Is It “Creative Accounting” or Fraud?

Companies engaged in financial statement fraud sometimes use creative phrases to legitimize or cover up what they’re doing. Examples include: Aggressive accounting – We’re following the rules, but pushing the limits to make the financial statements look as good as possible. Earnings management – We’re doing our best to “manage” …

What Does It Mean When a Company Changes Auditors?

The firm that audits a company’s financial statements is very important. Audited statements are used by shareholders, lenders, and other interested parties to make decisions about the company and its future. When companies change auditors, it can signal a few different things. There may be legitimate business reasons for making …