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Dr. Howard M. Schilit on “Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports”

4:30-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm presentation

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Speaker Series

Date: Wednesday October 25, 2017 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Dr. Howard M. Schilit, PhD, CPA, Founder and CEO, Schilit Forensics, LLC; Co-Author
Topic: “Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports” (Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010)
Venue: Classroom LL1030 (Lower Level, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: None. All are welcome.
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The presentation will focus on:

  • Breeding Ground for Shenanigans
  • Earning Manipulation Shenanigans
  • Cash Flow Shenanigans
  • Key Metrics Shenanigans
  • Acquisition Accounting Shenanigans

Dr. Schilit will cover many vignettes of companies that he has warned about these shenanigans over the last quarter century.

Dr. Howard Schilit is the founder and CEO of Schilit Forensics, and a pioneer in the field of detecting accounting tricks in corporate financial reports. He is the co-author of “Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports”, now in its 3rd Edition. Howard was the founder and CEO of CFRA until the business was sold in 2003. He has been a leading spokesman before the US Congress, the SEC, and global media outlets about accounting tricks and the early warning signs of business deterioration in public filings. Dr. Schilit began his career as an Associate Professor of Accounting at American University and continues to teach and lecture all over the world. Dr. Schilit holds a doctorate in Accounting from the University of Maryland.

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