For a translator new to the financial field, navigating through top lines and bottom lines can prove potentially hazardous. With a road map, translating about corporate earnings—the bread and butter of financial translators—should no longer prove daunting. This presentation will not be a lesson on accounting principles, but it will discuss the accounting and business concepts that form the foundation of equities research reports and financial newspaper articles. It will also provide hints and strategies to deal with common pitfalls using samples from actual equities reports and published newspaper articles. Confident and knowledgeable translators are always in demand in this field, and this road map should pave the way for becoming one.