Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial Reports

Hardcover | March 1, 2002

byHoward M. Schilit

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Techniques to uncover and avoid accounting frauds and scamsInflated profits . . . Suspicious write-offs . . . Shifted expenses . . . These and other dubious financial maneuvers have taken on a contemporary twist as companies pull out the stops in seeking to satisfy Wall Street. Financial Shenanigans pulls back the curtain on the current climate of accounting fraud. It presents tools that anyone who is potentially affected by misleading business valuations­­from investors and lenders to managers and auditors­­can use to research and read financial reports, and to identify early warning signs of a company's problems. A bestseller in its first edition, Financial Shenanigans has been thoroughly updated for today's marketplace. New chapters, data, and research reveal contemporary shenanigans that have been known to fool even veteran researchers.

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Techniques to uncover and avoid accounting frauds and scamsInflated profits . . . Suspicious write-offs . . . Shifted expenses . . . These and other dubious financial maneuvers have taken on a contemporary twist as companies pull out the stops in seeking to satisfy Wall Street. Financial Shenanigans pulls back the curtain on the curren...

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Regulators, outside auditors and investors should all keep a copy handy.—Barron'sSecrets for Protecting Yourself—­­and Your Investments­—from Today's New Breed of Financial Schemes and ScamsInflated profits ... questionable write-offs ... hidden expenses ... These and other dubious financial maneuvers have become more widespread, and h...

Howard M. Schilit, Ph.D., CPA, is president of the Center for Financial Research and Analysis (CFRA), a leading independent financial research organization, and is one of today's leading authorities on detecting accounting gimmicks. Dr. Schilit, a former professor at American University, has been quoted or featured in numerous business...

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Format:HardcoverPublished:March 1, 2002Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071386262

ISBN - 13:9780071386265

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