The Teaching program of the Department of `Financial Accounting and Auditing` comprehends on the one hand the external financial accounting and reporting of companies – in normative and conceptual respects – according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) which is taught during the teaching program for Bachelors in the courses “Financial Reporting I and II” and during the teaching program for Masters in the courses “Financial Accounting and Reporting” and “Group Reporting and Control”. On the other hand the domains “Business Valuation and Analysis” and “Auditing and Corporate Governance” are subject of the teaching program for Masters, too.
The students gain skills which enable them to prepare, audit and analyse a company’s financial statements as well as to manage a company on the basis of financial accounting data. They are equally requested to question currents concepts and conventions of financial accounting critically. Thus, the Department of `Financial Accounting and Auditing` prepares the students for tasks particularly in the domains Auditing, Financial Accounting, Controlling and Business Administration.
Current tasks in the self-administration of the University
Numerous Lectureships and Visiting Professorships at home and abroad
Teaching and Research Activities amongst others at the University of Washington, Seattle; Virginia Politec Institute and State University, Blacksburg; VA, Rice University of Virginia, Huston, Texas; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; University of Colorado, Boulder; San Diego State University (USA), London School of Economics and Political Science (Great Britain), HEC School of Management, Paris (France), University of Lund (Sweden), University of Edinburgh (Scotland), University of Cordoba (Spain), University of Nisc (Serbia), Graduate School of Management Jönsköping (Sweden), University of Sydney (Australia), Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden)
Member of the Working Groups `Externe Unternehmensrechnung` and `Integrated Reporting` of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft e.V., Member of several boards of editors of national and international academic journals