Dr. Howard Schilit is the founder and CEO of Schilit Forensics, and a pioneer in the field of detecting accounting tricks in corporate financial reports. He is the author of Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports, now in its 3rd Edition. The 4th Edition will be in publish in March, 2018.
Howard was the founder and CEO of CFRA until the business was sold in 2003. He has been a leading spokesman before the US Congress, the SEC, and global media outlets about accounting tricks and the early warning signs of business deterioration in public filings. Dr. Schilit began his career as an Associate Professor of Accounting at American University and continues to teach and lecture all over the world. Dr. Schilit holds a doctorate in Accounting from the University of Maryland.