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Financial Shenanigans 4E : How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial Reports - Schilit

Financial Shenanigans 4E

How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial Reports

By: Schilit

Hardcover Published: 22nd March 2018
ISBN: 9781260117264
Number Of Pages: 336

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The "Sherlock Holmes of Accounting" shows you how to protect your investments and avoid being taken in by crooked companies
Since the early 1990s, Financial Shenanigans has been helping investors unearth deceptive financial reporting at the most critical time- before they suffer major losses. This special 25th Anniversary edition of the bestselling guide shines a light on the most shocking frauds and financial reporting offenders and brings you up to speed on accounting chicanery in the global markets. You'll discover all the current sophisticated techniques companies use to mislead investors. 
Financial Shenanigans equips you with the investigative tools needed to detect:
?Breeding Grounds for Shenanigans-How to spot corporate cultures that incentivize dishonest practices?Earnings Manipulation Shenanigans-The latest tricks companies use to exaggerate revenue and earnings?Cash Flow Shenanigans-Techniques devised by management to manipulate cash flow as easily as earnings?Key Metrics Shenanigans-How companies use misleading metrics to fool investors about their financial performance.?Acquisition Accounting Shenanigans - How to analyze serial acquirers to spot hidden problems   
Revised to reflect the latest practices and financial technologies, this edition features fascinating case studies as well as new chapters exploring acquisition accounting deceptions, analyzing financial reports, and recommendations to investors. This insightful, detailed guide will teach you how to recognize even the subtlest signs of financial shenanigans.

Preface: Reflections on My Last 25 Years
Part One: Establishing the Foundation
Chapter 1: 25 Years of Shenanigans
Chapter 2: Just Touch Up the X-Rays
Part Two: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigans
Chapter 3: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigan No. 1: Recording Revenue Too Soon
Chapter 4: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigan No. 2: Recording Bogus Revenue
Chapter 5: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigan No. 3: Boosting Income with One-Time or Unsustainable Activities
Chapter 6: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigan No. 4: Shifting Current Expenses to a Later Period
Chapter 7: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigan No. 5: Employing Other Techniques to Hide Expenses or Losses
Chapter 8: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigan No. 6: Shifting Current Income to a Later Period
Chapter 9: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigan No. 7: Shifting Future Expenses to the Current Period
Part Three: Cash Flow Shenanigans
Chapter 10: Cash Flow Shenanigan No. 1: Shifting Financing Cash Inflows to the Operating Section
Chapter 11: Cash Flow Shenanigan No. 2: Moving Operating Cash Outflows to Other Sections
Chapter 12: Cash Flow Shenanigan No. 3: Boosting Operating Cash Flow Using Unsustainable Activities
Part Four: Key Metrics Shenanigans
Chapter 13: Key Metric Shenanigan No. 1: Showcasing Misleading Metrics that Overstate Performance
Chapter 14: Key Metric Shenanigan No. 2: Distorting Balance Sheet Metrics to Avoid Showing Deterioration
Part Five: Acquisition Accounting Shenanigans
Chapter 15: Acquisition Accounting Shenanigan No. 1: Artificially Boosting Revenue and Earnings
Chapter 16: Acquisition Accounting Shenanigan No. 2: Inflating Reported Cash Flow
Chapter 17: Acquisition Accounting Shenanigan No. 3: Manipulating Key Metrics
Part Six: Putting it all Together
Chapter 18: The Unraveling
Chapter 19: The Forensic Mindset
Index
Acknowledgments

ISBN: 9781260117264
ISBN-10: 126011726X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 22nd March 2018
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 1.0 x 1.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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