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Accounting Audit Final Exam 2016 (30/30)
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Question 1

A single audit is required of:

A federal or nonfederal entity that receives more than $500,000 in a year.

A nonfederal entity that received more than $100,000 in a year.

Nonfederal entities that expend $500,000 or more in federal awards in a year.

Any entity that receives more that $500,000 in federal financial assistance in a year

Question 2

During a review of the financial statements of a nonpublic entity, the CPA finds that the financial statements contain a material departure from generally accepted accounting principles. If management refuses to correct the financial statement presentations, the CPA should

Disclose the departure in a separate paragraph of the report

Issue an adverse opinion

Attach a footnote explaining the effects of the departure

Issue a compilation report

Question 3

A CPA auditing an electric utility wishes to determine whether all customers are being billed. The CPA's best direction of test is from the

Meter department records to the billing (sales) register

Billing (sales) register to the meter department records

Accounts receivable ledger to the billing (sales) register

Billing (sales) register to the accounts receivable ledger

Question 4

Generally, loss contingencies that are judged to be remote:

Should be disclosed in the footnotes

Should be recorded in the financial statements

Should not be disclosed in the footnotes

Should be recorded in the financial statements and the footnotes

Question 5

For an engagement in which the auditor performs a set of agreed-upon procedures, the auditor should do any of the following except

Compare the procedures to be applied to the specified users’ written requirements

Discuss the procedures with a representative of the users

Perform procedures similar to those applied in a review engagement

Review contracts or correspondence from the specified users

Question 6

The auditor’s best course of action with respect to “other financial information” included in an annual report containing the auditor’s report is to

Indicate in the auditor’s report that the “other financial information” is unaudited

Consider whether the “other financial information” is accurate by performing a limited review

Obtain written representations from management as to the material accuracy of the “other financial information.”

Read and consider the manner of presentation of the “other financial information

Question 7

An auditor’s study and evaluation of the internal accounting control system made in connection with an annual audit is usually not sufficient to express an opinion on an entity’s system because

The evaluation of weaknesses is subjective enough that an auditor should not express an opinion on the internal accounting controls alone

The audit cost-benefit relationship permits an auditor to express only reasonable assurance that the system operates as designed

Management may change the internal accounting controls to correct weaknesses

Only those controls on which an auditor intends to rely are reviewed, tested, and evaluated

Question 8

Before issuing a report on the compilation of financial statements of a nonpublic entity, the accountant should

Apply analytical procedures to selected financial data to discover any material misstatements

Corroborate at least a sample of the assertions management has embodied in the financial statements

Inquire of the client’s personnel whether the financial statements omit substantially all disclosures

Read the financial statements to consider whether the financial statements are free from obvious material errors

Question 9

Auditors are more concerned with the occurrence assertion for revenues than the completeness assertion because:

Clients are more likely to overstate than understate revenues

Clients are more likely to understate than overstate revenues

It is difficult to determine when services have been performed

The allowance for doubtful accounts often is understated

Question 10

In auditing accounts payable, an auditor's procedures most likely would focus primarily on management's assertion of


Rights and obligations


Valuation and allocation

Question 11

Once a CPA has determined that accounts receivable have increased because of slow collection in a "tight money" environment, the CPA would be likely to

Increase the balance in the allowance for bad debts account

Review the going concern ramifications

Require the client to tighten their credit policy

Expand tests regarding the collectability of receivables

Question 12

In the first audit of a client, because of the client’s record retention policies, an auditor was not able to gather sufficient evidence about the consistent application of accounting principles between the current and the prior year, as well as the amounts of assets or liabilities at the beginning of the current year. If the amounts in question could materially affect current operating results, the auditor would

Be unable to express an opinion on the current year’s results of operations and cash flows

Express a qualified opinion on the financial statements because of a client-imposed scope limitation

Withdraw from the engagement and refuse to be associated with the financial statements

Specifically state that the financial statements are not comparable to the prior year because of an uncertainty

Question 13

When expressing an opinion on a specified account or item in the financial statements, the auditor need only consider that account or item. However, the auditor must have audited the entire set of financial statements if this engagement requires a report on the entity’s

Net income

Retained earnings


Working capital

Question 14

Which of the following statements about the single audit is correct?

It does not apply to nongovernmental not-for-profit organizations

It is intended to ensure maximum effectiveness, by conducting audits on a grant-by-grant basis.

Its purpose is to improve the financial management of state and local government with respect to federal financial assistance programs

All of the above are correct

Question 15

An examination of a financial forecast is a professional service that involves

Compiling or assembling a financial forecast that is based on management’s assumptions

Limiting the distribution of the accountant’s report to management and the board of directors

Assuming responsibility to update management on key events for one year after the report’s date

Evaluating the preparation of a financial forecast and the support underlying management’s assumptions

Question 16

Which of the following procedures would an auditor most likely perform in searching for unrecorded liabilities?

Trace a sample of accounts payable entries recorded just before year-end to the unmatched receiving report file

Compare a sample of purchase orders issued just after year-end with the year-end accounts payable trial balance

Vouch a sample of cash disbursements recorded just after year-end to receiving reports and vendor invoices

Scan the cash disbursements entries recorded just before year-end for indications of unusual transactions

Question 17

Which of the following misstatements is not related to the completeness assertion for revenue?

Goods are shipped, but revenue is not recorded

This year's revenue is recorded next year

Next year's revenue is recorded this year

Revenue is not recognized for services that have been performed

Question 18

Auditors sometimes use ratios as audit evidence. For example, an unexplained increase in the ratio of gross profit to sales may suggest which of the following possibilities?

Fictitious purchases

Fictitious sales

Selling and general expenses erroneously being recorded as merchandise purchases

. Unrecorded sales

Question 19

When an auditor reports on financial statements prepared on an entity’s income tax basis, the auditor’s report should

Disclose that the statements are not intended to conform with generally accepted accounting principles

Disclaim an opinion on whether the statements were examined in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards

Not express an opinion on whether the statements are presented in conformity with the comprehensive basis of accounting used

Include an explanation of how the results of operations differ from the cash receipts and disbursements basis of accounting

Question 20

Which of the following would the accountant most likely investigate during the review of financial statements of a nonpublic entity if accounts receivable did not conform to a predictable pattern during the year?

Sales returns and allowances

Credit sales

Sales of consigned goods

Cash sales

Question 21

Which of the following audit procedures would provide the least reliable evidence that the client has legal title to inventories?

Confirmation of inventories at locations outside the client's facilities

Analytical review of inventory balances compared to purchasing and sales activities

Observation of physical inventory counts

Examination of paid vendors' invoices

Question 22

When a CPA is associated with the preparation of forecasts, all of the following should be disclosed except the

Sources of information

Character of the work performed by the CPA

Major assumptions in the preparation of the forecasts

Probability of achieving estimates

Question 23

An auditor most likely would limit substantive tests of sales transactions when control risk is assessed as low for the existence or occurrence assertion concerning sales transactions and the auditor has already gathered evidence supporting

Opening and closing inventory balances

Cash receipts and accounts receivable

Shipping and receiving activities

Cutoffs of sales and purchases

Question 24

A client's physical count of inventories was lower than the inventory quantities shown in its perpetual records. This situation could be the result of the failure to record


Sales returns


Purchase discounts

Question 25

Which of the following statements is not true about selecting federal award programs to be audited in a single audit?

At least 50 percent of total federal awards expended must be audited.

A risk-based approach is used for selecting major programs for audit

Low risk programs include those that have previously been audited with no audit findings, and are relatively stable, among other considerations.

A major program is one that is large and relatively risky and always includes new programs

Question 26

For the purpose of determining proper cutoff for inventory, the auditor will select a sample from which of the following for a few days before and after year-end?

Materials requisitions

Production schedules

Receiving documents

Purchase orders

Question 27

If payables turnover has increased significantly since the prior year, this is an indication that which of the following assertions for accounts payable might be violated?

Existence or occurrence


Rights and obligations

Valuation and allocation

Question 28

While performing a substantive test of details during an audit, the auditor determined that the sample results supported the conclusion that the recorded account balance was materially misstated. It was, in fact, not materially misstated. The situation illustrates the risk of

Incorrect rejection

Incorrect acceptance.

Assessing control risk too high.

Unable to determine

Question 29

Which of the following conditions or events most likely would cause an auditor to have substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern?

Significant related party transactions are pervasive

Usual trade credit from suppliers is denied

Arrearages in preferred stock dividends are paid

Restrictions on the disposal of principal assets are present

Question 30

The purpose of analytical procedures at the completion of the audit includes all of the following except

Revising the audit plan

Considering overall reasonableness of the financial statements

Reviewing adequacy of evidence gathered to investigate unusual fluctuations

Recalculating some of the ratios examined during audit planning



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  • Accounting Audit Final Exam 2016 (30/30)

    Question Question 1 A single audit is required of: A federal or nonfederal entity that receives more than $500,000 in a year. A nonfederal entity that received more than $100,000 in a year. Nonfederal entities that expend $500,000 or more in federal awards in a year. Any entity that receives more that $500,000 in federal financial assistance in a year Question 2 During a review of the financial statements of a nonpublic entity, the CPA finds that the financial statements contain a material departure from generally accepted accounting principles. If management refuses to correct the financial statem

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