Trouble Spots When Implementing ASC 606 Revenue Recognition Standard
Private companies that are beginning to assess the impact of the new standard can draw upon lessons learned and best practices derived from the efforts undertaken by public companies to implement the new standard. Calendar year-end public companies must adopt the new standard on January 1, 2018, and private companies have one additional year. What are the “trouble spots” companies need to consider when implementing ASC 606?
Critical Technical Accounting Determinations
Determination of performance obligation, specifically distinct within the context of the contract
Transition method selection
Application of contract modification guidance
Deciphering complicated sales commission plans
Estimating variable consideration
Calculating standalone selling price
Application of the portfolio approach
Calculating and operationalizing backlog
Disaggregation of revenue
SAB 74 disclosures
Operational and Other Challenges
Lack of a PMO
Resource constraints and limited time
System implementations and changes to handle accounting changes or disclosures (dual-reporting)
Calculating the retained earnings adjustment in a way that is efficient yet auditable
Auditor participation not early enough in the adoption process
Inadequate internal controls around the adoption
Specifically identifying commissions to contracts
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