ACCA F3 flashcards – set 4

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In consolidations, under what circumstances will a provision for unrealised profit (PURP) adjustment be necessary?

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When one company in the group has made sales to the other company, and the other company has some of those goods in inventory at the end of the year.

In a consolidated Statement of Financial Position, how is the share capital calculated?

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The share capital is the share capital of the parent company.

How is the goodwill arising on consolidation calculated?

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It is the difference between the fair value of the subsidiary and the fair value of the net assets of the subsidiary.

Will a rights issue of shares appear on a Statement of Cash Flows?

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It will appear under the heading Cash Flows from Financing Activities.

Will a surplus on revaluation appear on a Statement of Cash Flows?

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It will not appear because there has been no cash received.

Will a bonus issue of shares appear on a Statement of Cash Flows?

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It will not appear because there is no cash received – the shares are issued free.

What is the difference between the Direct and Indirect methods of arriving at the ‚cash generated from operations‘ on a Statement of Cash Flows?

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The direct method shows the actual amount of cash received and cash paid in respect of operations.

The indirect method starts with the profit before tax and adjusts it to result in the cash generated.

What items appear on the Statement of Cash Flows under the heading Financing Activities?

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* Proceeds from the issue of shares
* Long term borrowings made or repaid

What items appear on a Statement of Cash Flows under the heading Investing Activities?

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Cash spent acquiring non-current assets
Cash received from the sale of non-current assets
Income from investments

What are the three main headings that will appear on Statement of Cash Flows?

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Cash flows from operating activities
Cash flows from investing activities
Cash flows from financing activities

According to IAS 38 – Intangible assets – how should research be treated in the financial statements?

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Research costs should be expensed in the Income Statement.

How is a contingent asset treated in the Financial Statements if the likelihood of the asset being confirmed is regarded as probable?

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If it is probable, then the asset should not be recognised in the Financial Statements, but it should be disclosed by way of note.

How is a contingent asset treated in the Financial Statements if the likelihood of the asset being confirmed is regarded as possible?

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If it is possible, then the asset should not be recognised in the Financial Statements and should not be disclosed by way of note – it is ignored completely.

How is a contingent liability treated in the Financial Statements if the likelihood of the liability being confirmed is regarded as remote?

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If it is remote, then the liability should not be provided for in the Financial Statements and should not be disclosed by way of note – it is ignored completely.

How is a contingent liability treated in the Financial Statements if the likelihood of the liability being confirmed is regarded as possible?

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If it is possible, then the liability should not be provided for in the Financial Statements but should be disclosed by way of note.

How is a contingent liability treated in the Financial Statements if the likelihood of the liability being confirmed is regarded as probable?

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It is is probable, then the liability should be provided for in the Financial Statements.

What is a contingent asset?

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A contingent asset is a possible asset that may appear due to past events.

What is a contingent liability?

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A contingent liability is a possible liability that may arise due to past events.

What is meant by the term ‚provision‘?

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A provision is a liability of uncertain timing or amount.

In the context of IAS 10 – Events after the reporting period – what is the treatment of a non-adjusting event?

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The financial statements are not amended to reflect the event, but it is disclosed by way of a note if material.

In the context of IAS 10 – Events after the reporting period – what is the treatment of an adjusting event?

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The financial statements are amended to reflect the event.

What are revenue reserves?

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Revenue reserves are profits that have been earned (and retained) by the company – retained earnings and general reserve.
They represent amounts owing to shareholders that can be paid out as dividend.

What are capital reserves?

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Capital reserves are the share premium account and the revaluation reserve. They represent amounts owing to shareholders, but this amount cannot be paid out as dividend.

What does the share premium account record?

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The share premium account records the excess of the amount of cash received from the issue of shares over the nominal (par) value of the shares.

What is a bonus (scrip) issue of shares?

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A bonus issue of shares is an issue of new shares to existing shareholders in proportion to their existing shareholdings, free of charge. No cash is received.

What is a rights issue of shares?

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A rights issue is an offer of new shares to existing shareholders in proportion to their existing shareholdings.

What are the differences between ordinary and preference shares?

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Ordinary shares have voting rights – preference shares usually do not.
The dividend on ordinary shares is recommended by the directors – preference shares carry a fixed dividend.
The ordinary dividend is paid out of profits left after the preference dividend has been paid.


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