delinquent
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