Revenue Recognition: Earned, realized, realizable

Discipline: Business Studies

Type of Paper: Creative writing

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 1 Words: 275


Adjusting entries seems to be a very important step in the accounting world. One of the adjustments that is made is associated with accrued revenue. The accrued revenue comes will normally arise when you perform work and you have not yet recorded the transaction in your accounts. The book does describe this situation.

But in order to actually record the "revenue" as earned revenue, there is a set of criteria that has to be met in order to determine if revenue was indeed earned. In order for revenue to be recognized, it has to be realized or realizable and earned.

What exactly is realized or realizable and earned? Why does these two standards have to be met?