#CIJSummer: Understanding Company Accounts
A two-part session aimed at those who want to understand how to dig into financial statements and identify relevant information for investigations.
This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
Date: 6 July 2021
Time: 10:00 till 11:30 AND 12:00 till 13:30 (BST London, UK time).
Group size: max 40 people.
Class duration: 1hr 30min x 2 times a day x 1 day
Level of participation: high, with regular Q&A sections
This course will show you how to understand company accounts and get beyond the corporate PR spin. The emphasis will be on teaching practical skills. The objective of the course is to ensure that all participants feel comfortable with a set of accounts and know where and how to look for relevant information.
The only prerequisites for this course are numeracy and an interest in financial matters.
This course will need you to have the following software/apps/tools on your computer:
- Zoom app
- Camera and audio
This course will be hosted on Zoom. To find out more about how we use Zoom, please check out our Zoom InfoSec page.
- 6 July 2021 10.00–11.30 Time zone: BST (UK Time)
- 6 July 2021 12.00–13.30 Time zone: BST (UK Time)
by Raj Bairoliya
An introduction from the author, Raj Bairoliya A little history is in order. A dozen or so years ago, I was complaining to my friend Michael Gillard about the standard of financial investigative journalism in the UK – it was a matter of serious concern to me as I make my living from investigating wrongdoing.
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