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Called to account : financial frauds that shaped the accounting profession

Author: Paul M Clikeman
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Called to Account takes a broad perspective on how financial frauds have shaped the public accounting profession by focusing on cases of fraud around the globe. Ever entertaining and educational, the book traces the development of the accounting standards and legislation put in place as a direct consequence of these epic scandals. The new edition offers updated chapters on ZZZZ Best and Arthur Andersen, plus new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Clikeman
ISBN: 9780415630245 041563024X 9780415630252 0415630258 9780203097946 0203097947
OCLC Number: 794041494
Description: ix, 371 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Scandal and reform --
Part I. Birth of a profession : Out of darkness --
Ivar Kreuger --
McKesson & Robbins --
Into the spotlight --
Part II. The profession's principle problem : Generally accepted accounting principles --
National Student Marketing --
Equity Funding --
Déjà vu --
III The savings and loan crisis : It's a wonderful life? --
ESM Government Securities --
Lincoln Savings & Loan --
Bank robbers --
Part IV. The expectation gap : Auditors and fraud --
ZZZZ Best --
Crazy Eddie --
Closing the gap --
Part V. The litigation crisis : Auditors' legal liability --
Fund of funds --
MiniScribe --
Litigation reform --
Part VI. Beginning of the end : Auditor independence --
Waste management --
Sunbeam --
End of the millennium --
Part VII> : From profession to regulated industry : Professionalism --
Enron --
WorldCom --
The perfect storm --
Part VIII. The world is flat : It's a small world --
Parmalat --
Satyam --
The great recession --
Conclusion --
Appendices: A: Discussion questions --
B: Suggestions for integrating Called to account with popular auditing texts.
Responsibility: Paul M. Clikeman.

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"Called to Account has been a wonderful addition to my graduate fraud class for several years. The students love Clikeman's presentation style, with his rich development of the characters driving the Read more...

 
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