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Financial Markets and Accounting for Translators

Financial terms can be complicated and make life difficult for translators wishing to operate in this profitable niche. Paul Urwin, entrepreneur, translator and former fund manager is here to help!

In this course, he explains financial markets, investments and accounting – after all, if you are able to understand how these areas actually work, then translating the concepts into another language will be that much easier.

Session 1 – Financial Markets: Shares, Bonds and Cash

  • exchange rate on the big deskDifferent types of assets: equities, bonds and cash
  • Benchmarks
  • Risk and Return
  • Players within the financial markets

Session 2 – Financial Markets: Alternative Investments and Derivatives

  •  Property
  • Gold and other commodities
  • Hedge Funds
  • Derivatives

Session 3 – Financial Reporting (Accounts and Accounting)

  •  Accounting Standards
  • The Balance Sheet
  • The Income Statement
  • The Cashflow Statement
  • Common Accounting and Financial Ratios

Feedback from the October course was excellent with attendees expressing their appreciation of gaining a deeper understanding of the financial markets.  One attendee remarked: “(I now have) a far better understanding of options, futures, forwards & swaps using real life examples, great session”.


CIOL membership discount: 10% (the code is available on the membership page)


Paul Urwin

Paul has significant experience as a qualified investment professional within the UK corporate sector, in companies such as Schroders and Barclays Global Investors.  This has given him a good understanding of the specific needs of translation clients.






Three sessions, each of approximately an hour.

CPD points

ITI accredits this webinar and ITI members may log 3 hours of CPD. Members of ATA earn 3 CE points for this session. Courses with eCPD Webinars are officially accredited by the Bureau Wbtv as ‘erkende opleiding’ (approved training). Accreditation by the CIOL is pending.

Who should watch it?

Translators working in, or who would like to work in, the area of financial translations. All levels are welcome, from those looking to develop financial translation as an area of specialization to seasoned professionals wishing to keep up-to-date.

What are the benefits to you?

This course will help you develop a greater understanding of financial markets, investments and accounting, thus assisting you to work with confidence in this profitable area of translation.


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    • Paul Urwin gives an excellent presentation that is easy to understand and to follow. The course content is both comprehensive and interesting and I would recommend it to any financial translator.

  1. Ina Hohmann

    An extremely useful and informative course that I can highly recommend to anyone translating texts from the financial sector.

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