Financial Shenanigans How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial Report

ISBN-10: 0070561311
ISBN-13: 9780070561311
Edition: 1993
List price: $22.95
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Description: Would a company with serious financial problems want to broadcast that fact in its corporate report? Of course not! Prospective investors and lenders should understand that some companies in hot water try to hide the fact with "creative accounting"  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Trade
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 191
Size: 6.33" wide x 9.27" long x 0.84" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Would a company with serious financial problems want to broadcast that fact in its corporate report? Of course not! Prospective investors and lenders should understand that some companies in hot water try to hide the fact with "creative accounting" techniques that provide a distorted picture of their financial health. Now a noted authority uncovers the gimmicks which can hide ailing finances. 20 illustrations.

Preface
Acknowledgments
What Are Shenanigans?p. 1
Searching for Shenanigansp. 15
Shenanigan No. 1: Recording Revenue Too Soonp. 33
Shenanigan No. 2: Recording Bogus Revenuesp. 49
Shenanigan No. 3: Boosting Income with One-Time Gainsp. 59
Shenanigan No. 4: Shifting Current Expenses to a Later Periodp. 77
Shenanigan No. 5: Failing to Record or Disclose All Liabilitiesp. 97
Shenanigan No. 6: Shifting Current Income to a Later Periodp. 111
Shenanigan No. 7: Shifting Future Expenses to the Current Periodp. 117
Cash Is King: Study the Statement of Cash Flowsp. 123
Keep Everything in Balance: Inventory, Sales, and Receivablesp. 131
Preventing Shenanigansp. 147
A Century of Shenanigansp. 157
Tutorial: Understanding the Basics of Financial Reportingp. 167
Other Books of Interest on Financial Shenanigansp. 186
Indexp. 187
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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