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Know Your Numbers: Understanding Financial Statements for In-House Lawyers - ILANZ Event 2016

Know Your Numbers: Understanding Financial Statements for In-House Lawyers - ILANZ Event 2016
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As this is an ILANZ event, please contact ILANZ events manager Tiffany Henderson for further information or with queries on 04 463 2907 or ilanz@lawsociety.org.nz 

In-house lawyers with a good understanding of accounting and financial reports have a tremendous advantage. This practical half-day workshop is specifically designed for busy in-house lawyers looking to improve their commercial and accounting knowledge. Across the private and public sectors, this crucial financial knowledge is often identified as a key area for improvement for inhouse lawyers.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Use and understand financial terminology;
  • Read financial statements and understand how they inter-relate;
  • Understand how financial reports are prepared and manipulated;
  • Complete basic financial analysis and be able to monitor financial performance.
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About the presenters

The workshops will be led by Barry Jordan and Lorinda Kelly in Wellington and Jason Weir and Rebecca Hildyard in Auckland. Barry, Lorinda, Jason and Rebecca are experienced forensic accountants and senior members of Deloitte’s forensic team. They are regularly called on to provide expert accounting evidence in legal proceedings, conduct fraud investigations and complete complex financial investigations. A critical component of this work is explaining financial and accounting concepts to clients, lawyers and judges.

Dates and venues

Wellington - 2 March
8.30am - 1.30pm
Venue: Deloitte - Level 16, Deloitte House, 10 Brandon Street, Wellington - View Google Map

Auckland - 18 March
8.30am - 1.30pm
Venue: Deloitte - Level 18 Deloitte Centre, 80 Queen Street Auckland - View Google Map


Workshop materials will be given to participants on the day.

Fee (incl GST)

Registration for this workshop is available for ILANZ members only - please email ilanz@lawsociety.org.nz
Please note places are limited to 25 participants at each workshop and will be allocated on a first-come basis.

  • $295 ex GST  ($339.25 incl GST) - ILANZ members
  • $245 ex GST ($281.75 incl GST) - ILANZ premium members


Payment for online registrations is by credit card, cheque or direct credit.  If you would prefer to be invoiced for this workshop, click here.

What previous participants have said

"I can not speak highly enough of this workshop and have recommended it to friends and colleagues. I strongly encourage anyone looking to gain a better understanding of financial concepts to attend.  The team from Deloitte are highly skilled in de-coding the jargon and explaining financial concepts in a way that is approachable and based on real life examples."
Head of Legal

"I would thoroughly recommend the workshop to other in-house lawyers.  I found the workshop very useful, well-paced and relevant to my job.  In-house lawyers will know how important it is to understand financial information and many of us have no financial training at all.  This workshop is great because it teaches you the fundamentals, but also the workshop approach means you work through examples, so it’s much easier to retain the information."
Senior Counsel, telco 

"This is a very practical, hands on seminar which demystifies financial language. The presenters are easy going, and happy to answer any questions, no matter how basic. This seminar is a must for in-house counsel interacting with financial documents and business finance reporting."
Intermediate Legal Counsel, energy company

"I really enjoyed the day. The presenters were able to convey accounting concepts in a way that was clear and understandable.  They used a practical format with the class working through exercises as a team.  This was good fun and a great way to learn.  The biggest plus about the course I think though was that they tailored the information to suit the audience.  They went through an annual report and were able to identify/demystify the numbers in a way that would be useful to in-house lawyers."
Leading General Counsel

As this is an ILANZ event, please contact ILANZ events manager Tiffany Henderson for further information or with queries on 04 463 2907 or ilanz@lawsociety.org.nz 

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0800 333 111


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New Zealand