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Your Path to Success: How to Pass the AFP CTP Certified Treasury Professional Exam

Questions 81

The role of the depository bank in the check-clearing process is typically which of the following?

Options:

A.

To inspect the check for proper signature

B.

To encode the check amount on the MICR line

C.

To place a hold on the check until cleared

D.

To ensure that the check is not stale-dated

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Questions 82

A company wants to gather daily balance reporting from its international subsidiaries' bank accounts. Which of the following systems would allow the company's bank to gather the balance positions from the local banks?

Options:

A.

SWIFT

B.

CHIPS

C.

Giros

D.

EDI

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Questions 83

XYZ Company is considering the purchase of a security that generates a tax equivalent yield of 10% and a tax exempt yield of 7.1%. What is XYZ's marginal investment tax rate?

Options:

A.

29.0%

B.

36.1%

C.

40.8%

D.

61.0%

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Questions 84

Which of the following can be exercised only on the expiration date?

Options:

A.

American options

B.

European options

C.

Commodity swaps

D.

Basis swaps

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Questions 85

When a buyer receives goods, but payment is not due to the supplier until some later date, this is defined as:

Options:

A.

factoring.

B.

bank credit.

C.

trade credit.

D.

intercompany loan.

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Questions 86

A hamburger patty supplier receives an order from ABC Burgers located in Minnesota. The supplier’s policy is to bill upon fulfillment of the order and not at delivery. ABC Burgers pays upon receipt of goods. A blizzard has closed the manufacturing facility and roads; delivery will be delayed by two days. Which type of float occurs between the receipt of an invoice by ABC Burgers, including the credit period, and the time ABC Burgers’ account is debited?

Options:

A.

Payment

B.

Invoicing

C.

Collection

D.

Disbursement

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Questions 87

The Treasurer at ABC Company currently uses an in-house company-processing lockbox center. The Treasurer has asked for an analysis to determine the major advantage of using a traditional check/mail-based lockbox system. ABC receives 287,000 payments per month and hired seven additional staff members to process the payments in-house. Additionally, $389,000 was invested in the equipment used to process the payments and NSF checks have decreased 7% since using the in-house center. The equipment’s current market value is equal to its book value. What major advantage should the analysis indicate?

Options:

A.

Net income will improve.

B.

Availability float will be reduced.

C.

The equipment can be sold at no loss.

D.

NSF checks will continue to decrease.

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Questions 88

The Treasury Manager of a chain of department stores wants to develop a medium-term forecast. Management plans to open two new stores, and anticipates same-store sales to increase by 15%. Which of the following items can be predicted with the highest degree of certainty?

Options:

A.

Taxes on stock options

B.

New product sales

C.

Fixed bond interest payment

D.

Refranchising proceeds

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Questions 89

Company ABC is experiencing an increase in bank fees due to its new international customers paying by check. Nearly 15% of all deposited items are international checks. Twenty percent of the company’s checks have 1 day of float. Sixty-five percent of the company’s checks are on-us items. The company has $300,000 of deposits each day. The company’s deposits consist of both cash and checks, split evenly. On a typical day, how much of the deposit will be available immediately?

Options:

A.

$60,000

B.

$97,500

C.

$195,000

D.

$247,500

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Questions 90

Over the past 3 years XYZ Company has expanded into multiple countries and significantly grown its banking relationships. The company now incurs significant expenses related to payment transaction costs and maintaining multiple bank connections. What should the company use to combat these rising costs?

Options:

A.

SWIFT network

B.

ACH network

C.

CHIPS network

D.

Treasury workstation

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Questions 91

RAL Capital, a lean global financial service provider with revenues of $8 billion, has 10 regional offices located around the world. The RAL global trading groups are structured as profit centers with each center having its own profitability targets. The group’s clients consist of large multinational corporations and financial institutions that require the buying and selling of large amounts of currency. The Treasurer is considering reorganizing his department into a profit center. The group processes millions of transactions every year. What is a downside of this scenario?

Options:

A.

May become a viable candidate for downsizing or outsourcing.

B.

Need to decentralize treasury operations in order to make a profit center more viable.

C.

Substantial headcount is required to support a profit generation center.

D.

Pressure to produce significant profits may lead to deferred losses and inefficient operations.

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Questions 92

Based on the following information, what is the required collected balance to cover all monthly service charges?

Deposit Float$10,000

Reserve Requirement5%

Earnings Credit Rate15%

Monthly Service Charges$6,000

Days in month30

Options:

A.

$308,222

B.

$456,000

C.

$486,667

D.

$512,281

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Questions 93

Company A has decided to purchase $3,000,000 of real estate from Company B. Company A will make the payment in 3 parts. The electronic payments will be sent from Bank A to Bank B. On Day 1 Company A will send a $400,000 check as a deposit, which is deductible from the balance. The check is expected to clear in 4 days. On Day 2, two payments are initiated, one wire transfer for $2,000,000 and an ACH for $600,000 to complete the balance. On Day 2 what percentage of the payment to Company B is NOT final?

Options:

A.

33.3%

B.

66.7%

C.

86.7%

D.

100%

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Questions 94

The Treasurer of a company would like to establish an investment policy for the organization. One objective that should be included in the investment policy that would BEST allow the organization to limit its exposure to a particular market sector would be to:

Options:

A.

perform a risk analysis.

B.

develop an exposure horizon.

C.

establish ratings requirements.

D.

set diversification requirements.

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Questions 95

PTC Corporation has determined that the threshold amount for initiating a wire transfer vs. an ACH payment for concentrating funds is $60,225. Wires cost $9.00 and save one day of float. If the opportunity cost is 5%, what is the cost of the ACH payment?

Options:

A.

$0.75

B.

$0.80

C.

$0.90

D.

$1.00

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Questions 96

Which of the following capital budgeting methods ignores the time value of money?

Options:

A.

Payback period

B.

Profitability Index

C.

Net Present Value

D.

Internal Rate of Return

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Questions 97

A U.S. corporation has annual revenues of $500 million and a corporate tax rate of 15%. It has subsidiaries in Country A and Country B. Subsidiary A has annual revenues of $50 million. Subsidiary B has annual revenues of $20 million. The parent company has asked the Subsidiary A to transfer the equivalent of $10 million to Subsidiary B. There is a 5% withholding tax in Country A and a 3% withholding tax in Country B. How much withholding tax will the company owe as a result of this transaction?

Options:

A.

$200,000

B.

$300,000

C.

$500,000

D.

$800,000

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Questions 98

A treasury manager has $5 million that is not needed for 6 months. The treasury manager has decided to invest the funds in a liquid instrument, using the current portion of a 5-year AA rated corporate bond that is subject to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. In what market would the treasury manager purchase this investment?

Options:

A.

IPO Market

B.

Private Market

C.

Primary Market

D.

Secondary Market

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Questions 99

The regional offices of ABC Company implemented a system that would allow the employees to pass information between regions in a secure fashion. This system requires that all offices have the same key in order to read messages sent electronically. Which e-commence security type is MOST LIKELY being used?

Options:

A.

Secure sockets layer

B.

Layered authentication

C.

Public key infrastructure

D.

Shared secret key system

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Questions 100

Senior management at ABC Company plans to make a large capital expenditure to bolster its infrastructure exactly one year from now. Their primary concern is to preserve the current capital position until the expected cash outlay. The majority of the cash at ABC Company is held in treasury notes, but management would like to also invest some of the money into corporate bonds and money market funds. Which investment objective BEST suits the needs of ABC Company?

Options:

A.

Exposure Horizon

B.

Diversification

C.

Liquidity

D.

Safety

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