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Answer the following questions based on Scottsdale, AZ CAFR year ending June 30, 2012.
www.scottsdaleaz.gov/finance/cafr

A. Look at the Statement of Fiduciary Net Assets. Which fund types are included? Is the Statement prepared in a format in which Assets - Liabilities = Net Assets? Are net assets shown as being held in trust for employee benefits and other purposes? Look at the Statement of Changes in Fiduciary Net Assets. Has the government refrained from including agency funds in that statement? Are increases and decreases shown as additions and deductions, rather than revenues and expenses? What are the main additions? What are the main deductions?
B. Are agency funds included in the Statement of Fiduciary Net Assets? If so, look to the notes or combining schedules and list the individual agency funds. Has the government limited itself to agency funds that are held for individuals, organizations, or other governments—not for other government funds? Do agency funds report only assets and liabilities, not net assets? Does the government report a Statement or Schedule of Changes in Assets and Liabilities for agency funds?
C. Can you tell if any of those funds are endowments, and have resources permanently restricted? How much income was generated by each of the private-purpose funds, and how much was released for use? Does the government report escheat property as private-purpose funds? If so, indicate the nature of the process by which property is released and for what purposes.
D. Does the government report investment trust funds? If so, describe the nature of the external investment pool. Which other governments are included? Has your government refrained from including its own investments in the investment trust funds?
F. When the government creates internal investment pools for management purposes, does the government report the individual investments and income from those investments in the funds that provided the resources?

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You will find in attachment a Word document showing my answers in bold characters.

My answers are shown in bold characters.
A. Look at the Statement of Fiduciary Net Assets.
It is on page 47
Which fund types are included? Private Purpose Trust Funds and Agency Funds

Is the Statement prepared in a format in which Assets - Liabilities = Net Assets? Yes

Are net assets shown as being held in trust for employee benefits and other purposes? Yes; Held in Trust for Other Purposes

Look at the Statement of Changes in Fiduciary Net Assets. It is on page 48

Has the government refrained from including agency funds in that statement? Yes; only the Private Purpose Trust Funds is included

Are increases and decreases shown as additions and deductions, rather than revenues and expenses? Exact.

What are the main additions? Private Donations

What are the main deductions? Scholarships

B. Are agency funds included in ...

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The solution answers questions regarding private purpose trust funds and agency funds.

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