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English definition of “earnings management”

earnings management

noun [U]
 
 
ACCOUNTING
the use of methods of recording financial information about a company's income that give a false idea of the company's success, which may not be illegal but is considered dishonest: Some types of earnings management may comply with accounting rules; others cross the line into violations of the law. → See also creative accounting
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