[E–pub/E–book] Financial Shenanigans How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks Fraud in Financial Reports


Financial Shenanigans How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks Fraud in Financial Reports

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Financial Shenanigans is by Howard Schilit president of the Center for Financial Research and Analysis It is a very readable step by step guide to detecting fraud by reading financial statementsMost of the big corporate scandals in the past few years have been in one way or another accounting scandals Either accounting was the primary method of committing fraud or else accounting was used to cover up other malfeasance Schilit identifies seven shenanigans and the ways they are typically performed They are1 Recording revenue too soon or of uestionable uality2 Recording bogus revenue3 Boosting income with one time gains4 Shifting a current expense to a later or earlier period5 Failing to record or improperly reducing liabilities6 Shifting current revenue to a later period7 Shifting future expenses to the current period as a special chargeAll of this has to do with accounting arcana which is what makes these kinds of scandals so opaue to the public The public understandably doesn t understand what s been done much less how anyone was hurt by it One misunderstanding that one sees in newspapers occasionally is what a reserve is and why not having one or underestimating one is bad The impression given is that reserves are actual money rainy day funds to pay for future litigation or bad debtThat s why a readable book like this is useful It really goes into accounting detail and explains what the various financial statements are and how to read them It gives lots of examples of specific companies caught engaging in specific shenanigans Some like Sunbeam seems to have engaged in about every kind of shenanigan possible He always shows stock price graphs so one can see what the result is to euity when the chickens come home to roost He also uses the graphs as a way to brag on the CFRA s ability to see trouble early They always seem to issue warnings well before the shenanigan is discovered But Cassandra like their warnings are ignored by investors If their record at detecting shenanigans is so good you would expect stock prices to drop every time they issue a warning on a company Hmm Occasionally he offers a pungent detail or two on the company s story but it would be better if he gave a little like this executive went to jail or that executive was forbidden by the SEC to ever run a publicly traded company again etcI think this would be a good book for undergraduate and graduate business students especially those interested in becoming analysts Aside from giving a lot of practical advice it would be an entertaining counterweight to the let s face it fairly tedious accounting textbooks that one necessarily has to read Eat Pray Eat potentially affected by misleading business valuations can use to research and. 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Greed is as old as mankind Unscrupulous people will try to trick others out of their money One arena for this is the business sector and especially after the IT crash there was a number of high profile accounting scandals Financial Shenanigans has become the de facto standard work on detecting accounting gimmicks and fraud in financial reports Howard Schilit is a former accounting professor who left academia and founded two consultancy firms specializing in so called forensic accounting Having sold the prior Centre for Financial Research and Analytics the author is today the CEO of Schilit Forensics helping clients research companies of interest Schilit is as Barron s puts it a financial sleuth and this book will provide the reader plenty of advice on how not to be taken advantage ofThe second edition of this book contains five parts After an introduction the meatiest part of the book is the second where The Seven Shenanigans are presented ie the most common ways to intentionally distort a company s financials to make the current profits and the financial strength look stronger or weaker than is warranted by actual performance In order the shenanigans are 1 Recording revenue too soon or of uestionable uality such as recording revenue before a service has been provided before a shipment has been made or before the customer s full acceptance or recording sales to an affiliated party and much 2 Recording bogus revenues as when recording cash from lending transactions as revenue or any recording of sales without economic substance 3 Boosting income with one time gain which includes increasing profits by selling undervalued assets or creating income by reclassification of balance sheet items 4 Shifting current expenses to a later or earlier period for example capitalizing normal operating costs amortizing costs too slowly unduly reducing asset reserves etc 5 Failing to record or improperly reducing liabilities such as failure to record expenses and related liabilities when future obligations remain or recording revenue when cash is received even though future obligations remain 6 Shifting current revenue to a later period by for example creating reserves and releasing them into income in a later period or improperly holding back revenue before an acuisition closes and 7 Shifting future expenses to the current period as a special charge that could include improperly inflating the amount of a special charge or accelerating expenses into the current periodThe first five of those shenanigans aim to inflate the current period and to make it look better than it is The last two instead deflate the current period to be able to look better than merited in the future The creative accounting that tweaks the revenues is in a way worse than that which misrepresents costs as the revenues form the basis for the entire profit and loss statement The topics discussed are all relevant but to some extent I feel that the book is too profit and loss centric The balance sheet get s very little attention The chapters include a number of guiding accounting principles and there is an appendix tutorial describing the basics of financial reporting Despite this it is a clear benefit for the reader to have some basic understanding of accounting principles and conceptsThe much shorter parts three through five handle areas such as how to search for signs of improper accounting by using databases and analysing company reports trickier areas such as acuisition accounting and financial reporting in companies that due to their business model don t fit into standard accounting models and finally there is a short historical review of financial tricksters with special attention given to Enron Especially the history part is so short that it becomes close to unnecessary However the part on analysing financial reports does its job To sum up this book should be mandatory complementary reading in every accounting class Apart from learning how accounting ought to work everybody should know how some people come to misuse accounting Communications Pelican S people will try to trick others out of their money One arena for this is the business sector and especially after the IT crash there was a number of high Party Going profile accounting scandals Financial Shenanigans has become the de facto standard work on detecting accounting gimmicks and fraud in financial reports Howard Schilit is a former accounting My Father's Daughter professor who left academia and founded two consultancy firms specializing in so called forensic accounting Having sold the The Nightingale prior Centre for Financial Research and Analytics the author is today the CEO of Schilit Forensics helping clients research companies of interest Schilit is as Barron s Inzerát na dům ve kterém už nechci bydlet puts it a financial sleuth and this book will Immobile provide the reader Immobile plenty of advice on how not to be taken advantage ofThe second edition of this book contains five Mountain Exploring Britain's High Places parts After an introduction the meatiest Kate part of the book is the second where The Seven Shenanigans are Weymouth Fore River Mass presented ie the most common ways to intentionally distort a company s financials to make the current Captive profits and the financial strength look stronger or weaker than is warranted by actual Legends of the Dragonrealm Volume III performance In order the shenanigans are 1 Recording revenue too soon or of uestionable uality such as recording revenue before a service has been Mr Chartwell provided before a shipment has been made or before the customer s full acceptance or recording sales to an affiliated Kate Kate Middleton Princess in Waiting party and much 2 Recording bogus revenues as when recording cash from lending transactions as revenue or any recording of sales without economic substance 3 Boosting income with one time gain which includes increasing Tuesday's Gone profits by selling undervalued 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Risen periodThe first five of those shenanigans aim to inflate the current The Risen period and to make it look better than it is The last two instead deflate the current Hidden City period to be able to look better than merited in the future The creative accounting that tweaks the revenues is in a way worse than that which misrepresents costs as the revenues form the basis for the entire A Buzz in the Meadow profit and loss statement The topics discussed are all relevant but to some extent I feel that the book is too Failure of Charisma The Cultural Revolution in Wuhan profit and loss centric The balance sheet get s very little attention The chapters include a number of guiding accounting Spider Bight Deep Space Mission Corps #3 principles and there is an appendix tutorial describing the basics of financial reporting Despite this it is a clear benefit for the reader to have some basic understanding of accounting The Final Passage principles and conceptsThe much shorter The Kingdom by the Sea parts three through five handle areas such as how to search for signs of improper accounting by using databases and analysing company reports trickier areas such as acuisition accounting and financial reporting in companies that due to their business model don t fit into standard accounting models and finally there is a short historical review of financial tricksters with special attention given to Enron Especially the history Failure of Charisma The Cultural Revolution in Wuhan part is so short that it becomes close to unnecessary However the Masters of the Post part on analysing financial reports does its job To sum up this book should be mandatory complementary reading in every accounting class Apart from learning how accounting ought to work everybody should know how some Heather's Song people come to misuse accounting

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  • Financial Shenanigans How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks Fraud in Financial Reports
  • Howard Schilit
  • English
  • 09 October 2020
  • 9780071386265

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