9781260117264

Financial Shenanigans, Fourth Edition: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial Reports

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  • ISBN13:

    9781260117264

  • ISBN10:

    126011726X

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-03-28
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Table of Contents

Preface: Reflections on my Last Twenty-Five Years

Part One: Establishing the Foundation

Chapter 1: Twenty-Five Years of Shenanigans

Chapter 2: Just Touch Up the X-Rays

Part Two: Earnings Manipulation Shenanigans

Chapter 3: Recording Revenue Too Soon

Chapter 4: Recording Bogus Revenue

Chapter 5: Boosting Income with One-Time or Unsustainable Activities

Chapter 6: Shifting Current Expenses to a Later Period

Chapter 7: Employing Other Techniques to Hide Expenses or Losses

Chapter 8: Shifting Current Income to a Later Period

Chapter 9: Shifting Future Expenses to the Current Period

Part Three: Cash Flow Shenanigans

Chapter 10: Shifting Financing Cash Inflows to the Operating Section

Chapter 11: Moving Cash Outflows from Operating Section to Other Sections

Chapter 12: Boosting Operating Cash Flow Using Unsustainable Activities

Part Four: Key Metrics Shenanigans

Chapter 13: Showcasing Misleading Metrics that Overstate Performance

Chapter 14: Distorting Balance Sheet Metrics to Avoid Showing Deterioration

Part Five: Acquisition Accounting Shenanigans

Chapter 15: Acquisition-Driven Earnings Manipulation Shenanigans

Chapter 16: Acquisition-Driven Cash Flow Shenanigans

Chapter 17: Acquisition-Driven Key Metrics Shenanigans

Part Six: Putting it all Together

Chapter 18: The Unraveling

Chapter 19: The Most Important Thing: Shenanigan Detection Lessons of this Era

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