This podcast shares insights on the current trends and practical challenges that arise in accounting for revenue.
Every Tuesday in June, Angela Fergason is taking over the podcast to share the latest in her areas of specialty — including recent trends in revenue, how to consider whether your company is a principal or agent when recognizing revenue, software costs, and restructurings.
To kick off the series, Angela shares insights on current trends in the accounting for revenue transactions.
In this episode, you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 1:38 - An overview of accounting for revenue
  • 4:16 - “Everything as a Service” (XaaS) arrangements and their embedded complexities, including interaction with the lease accounting model
  • 12:38 - Revenue contract modifications, including scope reductions
  • 17:32 - The non-cash consideration revenue model, including equity payments for both vendors and customers as well as interaction with stock-based compensation guidance
  • 23:04 - Considerations when revenue arrangements include significant financing
  • 26:05 - SEC comment letter trends and final advice on accounting for revenue

For more information, read our Revenue, Leases and Stock-based compensation guides. Additionally, check out our prior podcasts on the subscription economy, identifying embedded leases, and Revenue: 2022 SEC comment letter trends.
About our guest
Angela Fergason is a partner and standard setting leader in PwC's National Office who specializes in accounting for revenue and employee compensation arrangements. She also consults on a range of financial reporting issues impacting technology companies.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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