Considering a 360 on revenue: How to properly account for revenue - 2021 (Session 1)

Date: Oct 12, 2021 - Oct 12, 2021

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Carmen Westermeyer
Presenter: Caryn Maitland CA (SA)

The new IFRS 15 contracts with customers standard has turned the financial reporting world on its head when it comes to recording revenue in the financial statements.

How to properly account for revenue - Session 1


The new IFRS 15 contracts with customers standard has turned the financial reporting world on its head when it comes to recording revenue in the financial statements. This has resulted in us needing to sit back and recognise that accounting, taxation, and legislation may view the top line of the "income statement" very differently. So, what’s the difference between revenue, turnover, gross income, consideration and supply? Don’t get tripped up when trying to define these numbers! The aim of this session is to unpack the differences in treating revenue from an IFRS, income tax and VAT perspective. The first session will focus primarily on IFRS and the second session on tax.

Webinar series content

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Revenue recognition per IFRS 15 and IFRS for SME’s.
  • Unpacking the relevant Income Tax Act definitions, focusing on the correct application of the gross income definition
  • Understand the accounting and tax treatment of income received in advance
  • Tax relief measures that are available when income is received in advance
  • Unpacking the concept of a supply from a VAT perspective and how is this different to the income tax principles related to revenue
  • Problem areas with revenue recognition and with the difference in treatment when comparing the accounting and tax treatment.


After attending this webinar, delegates will have gained an understanding of the competencies mentioned below and must be able to apply the concepts and techniques in all situations and environments:

  • Understand IFRS 15 revenue from contracts with customers and comparing it to revenue recognition under IFRS for SME’s.
  • Understanding the term “turnover”.
  • Understand the concept of “gross income” from an income tax perspective.
  • Understanding the concept of “supply” from a VAT perspective.
  • Understand how income received in advance should be treated from an accounting and tax perspective.
  • Engage in a comparative discussion with respect to the above.

Who should attend?

Any person who is looking to gain an understanding of the complexities of revenue from an accounting and tax perspective would benefit from this webinar. It would also benefit anyone who is responsible for the drafting of financials, completing tax returns, auditing entities, drafting sales agreements.


Carmen Westermeyer

BCom(Honours Accounting) [UND] CA(SA)
Carmen Westermeyer graduated in 2001 from the University of Natal, Durban (now UKZN), with a BCom Honours degree in Accounting and completed her articles with PwC in 2004. She has been a member of SAICA since then.

Carmen stayed with PwC for a year as Assistant Manager, venturing into the world of commerce in 2006. In 2008, she was appointed as a lecturer at UKZN and coordinated the Taxation 300 course until December 2010. From 1 January 2010, Carmen took over the role of Academic Leader for the Taxation Department, as well as the coordination of the Postgraduate Taxation Programme. During her time as Academic Leader she had numerous opportunities to liase with SAICA on issues relating to the ITC, as well as being a member of the Tax Committee.

In December 2012 she started running ad hoc training courses for members of the profession. From December 2013, she moved into commercial training and consulting on a full-time basis. She has been involved in various training activities, such as the SAICA SMP training in 2014 and the FASSET Budget and Tax Update in 2015 and 2016.

Caryn Maitland

BCom(Honours Accounting) [UNP] CA(SA)

Caryn Maitland graduated in 1998 from the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (now UKZN), with a BCom Honours degree in Accounting and completed her articles with KPMG in 2001 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA). She has been a member of IRBA as a registered auditor and accountant since 2002 and is also a registered member of SAICA.

Caryn has lectured in Auditing, second and third year subjects, for Varsity College from 1999 to 2001. In 2002, she was appointed as senior lecturer at UKZN and coordinated the Financial Accounting 300 course until June 2006. In addition, she has lectured in Advanced Financial Accounting since June 2006 until December 2011, co-ordinating the module on the Pietermaritzburg campus. During her time at UKZN she also lectured Financial Management for non-financial students registered for the MBA programme as well as the Post Graduate Diploma for Finance Banking and Investment (2002–2006).

Caryn has conducted independent workshops and seminars for professional accountants since 2006 on various topics, and has consulted on a number of technical issues. Since January 2011, she has focused on her own business as technical freelance consultant and trainer to those working within the accounting profession dealing with financial reporting, legislation, assurance and ethics. Caryn has worked closely with the Chartered Secretaries since 2011, which is where her love for legislation and particularly the Companies Act was born. Having recently qualified as a Probe MMX presenter, Caryn enjoys assisting practitioners in a practical and integrated manner to find solutions to challenges the profession faces, especially in the accounting, legislation and assurance landscape.

Caryn is a register SAICA Assessor ad enjoys being involved with the development and mentoring of trainees. Caryn has also held the position of Financial Manager at PMB Security CC since 2002 until January 2016, a business run by her family.

Caryn was appointed as a visiting Associate Professor to the University of Limpopo tasked with mentoring their Financial Accounting staff (Aug 2011 to Dec 2013). And is still and external moderator for their financial accounting exams

Caryn also held the position Editor-in-Chief of an online continual professional development (CPD) website for accounting professional, eCPD Accountancy, having resigned from this post in September 2013.

Caryn’s passion is IFRS and IFRS for SME’s, and was delighted at the opportunity granted in 2013 to serve on the APC subcommittee constituted to investigate the need for Micro GAAP and the role of IFRS for SME’s for small and medium sized practitioners.

Caryn has enjoyed presenting on the national tour for the annual Legislation Update with ProBeta Training (Pty) Ltd in 2014 and 2015, as well at the FASSET national tour for the Tax Administration Act in 2014.

Caryn has also loved every minute of being part of the SAICA SMP Technical tour (2014 to present) presenting in both the Legal and Accounting aspects, and recently (April 2016) presented the Attorney Trust Engagement session for SAICA under the assurance banner.


This event and successful completion of the online assessment will secure 2 hours verifiable output Tax CPD points.

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CPD Subscribers 100% discount for all 2021 CPD subscribers.

Other member: R495.00   

Company price (five attendees maximum): R950.00

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