Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Paul M. Clikeman, Ph.D., has been teaching undergraduate- and master's-level auditing classes at the University of Richmond since 1995. Previously, he was an auditor and audit supervisor in the Chicago office of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte). Dr Clikeman is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has published more than 30 articles about auditing, fraud examination, accounting education, and financial accounting. He also maintains the website http://auditeducation.info, which provides resources and advice for studying and teaching financial statement auditing.
Paul Clikeman is a wonderful storyteller who brings the characters in these fraud cases to life and describes the cycles of fraud and reform that have driven the development of accounting. My students and I love this book! - Dana R. Hermanson, Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair, Kennesaw State University, GA Called to Account is my favorite accounting book. The clear and concise chapters are the perfect mix of accounting detail, colorful characters and intrigue. It's a must read for those who want to understand where standards come from and where they might be headed next. - Brian W. Mayhew, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Program, Arthur Andersen Alumni, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI Called to Account provides an outstanding, historical perspective on how financial frauds and other important events have shaped the U.S. accounting profession. And the individual case studies covering most of the largest frauds in recent history are both informative and enjoyable to read. As a supplement for an auditing textbook to bring more realism to particular issues, or simply as a great read on how the accounting profession has evolved to its present state, I highly recommend this excellent book. - Dennis Beresford, Executive in Residence, University of Georgia, and Former Chairman of FASB I have used prior editions of Called to Account for several years as an integral part of my undergraduate auditing course with outstanding results. The book is very engaging and serves as a starting point for a more in-depth research assignment on the individual cases. In addition to gaining an understanding of the accounting frauds, students develop a much deeper appreciation for the evolution of accounting and auditing standards and the many factors influencing that evolution. I will continue to use Called to Account and highly recommend it to others. - Gary J. Witosky, David M. Miller Endowed Chair of Accounting, Thiel College, Greenville, PA