Today is a very special episode with Dr. Howard Schilit. Dr. Schilit is the Sherlock Holmes of Accounting and helped pioneer the field of forensic. It has been 25 years since Howard M. Schilit first published Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial. Financial Shenanigans, Fourth Edition: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial Reports, 4th Edition by Howard Schilit and Jeremy Perler.

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Oddly, the author has also made a few passing remarks about the Satyam fraud.

Read more Read less. Discover new techniques devised by management that allow it to manipulate cash flow as easily as earnings.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. Jun 13, May Ling rated it really liked it Shelves: I see too many financial analysts and short-sellers talk about how certain they are that a company is completely fraudulent, when really it’s a game of probabilities. The shenanigasn is easy to follow. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Read this book for my audit 2 class.

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Jun 19, Maxim rated it it was amazing. Shifting Future Expenses to the Current Period. Earlier editions of this book were my go-to reference for fraud detection techniques and illustrative case studies.


Showing of 63 reviews. I think this would be a good book for undergraduate and graduate business students, especially those interested in becoming analysts. They always seem to issue warnings well before the shenanigan is discovered. Failing to record or improperly reducing liabilities 6.

Who said accounting is boring. Share your thoughts with other customers. The book by Howard Schilit and Jeremy Perler dives deep into the dark world of corporate accounting, blowing apart common tricks corporate accountants use to make businesses look better than they are.

Shenanigzns fourth edition of the schioit 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: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

It gives lots of examples of specific companies caught engaging in specific shenanigans. The book hits hard on the many changes in GAAP accounting and how masterful accountants trick business analysts with gimmickry. HardcoverSecond Editionpages.

It’s basically a page list of things for equity analysts and investors to look for. Book ratings by Goodreads. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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No wonder everyone always talks about Read this book for my audit 2 class. And by the way, despite being an accounting-focused book, writing is very casual and flows pleasantly and easily, with even some humorous passages here and there.


A solid basic book on what to look for when analyzing the shenanigans of a company. Schilit identifies seven “shenanigans” and the ways they are typically p Financial Shenanigans is by Howard Schilit, president of the Center for Financial Research and Analysis.

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Financial Shenanigans is invaluable reading for market participants seeking to identify deceptive behavior in company financial statements. Now, the third edition broadens its focus to include the newest, most sophisticated techniques companies use to mislead investors.

This book, oddly enough, is both repetitive and extensive at the same time.

Back cover copy “It’s hkward much easier to be a good investor if you can avoid problems. And one constructive suggestion to the author Investors may also want to check out the second and third editions which have the wonderful checklists at the end of the books.

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This book will also help anyone who: One case study can be repeated several times.