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Early Adoption of ASC 606: first glance

Audit Analytics | December 22, 2016

In a recently released tool for the Audit Committees, the Center for the Audit Quality stated that it is “urgent that audit committees understand how management is assessing the impact of the new revenue recognition standard”. ASC 606 (which is based on ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers) is effective starting with annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Early adoption is permitted for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2016. The implementation is expected to have a material impact across the broad range of the industries. Yet, several sources recently rang an alarm bell about what appears to be a low level of preparedness only a year before the implementation date.

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