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Executive Certification in Accounting

The Heidelberg program for Certified Accounting Specialist – Executive Certification in Accounting is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science in cooperation with the German Higher Education Institution | Institute for Business & Management HEIDELBERG – Skopje and FORUM Institute for Management, Heidelberg (Germany).

The participants receive an international German Certificate of Accounting Specialist signed by the President of the German Institute, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Zeitel.

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  • 20,000 participants per year
  • Corporate partners in Italy, Jordan, Spain and N. Macedonia.

Registration Fee is included in the total fee of the program

Program structure

Level 1

Certified Accounting Specialist® Heidelberg program

  1. Introduction to accounting & Balance Sheet and Income Statement
  2. Accounting of current assets
  3. Inventories current assets – accounting inventory
  4. Use of prepaid accounts for the business entities
  5. Accounting procedure for calculating and recording VAT
  6. Records merchandise
  7. Sale of goods through retail trade and Export-import trade of goods and services
  8. Cost Accounting 1 (Introduction, Type of costs, Intangible operating expenses)
  9. Cost Accounting 1 (Salaries, Amortization and Cost distribution – 490)
  10. Accounting for income and expenses (790) and
    Accounting procedure in determining the financial result
  11. Financial result – concluding observations

Level 2

Certified Accounting Specialist® Heidelberg program

  1. Financial Accounting under IFRS with practical examples class 0 to class 9
  2. Added Tax value basis – VAT / Income tax
  3. Calculation of income tax on various grounds
  4. Accounting for the budget users 1
  5. Accounting for the budget users 2
  6. Managerial Accounting
    Cost analysis
    Costs by way of response to workload (fixed and variable);
    Marginal costs;
    ABC method and JIT method; Budgeting; Price analysis
    Practical analysis of the impact of costs and prices on the financial result;
    Impact of costs and prices on financial result;
    Determining the ROI.
  7. Analysis of financial reports
    (analytical indicators of financial statements purpose of making management decisions)
  8. ELECTION MODULE (the listener chooses one of the modules 8.1 or 8.2.)

Case study & Final exam

8.1 Bank Accounting

  • Introductory discussions on the role and significance of the banking system, payment operations and international payment operations
  • Money in banks, cash records, bookkeeping, box office
  • Loans and advances to banks, provision of reserves and reservations, off-balance sheet records
  • Accounting records of assets; Receivables for unpaid claims, Capital

8.2 Production accounting

  • Specifics of manufacturing companies in accordance with IFRS 2
  • Preparation of production calculation; Calculation and recording of finished production;
  • Statement of inventories of unfinished and completed production in the financial statement – Balance Sheet
  • Practical work based on production company from practice

Level 3

Certified Accounting Specialist® Heidelberg program

  1. Group Accounting
  2. Differences between IFRS Accounting and German Accounting (including EU Directives)
  3. Case Studies on Group Accounting
  4. Case Studies on Specific IFRS Accounting Topics in Germany
  5. Case Studies on Accounting Differences
  6. How to structure an accounting department
  7. Accounting Workflow German GAAP to IFRS

For listeners with Module: Banking Accounting

  • Specific Accounting Topics under IFRS: e.g. Leasing (IFRS 16), Revenue Recognition (IFRS 15), Financial Instruments (IFRS 9)
  • Digitalization in the Finance Departments


  1. Prof. Dr. Bernd Hacker, Professor of Accounting University of Applied Sciences, Rosenheim (Germany)
  2. Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich, Head of Controlling cathedra of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany)
  3. Prof. Dr. Mike Schulze (European Management School, Mainz (Germany)
  4. Sladjana Raickovic, consultant (Montenegro);
  5. Prof. Dr. Sinisa Naumoski, Executive Director of ABIT & IBMHS;
  6. Dr. Viki Rusevska Tvrtkovic, Director of Budgeting and Financial Reporting Department at Stopanska Banka AD Skopje
  7. MSc. Donka Markovska, Manager of Financial Management Sector at NLB Banka AD Skopje;
  8. MSc.  Aleksandra Mirchovska, MSc, Head of Credit Analysis and Administration at Large, Medium and Small Enterprises in NLB Bank AD Skopje;
  9. MSc. Maria Efremova, Senior Advisor for IFRS to the Governor of Central Bank;
  10. Vane Naumoski, Head of Finance at the Public Health Facility;
  11. Tax expert – Public Revenue Office



After completing the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the procedures applicable for quality accounting records in practice;
  • To choose basic accounting principles, assumptions, standards;
  • Understand legislation and they to apply the enforcement records and posting of all accounting transactions in accordance with IAS and IFRS in economic and banking sectors;
  • Preparation of the financial statements as the ultimate goal of the accounting process;
  • To predict the effect of changes in the financial statements;
  • To differentiate methods of accounting coverage costs, as a media and by activity;
  • Calculate all indicators of the financial analysis (Ratio analysis),
  • Making the analysis of cash flows in companies and banks;
  • Participate in practical work in laboratories for accountancy, using the software for accounting operations on real company banks.

At the end of the specialization you will get:

  • 18 transfers ECTS (credits) of the international master’s degrees in Finance & Controlling form the German Higher Education Institution | Institute for Business & Management HEIDELBERG – Skopje;
  • 32 items / ECVET – European Credit points for Vocational Education and Training (European Credit and Teacher Education and Learning Center); according to the European Qualifications Framework;
  • German Specialist Certificate (Diploma) – “Certified Accounting Specialist” in accordance with the European Year of Education in accordance with European Quality Assurance for Education and Training (EQAVET) – Provision of European Qualifications and Teaching Education.

Brief description of the program Executive Certification in Accounting      

The Heidelberg program Certified Accounting Specialist covering the most relevant topics in the area of accounting work practices and tax legislation. The program will take place on the basis of a series of practical lectures, assignments of practice in accounting The company’s / banks in our country, and the participation of trainees in practical work (in lab accountancy) using software for accounting operations on real companies and banks, to assess the gained knowledge to students through financial statement analysis and calculation of analytical ratios (Ratio analysis) in particular its sales / Bank taken from practice. In this context, the learner will demonstrate the acquired skills and understanding of: managerial, banking, budget and business accounting based on IFRS.

During the study of the three levels (CAS®1,2,3) will assess the knowledge gained listeners through preparation of financial statements in particular its sales / Bank taken from her practice while participants of the program will demonstrate the acquired skills and understanding the current accounting technique.

The program will give emphasis on current trends and practical operation of the accounting and tax legislation worldwide tailored to the specifics of the work and the challenges facing the business and banking sectors.

Note: Level 3 teaching (CAS 3) can alternatively be delivered by top German lecturers in the Е-classroom via live online teaching (by the ZOOM.US application). So, the Level 3 international program will emphasize current and practicing trends in accounting in Germany (IFRS standards).

Total hours:

  • 100

Teaching – location:  

  • Institute for Business and Management Heidelberg Skopje (N. Macedonia) / Heidelberg (Germany) or
  • ONLINE live learning platform from the ZOOM.US app

Lecture dynamics:

  • Level 1 & 2: twice a week (5 pm to 7:30 pm)
  • Level 3: Live teaching in Germany / or online by the ZOOM.US app


Frequently Asked Questions

You can make the payment directly with a credit card on the website itself when purchasing a seminar or training or by paying an invoice in several installments, and after a previously signed agreement.

In the certification programs can enroll anyone who wants to qualify or retrain for thechosen field in the certification programs. For that purpose, having a minimum of prior knowledge in the chosen field of each candidate is a facilitating circumstance in studying the programs. Namely, the programs, except for the postgraduate master studies, do not require prior formal higher education.

Pillar 1 – Seminars are held live with physical presence at a predetermined location and time. Seminars are also held live online through the ZOOM platform. For each organized seminar, the way, time and place of the event are certain in advance, which is published on the website.

Pillar 2 – E-learning, lectures are held online. The first category is live lectures through the online ZOOM platform, the second category is through recorded video materials (when you buy a certain program, you get access to the video you bought).

Pillar 3 – Executive Certification are held live with the physical presence of the group following the program, with a predetermined schedule for lectures.

NOTE: the lectures with several months of training programs are held after working hours, once or twice a week (for each training is explained in detail in the information of the program itself).

Lecturers of all programs are domestic and international practitioners with at least 10 years of work experience in the fields they teach. In each of the programs there are expert lecturers who are available for you to “use” their know-how.

Each listener receives materials in the form of presentations, exercises, excels, books, additional (video and audio) materials and directions where they can get more information on topics related to the lectures for anyone who wants to expand their study.

At the German higher education institution Heidelberg Institute for Business and Management in Skopje has accredited (in 2018) 4 academic programs for master studies, as follows:

  • – MBA in Finance & Controlling (60 ECTS)
  • – MBA in Finance & Controlling (120 ECTS)
  • – Business Data Governance & Business Informatics (60 ECTS)
  • – Business Data Governance & Business Informatics (120 ECTS)

Eligible to enroll are all graduate students – “Bachelor” for one-year programs of 60 ECTS, who previously acquired 240 ECTS, while for enrollment in two-year master programs of 120 ECTS, students with previously acquired 180 ECTS have the right to enroll.


  • – upon completion of the master’s program MBA in Finance & Controlling (60 or 120 ECTS) students gain prestigious international certifications (2 of the above 4):

Risk Management (EU Certificate according to European Banking Federation in Brussels)
Credit Analysis (EU Certificate according to European Banking Federation in Brussels)
Compliance (EU Certificate according to European Banking Federation in Brussels)
Certified Controller (German Diploma from Germany)

  • – Completion of the master’s program – Business Data Governance & Business Informatics (60 or 120 ECTS) students gain prestigious international certifications (2 of the above 4):

Certificate CISA / ISACA Certificate
BI & Big Data (German Diploma)
Digital Design Communication
Certification for Developers


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