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Financial failures and scandals, from Enron to Carillion, Krish Bhaskar and John Flowers, with contributions from Rod Sellers

"This concise volume evaluates the cause and significance of recent corporate failures and financial scandals, and how they reflect on the fitness for purpose of the external auditors, financial reports, financial watchdogs, boards, directors and senior management. Failures like the disastrous collapse of Carillion, examined at length, have ultimately led to a crisis of confidence not only in the audit process but in the entire process of financial reporting...Drawing on extensive research and interviews with insiders, users and experts, this unique book provides a compelling account of the profoundly disruptive impact of financial failures on corporate and financial accountability. Topical and readable, this book will be of great interest to students, researchers and professionals in accounting and auditing, as well as to policy makers and regulators." -- provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
About this book -- Regulation, regulators and reporting -- Manipulating reports and creative accounting -- Landmark scandals : the impact of earlier cases -- Tesco, HBOS and autonomy -- Carillion: the collapse -- Carillion: the blame game -- Recent cases: Steinhoff and Conviviality -- Conclusions: the aftermath
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (128 pages)
Form Of Item

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