Business & Finance: Impulsive Accountant

If there breathes an accountant with a soul dead to every healthy human instinct for mischief, he may never have imagined the fun of playing hob with a company's books. Expand an asset here, thumbnose at a liability there, list the right figures in the wrong columns, and a company would soon be unable to tell its assets from its inventory. Last week, the Manhattan Curb Exchange and the Amsterdam Bourse suspended trading in the stock of Interstate Hosiery Mills, Inc. while its officials tried to make sense of its balance sheet. A...

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