Howard Schilit discusses seven earnings manipulation shenanigans and points to specific examples of how companies use financial statements to disguise economic reality.
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About the Speaker(s)
Howard M. Schilit is founder of the Financial Shenanigans Detection Group, LLC, and an international leader in forensic accounting and corporate governance. Previously, he founded and ran a global forensic accounting research organization, Center for Financial Research & Analysis. Dr. Schilit is co-author of Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports. He has been a leading spokesman before Congress, the SEC, and media outlets about causes and early warning signs of accounting tricks in public filings and frequently lectures to university students, investors, bankers, lawyers, and insurers. Dr. Schilit holds a doctorate degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.