Raj Bairoliya is a well-known forensic accountant and has been teaching How to Read Company Accounts at the CIJ for over 10 years. Raj also holds a number of intensive weekend courses for the CIJ, as well as frequently helping journalists and broadcasters to decipher the accounting/business aspect of their stories.
Raj has specialised in forensic accounting investigations for nearly 25 years and has investigated many of the high-profile accounting failures over this period. He is retained by law firms as well as law enforcement and regulatory agencies. In 2000, he set up Forensic Accounting LLP, an independent specialist forensic accounting firm. The firm, having grown to be the biggest independent forensic firm in the UK, was acquired by a US-listed firm in 2008. Raj left in August 2012 and he is once again an independent forensic accountant and the managing director of Expert Forensic Accountants Limited. He also runs Dawai Dost, a charitable pharmaceutical project in India.