FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

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Code
60076
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8697 Business Administration (L-18) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8698 Maritime, Logistics and Transport Economics and Business (L-18) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8699 Economics (L-33) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Business Administration)
semester
2° Semester
sectioning
This unit is divided into 3 sections: A, B, C. This page refers to the section
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course provides an introduction to financial accounting, with particual focus on double-entry book-keeping and financial statement preparation.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course focuses on financial accounting, with particual regard to double-entry book-keeping and financial statement preparation.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aims

The course aims at providing a theoretical basis of financial accounting and of financial reporting, with particular reference to the preparation of the annual report folliwing the Italian Civil Code (modified by the legislative decree139/2015). To this aim, the course goes more in depth with the concepts of the Economia Aziendale course by focusing on double-entry book-keeping.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • perform an accounting analysis of the main corporate operations in a financial perspective;
  • prepare and interpret the annual report compliant with the Italian Civil Code and Italian GAAP.

Learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge and comprehension Students will know the rules of the Italian Civil Code and the main issues related to financial accounting and financial reporting. They will also acquire adequate knowledge and understand the main ordinary operations.
  • Application capabilities Students will be able to apply such knowledge, to understand and to solve the main issue regarding book-keeping, the measurement of earnings and capital. In particular, they will be able to prepare the annual report according to the Italian Civil Code and accounting standards.
  • independent judgement  Students will be able to judge the relevance of information disclosed to determine the main financial figures. They will also understand the main implications of accounting records and the connections between book-keeping and the annual report.
  • Communication skills Students will learn the accounting technical language to be able to communicate clearly with professionals and other practitioners.
  • Learning skills Students will develop adequate learning skills, which will allow them to have regular updates and futrher focused study. This is a key point given the continuous evolution of the discipline.

PREREQUISITES

The course is based on many concepts introduced in the Economia Aziendale course, which must be passed before taking the Ragioneria Generale exam. Other relevant concepts for this course regard the courses of Diritto Privato with regard to the main contracts and of Diritto Commerciale with regard to companies.

Teaching methods

Lessons, business cases, seminars with professionals.

The teaching methods could be changed due to the evolution of the pandemic. Any amendment will be published on the Aulaweb page of the course,

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Financial accounting, double-entry book-keeping

2. Value Added Tax

3. Purchasing

4. Sales

5. Services

6. Personnel 

7. Investments

8. Equity

9. Debt 

10. Foreign currency operations

11. Financial instruments

12. Annual report: presentation

13. Annual report: principles

14. Annual report: interpretation

15. Introduction to consolidated financial statements and international accounting standards (IAS-IFRS)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Book: Marchi, “Contabilità d’impresa e valori di bilancio”, 6th edition, 2018.

- Book: Quagli, “Bilancio di Esercizio e principi contabili”, ninth edition, 2018.

- Other materials available on aulaweb.

See the course Aulaweb webiste to see the detailed program.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Office hours for students are disclosed during classes and on the course Aulaweb website.  

Exam Board

PAOLA RAMASSA (President)

ELISA RONCAGLIOLO

ROBERTO GARELLI

COSTANZA DI FABIO

RENATA DAMERI

FRANCESCO GIOVANNI AVALLONE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lessons, business cases, seminars with professionals.

The teaching methods could be changed due to the evolution of the pandemic. Any amendment will be published on the Aulaweb page of the course,

LESSONS START

Second semester

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING B

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists in a written test (compulsory) and an oral assessment (not compulsory).

The oral assessment can be chosen only by students passing the written test.

The examination method could be changed due to the evolution of the pandemic. Any amendment will be published on the Aulaweb page of the course.

Assessment methods

The exam consists in a written test (compulsory) and an oral assessment (not compulsory). Both assessments regard the entire syllabus.

The written test includes:

  • a first part (preliminary test): 10 multiple-choice questions;
  • a second part: book-keeping, financial statement preparation and two open-ended questions.

To pass the written test, students must pass the preliminary test (min 6 correct answers out of 10).

Students passing the written test can decide to take also the oral assessment durig the same exam.

Two intermediate tests will take place during the lesson period. Each of them will consist in 10 multiple-choice questions. Students passing both these tests (min 6 correct answers out of 10) can skip the first part of the written test (preliminary test) in Summer and Autumn exams.

During summer and winter exams, students can take the exam no more than twice (out of three exam dates).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/06/2021 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/06/2021 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/07/2021 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/09/2021 15:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Course attendance

The attendance to the course is not compulsory.

Syllabus and assessment methods are the same for students attending and not attending the course.