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The Financial Numbers Game: Detecting Creative Accounting Practices

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-So much for the notion 'those who can, do-those who can't, teach.' Mulford and Comiskey function successfully both as college professors and real-world financial mercenaries. These guys know their balance sheets. The Financial Numbers Game should serve as a survival manual for both serious individual investors and industry pros who st
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ebook, 408 pages
Published March 10th 2011 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2002)
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Yang Ming Wen
Jul 25, 2011 Yang Ming Wen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is, by far, the most comprehensive book on accounting gimmick I have ever read. I have read a few other books on the same topic, including Thornton O'Glove's "Quality of Earnings". "The Financial Number Game" surpasses them all in term of both depth and width. With almost 400 pages printed in font 8 or 9, "The Financial Number Game" is written by the professionals to the professionals in their professionally boring language. And for that reason, it is not for the faint-hearted. It contains ...more
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This is one of the better books for considering what has happened in the way of sneaky accounting practices. I think why it gets slight marks off is that the writing style is boring. Accounting is hard enough to get enthused about. I like that there were tons of examples, but there were almost too many. I know most of the companies that are mentioned, but someone with much less knowledge might get very confused throughout.
John Stelwagon
Dec 09, 2016 John Stelwagon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All of Mumford's books are worth reading and adopting into your analytical best practices. This one is the closest to "one stop shopping" but if you like this one you should go ahead and read them all.
Sanjay Joshi
I like to read this type of book as i am already in this field.
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Now I know it all from those accounting hacks. After learning the technical terms and processes it is all mostly common sense. Which is good... very much unlike say... astrology?
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