Executive summary In 2018 it will be mandatory that AASB111 and AASB108 are replaced by AASB15. This new standards main principle necessitates entities to recognise revenue to portray the transfer of goods or services to customers in amounts that mirror the payment, of which the company expects to be entitled. AASB15
The boards proposed a standard by which revenue would be recognized entirely based on the firm’s contract with the customer. Any remaining rights or obligations in the contract would give rise to net contract assets or net contract liabilities. Under the proposal, revenue would be recognized based on the changes
| | | 3rd December, 2012 | Word Count: 2004 | As the business environment grows and companies find new ways to expand into their respective - or even new – markets, it is important that reporting standards stay up to date with changes and continue to assist companies in providing their users with useful accounting information. Information is labelled as being useful when it meets the
Revenue recognition on FASB and IASB convergence process I. CONVERGENCE OF U.S. GAAP AND IFRS Since 2002, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) have been working toward “convergence” of US General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). They have made significant progress in efforts to converge critical accounting standards such as those dealing with revenue recognition, financial instruments and leases. Once these projects are complete, the "era" of convergence will be at an end. Nevertheless, the benefits for investors of eventually getting to consistently applied, high-quality, globally accepted accounting
The revenue recognition framework had significant differences under The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) provisions. The transformation of revenue recognition was necessary to provide the integrity to financial statements. Moreover, new revenue recognition standards should be applicable to all businesses (p50 A New World of Revenue Recognition).
MEMORANDUM TO: Professor John Eckroth DATE: 12/03/2013 SUBJECT: Project #2 – PPP Fashions, Inc. The purpose of this memo is to address the accounting issues related to how PPP Fashions should record the $25 Referral Credit on the books. The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic No. 605-50 (Revenue Recognition/Customer Payments and Incentives)
Revenue Recognition Revenue Recognition – FASB. When stakeholders and other interested parties evaluate possible future investments opportunities or financial lending to a corporation, they take a close look at a firm’s performance which is highly measured by revenue; a necessary tool in decision-making. The GAAP standards in the U.S. however are very
References Bloom, R. & Kamm, J. (2014). Revenue Recognition, How we got here and where it will take us. Financial Executive (3). 48. Retrieved from: http://www.financialexecutives.org
A joint convergence committee created the members of (FASB) and (IASB). (IASB) is recognized as an independent accounting standard-setting body that is similar to (FASB) that joins (GAAP), and is governed by the (IFRS) foundation. Due to this convergence, (AICPA) believes U.S. adoption of a single set of high-quality, globally accepted accounting standards will benefit U.S. financial markets and public companies by enabling preparation of transparent and comparable financial reports throughout the world, (American Institute of CPAs, 2016). Secondly, (AICPA) is dedicated to supplying the whole accounting profession with information, tools and IFRS.com for instance to assimilate as well as implement a new set of standards. As the (AICPA) supports continual convergence of reliable accounting standards between (IFRS) and (GAAP) the mission of completion between (IASB) and (FASB) is prolonged. (AICPA) will always support funding mechanisms of the body-making
After over a decade of extensive deliberation, the IASB and FASB officially released their joint revenue recognition standard to be applied under both GAAP and IFRS. The FASB and IASB which they have been in collaboration for a converged revenue recognition principle since 2008. The new revenue recognition standard represents a milestone in the convergence process, as it is the first fully integrated joint standard. The purpose of the new revenue recognition principle is to standardize across the board how companies should recognize revenue recorded in financial statements.
recognition requirements in U.S. GAAP are different from those in IFRSs and both are considered in need of improvement. U.S. GAAP comprises broad revenue recognition concepts and numerous industry or transaction-specific requirements that can result in different accounting for economically similar transactions. Although, IFRSs contain less guidance on revenue recognition, its two main standards IAS 18 Revenue and IAS 11 Construction Contracts can be difficult to understand and apply beyond simple transactions. Also, they lack guidance on important topics such as revenue recognition for multiple-element arrangements.
IFRS has fewer requirements on revenue recognition, but follows the same basic principle of economic significance. Revenue can be recorded when t is probable that any future economic benefit associated with the item of revenue
AASB 15 has improved about those disadvantages in AASB 111 & AASB 118 by improving comprehensive and framework of recognition, measurement and accurate revenue information on final finical statement. Especially, AASB 15 improves the comparability of revenue from contracts with customers, second, reduces the need for interpretive guidance to be developed on a case-by-case basis to address emerging revenue recognition issues. Finally, provides more useful information through improved disclosure requirements.
On June 24, 2010, the FASB and the IASB published for public comment an exposure draft, which was open for public comment through October 22, 2010. The key concept was about revenue from contracts with customers, except for financial instrument contracts, insurance contracts, leasing contracts, nonmonetary exchanges contracts. There are approximately 1,000 comment letters was received. Find one comment letter on the FASB website that raises questions about the proposed new standard and briefly explain the issue. The core principle of the proposed standard on revenue recognition is that a business entity should recognize revenue for goods and services such that the amount reflects the consideration that the business entity receives, or
Despite those enormous advantages, it has been argued that IFRSS adoption lead to significant costs. The main argument is that IFRSs do not consider local needs and priorities as every country has their own ‘business environment, legal systems, cultures, language and political environment’ (Henderson and Peirson, 2000 cited from Malthus, S., 2004). However, to overcome this problem, IASB can accommodate flexible reporting standards that enable companies to choose alternatives that are more suitable for their external condition. It is opinion of some opponents of IFRS adoption that IAS is ‘insufficiently detailed’ (Uddin,M.S., 2005, p.4) that require accountants’ and auditor’ professional judgment. However, overly detail might be contra productive and not flexible in anticipating every changes and differences.