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Ready for the new revenue recognition standard?

July 1, 2017 Article 1 min read
Authors:
Christa LaBrosse
It's critical to begin planning now for the new revenue recognition standard to ensure compliance and minimize operational impacts. Our industry-specific guides can help you simplify adoption.

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With the new revenue recognition standard scheduled to go into effect in 2018 for public companies and 2019 for private companies, it’s critical to lay the groundwork now. The new guidance provides a principles-based, five-step process for recognizing revenue that sharply contrasts with the current rules-based, industry-focused standards that have been in use for decades.

...the transition will involve significant planning, training, and process changes...The effective dates are not like tax deadlines — you can't count on extensions.

If your organization issues financial statements based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the United States, the transition will involve significant planning, training, and process changes. Delays can hinder implementation and compliance. The effective dates are not like tax deadlines you can't count on extensions. 

But here's the good news: We've developed a series of guides to help you prepare. We offer detailed insight into the new process, implementation steps, and post-implementation responsibilities for the following industries:

With thoughtful planning and preparation now, organizations can simplify the adoption process, minimize operational impacts, and build a sustainable framework for ongoing compliance.  

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