Financial Shenanigans (Old edition) (Professional Finance & Investment) Hardcover – 16 Jun 2010
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About the Author
Howard Schilit, Ph.D., CPA, is the founderand chief executive officer of the FinancialShenanigans Detection (FSD) Group, LLC. Dr. Schilit is a pioneer in the field of detecting accounting tricks in corporate financial reports that mislead investors. He is the author of Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports, now in its 3rd Edition. Howard was the founder and CEO of CFRA, a global forensic accounting research organization. He has been a leading spokesman before the US Congress, the SEC, and global media outlets about the causes and early warning signs of accounting tricks in public filings. Dr. Schilit began his career as an Associate Professor of Accounting at American University and continues to teach and lecture all over the world. Dr. Schilit holds his doctorate in Accounting from the University of Maryland.
Jeremy Perler, CFA, CPA, is the Director of Research at Schilit Forensics and co-author of FinancialShenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports (3rd edition, 2010). Previously, Jeremy served as the in-house Forensic Accounting Analyst for CoatueManagement, a long/short equity hedge fund; Director of Research for CFRA; and auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition, Mr. Perler serves on the FASB's Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) as a representative of the Investor Community. Jeremy holds a Master of Accounting and a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
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You will find lots of case studies of questionable accounting methods, practices, and shenanigans inside. I bought the book because I wanted to increase my skills of spotting when the management of particular company is trying to manipulate the company's financial reports. When I read it was an eye opener for me. I was just not aware of how many creative tricks are out there.
The book provides with the tools of spotting the possible gimmicks of the business world. If you are serious about business you will find the book useful as I am.
Chock full of relevant examples for each trick
Broad range of methods examined
Gives rules for understanding new tricks
Essential for anyone who wants to properly analyse companies
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