8 revenue recognition exercises for introductory financial accounting featuring LL Bean

Photo of LL Bean bootsIn 2015, FASB updated the revenue recognition standards. While most of the impact of the revised revenue standard will impact Intermediate Accounting coverage, some changes will also need to be made to update introductory financial accounting coverage. Using hypothetical examples featuring LL Bean, I have developed a set of classroom exercises (and solutions) that can be used to teach the new revenue recognition standard in the introductory financial accounting class.

This blog posting is different from my regular blog postings, as I am not posting a story and discussion questions as I usually do. I am, instead, providing the class exercise handout to give to students and the instructor’s guide to the new revenue recognition standard including solutions for the class exercises.

These exercises are designed to gently walk through all phases of revenue recognition that an introductory financial accounting student would normally see in the introductory course.  All of the exercises are basic and straight-forward, solely focused on that introductory level course.

I hope you can use these examples and solutions. If you have different examples you use in your classes, I would love to hear about your examples.

Revenue Recognition Exercises

These resources are provided to give the instructor flexibility for use of Accounting in the Headlines articles in the classroom. 

  • Student handout (word): Contains eight exercises without solutions
  • Instructor guide (word): Contains annotated solutions to the eight exercises
  • Instructor PowerPoint slides (pptx): Contains eight exercises with solutions suitable for classroom presentation

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

About Dr. Wendy Tietz, CPA, CMA, CGMA

Dr. Wendy Tietz is a professor of accounting at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, USA. She is also a textbook author with Pearson Prentice-Hall.

4 Responses to “8 revenue recognition exercises for introductory financial accounting featuring LL Bean”

  1. Great exercises for in class practice. Thanks Wendy for this and all of your other ‘Headlines’ that I use regularly in my classes.

  2. I am Happy to see your post .. Thank you for this informative blog.

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