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Chapter 02
Accountants as Business Analysts
True / False Questions
1. Accountants now face a challenge of helping businesses optimize processes.
True False
2. To be valuable business partners, accountants must understand how the business delivers value to
its employees.
True False
3. A business process constrains business rules.
True False
4. A business model is typically a graphical depiction of the essential business process information.
True False
5. Documentation can be thought of as a tool for information transmission and communication.
True False
6. Documentation helps with training but won’t help with regulatory compliance issues.
True False
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7. Models should be simpler than the processes and systems they depict.
True False
8. Because business models are simpler than the processes they depict, they are limited in their
ability to integrate local views of a process.
True False
9. Activity models are a relatively new process modeling tool.
True False
10. In Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), activities are named with a short verb phrase
placed within the rectangle.
True False
11. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) activity models show the sequence of flow from right
to left and top to bottom.
True False
12. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) activity diagrams depict events as circles.
True False
13. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) activity diagrams depict activities as circles.
True False
14. An activity can depict a single action or some logical combination of actions depending on the
required level of detail to achieve the objectives of the business process analysis.
True False
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15. Gateways show decisions and possible branching as a result of the decision.
True False
16. Swimlanes identify participants, e.g., organizations, in a process.
True False
17. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) activity diagrams are conceptually similar to process
maps.
True False
18. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) start events are shown using ovals and flowchart start
events are shown using circles.
True False
19. Opportunity flowcharts identify opportunities for process improvement by separating value-added
from non-value-added activities.
True False
20. Data Flow Diagrams start with a circle indicating the start event.
True False
Multiple Choice Questions
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21. Which of the following is not a Stewardship and Reporting role of the Accounting/Finance
Function in Business?
A. Human Resource management
B. Regulatory compliance
C. Tax returns
D. Statutory reporting
22. Which of the following is not a Business Management Support role of the Accounting/Finance
Function in Business?
A. Management information
B. Planning, budgeting and forecasting
C. Financial consolidation, reporting and analysis
D. Investment appraisal
23. Which of the following is not an Accounting/Finance Operations role of the Accounting/Finance
Function in Business?
A. Financial close – completing period end accounts
B. Stakeholder assurance
C. People management
D. Financial consolidation, reporting and analysis
24. Which of the following is not part of the business analysis process?
A. Ascertaining information about current and future business processes.
B. Using business process modeling tools.
C. Using IT to make finance and accounting processes more efficient and effective.
D. Documenting current and future business processes.
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25. Which of the following best describes a business model?
A. A simple, abstract representation of a business process or processes.
B. A sequence of business activities.
C. An evaluation of potential business process improvements.
D. None of the above.
26. Process documentation does not include which of the following?
A. Process models
B. Business rules
C. User manuals
D. External audit workpapers
27. Which of the following is not a purpose of documentation?
A. Training
B. Determining staffing
C. Describing current processes
D. Establishing accountability
28. Business models provide value in all of the following areas except which one?
A. Employee performance appraisal
B. Managing complexity
C. Specifying systems requirements
D. Eliciting requirements for new systems
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29. Which of the following best describes the purpose of an activity model?
A. An activity model describes the sequence of workflow in a business process.
B. An activity model constrains and guides process operations.
C. An activity model depicts data structures.
D. None of the above.
30. Which of the following is not a common element of activity models regardless of the specific
modeling notation?
A. Events to start and stop the workflow
B. Sequence of flow between tasks
C. Multiplicities
D. Decision points that affect the process flow
31. Which of the following is not a building block for Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
diagrams?
A. Associations
B. Events
C. Gateways
D. Sequence flows
32. Which of the following best describes the purpose of an event in a Business Process Modeling
Notation (BPMN) activity diagram?
A. Shows where the work takes place.
B. Describes the sequence of workflow.
C. Affects the flow of the business process.
D. Controls branching and merging.
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33. Which of the following best describes the purpose of a gateway in a Business Process Modeling
Notation (BPMN) activity diagram?
A. Shows where the work takes place.
B. Describes the sequence of workflow.
C. Affects the flow of the business process.
D. Controls branching and merging.
34. Which of the following symbols depicts an intermediate event?
A. An arrow
B. A circle with a double line perimeter
C. A rectangle
D. A circle with a wide single line perimeter
35. Which of the following symbols depicts an activity?
A. An arrow
B. A circle with a double line perimeter
C. A rectangle
D. A circle with a wide single line perimeter
36. Which of the following symbols is used to depict different organizations in one Business Process
Modeling Notation (BPMN) diagram?
A. Gateway
B. Message flow
C. Pool
D. Intermediate event
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37. Which of the following best describes the purpose of a swimlane?
A. Depicts different organizations involved in a process.
B. Depicts different departments of the same organization in a process.
C. Depicts interactions between organizations in a process.
D. Depicts the sequence of tasks in a process.
38. Which of the following best describes a Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) message
flow?
A. Shows sequence of activities in a process.
B. Shows interactions between participants in a process.
C. Affects the flow of a business process.
D. Shows branching and merging in a business process.
39. Which of the following best describes the difference between a Business Process Modeling
Notation (BPMN) gateway and a flowcharting decision diamond?
A. Only the decision diamond shows branching of the sequence flow.
B. The gateway only represents branching and not the decision that results in branching.
C. Only the gateway shows branching of the sequence flow.
D. The decision diamond can depict more branching options.
40. Which of the following is a difference between Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
activity diagrams and flowcharts?
A. BPMN symbols can show a variety of intermediate events that affect the sequence flow.
B. Flowcharts have symbols to represent the start and end of a process.
C. BPMN diagrams show the sequence flow of activities.
D. Flowcharts can be annotated with text.
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Essay Questions
41. Use the following description to create a Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) activity
diagram of the process.
Nora accesses the Amazon.com website to purchase a favorite musician’s latest album. She
searches for the musician’s name. Amazon displays the results of the search, and she selects the
correct entry. She samples the music and then decides whether to purchase the album. If she
decides to purchase the album, then she must decide whether to purchase a physical CD or just
download the MP3 files.
If she decides to purchase the CD, she clicks on the buy now button. Since she is an Amazon Prime
member, she automatically receives free 2-day delivery and the item is charged to her credit card.
She then waits 2 days for the delivery of the CD. When it arrives, she can enjoy the music.
If she decides to purchase the MP3, she selects that option and again clicks on the buy now
button. She is charged for the item and taken to a page to download her music. She downloads
the album, and then she can enjoy her music.
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42. Use the following description to create a Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) activity
diagram of the process.
Jeremy is using his banks online banking site to pay for his new phone. He logs onto the bank’s
website by entering his user name and password, confirming his SiteKey. After access to his
account, he selects the Bill Pay tab. He searches to see of the phone company is already listed in
the “Pay To Accounts.”
If the phone company is not listed, he clicks on the option to “Add a New Pay To Account.” He fills
in the information for the phone company, including the name, address, account number, and
phone number. After completing the entry, he is taken back to the list of “Pay To Accounts.”
If the phone company is listed (or if he just completed entering the new account), he enters the
amount of the payment. Then, he selects the option to set up a recurring payment. He enters the
number of payments. Then, he selects the date that the payment should be sent each month. He
then logs out of the banks online banking site and closes his browser.
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43. Use the following description to create a Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) activity
diagram of the process.
Caitlin is planning to run in the local July 4th 5K run. She wants to register online, but she forgot the
websites URL. So, she navigates to Google and starts a search for the site. She selects the
registration site from the search results. Once at the site, she selects the option to register for the
4
th of July run. She fills in the registration form and provides her credit card information for
payment.
After completing her own registration, she decides to register the other members of her team.
One-by-one, she enters the registration information for the team member and pays for their entry.
After completing all the registrations, she provides a user name and password so she can return to
the site to see their results after the race. She logs out of the site and closes her browser.
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Chapter 02 Accountants as Business Analysts Answer Key
True / False Questions
1. Accountants now face a challenge of helping businesses optimize processes.
TRUE
AACSB: Analytic
AICPA BB: Leveraging Technology
AICPA FN: Leveraging Technology
Blooms: Remember
Difficulty: 1 Easy
Learning Objective: 02-01 Describe the roles of the accounting/finance function in business and why those roles require
knowledge of technology and business processes.
Source: Original
Topic: Business analysis
2. To be valuable business partners, accountants must understand how the business delivers value
to its employees.
FALSE
AACSB: Analytic
AICPA BB: Leveraging Technology
AICPA FN: Leveraging Technology
Blooms: Remember
Difficulty: 1 Easy
Learning Objective: 02-01 Describe the roles of the accounting/finance function in business and why those roles require
knowledge of technology and business processes.
Source: Original
Topic: Business analysis
3. A business process constrains business rules.
FALSE
AACSB: Analytic
AICPA BB: Leveraging Technology