IFRS: Income, Revenue and Revenue Recognition

by Wayne Bartlett
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cpd hours4 CPD hours
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This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the basic foundation of the principles of how to deal with income
  • Consider how you need to recognise revenue and other forms of income in the financial statements
  • Understand the basics of IAS 11 on construction contracts to help the transition when IFRS 15 replaces it
  • Account for and disclose provisions of grants by government and other forms of government assistance

The concept of income is crucial to the entity's financial performance, and is half of determining an organisation's profitability.

The treatment of "revenue" is particularly important when recognising income; revenue being income that is derived from an organisation's everyday operating activities. Revenue recognition is a hot topic as the amounts involved are often large and have a significant impact on the overall profitability or otherwise of an entity.

As well as helping you to make sound judgements in general on revenue and revenue recognition, this course will also enable you to apply the detailed rules in particular situations, such as accounting for construction contracts and government grants.

IAS 18: Revenue

  • What is the objective and scope of IAS 18?
  • What are the key definitions relating to revenue included in IAS 18?
  • What specific considerations apply to the sale of goods?
  • What about revenue for the rendering of services?
  • How should revenue from income, interest and dividends be dealt with?

IAS 11: Construction Contracts

  • What are the objectives and scope of IAS 11?
  • Are there any important definitions in IAS 11 I should know about?
  • If a number of assets are involved in a contract, when shall each be treated as a separate construction contract?
  • Why do changes in contract revenues arise?
  • What expenditure items should be included in contract costs?
  • How should contract revenue and expenses be recognised?
  • How should a change in estimate in subsequent periods be dealt with?
  • What will the impact of IFRS 15 be on IAS 11 and IAS 18 and how will revenue recognition work then?
  • Variable consideration under IFRS 15
  • Are there any constraining elements around the revenue recognition of variable amounts?

IAS 20: Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance

  • What are the objectives and scope of IAS 20?
  • What are "government grants" and "government assistance"?
  • How should a grant be recognised in the financial statements of the beneficiary?
  • What about grants related to assets?
  • What if a grant is subsequently repaid to government?

Dr Wayne Bartlett specialises in public sector financial management and budgeting and has worked as a consultant and lecturer throughout the world. After 7 years in the NHS in the UK, he joined the Home Office as Head of Accountancy Advice. He has worked closely with a number of Supreme Audit Institutions and has become an expert of the implementation of international accounting standards.

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