Course detail

Accounting for Enterpreneurs

FP-BAENEAcad. year: 2018/2019

In the course, students are introduced to the general characteristics of accounting and its methodological tools, and accounting legislation. The great emphasis is put on the content of the financial statements.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students acquire theoretical knowledge of issues in balance sheets and results, and should know the rules for the accounting treatment of these transactions in accordance with Czech legislation. Students gain the skills needed for accounting operations connected with the existence of all forms of property in the enterprise, its sources of financing, cost and revenue processes. They acquire skills in the specific accounting operations that provide a true and fair picture of the enterprise. They also practice producing financial statements.
After completing the course students are able to carry out routine accounting operations in a company, propose solutions for specific accounting operations and produce financial statements.


Basic highschool knowledge of math and business economics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


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LERNER, J. M. Bookkeeping and Accounting. Crash course. Schaumś easy outlines. (EN)
MALBURG, C. R. Accounting for the New Business. Adams Media Corporation Avon, Massachutsetts. ISBN: 1-55850-759-0 (EN)
Accounting standards codification. (2014). Norwalk: Financial Acctg Standards. (EN)
Act No. 563/1991 Coll. on Accountancy (EN)
Hans B. Christensen, Edward Lee, Martin Walker & Cheng Zeng (2015) Incentives or Standards: What Determines Accounting Quality Changes around IFRS Adoption?, European Accounting Review, 24:1, 31-61, DOI: 10.1080/09638180.2015.1009144 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching is carried out through lectures and seminars. Lectures consist of interpretations of basic principles, methodology of given discipline, problems and their exemplary solutions. Seminars particularly support practical mastery of subject matter presented in lectures or assigned for individual study with the active participation of students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Evaluation of results and presentation of team semestral work (40 %)
Individual written test at the end of the semester (60 %)
Sum of the points will be the base for final marking (ECTS label for BTU).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Contents of the subject:
A) Introduction to Financial Accounting for Enterprenaeurs. Functions of accounting, characteristic features and legal aspects of accounting. General accounting principles. Assets and liabilities, their structure and definition, assets and liabilities classes, their mutual relations. Balance sheet system, impact of economic transactions on balance sheet. Costs and revenues of accounting unit as part of profit and loss statement.
B) Accounting cycle. Methodical parts of accounting, chart of accounts, accounting documents, books and control system. Financial accounts, their structure and importance, cash, cash in transit, bank accounts. Inventory, its definition and inventory valuation method. Classification of long-term assets, basic procedures of of assets acquisition. Procedures of accounting of receivables and liabilities of accounting unit (from business relations, to employees and to shareholders). Basic accounting techniques of costs and revenue. Equity and borrowed capital of accounting unit.
C) Other key elements of financial statements – Statements of Cash Flows, Statement of Changes in Equity. Commentary and annual reports. Harmonization of accounting across the world.


The main goal of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge for understanding and explaining information of the financial statements and for preparing simple statements for SMEs.

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

Participation of students is monitored, and in the case of unexcused absence the student must proceed according to the instructions of the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BAK-E Bachelor's

    branch BAK-ESBD , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer