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Customer Retention, Revenue Recognition & COVID-19
Posted by Pieter Combrink on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 @ 12:25 PM

The economic impact from the novel coronavirus has been a significant challenge for most companies, whether due to changes in customer demand, shuttering of operations or constraints on labor and supply chain. Considering these ramifications, companies may be more inclined in the COVID-19 pandemic environment to implement pricing changes in order to improve customer retention. Such steps may include incremental discounting in the form of marketing offers, broad ranging price concessions, or specific customer contract modifications. The revenue recognition implications from these actions can be complex; we will delve into each to highlight the nuances and accounting considerations of each.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, Revenue recognition, COVID19, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

Timing of Revenue Recognition: Considerations for Service Organizations
Posted by Joyce Masse Troy on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 @ 01:06 PM

By nature of their business, service organizations may face challenges with their determination of when revenue from contracts should be recognized under ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. In addition to the obvious accounting issues associated with timing of revenue recognition, this determination will also impact their financial statement disclosure requirements as it relates to revenue recognition.

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Topics: accounting, Joyce Masse Troy, Revenue Recognition Standard, Revenue recognition, Joyce Troy, hedging

How to Get Past the Biggest Misconception about Revenue Recognition
Posted by David Lewin on Mon, May 27, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

What a long, strange trip it’s been from the release of the new revenue recognition standard to the adoption year for private companies. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released its initial changes to accounting for revenue from contracts five years ago under ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. In the intervening years, changes have been made, effective dates delayed, and public companies adopted the standard.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, Revenue recognition, David Lewin, ASC Topic 606

6 Audit Risks to Watch for with the New Revenue Recognition Standard
Posted by David Lewin on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 @ 08:19 AM

Adopting the new revenue recognition standard introduced under ASC Topic 606 will be one challenge; being audited with the new standard will be another. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has already identified some provisions of the revenue recognition standard that may be problematic for entities and their auditors.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, Revenue recognition, David Lewin, ASC Topic 606

Full Disclosure: A Guide to Revenue Recognition Disclosures under ASC Topic 606
Posted by David Lewin on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 @ 08:17 AM

Revenue recognition under ASC Topic 606 includes new and extensive disclosure requirements that will significantly impact revenue-generating companies, whether publicly traded or privately held.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, Revenue recognition, David Lewin, ASC Topic 606

Implementing Revenue Recognition Triggers Accounting & Tax Considerations
Posted by Carl Giardino on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

By: Carl Giardino and Patrick Quinn

New revenue recognition standards for U.S. and international financial reporting will require careful planning and education to develop an implementation strategy. In addition, the standard affecting U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) may bring about substantial income tax consequences. Historically, many entities found that the financial reporting standards and tax rules regarding revenue recognition ran parallel and produced identical results; under the new standard this may no longer hold true.

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Topics: accounting, tax, Revenue Recognition Standard, Carl Giardino, Patrick Quinn, Revenue recognition

Revenue Recognition Step 6 – Revenue Recognition and Licensing Arrangements
Posted by David Lewin on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 @ 08:03 AM

Topic 606 introduces a 5-step process for the recognition of revenue that applies to all entities that have contracts with customers within its scope. Entities that license intellectual property (licenses) through contracts with customers also apply the 5 steps but have some special considerations that are applicable to the unique nature of licenses.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, Revenue recognition, David Lewin, Licensing Arrangements

Revenue Recognition Step 5 - Recognizing Revenue as or When Performance Obligations are Satisfied
Posted by David Lewin on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 12:54 PM

Once entities allocate the transaction price, they can then move to the fifth and final step of the new revenue recognition standard: recognizing revenue. Step 5 requires entities to recognize the consideration given for an asset when or as the performance obligation has been satisfied. This point occurs when the customer receives control of the good or service.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, Revenue recognition, David Lewin, Performance obligations

Collectibility, Treatment of Sales Taxes and Other Narrow Scope Improvements to Revenue Recognition Standard
Posted by David Lewin on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Six elements the Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition earmarked for change became part of the final standard recently. Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-12, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Narrow Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, updates guidance related to collectibility, presentation of sales and use taxes, noncash consideration, contract modifications and completed contracts at transition.

The bulk of the changes remain the same as outlined in the exposure draft released last fall. The ASU also includes a technical correction.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, Revenue recognition, David Lewin, Transaction Price

Revenue Recognition Step 4 - Allocating the Transaction Price
Posted by David Lewin on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 @ 01:30 PM

Step 4 of the new five-step revenue recognition standard requires the allocation of the transaction price to each performance obligation in a contract with a customer. Entities reach this point by first identifying the contract with a customer, identifying the performance obligations in the contract and determining the transaction price.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, Revenue recognition, David Lewin, Transaction Price

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