Financial Statement Fraud

Author: Gerard M. Zack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421477
Format: PDF
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Valuable guidance for staying one step ahead of financial statement fraud Financial statement fraud is one of the most costly types of fraud and can have a direct financial impact on businesses and individuals, as well as harm investor confidence in the markets. While publications exist on financial statement fraud and roles and responsibilities within companies, there is a need for a practical guide on the different schemes that are used and detection guidance for these schemes. Financial Statement Fraud: Strategies for Detection and Investigation fills that need. Describes every major and emerging type of financial statement fraud, using real-life cases to illustrate the schemes Explains the underlying accounting principles, citing both U.S. GAAP and IFRS that are violated when fraud is perpetrated Provides numerous ratios, red flags, and other techniques useful in detecting financial statement fraud schemes Accompanying website provides full-text copies of documents filed in connection with the cases that are cited as examples in the book, allowing the reader to explore details of each case further Straightforward and insightful, Financial Statement Fraud provides comprehensive coverage on the different ways financial statement fraud is perpetrated, including those that capitalize on the most recent accounting standards developments, such as fair value issues.

Financial Statement Fraud

Author: Zabihollah Rezaee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470455705
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical examples, sample reports, best practices andrecommendations to help you deter, detect, and prevent financialstatement fraud Financial statement fraud (FSF) continues to be a majorchallenge for organizations worldwide. Financial StatementFraud: Prevention and Detection, Second Edition is a superiorreference providing you with an up-to-date understanding offinancial statement fraud, including its deterrence, prevention,and early detection. You will find A clear description of roles and responsibilities of all thoseinvolved in corporate governance and the financial reportingprocess to improve the quality, reliability and transparency offinancial information. Sample reports, examples, and documents that promote areal-world understanding of incentives, opportunities, andrationalizations Emerging corporate governance reforms in the post-SOX era,including provisions of the SOX Act, global regulations and bestpractices, ethical considerations, and corporate governanceprinciples Practical examples and real-world "how did this happen"discussions that provide valuable insight for corporate directorsand executives, auditors, managers, supervisory personnel and otherprofessionals saddled with anti-fraud responsibilities Expert advice from the author of Corporate Governance andEthics and coauthor of the forthcoming Wiley textbook, WhiteCollar Crime, Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics Financial Statement Fraud, Second Edition containsrecommendations from the SEC Advisory Committee to reduce thecomplexity of the financial reporting process and improving thequality of financial reports.

Financial Statement Fraud Casebook

Author: Joseph T. Wells
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118077061
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive look at financial statement fraud from the experts who actually investigated them This collection of revealing case studies sheds clear insights into the dark corners of financial statement fraud. Includes cases submitted by fraud examiners across industries and throughout the world Fascinating cases hand-picked and edited by Joseph T. Wells, the founder and Chairman of the world's leading anti-fraud organization ? the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ? and author of Corporate Fraud Handbook Outlines how each fraud was engineered, how it was investigated and how the perpetrators were brought to justice Providing an insider's look at fraud, Financial Statement Fraud Casebook illuminates the combination of timing, teamwork and vision necessary to understand financial statement fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place.

Financial Statement Fraud Motives Methods Cases and Detection

Author: Khánh Nguyen
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1599423197
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Financial reporting frauds and earnings manipulation have attracted high profile attention recently. There have been several cases by businesses of what appears to be financial statement fraud, which have been undetected by the auditors. In this project, the main purpose is to focus on the nature of financial statement fraud, and fraud schemes regarding to financial statements. The project also discusses common techniques used to detect financial statement frauds. Two cases of the fraudulent financial statements of Enron and WorldCom are analysed.

Financial Statement Fraud Defined

Author: Zabihollah Rezaee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118076486
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Financial Statement Fraud: Prevention and Detection, Second Edition is a valuable reference guide for fraud examiners, audit committees, management, and regulators; and for one other important cog in this wheel: the investors who stand to lose everything." —Joseph Wells, founder and Chairman, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Exceptionally well researched and fully revised, Financial Statement Fraud, Second Edition provides thorough coverage of the nature and extent of financial reporting fraud. Authors and accounting experts Zabihollah Rezaee and Richard Riley describe the most successful methods for preventing, detecting, and controlling incidents of financial reporting fraud and offer reliable guidance from standard-setting organizations such as the PCAOB, AICPA, and the SEC. Real-life case studies of companies guilty of such fraud—and a discussion of the consequences—help illustrate important concepts. Thoroughly updated for today's marketplace, Financial Statement Fraud, Second Edition contains sample reports, examples, and documents that promote a realistic understanding of financial statement fraud and the investigation of fraudulent financial reporting allegations centered on the elements of fraud: the act, the concealment, and the conversion or benefit to the perpetrator. Whether you are a manager, board of director, executive, or auditor, the Second Edition updates you on all the important issues regarding financial statement fraud, including: Auditing standards issued by the PCAOB, technological advances, and globalization SOX- and SEC-related implementation rules The movement toward IFRS and IAAS and the use of the XBRL reporting platform The trend toward reducing the complexity of the financial reporting process Corporate governance reforms in the post-SOX era Antifraud policies, practices, and education for all players in the financial reporting process With practical tools and techniques for carrying out antifraud responsibilities, Financial Statement Fraud, Second Edition is the only resource you will need to identify early warning signs of financial misconduct and a reliable, practical guide to preventing it.

Fraud in Financial Statements

Author: Julie E. Margret
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317804368
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As the monetary cost of fraud escalates globally, and the ensuing confidence in financial markets deteriorates, the international demand for quality in financial statements intensifies. But what constitutes quality in financial statements? This book examines financial statement fraud, a topical and increasingly challenging area for financial accounting, business, and the law. Evidence shows that accounting anomalies in an organization’s financial statements diminish the quality and serviceability of financial information. However, an anomaly does not necessarily signal fraud. Financial statement fraud is intended to mislead shareholders and other stakeholders. In this book, elements that underpin diversity of accounting anomalies likely found in fraudulent financial accounting statements are revealed. Multiple research methods are used in the analysis of selected international fraud cases, each illustrating examples of financial statement fraud, including: revenue recognition, overstatement and/or misappropriation of assets, understatement of expenses and liabilities, disclosure fraud, bribery and corruption. Additionally, the phoenix phenomenon with regard to fraud in financial accounting is investigated. Drawing on documented observations of commercial and legal cases globally this study highlights the necessity for continued development of financial audit practices and other audit services.

A Guide to Forensic Accounting Investigation

Author: Steven L. Skalak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118017714
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Recent catastrophic business failures have caused some to rethink the value of the audit, with many demanding that auditors take more responsibility for fraud detection. This book provides forensic accounting specialists?experts in uncovering fraud?with new coverage on the latest PCAOB Auditing Standards, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, options fraud, as well as fraud in China and its implications. Auditors are equipped with the necessary practical aids, case examples, and skills for identifying situations that call for extended fraud detection procedures.

Financial Shenanigans

Author: Howard Schilit
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071423397
Format: PDF, Docs
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Techniques to uncover and avoid accounting frauds and scams Inflated profits . . . Suspicious write-offs . . . Shifted expenses . . . These and other dubious financial maneuvers have taken on a contemporary twist as companies pull out the stops in seeking to satisfy Wall Street. Financial Shenanigans pulls back the curtain on the current climate of accounting fraud. It presents tools that anyone who is potentially affected by misleading business valuations­­from investors and lenders to managers and auditors­­can use to research and read financial reports, and to identify early warning signs of a company's problems. A bestseller in its first edition, Financial Shenanigans has been thoroughly updated for today's marketplace. New chapters, data, and research reveal contemporary "shenanigans" that have been known to fool even veteran researchers.

Revenue Accrual Quality as an Indicator of Financial Statement Fraud

Author: Meredith Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This study was conducted to address the need for additional financial statement fraud detection techniques. Accruals were chosen as the focus of this study due to the high likelihood of financial statement manipulation using accruals. Using the Dechow/Dichev accrual quality model, this study tested whether or not accrual quality can be used as an indicator of financial statement fraud. The study concluded that the Dechow/Dichev model found non-fraudulent financial statements to have higher quality accruals than fraudulent financial statements. In addition, accrual quality of non-fraudulent financial statements was found to be significantly different from the accrual quality of fraudulent financial statements. Therefore, accrual quality may be considered an indicator of fraudulent financial statement activity.