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Creative Accounting, Fraud and International Accounting Scandals
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Business scandals are always with us from the South Sea Bubble to Enron and Parmalat. As accounting forms a central element of any business success or failure, the role of accounting is crucial in understanding business scandals. This book aims to explore the role of accounting, particularly creative accounting and fraud, in business scandals. The book is divided into three parts. In Part A the background and context of creative accounting and fraud is explored. Part B looks at a series of international accounting scandals and Part C draws some themes and implications from the country studies.

BiographyTrue storiesTrue crimeBusinessFinance & accountingAccounting Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 15/10/2010 ISBN-13: 9780470057650  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Pauline Weetman, Professor of Accounting, University of Edinburgh Business School "As with many things, 'the devil is in the detail'. This is particularly so in the case of creative and fraudulent accounting, and Jones and his contributors provide the necessary detail by a careful selection of instructive cases. They are also clear about the fraudsters' objectives, the regulatory framework and provide the necessary historical context as to how the current 'state of the art' has derived and, because of this, why it may be different across countries. The result is not only a particularly useful but interesting examination of an important subject." Paul Barnes, Professor of Fraud Risk Management and Director of the International Fraud Prevent Research Centre at Nottingham Trent University Michael Jones, MA Oxon, is Professor of Financial Reporting at Bristol University. He has taught accounting for 33 years at all levels from GCSE to final-year degree course, and has published over 140 articles in professional and academic journals, covering a wide range of topics including financial accounting, the history of accounting and international accounting. He is joint editor of the British Accounting Review and serves on two more editorial boards. He is Director of the Financial Reporting and Business Communication Unit and he chairs the British Accounting Association Financial and Reporting Special Interest Group. He has served on the British Accounting Association Committee and on the Committee for Professors of Accounting and Finance. He is also the author of three textbooks: Accounting, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting.

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