Financial Accounting Blog

Monday, March 22, 2004

Unearned Revenue. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the Maisonette might move out of downtown, which sucks for us folks who bought houses near downtown. Sorry for the op/ed there. :) Although it doesn't state the accounting piece of it explicitly, I found an accounting practice at work in real life: "He's [the owner] even turned to his own customers for help by asking they pay thousands of dollars upfront for future meals to help fund an expansion that would include a concert hall and a bistro. But after collecting more than $1 million from customers, he scrapped that plan. Customers can still collect their meals." This would be counted as Unearned Revenue and would be done for Cash Flow reasons.