Back to Basics: Guide to Understanding Financial Statements


Tuesday, January 25, 2022 (12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.)

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  • Philip LongPartner
    KPMG Law LLP
  • Amit Shah, CPA, CAPartner

Financial statements are written for accountants, right? Sometimes it seems that way. But as a lawyer who advises business clients (and others) based on the important information in these documents, are you confident that you can decode their secrets? In just 90 minutes, our experienced speakers and panels of lawyers and accountants help you make sense of the numbers so that you know what to look for when you interpret these statements as part of a transaction or litigation matter.

  • Get a primer on financial statements (including balance sheets, income statements, profit and loss statements, IFRS vs GAAP)
  • Learn about the forms of financial reporting (including Audit, Review, and Notice to Reader Statements)
  • Gain insight into common financial issues in transactions (including quality of earnings, working capital, and legal review)


  • Jason BeitchmanRayman Beitchman LLP
  • Brooke BoocockVice PresidentKPMG Corporate Finance
  • Philip LongPartnerKPMG Law LLP
  • Amit Shah, CPA, CAPartnerKPMG LLP

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