Financial Shenanigans - How To Spot Them
Dinner and Conversation with Howard Schilit PhD, CPA
Founder and CEO, Schilit Forensics; Author of Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports
Mr. Howard Schilit is a pioneer in the field of detecting accounting tricks in corporate financial reports that mislead investors. He is the author of Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports, now in its 3rd Edition and a required reading in the CFA curriculum. Howard was the founder and CEO of CFRA, a global forensic accounting research organization. He has been a leading spokesman before the US Congress, the SEC, and global media outlets about the causes and early warning signs of accounting tricks 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 his doctorate in Accounting from the University of Maryland.
Schilit Forensics is an expert forensic accounting consultancy serving institutional investors and corporations. Services include customized and proprietary due diligence research based on forensic accounting analysis and training programs. Over the past 20 years, the Schilit team has uncovered some of the most egregious accounting frauds of the past generation, and also provided early warnings on scores of other companies that used unusual or aggressive accounting practices to mask operational deterioration.
Event kindly arranged by Weihao Xu (PhD ‘12)
Ticket includes drink on arrival, 3-course dinner and a glass of wine.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 6:30pm for 7pm start
Where: Exact location to be disclosed to confirmed guests (nearest tube: Oxford Circus)