Research_revenue_recognition_paper (2011)

Research_revenue_recognition_paper (2011) - ACTP 5007...

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ACTP 5007 Research project: Topic: Revenue recognition In three to five DOUBLE-spaced pages, answer the following questions: Background: Many of the restatements filed over the last decade have been a result of revenue recognition errors. As a result, revenue recognition has become an increasingly important topic in accounting. 1. What is FASB’s current stance on Revenue Recognition? (When can revenue be recognized?) 2. Historically, what have been the implications for companies that issue restatements as a result of revenue recognition errors in the short term? What about the long-term implications? (This can be answered in about one to two sentences). 3. What is the FASB/IASB Revenue Recognition Project and what does it hope to accomplish? (Be sure to touch on the differences between Revenue Recognition under FASB vs. IFRS). 4. There have been many high-profile cases where companies have been investigated by the SEC for revenue recognition errors and possible fraud. List an example of such company and give a brief explanation of
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course ACCT 5007 taught by Professor Cherieabaker during the Spring '09 term at Nova Southeastern University.

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