Research Areas and Lines of Research

Main Area

Controllership and Corporate Finance is understood as an area composed of a set of interdisciplinary knowledge derived from Business Administration, Economics, Information Technology, Statistics and, mainly, Accounting Sciences. Several professional designations are formed within this area of ​​concentration, such as controller, financial executive, accountant, controllership manager, treasury managers, financial market professionals, insurance market professionals, accounting firm professionals, auditors, managers planning, among others.

The professional's mission is to optimize the decision-making process, ensuring adequate information to managers in search of managerial effectiveness and efficiency, ensuring the financial sustainability of the company. This financial sustainability is possible thanks to the administration of financial resources by the company's finance department, which deals with investment and financing decisions, as well as the main financial indicators and their implications for planning the company's future. Financial managers must approach financial decisions at several levels, which are based on investment, financing and dividend distribution.

Based on good reported information and correct decisions, the company will be able to be better evaluated by the market, considering its tax and regulatory restrictions.

Lines of Research

Management Control and Sustainability

This line of action covers contemporary issues and problems in the area, discussing relevant issues experienced by organizations, which involve the use of different approaches to solving business problems, such as: business process management, cost reduction and optimization, compliance management, reduction of tax risks, business sustainability indicators; sustainable finance and management of environmental and social risks in business operations, among others; articulating organizational studies related to strategic vision and behavioral aspects, considering the effects of new technologies available in these environments.


Finance, Accounting and Tax Regulation

This line of action addresses evaluative aspects and resolution of problems related to finance, accounting and tax regulation to which companies are subject, questions about investment and financing decisions in companies; among them: the investigation of the relationship between the disclosure of information by companies and the change in the behavior of investors and creditors; strategic remuneration and incentives for managers of publicly-held companies; business valuation methods; behavioral aspects in finance; problems related to regulation, corporate governance and compliance. This regulation encompasses problems related to the application and discussion of accounting standards, tax management, tax governance and others that affect the company's environment.