Wiley Revenue Recognition: Rules and Scenarios by Steven M. Bragg

By Steven M. Bragg

The main functional, authoritative advisor to each point of profit recognition-including Sarbanes-Oxley profit attractiveness is without doubt one of the so much important-and essentially the most difficult-figures for either preparers and clients of monetary statements. Wiley profit popularity is helping you with a bit of luck navigate and deal with the uncertainties during this elaborate sector of accounting. Accounting professional Steven Bragg presents not just an in depth view of the present accounting principles and rules touching on profit reputation, but in addition describes the precise assets of this knowledge, how a company's therapy of profit acceptance is to be disclosed along the monetary statements, and what guidelines, approaches, and controls can be utilized to implement it in a constant demeanour. Addressing profit popularity from each perspective with huge assisting examples, this worthwhile advisor: * exhibits how one can conform to Sarbanes-Oxley via revealing key controls over profit acceptance * Applies profit attractiveness recommendations to a number of examples on each subject * Explores all facets of profit popularity, together with keep watch over platforms, supported through broad examples * Illustrates the main complicated profit popularity thoughts for less complicated reader comprehension * presents descriptions of keep an eye on issues through the e-book * Addresses profit popularity for numerous industries, together with franchising, building, movies, not-for-profits, actual property, recording and track, providers, and software program simply because profit reputation principles differ either by means of form of transaction in addition to via undefined, the chapters of Wiley profit acceptance are clustered into transaction-related profit acceptance ideas, after which into industry-related profit popularity principles. moreover, there's insurance of: * long term building contracts * provider sales * genuine property revenues * profit popularity from franchising operations * Examples of profit disclosures Wiley profit popularity is a radical advent to each point of profit recognition-how to account for it, document it, and arrange structures and controls to make sure that the foundations are safely undefined. With doable, plausible recommendation, this authoritative advisor will help you in constantly spotting profit within the right quantities, on the correct time, and according to ordinarily approved accounting ideas.

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The initial amount of light-saber revenues that would otherwise have been recognized in the first month of shipments was $1,750,000. RIGHT-OF-RETURN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Profits should not be initially overstated by the amount of any potential returns, so an accounting policy should state that a sales return allowance shall be maintained for all goods sold with the right of return. Also, if there is a possibility that the sales department will engage in “channel stuffing” by selling more than a distribution channel can reasonably resell, another policy should state that the company shall not allow extended rights of return.

Realized gross profit Cash collections from the previous years’ installment sales = × Previous years’ gross profit rate 6. Defer the current year’s unrealized gross profit to future years. The deferred gross profit to carry forward to future years is computed as follows: Deferred gross profit (2007) = Ending balance installment account receivable (2007) × Gross profit rate (2007) Example of the installment method of accounting Sales on installment Cost of installment sales Gross profit on sales 2007 $400,000 (280,000) $120,000 2008 $450,000 (337,500) $112,500 2009 $600,000 (400,000) $200,000 $150,000 $175,000 $200,000 $ 75,000 $125,000 $300,000 Cash collections: 2007 sales 2008 sales 2009 sales Chapter 2 / Revenue Recognition When Collection Is Uncertain 31 Accounting entries are made for steps 1 and 2 above using this data; the following computations are required for steps 3 through 6: Step 3: Compute the current year’s gross profit rate.

By ensuring that customers have agreed in advance to be billed for items to be kept in the company’s warehouse, one can be assured of being in compliance with the strict GAAP rules applying to these transactions. Also, a continual verification of this paperwork (shown earlier in Exhibit 1-2) will keep managers from incorrectly inflating revenues by issuing false bill-and-hold transactions. Confirm signed Acknowledgment of Bill-and-Hold Transactions with customers. If a company begins to match bill-and-hold acknowledgment letters to invoices issued to customers (see last control), the logical reaction of any person who wants to fraudulently continue issuing bill-and-hold invoices is to create dummy acknowledgments.

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