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CFA Practice Question

Which statement is true?

A. Cash flow is real and not subject to the vagaries of GAAP or the whims of accountants.
B. Cash flow is measured by a standardized, immutable process, without the assumptions and interpretations inherent in the measurement of accrual-based income.
C. Because they can be readily confirmed, the balance in cash at a period's end and the total change in cash during a reporting period are not prone to misstatement.
Correct Answer: C

Like earnings, cash flow can be managed and cash flow classification is subject to manipulation, creating a misleading signal of sustainable financial performance.

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Inaganti6 How can you know unless you check the company's bank accounts ? This is really over optimistic I think. Anyone from India who remembers the Satyam scandal knows how imprudent it would be to believe the cash balance is accurate.
sshetty2 In the US at least; publicly traded companies have to release financial statements that have been audited
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