Course Code: FB315 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Finance • Field of study: Finance and Banks
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Adela Socol
Seminar tutor: Adela Socol
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

The syllabus starts with the nature, purpose and scope of assurance engagements both internal and external, including the statutory audit, its regulatory environment, and introduces governance and professional ethics relating to audit and assurance.
It then leads into planning and risk assessment audit. The syllabus then covers a range of areas relating to an audit of financial statements including the scope of internal control.
These include, evaluating internal controls, audit evidence, and a review of the financial statements. In addition to final review procedures, the final section concentrates on reporting, including the form and content of the statutory audit report.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

A. Audit framework and regulation B. Planning and risk assessment C. Internal control D. Audit evidence E. Review and reporting

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Students will be able to: • To provide the knowledge needed to understand the mechanism, properties and practical skills to work in finance and accounting. • The use of specific procedures and techniques • To understand the audit procedure • To understand the opinions to be expressed by the auditor By the end of the course the student should have developed a feel for the basic concepts of auditing. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to: • Apply International Standards on Auditing and specific techiques • Understand an auditor’s role in society

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Exam – 80%; verification during semester – 20%.

Recommended reading:

The International Federation of Accountants IFAC, 2018 Handbook of International Quality Control, Auditing, Review, Other Assurance, and Related Services Pronouncements
2017.1. Socol Adela, New challenges for auditors in forming an opinion and disclosing information on the management report of financial statements of banks, Revista Annales Universitatis Apulensis, Series Oeconomica, nr. 19(1), p. 87-97, 2017, ISSN 1
2012.2. Socol Adela, IFRS adopting process in Romanian banks – impact on independent audit of financial statements, Revista Annales Universitatis Apulensis, Series Oeconomica, nr. 14(2), p. 439-450, 2012, ISSN 1454-9409.
2011.1. Socol Adela, Internal Banking Control And Audit: A Comparative Approach In The Romanian Banking Sector, Revista Annales Universitatis Apulensis, Series Oeconomica, nr. 13(2), p. 396-403, 2011, ISSN 1454-9409.
2011.3. Tamas A., Socol Adela, Audit of the Consolidated Financial Statements – Intricate Aspects Based on Romanian Regulatory Statements, Revista Finanţe - Provocările viitorului, nr. 13, p. 51-59, 2011, ISSN 1583-3712.