Posted: February 20th, 2017
How did Slater and Gordon meet the capital market’s expectation of the firm’s growth as reported in ‘the Undoing of Slater and Gordon’? 2.Why did the share price of Slater and Gordon fell so badly by 50% in late 2015? 3.Analyze how service revenue is recognized under IAS 18 / AASB 118 Revenue and the new accounting standard IFRS 15 / AASB 15 Revenue from contracts with customers 4.Did Slater and Gordon’s accounting treatment for revenue recognition of ‘work-in-progress’ as reported in the Age (2016) meet the revenue recognition under the new accounting standard IFRS 15 /AASB 15? Discuss 5.Review the annual financial reports of Slater and Gordon for the reporting years 2013, 2014 and 2015. Analyze how revenue was recognized in each of the reporting years, and explain why the firm’s reported revenue dropped significantly in 2015? 6.Associate the above media report to relevant accounting research literature on factors influencing firms’ accounting policy choice (e.g. Positive Accounting Theory), and explain why Slater and Gordon chose to be an early adopter of the new revenue standard IFRS 15/AASB 15? 7.In your opinion, was the sharp drop in the firm’s revenue in 2015 resulted from the firm’s early adoption of the new revenue standard IFRS 15/AASB 15 or from other factors? Explain. 8.In your opinion, are there any breaches of the fundamental principles of accounting ethics
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