Category: Revenue Recognition

The latest on leasing: Power through the new accounting standard’s implementation

Ready or not… here it comes! The new lease accounting guidance will be effective before we know it. ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) will result in some pretty dramatic changes to the balance sheet for companies that …

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Beyond rev rec—planning ahead for 2018 financial reporting

I get it—implementing the new revenue recognition rules has consumed a lot of your technical accounting team’s time, as it has at my company. The new standard likely has a steady spot at the forefront of your audit com…

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How to amp up your year-end disclosures for the revenue accounting changes ahead

It’s always healthy to take a fresh look at your disclosures and discussions in your annual reports. Situations change, boilerplate language doesn’t always cut it, and changes in accounting policies make it a necessity…

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Rethinking revenue and realizing opportunities in the new rules

It’s game time. Deals your company is making now could be affected by the new revenue recognition standard, and the effective date will be here before you know it. This is why it is so important for finance organizations…

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Conquer complexity: Get briefed on the latest accounting updates

In the accounting world, the rules are ever changing. Large in scope and long awaited, the new rule for recognizing revenue continues to get clarifications in the months leading up to its effective date. The new leasing st…

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An executive briefing: Demystifying the latest accounting rules and what you need to think about

A flurry of effective dates, interpretive guidance and new rules—companies are processing a lot of information coming their way from the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission. So…

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Get ready: FASB is dumping some big items on your to-do list

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has a bunch of resolutions that affect many companies. The board is offloading some of their weightier projects that have taken up a lot of time (several years!) on their docket. Fo…

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Putting the E in “revenue”: A big challenge of the new rev rec standard

Accounting professionals who have been involved with revenue for many years can recite the four criteria for revenue recognition as quickly as they can their children’s names—it just becomes second nature. For people l…

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Coming up with a game plan for revenue recognition

Consider taking the new revenue recognition rules out for a spin. It could be a short test drive, with just a sample of current contracts sitting in the passenger seat so you can see how the changes feel and how drastic th…

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Hot topics for finance departments in 2015

There’s a tension for finance organizations that go public. Throughout the year, they are faced with new rules from accounting standard-setters, new guidance from accounting firms and new direction by regulators that cou…

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