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Would it be okay if your AR Clerk, who handles receipts, also reconciles the bank statement at the end of the month? Why or why not? 2)

Would it be okay if your AR Clerk, who handles receipts, also reconciles the bank statement at the end of the month? Why or why not?
  • The company’s environment has two aspects. One is the external environment. Which of the following is not an external environment factor?
  1.  Economic
  2. Technical
  3. Social
  4. Tone at the Top
  • Name two methods that are commonly used to speed up the collection of receivables.
  • Match the description of the controls with the financial area the control would pertain to. (some matching items may be used more than once)

Question Items

A – All check stock must be locked up when not in use.

B –  Review all employee advances with the payroll and payables staff at least once per month.

C – Require approval of bad debt writeoffs.

D – Audit shipment terms.

E – Require approval of bad-debt writeoff.

F-  Review Uncashed Checks.

G- Audit the receiving dock.

H – Compare capital investment projections to actual results.

I –  Require supervisory approval of all borrowings and repayments.

J – Require approval of credits.

K- Perform a physical inventory of plant equipment every three months.

      Matching Items

Answer Items
A.  Cash
B.  Accounts Receivable
C.  Prepaid Expenses
D.  Fixed Assets
E.  Debt
F.  Inventory
  •  The company sells widgets for $3 each. Variable costs are .50 cents per unit. Fixed costs are $100,000. The number of units the company needs to sell to break even is
  1. 33,333
    1. 40,000
    1. 50,000
    1. 25,000
  • SG&A in a medium to large sized company would typically include the costs of all of the following departments except:
  1. Accounting Department
  2. Legal Department
  3. Overhead
  4. Marketing Department
Name and define two methods of valuing inventory. Name several pros and cons of each.
  • What is receivables float? What is payables float?
  • What is the Payback Method? When would the controller use this calculation? Name several advantages and disadvantages of using this method.
  1.  Describe at least two roles of the controller you would enjoy if you were the controller of a company. What do you find interesting about these roles? What would be challenging about these roles? What kind of background would you need to perform these roles adequately for a company?
  1. Define at least two common credit agreement provisions (loan covenants).
  • Classify the following as long term or current liabilities:  Accounts Payable, Accrued Liabilities, Note Payable with total balance due in 5 years, Mortgage Loan with payments made monthly over 5 years.
  • What are the three components of the cost of capital?
  • Calculate the after tax cost of debt using the following information (hint: see page 285 in text).
    A company issues $2 million at 9% interest with a 15% tax rate.
    What is the after-tax cost of debt?
    Calculate the cost of issuing preferred stock using the same information above.
    What is the preferred stock interest cost?
    Using the information above, what are the advantages and disadvantages of both methods?
  • What are some reasons a company would chose not to offer cash dividends? What impact might this have on the business operations?
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