Published: September, 2021
When the economy slows and Wall Street gets jittery, concerns grow as companies are desperate to keep up earnings and stock prices.
And the result is?
In this CPE course, Professor Jamie Pratt, CPA first defines earnings management and then introduces and illustrates the two basic forms: real earnings management and accruals earnings management. He illustrates each form, provides a number of examples, discusses whether they are appropriate and then creates a framework for accruals earnings management that identifies and relates the four general areas (materiality, disclosure, classification and measurement) where it is practiced. The CPE webinar concludes with a thorough discussion of why manipulation in financial statements through earnings management is practiced and common strategies used by companies.
Throughout the CPE course real-world financial statements and footnotes are analyzed. Companies featured include General Electric, Merck, Harley Davidson, Tesla, AT&T, Volkswagen, Walt Disney and others.
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This Accounting CPE course is recommended for CPAs, CIAs, CVAs, ABVs, Accounting Managers or Directors, Chief Accounting Officers, CEOs, CFOs, Finance Professionals and Business Owners interested in the concept of earnings management.
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Jamie Pratt was the Alva L. Prickett Chair of Accounting at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and now holds the title of Distinguished Emeritus Professor. He received his doctorate in business from Indiana University in 1977, and has held faculty positions at the University of Washington (Seattle), the University of Zurich (Switzerland), Northwestern University and INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), returning to Indiana in 1991.
Jamie’s research interests are in financial reporting and analysis, where he has published over 30 articles in the top academic research journals (including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Issues in Accounting Education), and he has taught courses in financial reporting and analysis at every level (introductory, intermediate, advanced) in every program (undergraduate, MBA, PhD). He has received over 30 teaching awards and recognitions, and also taught executive education courses throughout the world. Research and/or teaching recognitions have also come from the following organizations: American Accounting Association, American Taxation Association, Big 4 accounting firms (KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Indiana Society of CPAs, the Universities of Manchester (England), Kwansei Gakuin (Japan) and Kentucky, and Business Week magazine. His resume also includes two textbooks (one in its 11th edition), two computer-based interactive case platforms, a financial analysis case book, and several instructor guides that support these products.
He is now CEO of PRATTedu (www.prattedu.com), which produces and delivers online video-based courses, primarily in the area of financial reporting and analysis.
Are you a beginner in the world of financial analysis, a CPA, or somewhere in between? Are you looking for an edge in your education but don’t have much free time? Prattedu is for you! Prattedu’s video-based courses will provide a powerful perspective on what is required for success in business and, if you are CPA, you will earn CPE credits as well!