Blended 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 November, 2021 (To be confirmed)
Program ends
05 March, 2022 (To be confirmed)
Friday from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm once a month.
Blended Learning
ECTS credits
1350 €

With the Blended 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 degree, you will master the Spanish accounting regulations, the international financial reporting regulations and other accounting regulations (USGAAP), delving into 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 standards for the filing of consolidated financial statements.

All this, with the objective of knowing the principles and regulations of auditing and the procedures with which the auditor performs his task.


Why choose this program


Learn from a prestigious teaching team

You will train with professors from the UPF Economics and Business area and also with recognized active professionals and experts who will share their knowledge and experience, preparing you to apply the theory learned to real work practice.


A postgraduate course that adapts to you

With the blended modality, you will study the same contents and obtain the same postgraduate academic qualification as the face-to-face modality, combining the advantages of distance learning with participation in face-to-face sessions. A flexibility that adapts to your personal and professional situation.


Expand your training

If at the end of the postgraduate course you want to continue expanding your training, you can take the Master in Accounting and Financial Management at UPF-BSM, since you will already have part of the credits recognized thanks to this postgraduate.

Who is it for?

The Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting is aimed at university graduates, preferably in the field of Accounting and Business Administration. It is also aimed at professionals with experience in the accounting and business fields, who wish to incorporate technical training in the field of accounting and auditing.

Admission and enrolment


The Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting is made up of 4 main subjects that develop the content of the course.

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

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 Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting at UPF Barcelona School of Management is made up of professors from the UPF Economics and Business area and of professionals from the sector who guarantee the teaching rigour of the UPF-BSM.

Academic directors

Josep Lluis Boned Torres

Senior Lecturer BSM


Josep Lluis Boned Torres

Senior Lecturer BSM

  • Oriol Amat Salas
    Full professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at UPF and UPF-BSM
    PhD in Economics (UAB). Degree and MBA in Business Administration
  • Julio Capilla Vidal
    Partner of RSM Spain Auditores since 2013.  President of the Agrupación de Auditores de Baleares and member of the Board of Directors of the ICJCE.  
    Associate lecturer in the Accounting and Auditing Department of the University of the Balearic Islands.
    Postgraduate course in Financial Management from Pompeu Fabra University Postgraduate course in Administration and Tax Management from the University of Barcelona.
    Degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona.


The postgraduate approach is very practical and professional. The blended methodology is highly participatory and combines face-to-face sessions with the distance modality.

In face-to-face sessions:

  • There will be a theoretical-practical session on the subject.
  • The material to be prepared for the next session will be delivered.
  • There will be a general test in order to review the concepts worked at home.
  • Practical cases that will have been prepared in advance will be discussed.
  • Concepts will be clarified.

Between one face-to-face session and the next, the academic team of the Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting will be available to support and facilitate the learning process for students.


Adapted to you

Compatible with your professional and personal life, with face-to-face classes one Friday a month, and combined with remote work.


Connected with the professional world

Throughout the course, real and current practical cases will be presented and discussed, which will allow you to apply the concepts learned and thus face the situations that you will encounter in your professional activity.


Team building

Group work will allow you to share views, knowledge, and opinions with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, enriching your academic experience and strengthening your networking.


The evaluation of the program will be based on:

  • Practical cases and work oriented to business reality
  • Test exercises
  • Class participation
  • Class attendance (80% of face-to-face sessions)


The combination of online learning and face-to-face sessions favours the balance between theory and practice in a flexible learning process. The various multimedia resources that are made available to the student allow them to acquire knowledge in a self-regulated manner and the face-to-face sessions seek to put them into practice with active methodologies.

You will have:

  • Digital resources and audiovisual blocks for online learning
  • Face-to-face sessions with active methodologies for transferable learning
  • Master's or postgraduate work to learn by doing
  • A personal mentor to monitor your Master's Final Project (TFM) or Postgraduate Final Project (TFP)

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 professionals who want to take on new challenges and responsibilities in this sector.

Student profile

You will share a classroom with active professionals with a common background (Accounting and Finance, Economics, or Business Administration), and from different parts of the country, who seek quality training that is compatible with their work and personal life, with the added value of the face-to-face experience in the classroom.

In the face-to-face sessions, you will share a classroom with the students of the Master in Accounting and Financial Management, thus facilitating the possibilities of exchange between diverse professionals and networking for postgraduate students.


Average age


Average number of years of professional experience

Career opportunities

The Blended 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 3168.
  • 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: Semipresencial
Language: Spanish
Price: 1350
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.

Blended Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting