Fraud Prevention/Detection/Reporting

Deceptive Accounting Techniques - Revenue Recognition

More than half of financial fraud during the last 30 years have been in the area of improper revenue recognition. In this course, you will learn to recognize examples of improper revenue recognition, including fictitious revenue and fictitious journal entries. Revenue recognition guidance and the risk of improper revenue recognition in the presentation of financial statements will be discussed to help mitigate audit risk. Guidance from various organizations including the SEC, COSO, the AICPA's Accounting Standards Board, and FASB will be examined to help better identify and perhaps prevent the occurrence of improper revenue recognition in financial statements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and describe examples of improper revenue recognition.
  • Anticipate revenue recognition challenges associated with Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

John M. Fleming, licensed as a CPA in Pennsylvania, has served as the President and Director of Accounting and Auditing for Kaplan Financial Education, powered by Loscalzo Institute and also as the Director of Content Development for Kaplan Financial Education, powered by SmartPros. John retired from Kaplan in October of 2017. In retirement, John continues to provide seminars as a discussion leader for Kaplan Financial Education on a part-time basis.

John's prior practice experience includes audit, tax, consulting, office management, and human resource responsibilities with Deloitte LLP, Richard Eisner & Company LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP. John is a graduate of LaSalle and Drexel Universities with degrees in accounting and finance.

, a Pennsylvania CPA, served as the 1999/2000 President of the 8,300 member Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). In 2006, the PICPA recognized John as a Joseph E. Sterrett Fellow for his contributions to the accounting profession and in 2007, the Philadelphia Chapter recognized John with their Champion Award for his contributions to the PICPA, Chapter, profession and community. John has also served as the 2002/2003 President of the American Accounting Association's Mid-Atlantic Region.


Price (USD)

Standard: $24.95


Course Code : 99FLE54

Release Date : 09/02/2021
Expire Date : 09/30/2023
Credits :
CPE 1.00
QAS 1.00

Length : 50min
Course Level : Basic
Course Type : QAS Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Accounting

Theme : Fraud Prevention/Detection/Reporting

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