Revenue Recognition Principles

Study Level:  Overview
Delivery Method:  Online self-study
Provider of Record: WebCE
Field of Study: Accounting
Prerequisites: General knowledge of the revenue recognitions standards prescribed by FASB

Course Description: 

This course provides an overview of the new revenue recognition standards prescribed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued in May 2014. The new standards are effective for public business entities for annual reporting periods after December 1, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. For calendar year public filers, these entities will need to implement the new standards starting in 2018. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • recognize how the new revenue recognition standards were developed between the FASB and IASB
  • pinpoint the five steps involved in the new revenue recognition model
  • recognize the considerations involved in identifying whether a contract exists
  • identify the considerations involved with measuring the transaction price
  • recognize the steps involved in allocating the transaction price to performance obligations
  • identify presentation issues with respect to contract assets and contract liabilities
  • understand the overall disclosure requirements and transition methods related to the new standards
  • recognize key amendments from ASUs issued subsequent to the initial release of the new revenue recognition standards
Released: 11/2016
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