Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2015, 63, 1859-1866
Published online 2015-12-26

Analysis of Possibilities of Detectnig the Manipulation of Financial Statements in Terms of the IFRS and Czech Accounting Standards

Zita Drábková

Department of Finance and Accounting, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Branišovská 1645/31a, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic

The main objective of financial statements is to give information. The diversity of interests and objectives of individual groups of users and creators of financial statements presents the risk of manipulation of financial statements in the context of true and fair view as defined in the national accounting legislation. The paper is concerned with the different possibilities of detecting the manipulation of financial statements in terms of the Czech Accounting Standards and IFRS. The paper analyzes the selected risk detection models of the manipulation of financial statements using creative accounting methods, off-balance sheet financing methods and accounting frauds in specific case studies of selected accounting unit in terms of Czech accounting standards. Based on the analysis and comparison of the results thereof, the paper presents and evaluates the alternatives of users of financial statements to evaluate the risk of manipulation of financial statements beyond the scope of a fair and true view. The evaluation further includes a comparison of uses of these models with respect to the International Financial Reporting Standards.


This paper was supported by GAJU [No. 149/20014/S].


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