Course detail

Finance Services Center Management

FP-fscmPAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is focussed on the following areas of shared services centres (SSCs): SSCs concept, project management, transition, process documentation, accounting, IFRS, accounts payable, accounts receivable, knowledge transfer, business process improvement, corporate values and culture, and soft skills.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student can explain the centralisation of processes as a way to manage supporting functions in global economy. They know how to explain project management applied to shared services centres. They know the basics of process documentation, due process and convergence between CZ GAAP and IFRSs. They know the main skills required in the shared service centres.


A knowledge of accountancy and corporate finance, ability to work with Microsoft Excel.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is made up of seminars that explain the basic principles, problems and characteristics of shared services centres financial management. The seminars combine theory with best practice studies and business game simulations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The examination is classified according to the ECTS scale. Exams in the classroom and exams for homework are classified at the end of each seminar. The final classification is given by sum total of individual classifications.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

SSCs concept; project management; transition, process documentation, knowledge transfer, IFRS foundation and statements, accounting – finance macroprocess; continual improvement; corporate value and culture; soft skills.


The main objective of the course is to introduce the shared services centres concept - its core elements with a focus on financial management.

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

Participation in seminars is compulsory and active participation by students is required. Attendance is checked by exams in the classroom and an attendance sheet.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR Master's

    branch MGR-UFRP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch MGR-ŘEP , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective
    branch MGR-PFO , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer