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creative accounting

noun [U]
 
 
( also creative accountancy)
ACCOUNTING the use of methods of recording financial information about a company, etc. which are legal but which do not show the real situation clearly, usually making the company seem more successful than it really is: The book is a guide for investors on how to spot creative accounting techniques used in annual accounts to flatter profits.
Translations of “creative accounting”
in Chinese (Traditional) 創造性做帳,做假帳…
in Chinese (Simplified) 创造性做账,做假账…
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