creative accounting

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creative accounting

nkreative Buchführung f (um einen falschen Eindruck vom erzielten Gewinn zu erwecken)
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Maybe he should be studying creative accountancy instead of retail management.
Strip out all the unproductive investment and creative accountancy, and Chinese GDP grew last year by less than 2 per cent.
They were formed in 1944 by international socialists, the Soviet Bloc, who in 1945 took over the world's banking system, using an illusion of creative accountancy, indecipherable by the man in the street, to keep governments in the grip of debt.
I think they're using creative accountancy to get round it."
He and his government have failed to commit to a 2% of GDP promise for defence spending and are trying to play creative accountancy to meet that hollow promise made at the NATO summit held in Wales.
Fight your corner by all means in this community election, but tell the whole story, not selected creative accountancy.
I would suggest that it is more a case of creative accountancy as figures in 3-5 years' time will prove.
Creative accountancy perhaps, but still that bill is on someone's books.
THE first question any aspiring business journalist should ask of themselves as they go about their daily job is 'what is the agenda here?' From rigorously dissecting the latest gushing company results announcement - beware the perils of creative accountancy - to the unstoppable rise of the press release industry, the job is frequently a minefield of agenda-driven issues thinly masquerading as 'news.' Every politician, from David Cameron down to the local parish councillor, has a personal agenda, largely party-based and often self-serving.
"The sheer lack of guidance coupled with tendencies towards 'creative accountancy' has forced the accounting profession to regain control; to take charge in its quest to promote transparency."
I have heard of creative accountancy, but creative policing would seem something of an art with the chief constable.
MANCHESTER United's financial problems would have been even worse had the Old Trafford money-men not used some creative accountancy.