Accounting in France, Italy and Germany


This course examines the major features of financial reporting by companies under French, German and Italian law. The requirements are illustrated with practical examples from real French, German and Italian companies. Contrasts are made with UK/Irish, US and IFRS accounting.

Venue details:  
Chartered Accountants House, , Dublin
Start date & time:  
20 November 2019 09:30
End date & time:  
20 November 2019 17:00
Price: €300.00  (€240.00 Member price)
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Chris Nobes


Product type:  
CPD course
Ethics, Financial reporting

Who should attend

  • Accountants and controllers working in Irish companies which prepare IFRS consolidated statements of a group or of a sub-group
  • Accountants and controllers working in Irish companies which have foreign parent companies
  • Analysts or fund managers who are interested in consolidated annual reports
  • Auditors of the above companies

Course overview

  • The key financial reporting requirements of French, German and Italian regulations
  • Focus on the financial statements of individual legal entities in continental Europe
  • The effects of tax on French, German and Italian financial reporting
  • Examples of practices drawn from real companies
  • French, German and Italian practices compared to US, UK/Irish and IFRS practices

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand the sources of rules for accounting in France, Germany and Italy
  • Have a practical knowledge of the preparation of financial statements under French, German and Italian law
  • Appreciate the main differences between accounting requirements in France, Germany and Italy and those of Irish GAAP and US GAAP
  • Communicate better with accounting colleagues in continental Europe

Speaker Bio

Christopher Nobes BA, PhD, FCCA is Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway (University of London) and at the University of Sydney. He was one of the two UK representatives on the Board of the International Accounting Standards Committee from 1993 to 2001. He was vice-chair of the accounting committee of the Fédération des Experts Comptables, 1993-2015. He was the 'Outstanding International Accounting Educator' of the American Accounting Association in 2002.