About this course

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.

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"
- Specific corporate scandals which highlight "financial shenanigans"
- Increasing your awareness of possible techniques to detect financial statement irregularities and potential fraud

Field of study: Auditing

What you will learn?
Identify common ways that financial statement fraud fools users
Prevent financial fraud from fooling you
2 hours on-demand video
Certificate of completion
Intermediate level
  • Some audit experience is helpful, but not required.
No preparation required
1 year access


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1 Video
2 Quiz
2 hours
Section 1.
Video - Financial Statement Shenanigans
1h 42m 19s
Review Questions - Financial Statement Shenanigans
6 questions
Final Quiz
Final Exam
10 questions
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Executive Education, Inc. / INSTRUCTOR
Seminars for Corporate Financial Managers

Executive Education, Inc. is dedicated to serving the continuing education needs of corporate management and board members. We are a group of experienced CEOs, COOs and CFOs, all with advanced business credentials such as MBA, CPA, or CMA who can bring decades of real world experience to your management or board event. Our seminar discussion leaders have years of public speaking experience, make extensive use of the case method, and provide ample opportunity for group discussion. Executive Education seminars are thought provoking, intellectually stimulating and fun!