Fit for the future - analyses and assessments of companies and financial service providers and their regulation - for business, politics and science.

Our "Taxation, Accounting, Finance" (TAF) department is one of the largest teaching and research units within the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Paderborn University. Competitive research, internationality, subject area and methodological expertise as well as practical relevance characterise this department in teaching and research.


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DMG MORI Bielefeld GmbH, Trainee Controlling Extern DMG MORI Bielefeld GmbH, stud. Aushilfe Controlling Accounting

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In our module "Fundamentals of Auditing" the students learn how to audit financial statements from two very experienced practitioners. The lecturers are Hendrik Koch and Stefan Kiertscher from KPMG Bielefeld. This winter semester our students also got an exclusive opportunity to work on a case study about the accounting scandal of FlowTex Technologie GmbH & Co. KG. They applied their knowledge to the practical business case and presented their…

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Great recognition for outstanding achievement at the Taxation, Accounting and Finance department! Yolanda Schmidt was a student of the TAF Master program and wrote her master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Jens Müller. The title of her thesis is “An empirical analysis of the decision-making process of the Federal Fiscal Court”. Her excellent master thesis received an award for the best master thesis in the area of Humanities and Social…

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Our research

In constant dialogue with practitioners, our teaching and research contribute to a sound and evidence-based understanding of the economy and to the objectification of debates on new regulation.

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TAF Research Seminar

Renowned researchers present their findings at the TAF Research Seminar. Doctoral candidates and professors from the department actively participate in the seminar through critical and constructive discussion. This culture of exchange refines existing work and generates ideas for new research projects.

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TAF Brown Bag Seminar

As part of the TAF Brown Bag Seminar, all researchers present their current research work. The work is usually still in the development phase. The aim of the seminar is to reflect on and discuss the previous research work of the respective presenter and to jointly develop suggestions for improvement.

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Upcoming events

30.04.2024 - 30.04.2024

TRR 266/TAF Research Seminar: Alessandro Scopellitti

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11.06.2024 - 11.06.2024

TRR 266/TAF Research Seminar: Inga Hardeck

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Past events


TAF Brown Bag Seminar: Pia Stoczek: "That’s (in)credible: Disclosure on green bond segments"

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TAF Brown Bag Seminar: Karina Körösi

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TRR 266/TAF Research Seminar: Elisa Casi-Eberhard "Tax Strategy Disclosure: A Greenwashing Mandate?"

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TAF Brown Bag Seminar: Reeyarn Li

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TRR 266/TAF Research Seminar: Martin Artz "You Rate Me and I’ll Rate You: Mutual Rating Relationships in Multi-Rater Performance Evaluation Systems"

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Accounting for Transparency (TRR 266)

Many of our researchers are part of the supra-regional Collaborative Research Centre, which has more than 100 dedicated researchers investigating how accounting and taxation influence the transparency of companies and how regulations and corporate transparency affect the economy and society.


The quality of the department is evidenced by outstanding publications in international journals.

Research centres

Our high level of activity in research and also in practice transfer is particularly evident within the research centres and the Collaborative Research Centre.

Study & Teaching

Our Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes focus on the interaction of taxes, accounting and financing in entrepreneurial decision-making processes.

Schwerpunkt Taxation, Accounting and Finance

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M. Sc. Taxation, Accounting and Finance

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Get in touch with our department spokeswoman!

Prof. Dr. Urska Kosi

Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insb. Externes Rechnungswesen und Wirtschaftsprüfung

Room Q5.101
Paderborn University
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

Office hours

By appointment via email.