Entities supplying goods and services need to understand and start to implement AASB 15 Revenue from Customer Contracts. This year marks the start of the comparative period, decision-making about transition arrangements and construction of the third balance. Internal accounting policies will need to be drafted and systems information modified to produce AASB 15-compliant information. This session, the first of three in the series, will cover steps one and two of a five-step revenue-recognition process. Step one asks the questions:
- What is a contract? and
- Who is the consumer?
- It also examines aggregation of contracts and contract modifications. Step 2 asks:
- What is a performance obligation and what isn’t? and
- What makes a performance obligation distinct?