IFRS 15 is a revenue recognition standard that affects all businesses that enter into contracts with customers to transfer goods or services – public, private and non- profit entities. Both public and privately held companies should be IFRS 15 compliant now based on the 2017 and 2018 deadlines. Is yours?
The IFRS 15 standard’s purpose is to eliminate variations in the way businesses across industries handle accounting for similar transactions. This lack of standardization in financial reporting has made it difficult for investors and other consumers of financial statements to compare results across industries, and even companies within the same industry.
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If you aren’t armed with the proper information, making the best business decision can be difficult.
At some point in the transition process you’ll need to assess how the new standards will affect your company. This includes an evaluation of primary revenue streams and key contracts to identify the revenue recognition changes required and the business units where these changes may have the greatest impact.
The questions that come up during this phase are weighty. When you apply the new five-step compliance model to a sampling of mission-critical contracts, what happens to your revenue recognition profile? Will you need to change the design of your customer contracts? Can your sales process stay the same, or does it need tweaking? If you aren’t armed with the proper information, making the best business decision becomes difficult.
Know the scope of work required so you can assemble the right plan, team, and budget. Several factors will impact your resource allocation and cost calculations: