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Chapter 13 Disbursement Cycle by David Ricchiute

CHAPTER 13

b 1. A client erroneously recorded a large purchase twice. Which of the


following control procedures would most likely detect this error in a timely
and efficient manner?
a. Footing the purchases journal.
b. Reconciling vendor's monthly statements with
subsidiary payable ledger accounts.
c. Tracing totals from the purchases journal to the ledger accounts.
d. Sending written quarterly confirmations to all vendors.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

d 2. An internal control questionnaire indicates that an approved receiving


report must accompany every check request for payment of merchandise.
Which of the following procedures provides the greatest assurance that this
control is operating effectively?
a. Select and examine receiving reports and ascertain that the related
canceled checks are dated no earlier than the receiving reports.
b. Select and examine receiving reports and ascertain
that the related canceled checks are dated no later than the receiving
reports.
c. Select and examine canceled checks and ascertain that the related
receiving reports are dated no earlier than the checks.
d. Select and examine canceled checks and ascertain that the related
receiving reports are dated no later than the checks.
(AICPA
ADAPTED)

c 3. The accounts payable department receives the purchase order form to


accomplish all of the following except

a. Compare invoice price to purchase order price.


b.

Ensure that the purchase had been properly


authorized.

c. Ensure that the goods had been received by the party requesting the
goods.
d. Compare quantity ordered to quantity purchased.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

b 4. For effective internal control purposes, which of the following individuals


should be responsible for mailing signed checks?
a. Receptionist.
b. Treasurer.
c. Accounts payable clerk.
d. Payroll clerk.

(AICPA ADAPTED)

a 5. A client's expenditure/disbursement cycle begins with requisitions from


user departments and ends with the receipt of materials and the recognition
of a liability. An auditor's primary objective in reviewing this cycle is to
a. Evaluate the reliability of information generated by the cycle.
b. Investigate the physical handling and recording of unusual acquisitions of
materials.
c. Consider the need to be on hand for the annual physical, inventory count if
this system is not functioning properly.
d. Ascertain that materials said to be ordered, received, and paid for are on
hand.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

b 6. Which of the following is a primary function of the purchasing


department?
a. Authorizing the accounting of goods.

b. Ensuring the acquisition of goods of a specified quality.


c. Verifying the propriety of goods of a specified
quality.
d. Reducing expenditures for goods acquired.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

d 7. An auditor is planning the consideration of internal control over the


expenditure/disbursement cycle. The auditor will be least influenced by
a. The availability of a company procedures manual describing purchasing
and cash disbursement procedures.
b. The scope and results of work performed by the company's internal
auditors.
c. The existence within the purchasing department of control procedures that
offset deficiencies.
d. The strength or deficiency of control procedures in other areas, for
example, sales and accounts receivable.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

a 8. Omitting quantities from copies of purchase orders sent to the receiving


department is a control procedure intended mainly to
a. Ensure that goods received are physically counted by receiving
department personnel.
b. Identify and return damaged goods as soon as they are
received.
c. Provide a cross-check for verifying the accuracy of
perpetual inventory records.
d. Prevent theft of goods by receiving department personnel.

d 9. Which of the following is not an appropriate activity for the treasury


department?

a. Prepare checks.
b. Forward checks to vendors.
c. Cancel vouchers.
d. Prepare vouchers.

a 10. An effective internal control procedure that protects against the


preparation of improper or inaccurate disbursements is to require that all
checks be
a. Signed by an official after necessary supporting evidence has been
examined.
b. Reviewed by the treasurer before mailing.
c. Sequentially numbered and accounted for by internal auditors.
d. Perforated or otherwise effectively canceled when
they are returned with the bank statement.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

a 11. As an in-charge auditor, you are reviewing a write-up of internal control


in cash receipt and disbursement procedures. Which of the following
deficiencies should cause you the least concern?
a. Checks are signed by only one person.
b. Signed checks are distributed by the controller to approved payees.
c. The treasurer fails to establish bonafide names and addresses of check
payees.
d. Cash disbursements are made directly out of cash receipts.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

c 12. Matching the supplier's invoice, the purchase order, and the receiving
report normally should be the responsibility of the
a. Receiving department.

b. Purchasing department.
c. Accounting function.
d. Treasury function.

(AICPA ADAPTED)

a 13. To avoid potential errors and irregularities, well-designed controls in the


accounts payable area should include a statement of which of the following
functions?
a. Cash disbursement and vendor invoice verification.
b. Vendor invoices and merchandise ordering.
c. Physical handling of merchandise received and preparation of receiving
reports.
d. Check signing and cancellation of payment documentation.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

b 14. Which of the following is a necessary control procedure for cash


disbursements?
a.

Checks should be signed by the controller and at


least one other employee of the company.

b. Checks should be sequentially numbered and the numerical sequence


should be accounted for by the person preparing the bank reconciliation.
c. Checks and supporting documents should be marked "Paid" immediately
after the check is returned with bank statement.
d. Checks should be sent directly to payee by the employee who prepares
documents that authorize check preparation.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

b 15. Which of the following is not a common activity of the


expenditure/disbursement cycle?
a. Purchasing
b. Fixed asset addition

c. Receiving
d. Recording

b 16. Which of the following functions is not appropriate for the accounts
payable department?
a. Compare purchase requisitions, purchase orders, receiving reports, and
vendors' invoices.
b. Prepare purchase orders.
c. Prepare voucher and daily summary.
d. File voucher package by due date.

d 17. The accounts payable department generally should


a. Cancel supporting documentation after a cash payment is mailed.
b. Approve the price and quantity of each purchase requisition.
c. Assure that the quantity ordered is omitted from the receiving
department's copy of the purchase order.
d. Agree the vendor's invoice with the receiving report and purchase order.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

d 18. Based on observations made during an audit, an independent auditor


should discuss with management the effectiveness of procedures that control
against the purchase of
a. Supplies purchased from a vendor who offers no trade or cash discounts.
b. Inventory acquired just-in-time.
c. Equipment that is needed but does not qualify for investment tax credit.
d. Supplies ordered without considering potential volume discounts.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

b 19. Internal control is improved when the quantity of merchandise ordered


is omitted from the copy of the purchase order sent to the
a. Department that initiated the requisition.

b. Receiving department.
c. Purchasing agent.
d. Accounts payable department.

(AICPA ADAPTED)

c 20. When goods are received, the receiving clerk should match the goods
with the
a. Purchase order and requisition.
b. Vendor's invoice and the receiving report.
c. Vendor's shipping document and the purchase order.
d. Receiving report and the vendor's shipping document.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

a 21. The accounts payable department should compare the information on


each vendor's invoice with the
a. Receiving report and the purchase order.
b. Receiving report and the voucher.
c. Vendor's packing slip and the purchase order.
d. Vendor's packing slip and the voucher.(AICPA ADAPTED)

c 22. Effective internal control over the purchase of raw materials should
usually include all of the following procedures except
a. Reporting product changes that will affect raw materials needs.
b. Determining the need for raw materials prior to preparing a purchase
order.
c. Obtaining third party written quality and quantity reports prior to paying
for the raw materials.
d. Obtaining approval prior to making a purchase commitment.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

a 23. To improve control over merchandise purchases, a company's receiving


department should
a. Accept merchandise only if an approved purchase order is on hand.
b. Accept and count all merchandise received from known vendors.
c. Rely on shipping documents to prepare receiving reports.
d. Be responsible for handling merchandise but not for preparing receiving
reports.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

b 24. To assure that disbursements are neither improper nor inaccurate, an


entity could require that all checks be
a. Signed by an officer after supporting documentation has been examined.
b. Reviewed by the treasurer before mailing.
c. Numbered sequentially and accounted for by internal auditors.
d. Canceled when they are returned with the bank statement.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

a 25. The mailing of disbursement checks and remittance advices should be


controlled by the employee who
a. Signed the checks last.
b. Approved the vouchers for payment.
c. Matched the receiving reports, purchase orders, and vendor invoices.
d. Verified the mathematical accuracy of the vouchers and remittance
advices.
(AICPA ADAPTED)

b 26. An auditor plans to examine a sample of 20 checks for


countersignatures as prescribed by the client's internal control procedures.
One of the checks in the sample cannot be found. The auditor should
a. Evaluate the results as if sample size had been 19.
b. Treat the missing check as a deviation.

c. Treat the missing check in the same manner as the majority of the other
19 checks, that is, countersigned or not.
d. Choose another check to replace the missing check in the sample.
(AICPA ADAPTED)