1) You are the sole contributor to a philanthropically-based foundation. Specify whether investment gains should be expendable or non-expendable. Present your key argument in favor and against permitting the gain to be expendable.

2)A not-for-profit organization receives a restricted gift. When and in which type of fund should it recognize the revenue? When and in which type of fund should it recognize the related expense? What is the reason for the apparent inconsistencies between the fund types in which the revenue and expenses are reported?

3)As the comptroller of a hospital, you were just informed that one of the surgeons failed to remove an instrument from a patient’s innards. The hospital is certain to be sued. How should this information affect the hospital’s financial statements?

4)Why does it matter whether Social Security is considered a pension plan or an entitlement program? How does the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) direct that Social Security be reported? What unique issues does the federal government face in calculating the actuarial value of its Social Security obligation that a private corporation would not face in calculating the corresponding obligation of it s pension plan?

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