Senior management yearns to report positive news and impressive financial results that will please investors, bankers and drive value higher. While most companies act ethically and follow prescribed accounting rules, some take advantage of gray areas in the rules or ignore them altogether in order to portray their financial results in a misleading way.
Corporate financial managers and public practice CPAs
After attending this presentation you will be able to...
- Identify common ways that financial statement fraud fools users
- Prevent financial fraud from fooling you
The major topics covered in this class include:
- Factors that cause people to commit financial statement fraud
- The seven most common ways of "cooking the books"
Some audit experience is helpful, but not required