creative accounting Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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creative accountingnoun [U]

uk   us   disapproving
ways of ​explaining how ​money has been ​spent, that ​hide what has really ​happened to it
(Definition of creative accounting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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creative accountingnoun [U]

uk   us   (also creative accountancy)
ACCOUNTING the use of ​methods of ​recordingfinancialinformation about a ​company, etc. which are ​legal but which do not show the ​realsituation clearly, usually making the ​company seem more ​successful than it really is: The ​book is a ​guide for ​investors on how to ​spotcreativeaccountingtechniques used in ​annualaccounts to ​flatterprofits.
(Definition of creative accounting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “creative accounting”
in Chinese (Simplified) 创造性做账,做假账…
in Chinese (Traditional) 創造性做帳,做假帳…
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