Course detail


FP-ucePAcad. year: 2018/2019

The subject is focused on the basic principles of accounting, i.e. stress is placed on construction of the balance sheet, on changes in the balance sheet, on recognition of costs and revenues, on creation of profit/loss accounts and on cash-flow in an enterprise.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will understand the basic principles of accounting and interconnection in accounting operations and in financial statements.
Students will gain the skills of identification of accounting operations and their influence on the items of financial statements, and skills of preparation of financial statements.


Basic general knowledge of business economics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BŘEZINOVÁ, H. Rozumíme účetní závěrce podnikatelů. 4. vyd. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2020. ISBN 978-80-7598-913-0 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course contain one two-hour lecture per week that explains the basic principles, problems and methodology of the discipline. A two-hour seminar per week is focused on practical handling and applications of the topics presented in the lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit written test (at the end of the semester). Pass mark 50 %.
Written test with closed questions. Pass mark 50 %.
The credit will have a 40 % weighting in the overall course mark while the examination will account for 60 %.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The course is focused on the fundamentals and basic principles of accountancy in the sense of putting together a balance sheet, changes in the balance sheet, the creation of costs and revenues and producing the profit and loss account.

Contents of the course
A) Characteristics of double-entry bookkeeping, legal treatment of bookkeeping in the Czech Republic, bookkeeping outputs. Balance sheet, balance sheet changes. Cost and revenues, profit or loss, profit and loss statement.
B) Fundamentals of bookkeeping, methodological instruments. Basic accounting procedures for current and long-term assets, equity and liabilities. Overview of costs and revenues, closing procedures of accounts.
C) Annual financial statements, their publishing and audit. History of accounting, information and communication technology in accounting.
D) Regulation and harmonization of accounting, international reporting systems.


The objective of the subject is to explain to students in the basic principles of accounting and in the primary interconnections in financial statements that are the key to an understanding of any accounting system.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Student´s participation on seminar is monitored.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BAK-EP Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BAK Bachelor's

    branch BAK-UAD , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch BAK-EP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch BAK-EPM , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BAK-MIn Bachelor's

    branch BAK-MIn , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer