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Corporate Finance and Accounting

Course Instructor: Assistant Professor George Iatridis, ECTS credits: 5

Course Description

A course designed to ensure an understanding of how financial statements are established. Main emphasis is given to financial statement analysis, mergers and acquisitions and financial management. After examining specific accounting issues such as inventories, receivables, liabilities, long-term assets, and cash flows, the course discusses conceptual and technical problems in measuring wealth creation, investments either in working capital or capital expenditure, company’s financing, leverage effect and profitability. It concludes with covering topics such as auditing and empirical accounting research. Overall, the main aim of this course is twofold: i) to introduce students to the theory behind and application of consolidated financial statements and ii) to introduce and analyse important concepts of financial analysis and management of international groups.


Learning Objectives

After having taken this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand companies’ financial statements, accounting principles and accounting mechanics.

  • Prepare balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements.

  • Evaluate regulatory transitions.

  • Compute financial ratios.

  • Critically evaluate and assess companies’ performance using financial ratio analysis.

  • Prepare the main consolidated financial statements (i.e. balance sheet and income statement) following an IFRS approach,

  • Understand the issue surrounding partnerships and segment reporting.


  • Scott, W., Financial Accounting Theory, Prentice Hall, 2005.

  • GrantThornton, Διεθνή Πρότυπα Χρηματοοικονομικής Αναφοράς, GrantThornton, 2010.

  • Stickney, Clyde and Weil, Financial Accounting, Thomson Southwestern, 2004.

  • Williams, Haka, Bettner and Meigs, Financial and Managerial Accounting, McGraw Hill.

  • Lewis and Pendrill, Advanced Financial Accounting, Prentice Hall, 2006.

  • Palepu, Healy and Bernard, Business Analysis and Valuation, Southwestern, 2004.

  • Atkinson, Banker, Kaplan and Young, Management Accounting, Prentice Hall, 2002.

  • Horngren, Foster and Datar, Cost Accounting-A Managerial Emphasis, Prentice Hall, 1997.

  • Hilton, Managerial Accounting, McGraw Hill, 1994.

  • Τσακλάγκανος, Ά., Χρηματοοικονομική Λογιστική, Εκδοτικός Οίκος Αδελφών Κυριακίδη, 2005.

  • Ξανθάκης, Μ. & Χ. Αλεξάκης, Χρηματοοικονομική Ανάλυση των Επιχειρήσεων, Σταμούλης, 2007.

  • Βενιέρης, Γ. & Σ. Κοέν, Διοικητική Λογιστική, Pela Ioannidou Publishing, 2007

  • Παπάς, Α., Εισαγωγή στην Ελεγκτική, Μπένος, 1999.

  • Θωμαδάκης, Σ. & Μ. Ξανθάκης, Αγορές Χρήματος και Κεφαλαίου, Σταμούλης, 2006.


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