CA Time 20—30 minutes Purpose—to provide the student with a realistic case involving association of costs with revenues. CA Time 20—25 minutes Purpose—to provide the student with familiarity with the expense recognition principle in accounting. Deferral of the gain should not be permitted, because the company has satisfied the performance obligation.
CA Time 25—35 minutes Purpose—to provide the student with some familiarity with the Conceptual Framework. However, unaudited financial statements do not give me any reasonable assurance about these claims.
In addition, it is likely very costly for management to gather sufficiently verifiable information of this nature. CA Time 25—35 minutes Purpose—to provide the student with the opportunity to identify and discuss the benefits of the conceptual framework.
Acceptance of this assumption provides credibility to the measurement principle historical cost principle, which would be of limited usefulness if liquidation were assumed.