In many small and even medium-sized companies, financial reporting during the year does not include all of the adjustments made at the year-end (often in connection with the audit or review of the annual financial statements by an independent professional accountant).
“Revenue recognition” refers to when sales and other revenues are recorded. Recognizing revenue is fundamental to accounting. In theory, you recognize revenue when you earn it. It sounds like it should be simple, but it isn’t.
Is your company making the transition to Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (CICA Handbook, Part II)? Do you have employees in a defined benefit pension plan? You should know that the Accounting Standards Board has approved amendments to CICA 1500, "First-time adoption" and Section 3461, "Employee future benefits"...
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