International Accounting
 

Accounting of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers: A methodological aspect

Vol. 21, Iss. 12, DECEMBER 2018

Received: 25 October 2018

Received in revised form: 2 November 2018

Accepted: 8 November 2018

Available online: 14 December 2018

Subject Heading: INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS OF ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING

JEL Classification: M40, М41

Pages: 1358–1372

https://doi.org/10.24891/ia.21.12.1358

Plotnikov V.S. Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management (NSUEM), Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
vcplotnikov@yandex.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7214-1847

Plotnikova O.V. Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management (NSUEM), Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
vcplotnikov@yandex.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2384-6418

Subject This article deals with the issues of development of a methodological basis of recognition and estimation of the proceeds defined by the contract with the customer.
Objectives The article aims to prove the necessity of introduction of new objects in the subject of accounting, that is contractual obligation and contract law. They will allow to expand the sphere of accounting and at the same time reflect the processes of transformation of trade payables in revenue from contracts with customers.
Methods The research methodology is based on the positive and normative economics theories. For the study, we used the methods of observation, abstraction, deduction and induction, and statistical and ex post analyses.
Results The article proves that the trade payables must be recognized as an object of accounting. It presents a developed model of accounting reflection of financial and commercial process of transformation of trade payables in revenue from contracts with customers.
Conclusions Changes in the value of an asset transferred to the customer's control should be reflected in other aggregate income and not affect the amount of revenue. The significance of the study is confirmed by accounting procedures. The study proves the need to clarify the subject of accounting by introducing contractual obligations in its definition.

Keywords: revenue from contracts with customers, assessment, trade payables, turn goods/works/services over to customer, control

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