Event Detail

Distinguished Speaker Series: Howard M. Schilit (Ended)

Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud in Financial Reports

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, September 28, 2006 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12 Noon
The Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Howard M. Schilit, CPA
Former President and Founder
Center for Financial Research & Analysis, Inc.

Introduction by David L. Frank, CFA

Biography: Dr. Howard Schilit is an international leader in the field of forensic accounting and corporate governance and advisor to thousands of investment professionals at institutional investment firms. In 1994, he founded a global research organization, Center for Financial Research & Analysis ("CFRA") that alerts institutional investors and others of companies with deteriorating operational cash flows, aggressive accounting policies, and inadequate control environments. In 2003, CFRA was acquired by TA Associates and Dr. Schilit retired from active involvement in 2006. CFRA warned investors of impending problems at Enron, Worldcom, Cendant and many other companies.

Dr. Schilit is author of two books -- Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports (2nd Edition, March 2002); and Blue Chips & Hot Tips:Identifying Emerging Growth Companies Most Likely to Succeed (NYIF, March 1992).

Eligible for 1 credit hour.

This Luncheon Program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program. Please see http://www.cfainstitute.org/memresources/pdprogram/ for more information.

The Union League Club 65 W. Jackson Blvd.

Thursday, September 28
12 - 1pm

11:30am - Registration
12:00pm - Luncheon begins followed by the presentation

Chef's Choice (Fruit Plate available upon request)

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Student-Member - $10 (cash, check or credit card)*
Non-Member - $55 (cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

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Cancellations accepted until 5pm, September 27. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.

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