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From the objectives of the 1st study cycle of the degree in accounting, stands out immediately, that it allows the enhancement of the training in the sense of guaranteeing the exercise of a professional activity as a specialist in the preparation and interpretation of economic and financial information for accountability effects and to support decision making, either from private or public entities.

Our intention is, to assure to the students a component of practice of the knowledge and know-how acquired to the concrete activities of the respective professional profile, based on the following set of skills, defined on the ordinance of the Portuguese Accounting Scientific Area National Coordinator and corroborated by the Consulted Specialists Panel, among others:

  • Know and understand the accounting technical language;
  • Have a technical knowledge of the specific subjects that compose the curriculum;
  • Know and understand the practice of Accounting;
  • Know and understand the practice of Accounting in its many domains;
  • Have the ability to register and synthetize transactions and other economic events, prepare accounting demonstrations, analyze the business operations, perform financial analysis and its projections;
  • Know and apply the ethical requisites of the profession;
  • Having theoretical and general knowledge, have the ability to apply technical knowledge in an analytical practical form;
  • Understand the context in which the Accounting operates.

Conditions of access to the OTOC – Order of Chartered Accountants

- The study plan of the Accounting course fulfills the quantitative requirements set to the enrollment of the graduates in OTOC.

- The students who complete the curricular internship, may be able to, under the protocol celebrated between the ESTF and the OTOC, be exempted from undergoing the professional internship required to the candidates to Chartered Accountant.





The graduates from Accounting will be able to follow much diversified professional trajectories, most of them connected to the business sector. However, as the most common professional choices we can point out:

  • Chartered Accountant;
  • Administrative Director;
  • Financial Director;
  • Staff Accountant;
  • Statutory Auditor;
  • Internal Auditor;
  • Bank clerk;
  • External Auditor;
  • Tax Administration technician;
  • Tax consultant;
  • Management consultant;
  • Teacher;
  • Researcher.


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