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Potential Financial Reporting Abuses and How to Spot Them - Session 1

Revenue Recognition: Jumping the Gun
Analysis of Inventories: Understating Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Capitalizing vs. Expensing: Understating Operating Expenses

Potential Financial Reporting Abuses and How to Spot Them - Session 2

Depreciation Expense: Overstating Life Expectancy
Leasing: Hiding Debt and Depreciation
Off-Balance-Sheet Financing: Not Reporting True Debt

Potential Financial Reporting Abuses and How to Spot Them - Session 3

Derivatives & Hedging Activities: Expensing Losses?

Potential Financial Reporting Abuses and How to Spot Them - Session 4

Stock Options: Unrecognized Expense, Hidden Dilution.
Share Buyback Programs: Is it Real?

Potential Financial Reporting Abuses and How to Spot Them - Session 5

Business Combinations & Goodwill
Market vs. Cost Valuation
Contingent Liabilities
Understating Future Risks
Pro Forma Reporting: "Everything But The Bad Stuff"