Annual report 2021/22

Note 9: Work in progress

Accounting policy

Work in progress is stated at estimated realisable value, after providing for non-recoverable amounts. Work in progress represents unbilled revenue.

Critical accounting estimates and assumptions

The value of work in progress is affected by the assessment of the value of audit fee revenue for engagements open at balance date, which is a significant area where such judgements, estimations, and assumptions are made. This involves estimating the stage of completion of each engagement based on the value of work completed at balance date and the expected work to complete the engagement. A different assessment of the outcome on an engagement might result in a different value being determined for revenue and also a different carrying value for income in advance or work in progress.