Continuous accounting is a key factor to achieving a more strategic finance and accounting function in a corporation. And yet, many accounting organizations have fallen back and are reporting an increased use of spreadsheets.
Common trends in SEC comment letters for the cloud computing industry and the connections to ASC 606 revenue recognition disclosure requirements. This article explores revenue recognition solutions for the cloud computing industry with revenue recognition software and billing management software.
The new revenue recognition accounting standard update, ASC 606, issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has caused significant disruption in the back office. Adoption of the new standard will impact people, policies, processes, and systems. For media and entertainment (M&E) entities that account for revenue under U.S. GAAP, it raises several accounting issues.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1pm EST for part #4 of SOFTRAX’s ASC 606 Disclosures webinar series. In prior webinars, we reviewed SEC Comment Letters focused on ASC 606. In this webinar, we revisit these letters paired with companies’ responses. We also review more recent ASC 606 SEC Comment Letters with the corresponding company responses.
Over the past months, we reviewed public companies’ filings to understand how they planned, implemented, and adopted ASC 606. As the ASC 606 adoption date has come and gone, and many companies are filing their first 10-Q’s under ASC 606, an important point to consider is the extent to which the SEC will do in-depth comparisons between a company’s 10-K filing before adopting ASC 606 and its 10-Q filing after adopting ASC 606. This specific point stood out when we were comparing Amazon’s 10-K filing, where Amazon stated its ASC 606 plan and expected impacts, to its recent 10-Q filing which was its first under ASC 606.
In January, we posted a blog outlining five important reasons why excel spreadsheets were not to be trusted for implementation of the ASC 606 guidelines. Today, we’ll expand on the first point, “Excel is error-prone”.