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.
Have you hit the snooze button one too many times on your revenue recognition alarm? It’s every student’s (or accountant’s) nightmare: before you know it, the term has ended, and one of the most important tests of the year (ASC 606 and IFRS 15: Revenue from Contracts with Customers), is here. Your teacher will soon hand you the revenue recognition standard exam – but are you ready?
The new revenue recognition rules are daunting and many companies wonder how they will be impacted by ASC 606. What really happens to companies if they don't comply with the new revenue recognition rules? Who enforces these rules? The reinvigorated regulatory agecny, the SEC takes action on improper revenue recognition accounting. Learn about the SEC's role with revenue recognition and how to avoid improper revenue accounting.