ACC/401 Advanced Accounting Week 9 Quiz - Strayer

ACC 401 Week 9 Quiz – Strayer

 Chapter 13

 

Translation of Financial Statements of Foreign Affiliates

 

Multiple Choice

 

1.         When translating foreign currency financial statements for a company whose functional currency is the U.S. dollar, which of the following accounts is translated using historical exchange rates?

 

                 Notes Payable           Equipment

a.           Yes                         Yes

b.           Yes                          No

c.            No                          No

d.           No                          Yes

 

2.         Under the temporal method, monetary assets and liabilities are translated by using the exchange rate existing at the:

a.   beginning of the current year.

b.   date the transaction occurred.

c.   balance sheet date.

d.   None of these.

 

3.         The process of translating the accounts of a foreign entity into its functional currency when they are stated in another currency is called:

a.   verification.

b.   translation.

c.   remeasurement.

d.   None of these.

 

4.         Which of the following would be restated using the average exchange rate under the temporal method?

a.   cost of goods sold

b.   depreciation expense

c.   amortization expense

d.   None of these

 

5.         Paid-in capital accounts are translated using the historical exchange rate under:

a.   the current rate method only.

b.   the temporal method only.

c.   both the current rate and temporal methods.

d.   neither the current rate nor temporal methods.

 

6.         Which of the following would be restated using the current exchange rate under the temporal method?

a.   Marketable securities carried at cost.

b.   Inventory carried at market.

c.   Common stock.

d.   None of these.

 

7.         The translation adjustment that results from translating the financial statements of a foreign subsidiary using the current rate method should be:

a.   included as a separate item in the stockholders' equity section of the balance sheet.

b.   included in the determination of net income for the period it occurs.

c.   deferred and amortized over a period not to exceed forty years.

d.   deferred until a subsequent year when a loss occurs and offset against that loss.

 

8.         Average exchange rates are used to translate certain items from foreign financial statements into U.S. dollars. Such averages are used in order to:

a.   smooth out large translation gains and losses.

b.   eliminate temporary fluctuation in exchange rates that may be reversed in the next fiscal period.

c.   avoid using different exchange rates for some revenue and expense accounts.

d.   approximate the exchange rate in effect when the items were recognized.

 

9.         When the functional currency is identified as the U.S. dollar, land purchased by a foreign subsidiary after the controlling interest was acquired by the parent company should be translated using the:

a.   historical rate in effect when the land was purchased.

b.   current rate in effect at the balance sheet date.

c.   forward rate.

d.   average exchange rate for the current period.

 

10.       The appropriate exchange rate for translating a plant asset in the balance sheet of a foreign subsidiary in which the functional currency is the U.S. dollar is the:

a.   current exchange rate.

b.   average exchange rate for the current year.

c.   historical exchange rate in effect when the plant asset was acquired or the date of acquisition, whichever is later.

d.   forward rate.

 

11.       The following balance sheet accounts of a foreign subsidiary at December 31, 2011, have been translated into U.S. dollars as follows:

                                                                                       Translated at                 

                                                                        Current Rates    Historical Rates

Accounts receivable, current               $   600,000            $   660,000

Accounts receivable, long-term                300,000                 324,000

Inventories carried at market                   180,000                 198,000

Goodwill                                                  190,000                 220,000

                                                            $1,270,000            $1,402,000

 

What total should be included in the translated balance sheet at December 31, 2011, for the above items? Assume the U.S. dollar is the functional currency.

a.   $1,270,000

b.   $1,288,000

c.   $1,300,000

d.   $1,354,000

 

12.       A foreign subsidiary's functional currency is its local currency which has not experienced significant inflation. The weighted average exchange rate for the current year would be the appropriate exchange rate for translating

 

         Wages expense      Sales to customers

a.               Yes                           Yes

b.               Yes                            No

c.                No                            No

d.                No                           Yes

 

13.       A wholly owned subsidiary of a U.S. parent company has certain expense accounts for the year ended December 31, 2011, stated in local currency units (LCU) as follows:

                                                                                                  LCU 

Depreciation of equipment (related assets

were purchased January 1, 2009)                         375,000

Provision for doubtful accounts                                250,000

Rent                                                                           625,000

 

The exchange rates at various dates are as follows:

                                                                                        Dollar equivalent

                                                                                              of 1 LCU

December 31, 2011                                                     $0.50

Average for year ended December 31, 2011                 0.55

January 1, 2009                                                            0.40

 

Assume that the LCU is the subsidiary's functional currency and that the charges to the expense accounts occurred approximately evenly during the year. What total dollar amount should be included in the translated income statement to reflect these expenses?

 

a.   $687,500

b.   $625,000

c.   $550,000

d.   $500,000

 

14.       If the functional currency is determined to be the U.S. dollar and its financial statements are prepared in the local currency, SFAS 52, requires which of the following procedures to be followed?

a.   Translate the financial statements into U.S. dollars using the current rate method.

b.   Remeasure the financial statements into U.S. dollars using the temporal method.

c.   Translate the financial statements into U.S. dollars using the temporal method.

d.   Remeasure the financial statements into U.S. dollars using the current rate method.

 

15.       P Company acquired 90% of the outstanding common stock of S Company which is a foreign company. The acquisition was accounted for using the purchase method. In preparing consolidated statements, the paid-in capital of S Company should be converted at the:

a.   exchange rate effective when S Company was organized.

b.   exchange rate effective on the date of purchase of the stock of S Company by P Company.

c.   average exchange rate for the period S Company stock has been upheld by P Company.

d.   current exchange rate.

 

16.       In preparing consolidated financial statements of a U.S. parent company and a foreign subsidiary, the foreign subsidiary’s functional currency is the currency:

  1. of the country the parent is located.
  2. of the country the subsidiary is located.
  3. in which the subsidiary primarily generates and spends cash.
  4. in which the subsidiary maintains its accounting records.

 

17.       Gains from remeasuring a foreign subsidiary’s financial statements from the local currency, which is not the functional currency, into the parent company’s currency should be reported as a(n):

  1. other comprehensive income item.
  2. extraordinary item (net of tax).
  3. part of continuing operations.
  4. deferred credit.

 

18.       Assuming no significant inflation, gains resulting from the process of translating a foreign entity’s financial statements from the functional currency to U.S. dollars should be included as a(n):

  1. other comprehensive income item.
  2. extraordinary item (net of tax).
  3. part of continuing operations.
  4. deferred credit.

 

19.       A foreign subsidiary’s functional currency is its local currency and inflation of over 100 percent has been experienced over a three-year period. For consolidation purposes, SFAS No. 52 requires the use of:

  1. the current rate method only.
  2. the temporal method only
  3. both the current rate and temporal methods.
  4. neither the current rate or the temporal method.

 

20.       The objective of remeasurement is to:

a.         produce the same results as if the books were maintained in the currency of the foreign entity’s    largest customer.

b.         produce the same results as if the books were maintained solely in the local currency.

c.         produce the same results as if the books were maintained solely in the functional currency.

d.         None of the above.

 

 

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