Howard M Schilit
Books by Howard M Schilit
The bestselling classic from the "Sherlock Holmes of Accounting"--updated to reflect the key case studies and most important lessons from the past quarter century.
This fourth edition of the classic guide shines a light on the most shocking frauds and financial reporting offenders of the last twenty-five years, and gives investors the tools they need to detect:
-Corporate cultures that incentivize dishonest practices-The latest tricks companies use to exaggerate revenue and earnings-Techniques devised by management to manipulate cash flow as easily as earnings-Companies that use misleading metrics to fool investors about their financial performance-How companies use acquisitions to hide deterioration in their underlying business
This new edition focuses on the key case studies and most important lessons from the past quarter century, and brings you up to date on accounting chicanery in the global markets. Howard Schilit and his team of renowned forensic accounting experts expose financial reporting miscreants and unveil the latest methods companies use to mislead investors. You'll learn everything you need to know to unearth deceptive reporting and avoid costly mistakes.
From the Sherlock Holmes of Accounting, the tools you need to stay a step ahead of the crooks
Howard Schilit is the authority on forensic accounting. Financial Shenanigans is invaluable reading for market participants seeking to identify deceptive behavior in company financial statements. Julian Robertson, legendary investor and founder, Tiger Management
A must-read! The authors teach forensic financial statement analysis in an easy-to-digest format with lots of war stories. Guaranteed to help investors in their quest to avoid ticking time bombs in their portfolios.
Marc A. Siegel, board member, Financial Accounting Standards Board
This is a timeless guide to better understand how financial malfeasance can be spotted early. Financial Shenanigans teaches all of us fraud-detection-made-easy.
Jules Kroll, pioneering private investigator and founder of Kroll Associates and K2 Global
Required reading for every investor who desires to avoid financial losses. This new edition is a classic and better than ever.
Thornton L. O glove, author, Quality of Earnings
If the original Financial Shenanigans was the Bible of detecting accounting frauds, then this latest version is the Talmud of cooked books. Regulators, audit committee members, and business journalists should be required to read this work if they are involved in public companies.
Boris Feldman, partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto
An incisive and entertaining review of the recipes used by corporations and executives to cook the books. It s a must-read for investors, lawyers, corporate directors, and anyone else interested in the integrity of the accounting and governance process.
Joseph A. Grundfest, professor of law and business and codirector, Rock Center on Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School
About the Book:
With major financial scandals popping up in greater numbers and with more inevitably on the way it has never been more important for you to understand what dishonest companies do to trick investors. Since the early 1990s, Financial Shenanigans has been helping investors unearth deceptive financial reporting at the most critical time before they suffer major losses.
Now, the third edition broadens its focus to include the newest, most sophisticated techniques companies use to mislead investors.
Referred to as the Sherlock Holmes of Accounting by BusinessWeek, Howard Schilit and renowned forensic accounting expert Jeremy Perler take you deeper into the corporate bag of tricks, exposing new levels of accounting gimmickry and arming you with the investigative tools you need to detect:
- Earnings Manipulation Shenanigans: Learn the latest tricks companies use to exaggerate revenue and earnings.
- Cash Flow Shenanigans: Discover new techniques devised by management that allow it to manipulate cash flow as easily as earnings.
- Key Metrics Shenanigans: See how companies use misleading key metrics to fool investors about their financial performance.
Financial Shenanigans brings you completely up to date on accounting chicanery in the global markets, shining a light on the most shocking frauds and financial reporting miscreants. This insightful, detailed guide written by recognized experts on the subject provides the knowledge and tools you need to spot even the most subtle signs of financial shenanigans."