🎓 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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Denomination

Official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting

Academic Area

Business and Economics

Length / Credits

10 months
60 ECTS

places

35

modality

Blended learning

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Student profile

Graduates in Business Management, bachelors and graduates in Economics, bachelors and graduates in Actuarial and Financial Sciences, Commerce Professors and graduates in Sciences that are high qualified to reach a master’s level in advanced auditing and accounting.

Admission and Enrolment

Enrolment application via website, sending of the documents and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetables

From October to July. Friday from 15.00 h to 21.00 and Saturday from 9.00 h to 15.00 h.

Academic Calendar

Organised with the Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya.

Why study at the UAO CEU?

1. Professionalisation

The main aim of the master’s degree in Auditing and Accounting is to achieve the training with practice learning from specialised experts in the field of auditing, so students can successfully face and fulfil the auditing management in firms or any other institution of any kind. This process will take part thanks to a wide and important list of subjects related to financial and accounting auditing.

2. Standardisation

This master’s degree has been certified by the Institute of Accounting and Financial Auditing in order to be able to take the theoretical test to have access to the Official Register of Financial Auditors, and exempts from taking some courses depending on the subjects that make up the previous degree of the students. The course brings in 1,000 hours of professional practicum that compute for the purpose of practicum training, essential for becoming an official financial auditor.

3. Professional development

The course brings in 1,000 hours of professional practicum that compute for the purpose of practicum training, essential for becoming an official financial auditor. Job Listing at a national and international level with more than 2,300 associate businesses with internship offers in more than 20 countries.

4. Faculty

The faculty is composed by prestigious experts and professionals with a wide professional in auditing, with a global and current vision of the business reality.

5. Employability

The average work placement rate is 95% in the postgraduate studies of the CEU.

6. Information resources

The Library Service is conceived as a support unit for study and research. Its most important objective is to meet the educative and scientific demands. It has convenient opening hours, including weekends, with the best computer equipment. In addition, the UAO CEU offers to all the University community a vast digital storage, with free access to its publications from its docent, research or institutional activities carried out by teachers, students or former students from the University.

 

Faculty

FACULTY

The classes of the official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting are taught by well-known experts and professionals that have a contrasted teaching and/or professional experience, and have been chosen by their renowned prestige and specialisation in the Auditing and Accounting field:

Master's coordination

Ramón M. Soldevila de Monteys. PhD in Economical and Business Sciences. Account auditor. University lecturer. Teacher of Accounting and Account Auditing at Abat Oliba CEU University. 
rsoldevilad@uao.es

Faculty

  • 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.
  • Jaume Carreras Boada. Commercial law lecturer. Auditor and certified public accountant. Teacher at the Auditing School, part of the School of Certified Public Accountants of Catalonia.
  • 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.
  • Jorge Hinojosa Pérez. Degree in Business Management. Auditor and certified public accountant. Master's in Financial and Risk Auditing from the Institute of Market Studies of Madrid (IEB). Senior manager of the Corporate Treasury department at EY in Barcelona. Frequent collaboration in written and visual media for the Spanish Association of Accounting and Auditing.
  • Carlos Ibáñez Turmo. Degree in Business Administration and Management. Teacher at CCJCC School of Auditing. Auditor and certified public accountant.
  • 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 THE FACULTY

Careers

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The student obtains the official title "master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting from the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU".

This master's degree has an evident professional interest, given its wide and extensive subject variety. The auditor not only carries out account reviews to verify the compliance of the accounting regulations, but also gives an opinion about the company from the financial and economic point of view. As a consequence to this, the auditor must have a deep knowledge from all points of view.

In order to function properly, it is fundamental the role of the account auditor for the revision of the economic and business activity. The auditor has a public interest function, as has established the European Commission.

The auditor requires an extensive and complete training to perform his job, and an ethical compromise as well, that enables him or her to give an opinion about a company, about an economical and financial reality on which is based the taking of decisions.

The official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting wants to decisively contribute to an increment of the usually limited knowledge on accounting matters imparted in Business Management degrees and such. The competences that are developed in this master's degree are quite advanced, particularly in a specialised field such as the financial auditing and accounting. In addition, it is complemented by the application of this knowledge to the analysis and resolution of practical cases and similar situations that may appear in their professional practice. For this reason, the methodology of this master's degree is very participative, working with cases that deal with situations applied to the company's reality, as well as having to make a Final Project in which they have to develop and structure elements which have served them as a reference in the development of subjects, as well as approaching and communicating in the most successful possible way.

By overcoming this programme, students will reach an academic level that will facilitate the continuous and independent application of the professional auditing practice, and other jobs related to the accounting area.

Collaborators

The Abat Oliba CEU University and the Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya have joined efforts to organise this official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting, so it can be a theoretical-type training base to access the Official Register of Account Auditors.

The Col·legi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya is a Public Law corporation, being a legal entity, responsible for the defence and the interests of those professionals that are part of it, those in possession of the degree of Financial Auditor, registered in the Official Register of Account Auditors and that practice the activities of the Auditing Profession.

The experience acquired by this corporation for more than 25 years of teaching training programmes has favoured the performed training actions, which have reached a level of practice and methodology that fits perfectly with the needs of those who work in the Auditing field.

The Abat Oliba CEU University has a close relationship with a great number of collaborators that recognise the excellence of the official master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting, and that benefit from the graduates of these studies. The following are the main collaborators.

 

Prices and scholarships

TOTAL PRICE

€6,975

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have made a reservation, the payment of the rest of the registration fee can be carried out in one of the following methods:

single payment

This method involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

instalment payment

50% at the time of enrolment and 50% in January.

monthly payment

10 instalments with special financing at 0% interest with Banc Sabadell (Check opening charges).

other payment methods

With Banco Santander, "la Caixa", Catalunya Caixa, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This method also involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.

MORE INFORMATION

Postgraduate and University Extension
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
masters@uao.es

Quality and regulations

ADMISSION PROFILE

Students wishing to apply for the official master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting must have a Spanish degree or advanced course (general degree, degree or honours degree) or a foreign degree (equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in the Anglo-Saxon system).

This master’s degree is specifically aimed at graduates in Business Management, bachelors and graduates in Economics, graduates in Actuarial and Financial Sciences, Commerce Professors and graduates in Sciences that are high qualified to reach a master’s level in advanced auditing and accounting areas, in order to enhance their activity and professional progression in the auditing field mostly, but also in accounting job positions in companies.

OBJECTIVES

The master's degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting has the objective to enhance the student acquires an advanced level of specialisation in this multidisciplinary studies. According to Royal Decree 861/2010, the studies are focused specifically in the professional exercise of Financial Auditing. Its teaching pattern has been designed as a result of a global coherence of elements, that complement each other and each of them is crucial, which are thought to guide in order to achieve the objectives and competences that the students are told to. Among these elements we can mention the overall knowledge, skills (specific knowledge) and approaches (common know-how to do) as well as the capacity to raise and combine all these elements to correctly perform the proper functions and activities.

General objectives

The general objective of the master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting is to offer the students the concrete knowledge for the different areas, subjects and tasks that take part in the Auditing field, so it can enhance their entrance in the professional career. This objective coincide with the University's main aim, since we seek to strengthen their specific competences in accounting and, specially, in the accounting audit field.

The professional orientation of this master’s degree can be measured by its critic and participative character, more likely found in decision taking tanks in important firms –which are suggested to or required to undergo an audit- but also by the principles of the University, based in promoting leadership in decision making, what can be possible thanks to deep understanding of accounting subjects and the development of aptitudes to identify, diagnose and solve problems from a critic spirit perspective and also from the insight capacity of accountants to interpret the information of a firm.

 

At the end of this master’s degree, students will acquire the knowledge and abilities an accountant and auditor needs that are required by society and organisations. This means that they will have a solid formation over the tools and practices used in the auditing field.

In order to achieve this objective, the main elements constituting the curricular design of the master’s degree in Financial Auditing and Accounting Formative Programme –subjects and formative activities, as well as teaching and evaluating methods – are focused on success. Finally, it is important to clarify that this master’s degree is clearly thought for professionals.

Specific objectives

  • Having a deep understanding of national and international accounting regulations applied to the firm referred to interpretation and practical application of the legislation.
  • Being aware of operating conditions and protocols playing in accounting and financial auditing. Development and application of Audit Law.
  • Being able to draft an opinion about the financial and economic status of the company, based mostly in accounting information.
  • Being able to develop the auditor work by taking advantage of quantitative and informatics advanced technologies that allow optimal and up to date decision making process.
  • Being able to develop the right abilities that enhance your professional career in financial auditing and accounting areas.
  • Acquiring the competences to respond to new challenges created with new legislation in the auditing and accounting areas, taking an account the economic status for each period in which the entity is going through.
  • Becoming a professional, entrepreneur and thoughtful, sensitive to diveristy and aware of his or her professional and personal responsibility towards society and economy.