AICPA Publishes Revenue Recognition Audit and Accounting Guide
Offering guidance for applying the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) has issued Audit and Accounting Guide (AAG): Revenue Recognition. The publication addresses issues to consider when auditors examine the revenue disclosed in financial statements, internal controls, fraud risks, and the assessment auditors must make on the accuracy of management’s estimates. The AICPA’s revenue recognition guide is based on the efforts of the task forces that worked under their Financial Reporting Executive Committee since the FASB issued its landmark standard and the International Accounting. Read More.
Topics: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants "AICPA", Financial Accounting Standards Board "FASB", International Accounting Standards Board "IASB", Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), Revenue Recognition
Companies Warned About Workload of Implementing Revenue Standard
As the 2018 effective date for the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) revenue recognition standard approaches, companies in the latter stages of the implementation process caution that the undertaking is extensive and complicated. Those insights were shared by company representatives at the recent Financial Executives International’s Current Financial Reporting Issues conference in New York. Christine DiFabio of Zoetis, Inc. said Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers (Topic 606), is all encompassing. She also noted that implementation takes a significant effort that could require assistance from all parts of an organization. Newly appointed Securities and Exchange Commission Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker made similar remarks, saying both. Read More.
FASB to Take on Collaborative Arrangements Project
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) plans to address the inconsistent application of Topic 808, Collaborative Arrangement. Last week, the FASB said it will look into clarifying when payments in a collaborative arrangement should be disclosed as revenue or cost reimbursement. Collaborative arrangements not established as legal entities would be impacted by the clarification. The collaborative arrangements project would be limited in scope, as the FASB wants to focus on the interaction between Topic 808 and Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers (Topic 606). James Kroeker and board member Harold Schroeder were the sole detractors of. Read More.
FASB Amends Disclosure Rule for Revenue Standard
Recently approved technical corrections to the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) upcoming revenue recognition standard include a disclosure break for companies in the technology, entertainment, and payment card processing industries. The exemption will give some companies a pass in reporting the remaining contractual obligations to a customer before they receive payments. Sales-based or usage-based royalties for intellectual property licenses and variable consideration distributed to distinct goods or services would qualify for the break. Termed a “practical expedient” in the Proposed Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-240, Technical Corrections and Improvements to Update 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers (Topic 606), the. Read More.
FinREC Publishes Three Revenue Standard Working Drafts
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Financial Reporting Executive Committee (“FinREC”) has issued the following working drafts in regard to the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s revenue recognition standard, Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers: Proposed Implementation Issues for Revenue Recognition: Telecommunications — Disclosure and Transition. This working draft concerns the required disclosures under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606, Revenue From Contracts With Customers. The draft guidance notes that a disclosure presented due to another accounting standard does not need to be repeated to fulfill ASC 606. The draft also details several disclosure requirements under ASC. Read More.
Nonprofits Still Unsure of Grants Guidance for Revenue Standard
Facing implementation of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) revenue recognition standard in 2019, nonprofits are uncertain whether government grants and related contracts with government entities or foundations are to be classified as exchange transactions or contributions. The issue was the center of discussion at the September 8 meeting between the FASB and its Not-for-Profit Advisory Council, along with how the conditions and restrictions on such contributions should be distinguished. The meeting was part of the accounting board’s effort to streamline implementation of Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers (Topic 606). While the landmark standard outlines. Read More.