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

ISBN-10: 0071386262

ISBN-13: 9780071386265

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

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This text gives a practical guide to interpreting financial reports and identifying accounting tricks to better assess the performance and value of any business.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface: Must Be a Sign of the Timesp. v
Establishing the Foundationp. 1
You Can Fool Some of the People All of the Timep. 3
Seek and Ye Shall Findp. 23
Searching for Shenanigansp. 41
The Seven Shenanigansp. 61
Shenanigan No. 1: Recording Revenue Too Soon or of Questionable Qualityp. 63
Shenanigan No. 2: Recording Bogus Revenuep. 83
Shenanigan No. 3: Boosting Income with One-Time Gainsp. 97
Shenanigan No. 4: Shifting Current Expenses to a Later or Earlier Periodp. 113
Shenanigan No. 5: Failing to Record or Improperly Reducing Liabilitiesp. 137
Shenanigan No. 6: Shifting Current Revenue to a Later Periodp. 153
Shenanigan No. 7: Shifting Future Expenses to the Current Period As a Special Chargep. 163
Techniques for Detecting Shenanigansp. 177
Database Searchingp. 179
Analyzing Financial Reportsp. 185
Problem Areasp. 207
Acquisition Accounting Tricksp. 209
Revenue Recognitionp. 219
Looking Back ... Looking Forwardp. 233
History of Financial Shenanigansp. 235
Leading the Battle to Combat Shenanigansp. 245
As Bad As It Getsp. 259
Appendix Tutorial: Understanding the Basics of Financial Reportingp. 265
Indexp. 288
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