🎓 Master’s Degree Financial Auditing | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

This master's degree has as a goal the practical training of specialists in the Auditing field. It includes 1,000 hours of professional internships. 

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Official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting
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Title of programme

Official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting

Academic field

Business and Economics

Length / Credits

10 months
60 ECTS

Official quality certification - AQU

Places / format

35 / Blended learning

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Student profile

Graduates in Business Administration and Management, Economics, Actuarial and Financial Sciences, Commerce professors and graduates in the Sciences, who will be able to achieve an advanced level of knowledge in auditing and accounting.

Admissions and enrolment

Application via website, submission of documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetable

From October to July. Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and, occasionally, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Academic Calendar

Organised with the College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia

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Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Become a professional

The aim of the official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting is to provide practical , specialist training in the field of auditing so that our students can successfully manage or carry out audits of companies of any type or size. We do this by covering a wide range of the important issues relating to auditing and accounting.

2. A standardised course

This is an official master’s degree approved by the Institute of Accounting and Auditing qualifying those who take it for exemption from the theoretical exam; the subjects from which it exempts them is dependent on the subjects students took as part of their previous degree. It allows graduates to enter the Official Registry of Chartered Accountants, and includes work placements that can be counted to meet the practical training requirements to work as a chartered accountant.

3. Supplementary training

The official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting qualifies graduates to register with the Official Registry of Chartered Accountants (ROAC) and practise as professionals. To do so, the master’s offers all students the opportunity to take supplementary training modules (if necessary) depending on candidates’ previous undergraduate studies.

Students who need to take supplementary credits to meet the requirements of the Institute of Accounting and Auditing may study those credits alongside the master’s at the same time, so that they will meet all the academic requirements for access to the ROAC by the end of the programme.

4. Professional development

The master’s includes 1,000 hour of work placements at prestigious auditing and accounting firms that can be used to meet the practical training requirements to practise as a professional financial auditor. It also includes a job’s board with job offers from more than 2,300 collaborating companies with work placements in over 20 countries.

5. Teaching staff

Our teaching staff comprises qualified experts with extensive professional experience in auditing, and a global view of the modern-day business reality.

6. Employability

The average employment rate for those who have complete CEU postgraduate studies is 95%.

7. Information resources and facilities

The Library Service is designed to support study and research with the primary objective of meeting students’ educational and scientific needs. It has ample opening hours, even on weekends, with the best computer facilities.

UAO CEU also offers a large digital repository containing open-access publications derived from the teaching, research and institutional activities by the university’s teaching staff, students and alumni.

Classes are taught at Abat Oliba CEU University and at the College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia.

 

Teaching staff

TEACHING STAFF

Classes in the official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting are taught by experts and professionals with proven teaching or professional experience, and have been chosen for their recognised prestige and specialisation in the field of auditing and accounting.

Master’s Director

Ramon M. Soldevila de Monteys. PhD in Economic and Business Sciences. Accounts auditor. University professor. Professor of Accounting and Auditing at Abat Oliba CEU University. 

rsoldevilad@uao.es

Coordinator of this Master’s

Alba Cuñat. Professional specialist at the Auditing School.

Teaching staff

  • Noelia Acosta Sánchez. Degree in Business Sciences. Auditor and certified public accountant. Partner at AUDIAXIS AUDITORES, S.L.P. auditing firm.
  • Estibaliz Baniandrés Avendaño. Degree in Economics and Business Sciences. Lecturer at the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Daniel Benito Sánchez. Degree in Business Sciences. Auditor and certified public accountant. Audit partner at the auditing firm ACORDIA ACR, S.L.
  • Francisco Javier Bordas Carné. Degree in Economics and Business Sciences. Lecturer at the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Miquel Brossa Cros. Degree in Business Management. Member of ROIAC. Partner at AVANZA AUDITORÍA since 2003.
  • Mario Cepero Randos. Degree in Economics. Lecturer at the CCJCC School of Accounting. Auditor and chartered accountant.
  • Emili Coll Collet. Degree in Economics. Partner at the ACTIVA Auditoría & Consultoria S.L.P. auditing firm.
  • Juan Corona Ramón. Full professor of Applied Economics at Abat Oliba CEU University. Auditor and chartered accountant. Director of the Chair of Family Business at UAO CEU and General Director of the Family Business Institute. Government advisor.
  • Patricia Daura Tur. Degree in Business Sciences (UB). Auditor and certified public accountant. Partner at the auditing firm Auditoría Contable Financiera Económica, S.L.
  • Ricard de la Vega Alemparte. Degree in Industrial Psychology / Master's in HR and organisation consulting. Lecturer at the CCJCC Auditing School.
  • Josep Lluís del Olmo Arriega. PhD from Abat Oliba CEU University. Director of the Degree in Marketing and Commercial Management at UAO CEU.
  • Miquel Ferrero Campdelacreu. Degree in Business Sciences from UB. Auditor and certified public accountant. Teacher at the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner at the auditing firm JDA AUDIT, SLP. Co-author of Procediments d'auditoria: any 2017 [Auditing procedures: year 2017], by the College of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Xavier García Marimon. Degree in Business Management. Co-director of the postgraduate degree in Public Auditing at UAO CEU. Co-director of the Executive MBA and lecturer at Barcelona University.
  • Ricardo García-Nieto Serratosa. Degree in Business Administration and Management. Teacher at the CCJCC School of Auditing. Auditor and certified public accountant.
  • Albert Grèbol Mas. Degree in Economics and Business Sciences. Auditor and certified public accountant. Lecturer at the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner at the auditing firm Grèbol i Collet Auditors, SLP since 2004.
  • Aischa Laarbi Lombas. Degree in Law from UB. Head of the Fiscal Department at PKF Legal and Tax Consultants SLU. Co-author of La reforma fiscal. La nueva normativa anotada y comentada por profesionales de la fiscalidad [The tax reform. The new regulation anotated by tax professionals], by J. M. Bosch editor.
  • Xavier Llopart Pérez. PhD in Economics. Full professor at the University School and the University of Barcelona. Auditor and certified public accountant. Head of the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Mª Dolors Magrí Majós. Degree in Economics and Business Sciences (enterprise) from UB. Partner of an auditing firm. Co-author of PKF Worldwide Internationally Mobile Employee Guide 2017-2018.
  • Francisco Martín Peña. PhD in Economics and Business Sciences. Auditor and certified public accountant. Lecturer.
  • Jordi Martí Pidelaserra. PhD in Economics. Accounting teacher at the University of Barcelona. Teacher of the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • Jordi Monferrer Sánchez. Degree in Economics and Business Sciences. Teacher at the Auditing School at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner of the auditing firm Fornes, Salas y Asociados Auditores, S.L.
  • Carme Monserrat Querol. Degree in Business Sciences. Auditor and certified public accountant.
  • Josep Mª Noguera i Amiel. Degree in Business Management. Teacher at the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Manager-Partner of the firm J. M. Noguera, S.L.P.
  • Nora Carmen Passarelli Martínez. Degree in Business Sciences. Teacher at the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Member of the RSM Spain Auditores, SLP auditing firm.
  • Ferran Rodríguez García. PhD in Economics and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona. Certified public accountant and auditor. Teacher of Financial Economy and Accounting at the University of Barcelona.
  • Mercedes Ruiz de Palacios. PhD in Economics and Business Sciences. Teacher at San Pablo CEU University.
  • Gemma Soligó Illamola. Degree in Economics and Business Sciences (specialising in business economics). Member of the Official Registry of Account Auditing. Partner of the Grant Thornton auditing firm since 2005. Co-author of Llei d'auditoria de comptes i independència. Canvis en el Pla General de Comptabilitat i normes de consolidació 2017 [Accounts auditing law and independence. Changes to the General Accounting Plan and consolidating regulation 2017].
  • Alex Tarré Casablancas. Degree in Business Management. Teacher at the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Associate partner at the PKF-AUDIEC, S.A.P. auditing firm.
  • Joan Teixidó i Pont. Degree in Economics and Business Sciences. Teacher at the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia. Partner at the auditing of the WP Duroc Audit, S.L.P.
  • Victor Vera Vinardell. Degree in Economics and Business Sciences from UPF. Regional Director of Large Accounts and Multinationals at Orange España. Certified public accountant. Author of the Manual del controller [Controller Manual] (Accid, 2014) along with O. Amat, F. Campa and other authors.
  • Pilar Yubero Hermosa. PhD in Economics and Business Sciences. Certified public account and auditor. Teacher at San Pablo CEU University.

 

DETAILED CV OF LECTURERS

Career opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Upon completion, students will receive the official master’s degree title in Financial Auditing and Accounting from Abat Oliba CEU University.

This master's degree is unquestionably a boost to your career prospects, given the wide variety of subjects it covers and the broad spectrum covered by auditing. Auditors not only review accounts in order to verify compliance with accounting regulations, but also make a judgement as to the company's financial and economic status. As a result, you will need an in-depth knowledge of businesses.

In order for business activities to function correctly, auditors, whose role is of public interest, as established by the European Commission, are essential.

In order to carry out their work, auditors require broad, comprehensive training, but also a high level of ethical dedication, enabling them to express an opinion on the company in question and its economic and financial reality, a key aspect of decision making.

This official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting aims to expand and build on the generally limited knowledge of accounting taught in Business Administration and Management degrees and similar, equipping master’s students with advanced skills in the highly specialised field of financial auditing.

This knowledge is then applied as we analyse and solve practical cases and situations similar to those that may arise in the workplace. In order to achieve this, our methodology focuses on participation to explore cases that deal with actual situations that come up at companies, as well as an end-of-year project that aims to develop your capacity to systematise the elements seen throughout the subjects, while learning how to analyse and communicate them in the most successful way possible.

Upon completion of this programme, students will be able to apply the knowledge gained autonomously and continuously in their professional activity as accounts auditors as well as in other positions related to the field of accounting.

In collaboration with:

Abat Oliba CEU University and the College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia have come together to organise this official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting to serve as a grounding in the theory required to join the Official Registry of Chartered Accountants.

The College of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia is a public corporation and a separate legal entity, and is responsible for the defence and interests of its members, who hold the title of chartered accountant as registered in the Official Registry of Chartered Accountants and who practise as accounting professionals.

The corporation boasts extensive experience, with over 25 years offering training programmes, since the auditing profession was first regulated and expanded, meaning the methodology and practical sessions are perfectly geared towards the needs of professionals working in auditing and accounts.

Abat Oliba CEU University has a close relationship with a large number of collaborators who recognise the excellence of the official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting and who regularly seek out our graduates in the field. These organisations include:

 

 

Prices and scholarships

TOTAL FEES

€ 6,975

PAYMENT METHODS

Candidates admitted in the ordinary admissions period must reserve their place on the programme by paying €1,500, which amount will be counted towards the total cost of the programme. Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

One-off payment

One-time payment in December.

MORE INFORMATION

Postgraduate and Further University Studies
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
master@uao.es

Calidad y normativa

ENTRY PROFILE

Those applying to take the Official Master’s in Financial Auditing and Accounting must hold either a higher university degree title from Spain (diplomatura, grado, licenciatura or ingeniería superior) or a foreign degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the Anglo-Saxon system). This master’s is especially aimed at graduates in Business Administration and Management, graduates in Economics, graduates in Actuarial and Financial Sciences, commercial professors and graduates in the Sciences looking to specialise in auditing and accounting to advance their careers in both the field of accounts auditing and related areas within companies.

 

OBJECTIVES

The aim of this specialised, multidisciplinary programme is for students to acquire the advanced training they need to enable them to work in accounts auditing, in accordance with Spanish Law RD 861/2010. The programme carefully combines various key elements, and is specifically designed to achieve the learning objectives/competences in four key ways: knowledge, skills and attitude, as well as the ability to apply all these in their professional activity.

General goals

The general goal of this official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting is to offer students advanced knowledge of the different areas, subjects and tasks related to the field of auditing and accounts in order to allow them to work as professionals in those fields. This objective is consistent with those of Abat Oliba CEU University as they reinforce specific skills in the field of accounting and more specifically in accounts auditing.

The master's degree offers this professional focus while also promoting a critical, participatory spirit that is key in the field of decision-making in companies. This is also consistent with the University's key principles as it aspires to promote leadership in decision making based on a broad knowledge of accounting and the advancement of the skills required to identify, diagnose and solve problems relating to accounting and interpret the information provided by companies.

Upon completion of this master's degree, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills that society and organisations require of accounting and auditing professionals.

The main elements that make up the syllabus of the programme (i.e., its subjects and training activities, as well as the teaching and evaluation methodologies) are all geared towards achieving these objectives. Finally, it should be noted that this master's degree has an overwhelming focus on professionals.

 

Specific objectives

  • To gain an in-depth understanding of the accounting regulations applicable to companies, nationally and internationally, especially with regard to interpretation and practical application.
  • To learn the operations and protocols for auditing accounts. Development and application of the Law on Auditing.
  • To learn to give an opinion on the financial and economic state of a company, based mainly on accounting information.
  • To be able to practise as an auditor while making intensive use of advanced quantitative and computer techniques that facilitate complex, optimised decision making in an informed way.
  • To develop the necessary skills required to pursue a professional career in the areas of auditing and accounting.
  • To be able to take on the new challenges posed by new regulations in the field of auditing and accounting while bearing in mind the economic environment the organisation in question finds itself in.
  • To become a professional, with a reflective, enterprising spirit, sensitive to diversity and aware of your professional and personal responsibility to society and the economy.

COMPETENCIES OF THIS MASTER’S