Read the article “Revenue Recognition Guidance and the Potential for Fraud and Abuse,” located in the Topic resources. In addition, refer to the Starbucks Financial Data – SEC Filings, Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year and locate the note on revenue recognition in the notes to the financial statements. Provide a 500 words paper addressing the following items:
- Summarize the five-step revenue recognition standards as presented in Chapter 4 of the textbook.
- Refer to the Starbucks Form 10-K and provide examples of how Starbucks follows the five-step revenue recognition model.
- Refer to the article “Revenue Recognition Guidance and the Potential for Fraud and Abuse” and discuss how the five-step revenue recognition model may prevent Starbucks from committing financial statement fraud. Provide examples to support your points. Note in the article that there are subheadings for “Fraud and Abuses” and “Implications of New Guidance;” these may provide some helpful ideas for this portion of the assignment.