Accounting news roundup

Congress wants financial reporting simplified for easier understandability. I can’t honestly say their desire for more regular updates on what the industry is doing to modernize itself is a bad thing, however. Seems like a good prod for the stiff collars at the helm. Here in Canada, there are rumors the federal government may tie […]

Nortel completes latest restatement

Nortel released their 2005 financials Friday and completed more restatements of prior years’ results. The restatements related to revenue recognition and decreased revenues and net income because the revenue should’ve been booked in different periods. Maybe this will mark a turning point for the Canadian communications equipment company and they can retain (or regain) their […]

Revenue recognition and Nortel

Nortel Networks Corp. once again will have to restate its financial results to fix accounting mistakes, the company said on Friday as it posted a fourth-quarter loss of $2.2 billion. Their chief executive maintains that the revenue was just recognized in incorrect periods, from 2002 through 2005. Revenue recognition is definitely a touchy subject these […]