What Every Investor Needs to Know About Accounting Fraud

Paperback | December 2, 2003

byJeff Madura

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Everything investors who skipped accounting class need to know to spot--and steer clear of--companies whose numbers don't add up

Individual investors today are painfully aware that accounting fraud is more widespread than ever, yet often they aren't sure what this fraud looks like or even where to look. "What Every Investor Needs to Know About Accounting Fraud "explains common accounting maneuvers, distortions, and outright deceptions that savvy investors must be able to recognize and steer clear of, all in a concise, easy-to-understand format. Professor Jeff Madura has created a book that is both accessible and informative, and doesn't talk down to the reader. Concise yet complete, it provides investors with: Methods for uncovering scams that distort revenues, hide expenses, and more Studies of infamous accounting frauds and how they could have been avoided A zero-tolerance investing code, useful for protecting portfolios

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Everything investors who skipped accounting class need to know to spot--and steer clear of--companies whose numbers don't add upIndividual investors today are painfully aware that accounting fraud is more widespread than ever, yet often they aren't sure what this fraud looks like or even where to look. "What Every Investor Needs to Kno...

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Where to Look and What to Look For to Keep From Getting Blindsided By Deceptive Accounting and Sham StocksQuestionable corporate accounting practices have cost millions of investors billions of dollars over the past few years. More often than not, these investors didn't know how much trouble their portfolios were in until it was too la...

Jeff Madura, Ph.D. is the SunTrust Bank Professor of Finance at Florida Atlantic University, where he also heads the doctoral program. Professor Madura is the author of a number of leading college textbooks as well as numerous articles for academic publications. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6.34 × 0.47 inPublished:December 2, 2003Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071422765

ISBN - 13:9780071422765

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