Accounting & Controlling
Due to the transition of existing accounting standards to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the new German Accounting Law (BilMoG) the external reporting requirements are becoming increasingly more complex and more multilayered. This is associated with an approach to the internal control quantities of the control variables. Therefore the accounting and controlling sectors are coming together in the business world.
As a apart of this realignment of the external reporting in the balance sheet unit a departure from the relevant tax law provisions, which are relevant to the tax department, is to be noted. Nevertheless, in-depth knowledge in areas relevant to the core business areas of tax law for the employees in accounting and finance are essential because they influence the design of specific business decisions. In order to redefine the tasks and interfaces in the areas of finance and accounting one must recognize the interrelationship between the different areas as an essential prerequisite. Only by doing this is a goal-oriented leadership and successful management of the company possible.
Content of Studies
The program of study is especially geared towards the international accounting standards. It gives thorough, practical knowledge of international accounting standards IFRS/IAS. In addition, an extensive amount of courses are offered in the areas of national and international tax law for companies and controlling. There are still a great number of courses offered in the more traditional areas of business, such as business administration, economics and law. In numerous presentation seminars as well as through game plan the students’ leadership skills and personality will be defined and pronounced. The students will learn independence, responsibility and of course teamwork.
Profile of Requirements
The program Accounting & Controlling demands a will to work and dedication from its students. Global economic interdependence of the globalization of companies forces the students to have a good understanding of the connection between business and logic as well as being open to foreign languages in advance.
Industrial and service companies with tax, accounting and finance departments, as well as tax consulting and accounting firms.
One receives a title of Bachelors of Arts after a successful completion of 6 semesters. All programs at the DHBW Mannheim are accredited through the ZEvA with 210 ECTS points and are recognized as an intensive course of study.
Graduates of the program are prepared for leadership roles in accounting and finance as well as controlling. The program offers an excellent basis for one looking to study further in the field. With a broad business knowledge, graduates may be employed in all commercial areas, especially as management assistants or in the accounting/controlling department.