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CODE 64535
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/07
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims at providing an overiview of all the auditing activities for both listed and non listed companies, and the financial auditing techniques used to issue the auditor’s opinion accompanying the annual report. To provide a comprehensive picture of corporate controls, it also covers internal auditing and fraud auditing, as well as the primary tools to detect earnings management.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has the following primary goals: - Understanding the pervasive role of auditing activities in modern firms and their regolatory framework in Italy - Understanding full auditing techniques and applying them in specifica areas - Understanding the tools for earnings management and corporate fraud to prevent them.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the main activities of external and internal auditing and of their regulatory framework;
  • Ability to apply the course contents and to solve problems related to the annual report auditing with reference to specific items based on corporate documents;
  • Ability to assess the relevance of information for auditing purposes in different corporate contexts;
  • Ability to use the auditing technical language to communicate clearly with experts and other professionals;
  • Learning capacity and ability to analyse auditing issues more in depth autonomously in a professional context.

Through the participatory teaching methods used in the course, students will also acquire the following skills:
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form, adapting their communication to the context, using sources and aids of various kinds, critical thinking, ability to use, process, and evaluate information, argumentative skills.
- Ability to manage their social interactions, collaborative attitude, constructive communication in different environments, ability to respect others and their needs, willingness to overcome prejudices, express and understand different points of view, conflict management, ability to build trust, empathy.

 

TEACHING METHODS

Lecture-based classes, case analysis, company testimonials, group work, self-assessment tests.

The following activities are planned during the lectures:

  • Group work related to the different stages of the review process.
  • Audit game involving a simulation of an audit assignment within an audit team.
  • Critical analysis and oral presentation of international scientific articles (in groups during the lectures or individually for the exam).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course covers the following areas:

  • The evolution of auditing activities and their regulatory framework
  • Main features of the auditing system
  • Financial auditing
  • Internal auditing
  • Earnings management and fraud auditing
  • Auditing cases

The program of the 6 CFU course is published on the aulaweb page of the course at the beginning of the academic year.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lessons and teaching materials are available on the course webpage on the Aulaweb platform (password required).
Since they are mainly in Italian, foreign students are suggested to contact the Professor for further material in English.
The following textbook can be used:

Title: Auditing and Assurance Services, Global Edition, 16/E (2017)
Authors: Alvin A. Arens, Randal J. Elder, Mark S. Beasley, Chris E. Hogan
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN-10: 1292147873 • ISBN-13: 9781292147871

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLA RAMASSA (President)

FRANCESCO GIOVANNI AVALLONE

COSTANZA DI FABIO

ALBERTO QUAGLI

ELISA RONCAGLIOLO

MARCO SORRENTINO

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First semester

Class schedule

AUDITING

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists in a written assessment followed by an oral examination.

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam aims to verify that students have a good knowledge base regarding the rules (regulations and principles) that govern auditing and that they can apply them to business cases.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
20/12/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto+Orale con accettazione online
16/01/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto+Orale con accettazione online
01/02/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto+Orale con accettazione online
22/05/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale con accettazione online
12/06/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale con accettazione online
26/06/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale con accettazione online
11/09/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale con accettazione online

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information is available at the course webpage on the Aulaweb platform

 

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