Exploring three key takeaways from PwC and FERF’s 2016 Revenue Recognition survey, this post will help you assess where your company stands as the implementation deadline looms nearer.
For a private company that wants to go public, putting best governance practices into action will make the IPO process go smoother and will prepare the board of directors for the rules and regulations to come. Read this blog for five governance best practices that will get you started on the right foot.
Part 3 of 3 in our revenue recognition blog series concerns the necessity of starting to take implementation steps now so your company is compliant in the long term. To help get your transition off on the right foot, this post briefly outlines five simple tips and tricks that you and your company can follow as December 2017 draws nearer.
It’s not often that the worlds of professional sports and equity compensation intersect. True, I have a Google alert set up for “stock options” that sometimes returns articles about how the stock of football players impacts their career options (as in “Joe Schmo played really well in the last game; his stock is really rising”), but that’s not what I’m referring to. I’m talking about domestic mobility. While we are struggling with how compensation is taxed when employees travel from one state to another, this is an issue that professional sports has been dealing with for a long time now.
It’s been a long and winding road for the new revenue recognition standard. In post 2 of 3 of our series, we provide a recap of the biggest moments in the revenue recognition update saga since it was first introduced 13 years ago.
I’ve been thinking about those little pearls of wisdom or nuggets of information that hang on, things we learned ages ago that travel with us. One I’ve never forgotten came from good old Dad. I still hear the sound track in my head: “Don’t take wooden nickels” … “Worrying won’t change anything” … “Don’t ever pay full price.” But one piece of parental advice that stuck with me was some variation of the perennial favorite, “Don’t overcomplicate it!”—or “KISS.”
Whether familiarizing yourself with the updated revenue recognition guidance for the first time or brushing up on the basics in preparation for implementation, part 1 of 3 in this blog series boils down the 5 Ws of rev rec in a simple, concise manner.
Designing and managing equity plans is half the battle – effective communications represents the other half and requires equity plan managers to put on their marketing caps. I know that you already have a ton on your plate, so here is a quick “Marketing 101” that will help you gain awareness for your equity plans.
Revenue recognition has been one of the hottest topics in the financial reporting and compliance industry for over two years. Now, with 14 months left to implement, a new study shows that 83% of public companies have not started preparing. The time to act is now, and the place to start is here, in this 3-part blog series on the basics of the rev rec standard and tips and tricks for implementation.
When it comes down to it, we grant equity compensation for the benefit of the recipients. We aren’t granting awards for the joy of accounting for them, nor for the fun of taxing them. We want employees to be happy with their awards, and we want the awards to drive motivation, loyalty, and retention. Because inquiring minds want to know, Fidelity Stock Plan Services undertakes an extensive biannual survey to understand the participant side of the story, which can help plan sponsors to be more effective with their offerings. Here are a few of the results.