Online Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting

Specialize in the key aspects of local and international business accounting and learn the essential concepts of the auditing profession.

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Regulations
  • Auditing
Next edition
Classes start
06 October, 2021 (To be confirmed)
Program ends
21 December, 2021 (To be confirmed)
ECTS credits
1250 €

With the Online Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting you will learn about new trends in accounting and delve into the consolidation of financial statements.

At the end of the postgraduate, you will master the Spanish accounting regulations, international financial information standards and other accounting regulations (USGAAP), knowing both the differences between them and their latest developments. You will also study the methods and stages for the consolidation of financial statements as well as the rules for the filing of consolidated financial statements.

All this with the aim of understanding the principles and standards of auditing and how the auditor performs their task.


Why choose this program


We adapt to you

We offer the same program, content, and academic qualification in 3 different modalities: face-to-face, blended, and online. In this way, we adapt to your personal and professional situation.


Learn from a prestigious teaching team

You will train with professors from the UPF-BSM, the UPF Economics and Business area and also with recognized active professionals who will contribute their knowledge and experience to apply the theory to the practical exercise of the profession.


Expand your training

If at the end of the postgraduate course you want to continue expanding your training, you will be able to take the Master in Accounting and Financial Management at UPF-BSM with the recognition of the credits you have already obtained in the postgraduate.

Who is it for?

The program is aimed at university graduates, preferably in the field of Accounting and Business Administration, and professionals with experience in the field, seeking technical training in the field of accounting and auditing.

Admission and enrolment


The Online Postgraduate course in Financial Accounting is made up of 4 main subjects, which develop the course content, and is complemented by the Postgraduate Final Project, which will cover the acquired content.

Spanish accounting regulations
  • Accounting regulatory framework in Spain
  • Latest developments
  • ICAC Consultations
International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS)
  • IAS/IFRS. Regulatory framework
  • Latest news and projects
  • Status of adoption in Spain
  • Differences between IFRS and US GAAP
Consolidation of financial statements
  • Consolidation and rules relating to the formulation of consolidated accounts
  • Stages in consolidation
  • Consolidation methods
  • Rules for the filing of the consolidated annual accounts
  • Auditing principles and standards
  • Auditing procedures
  • Audit reports
  • ICAC sanctioning procedures
  • Execution of the auditing task
Postgraduate Final Project

The students should integrate the various subjects of the program into the Postgraduate Final Project. This will allow them, on the one hand, to apply the knowledge acquired to the business world and, on the other hand, to enrich the vision that the student has of the concepts that they are learning throughout the course.

Qualification obtained

Once you have passed the program, you will be awarded the degree of Curso de Postgrado en Contabilidad Financiera, issued by Pompeu Fabra University.


The teaching team for the Online Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting is made up of professors from the UPF Economics and Business area and professionals from the sector who guarantee the UPF-BSM's teaching rigour.

Academic directors

Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer BSM


Josep Lluis Boned Torres

Senior Lecturer BSM

Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer BSM

Jordi Perramon Costa

Associate Professor BSM


At the UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model, which aims to place the participant at the centre of the process so that they are the owner of their learning process.

To facilitate day-to-day management and the achievement of your academic goals, the program is structured into subjects, with which you will acquire knowledge, and instrumental and aptitude skills.

All this, while having 24/7 access to the virtual environment so that you can organize your study without schedules and at your own pace. In this way, you can combine it with your work and personal life, making the most of the time you have for it.


Interactive teaching materials

Various materials and formats will make your experience more motivating: videos, case studies, content maps, and downloadable resources. Designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, they provide you with the latest knowledge, skills, and tools to take your career to the next level.


Active and collaborative learning

Participation and discussion with your classmates and teachers are essential for the collaborative learning process. We will provide you with various tools such as the Discussion Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions presented by the teacher or give feedback to interesting comments.


Streaming sessions with experts

We offer videoconference sessions with the expert teacher or special guests, so that you can ask questions, discuss your learning and connect in real time as if you were all in the same place. In order to be flexible with our courses, we record the sessions so that you can consult them later if you have not been able to connect.


Personalized support

You will have the support of the expert tutor, who will guide you through each didactic unit; the help of the co-ordinator and the program manager for the delivery of activities, qualifications, management of procedures, or access to services, and the guidance of the career advisor in the improvement of your personal brand and the search for professional opportunities.


The learning process is characterized by its flexibility, since, in the virtual learning environment, the structure of the school calendar and the diversity of multimedia resources which are made available to the student allows them to acquire knowledge in a self-regulated manner.

The support of the teaching staff and interaction with classmates is carried out by making use of a wide variety of communication channels that facilitate proximity and didactic dialogue. 


Professional Future

The program is aimed at all those professionals who want to grow and develop in the field of accounting and auditing, whether they are young graduates starting their career, or graduates who want to take on new challenges and responsibilities in the area of accounting and auditing.

Student profile

You will share a virtual classroom with active professionals with a common background (Accounting and Finance, Economics, or Business Administration), from different national and international origins. Postgraduate students seek to obtain a flexible training that allows them to combine their work and personal life with a high quality academic experience.


Average age


Average years of professional experience

Career opportunities

The Online Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting provides all the necessary knowledge in order to focus your professional career towards the field of Accounting and Auditing.

  • Administration Department Director
  • Internal Auditor
  • Staff/middle management in the accounting department of a multinational company
  • Business advisor/consultant on accounting issues

Admission and enrolment

Our admission process consists of a rigorous evaluation of each application to preserve the quality of the group as well as the training, experience, and work capacity of all students.

Who can apply?

You will need a university degree to be able to apply.

Other candidates without the required university degree may take part in the selection process by virtue of their academic or professional merits and the place of work they occupy.

How to apply?

To apply for admission to this program, students must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Contract once they start the application for admission through the following form.

Application for admission

Complete your application within the next admission rounds:

RoundApplication deadlineAdmission resolution

Applications for admission will be evaluated when you complete the following steps:

  • Complete the online admission form.
  • Pay the €120 admission fee. This amount will be returned if you are not admitted.
  • Send the following documents through the online platform e-registrar:
    • Presentation letter or video
    • CV
    • Scanned copy of university degree (if you are in the last year of your degree, you can provide your academic records)
    • Scanned copy of Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA (Grade Point Average)
    • Scanned copy of ID Card or Passport
    • Passport-size photo (jpg format)

Additional documents may be requested in certain cases.
Application rounds are subject to the number of places available on the program.


  • The Admissions Committee will select the candidates on the basis of a personal or CV-based interview.
  • You will be notified of the admission decision in writing.


  • Registration must be paid within a 15 days after the admission.
  • Once the letter of acceptance to the program has been received, you will need to submit the following original documents before the course begins:
    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your university degree.
  • If you have a foreign degree you may need to submit additional documents.
  • Paying the reservation fee (25% of the program's tuition fees) is essential in order to reserve your place
  • If you pay the tuition fees by bank transfer you will be required to introduce the program code. The program code for this course is 3169.
  • The remaining tuition fees must be paid 2 weeks before the start of the course.

Grants, scholarships and financing


The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.

Grants and discounts

Application for admission
You are applying for admission to the program:
Postgraduate Course on Financial Accounting
Modality: Distancia
Language: Spanish
Price: 1250
Admission fee: 120
We will deduct this amount from the total registration fee if your application is accepted. If your application is rejected, we will reimburse you.

Online Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting