Accounting in France, Germany and Italy


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:  
Virtual Classroom, , Online
Start date & time:  
18 November 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
19 November 2020 12:30
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Training ticket cost:  
8.00 Training Tickets accepted
CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Chris Nobes


Product type:  
CPD course
Financial reporting


This course will be delivered over two half days via Zoom on Wednesday 18 November 2020 and Thursday 19 November 2020 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day before the course is due to take place

Who should attend

This course is suitable accountants and controllers working in Irish or US groups which have continental European subsidiaries. It is also suitable for accountants who prepare or review the accounts of continental European companies, who work for shared-services centres which look after European companies or accountants or accountants and controllers working in Irish companies which have continental European parent companies. In addition, it is relevant for auditors of such companies

Course overview

This course will follow the Virtual Classroom format and will encompass a full day's worth of learning. The online interactive live sessions will utilise the functionality of our online learning platform and will be an engaging collaborative manner of learning.

  • 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

      By the end of this course, participants wil be able to:

      • 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, CA, 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 won the 'Distinguished Academic Award' of the British Accountung and Finance Association in 2015.