viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The accounting dilemma: the gap in GAAP The basic financial statements: what your Mama didn't tell you about the balance sheet Essential ratios: rolling up your numerical sleeves What statements do not reveal: dirty little accounting secrets Footnotes, part one: an overview of the real disclosures Footnotes, part two: red flags you can find on your own Structure of the annual report: a public relations document The auditing role: accounting culture and the audit mentality How the numbers are manipulated: accounting shell games Sources of free information: you don't need to pay for help Modifying your game plan: a new form of portfolio management.
Subtitle from cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-234) and index.