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
04 October, 2021 (To be confirmed)
Classes end
23 February, 2022 (To be confirmed)
Program ends
12 March, 2022 (To be confirmed)
Tuesday from 6 pm to 9 pm.
ECTS credits
1600 €

With the 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 course, you will master Spanish accounting regulations, international financial reporting standards, and other accounting standards (USGAAP). You will have studied both the differences between sets of regulations and the latest innovations. You will also know in depth 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 all the aspects of performing the auditor's 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 professionals who will contribute their knowledge and experience in the field of auditing, so as to apply theory to practice.


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.


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, with the credits already obtained being recognized.

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 of accounting and business administration, who are seeking technical training in the field of accounting and auditing.

Admission and enrolment


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

Academic directors

Josep Lluis Boned Torres

Senior Lecturer BSM


Llorenç Bagur Femenías

Vice Dean for Faculty of UPF Barcelona School of Management
Director of the Associated Centre (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Barcelona School of Management
Associate Professor BSM

Josep Lluis Boned Torres

Senior Lecturer BSM

Quico Marin Anglada

Senior Lecturer BSM

Marc Oliveras Villanueva

Teaching Assistant BSM

  • 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 in Financial Accounting combines theoretical and practical knowledge through a very participatory methodology. There will be interaction and active intervention on the part of the students in addition to the presentation of theoretical concepts by the teachers.


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.


Active participation

Faced with the practical exercises, students will have to propose the solution which they find to be most appropriate, applying the knowledge acquired throughout the course.


The Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting will be continuously evaluated and this will be carried out based on:

  • Practical cases, exercises, and work oriented to business reality
  • Tests of the different subjects
  • Class participation and presentations
  • Class attendance (minimum 80%)

The evaluation activities will be carried out individually and also in a group, thereby promoting teamwork.


Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills and achieve learning which is transferable to work.

You will have:

  • 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)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops

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

Your postgraduate colleagues will be young professionals who come from the fields of Accounting and Finance, Economics or Business Administration and also active professionals from the sector who seek to expand their knowledge to apply it in their companies.

In addition, the postgraduate students will share a classroom with the students on the Master in Accounting and Financial Management.


Average age


Average number of years of professional experience

Career opportunities

The 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 3165.
  • 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: Presencial
Language: Spanish
Price: 1600
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.

Postgraduate Course in Financial Accounting