2016 WAEC Accounts Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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1

External users of accounting information include


A
employees
B
management
C
bankers
D
directors

Correct Option: C

Solution

External users are people outside the business entity (organization) who use accounting informationExamples of external users are suppliers, banks, customers, investors, potential investors, and tax authorities.


2

Every asset should have


A
a non-monetary value
B
tangible and intangible qualities
C
monetary cost and future benefit
D
an inadequate monetary value

Correct Option: B

Solution

Tangible assets are physical in nature that can be either long-term or short-termassetsIntangible assets are long-term assets that are not physical, but rather, intellectual property. Both tangible and intangible assets are recorded on the balance sheet.


3

Which of the following are impersonal accounts ?
I. Investment
II. Creditors
III. Premises
IV. Debtors
V. Salaries


A
I, III and IV
B
I, III and V
C
II and IV
D
III and V

Correct Option: D

Solution

impersonal account; any account other than a personal account, being classified as either a real account, in which property is recorded, or a nominal account, in which income, expenses and capital are recorded.


4

Nwoye buys stock and pays by cheque. The entries in the books of Nwoye is Debit


A
Purchases; Credit cheque
B
Purchases; Credit bank
C
Bank; Credit Purchases
D
Cheque; Credit Purchases

Correct Option: B

Solution

To answer this question, note that whatever comes into the business is recorded on the debit side, and whatever goes out is recorded on the credit side. 

''Nwoye buys stock and pays by cheque''. The entries in the books of Nwoye is, debit Purchases and Credit bank. what this accounting entry means is that, money had gone out of the business by virtue of the cheque that was issued to a seller by nwoye for the purchase of stocks (goods) for resale and in return, goods were given to Nwoye (goods have come into the business after payment was made by cheque). Always remember the principle of double entry which states that, for every credit entry, they must be a corresponding debit entry vice versa. 

NOTE: in accounting, purchases are goods that are bought for the purpose of reselling.


5

Which of the following errors are errors of commission?
I. A cheque paid to Adam debited to Adam's account.
II. Credit sales to Eva credited to sales account but debited to Eve's account.
III. Furniture repairs debited to furniture account.
IV. Credit purchases from Manu credited to Manu's account.


A
I and II
B
I and IV
C
II and IV
D
III and IV

Correct Option: A

Solution

error of commission; mistake that consists of doing something wrong, such as including a wrong amount, or including an amount in the wrong place. Example; If we debit or credit an account, other than the correct account, but with the correct amount, the total debits and credits in the ledger will remain equal and hence the trial balance will not disclose the error.


6

A bank statement shows an overdraft of GH¢ 190,000. Kofi a debtor paid GH¢ 400,000 into the account. The new balance is


A
GH¢ 590,000
B
GH¢ 590,000 0verdrawn
C
GH¢ 210,000
D
GH¢ 210,000 Overdrawn

Correct Option: C

Solution

An overdraft is a deficit in a bank account caused by drawing more money than the account holds.

The bank will deduct the deficit balance from the new deposit as thus; GH¢ 400,000 - GH¢ 190,000 = GH¢ 210,000


7

A petty cash account has an imprest of GH¢ 6,000. If GH¢ 2,000 were left, how much will be re-imbursed at the end of the period?


A
GH¢ 8,000
B
GH¢ 6,000
C
GH¢ 4,000
D
GH¢ 2,000

Correct Option: C

Solution

An imprest is a fund used by a business for small items of expenditure and restored to a fixed amount periodically.

reimbursement is a repayment for money you've already spent.

  • The petty cashier imprest is a fixed amount of GH¢6,000
  • At the end of the month GH¢2,000 left
  • The imprest will be reimbursted with GH¢4,000

8

Cash paid to jake, N2,500 was entered on the credit side of his account and debited to cash account. This is an error of


A
Principle
B
Commision
C
Complete reversal of entries
D
Original entry

Correct Option: C

Solution

Error of Complete Reversal Entry – As the name implies, this means that the debit and credit entry recorded for a particular transaction are reversed. The transactions are incorrect but because the amount is the same or equal at both sides, the trial balance still balanced.


9

One of the purchases invoices of Mr.Dauda showed D96,240 less 12 \(\frac{1}{2}\)% trade discount and cash discount of 20%. Since Mr Dauda paid the amount due within the credit period, the amount paid is


A
D 77,368
B
D 73,157
C
D 67,368
D
D 63,157

Correct Option: C

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10

Bank reconciliation statement is prepared to reconcile the differences between


A
Bank statement and credit transfers
B
Cash book and bank transfers
C
Bank statement and cash transfers
D
Cash book and bank statement

Correct Option: D

Solution

bank reconciliation is used to compare your records to those of your bank, to see if there are any differences between these two sets of records for your cash transactions. The ending balance of your version of the cash records is known as the book balance, while the bank's version is called the bank balance.


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