Unit 2 E2-4

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E2-1 (a) Accounting rule-making that relies on a body of concepts will result in useful and consistent pronouncements. TRUE (b) General-purpose financial reports are most useful to company insiders in making strategic business decisions. FALSE. General-purpose financial reporting helps users who lack the ability to demand all the financial information they need from an entity and therefore must rely, at least partly, on the information provided in financial reports. However, an implicit assumption is that users need reasonable knowledge of business and financial accounting matters to understand the information contained in financial statements. This point is important. It means that financial statement pre- parers assume a level of competence…show more content…
False. A general purpose financial report is a general report that shows all of the financial information that pertains to a business. This is done to meet all of the needs of the readers, rather than those of a specific group of readers, such as investors, shareholders, business executives or budget planners. (e) Accounting reports should be developed so that users without knowledge of economics and business can become informed about the financial results of a company. True (f) The objective of financial reporting is the foundation from which the other aspects of the framework logically result. True E2-4 Instructions Identify the appropriate qualitative characteristic(s) to be used given the information provided below. (a) Qualitative characteristic being employed when companies in the same industry are using the same accounting principles. Comparability (b) Quality of information that confirms users’ earlier expectations. Confirmatory value (c) Imperative for providing comparisons of a company from period to period. Comparability (d) Ignores the economic consequences of a standard or rule.

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