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Financial Statement Shenanigans: Stop Them from Fooling You Webinar


May 24
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

CPE Credits



PICPA Member: $79 | Nonmember: $104

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Some audit experience is helpful, but not required
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, CPA Crossings, LLC. After registering, you will receive an email from with the log-in information.


Senior management yearns to report positive news and impressive financial results that will please investors, bankers and drive value higher. While most companies act ethically and follow prescribed accounting rules, some take advantage of gray areas in the rules or ignore them altogether in order to portray their financial results in a misleading way. This session will discuss some common financial statement shenanigans to help prevent them from fooling you. This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Identify common ways that financial statement fraud fools users
  • Prevent financial fraud from fooling you


The major topics covered in this class include:

  • Factors that cause people to commit financial statement fraud
  • The seven most common ways of "cooking the books"
  • Specific corporate scandals which highlight "financial shenanigans"
  • Increasing your awareness of possible techniques to detect financial statement irregularities and potential fraud


James D Giannantonio, MBA, MS, CPA, CIA

Jay Giannantonio owns and operates his own consulting firm specializing in project management over finance transformation, internal control, and fraud accounting projects for large and medium-sized firms. He is a frequent speaker at fraud, performance management, and CFO process improvement seminars. Giannantonio was vice president of internal audit for a national commercial construction equipment leasing and retailer in 2005 and 2006 then director of CFO advisory services for ISA Consulting (now E&Y) from 2007 until he started his own firm in 2011. He began his career with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) in the audit and accounting practice, then spent nine years in corporate financial management at Verizon/Bell Atlantic, and then over eight years as a director in the World Class Finance Advisory and internal audit practices at KPMG. He also has been an associate adjunct professor at Widener University in the Master's in Business Administration program. Giannantonio earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with an accounting concentration, from Drexel University.

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