Financial accounting (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Alessandro Lai
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
lezione 6 primo semestre Alessandro Lai
esercitazione 3 primo semestre Riccardo Stacchezzini

Lesson timetable

primo semestre
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
lezione Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall A  
lezione Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall A  
lezione Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall A  
lezione Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall A  

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to let the students achieve and deeply understand the accounting methodology with reference to the basic assumptions, the criteria, the classifying mechanisms and the evaluation techniques typical of financial reports.
In particular, a conscious determination of balance sheet and income statement, according both to national and to international accounting standards, requires an articulated economic reasoning on firm’s management, in order to catch its complex dynamic equilibrium.


1. Financial statement theory.
2. Financial statement in Italy and according the international accounting stardards (Ias/Ifrs) – Financial statement reports
3. Financial statement structure and content
4. General principles of the financial statement
5. Assets evaluation
6. Liabilities evaluation
7. Fields of usefulness of the financial statements: interpreting analysis.
8. Consolidated financial statements basics.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is in written form. The student has the faculty to ask for an oral exam, which is an integration of the written test. The case studied analyzed during the course is definitely part of written and oral evaluation.