Accounting Fraud

Accounting Fraud

Maneuvering and Manipulation, Past and Present

eBook - 2014
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Scandals relating to manipulation and fraud have dominated much of the history of business and the accounting profession in America since its founding. Crooks, corruption, scandals, and panics have been regular features of the business landscape ever since, with regulations and the expansion of financial disclosure, auditing, and regulatory agencies following major debacles. Prior to the creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the 1930s and the development of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), few accounting rules existed and it is difficult to identify "accounting" scandals. Consequently, the primary focus is the post-World War II period, when accounting manipulation and fraud can be identified based on specific accounting violations. The importance of this topic is demonstrated by the major accounting and finance scandals of the 21st century, some of the most destructive in our history.
Publisher: New York, New York (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) :, Business Expert Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781606496299
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 183 pages)
Additional Contributors: NC Live eBook Central

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