Applied Financial and Accounting Research Group (GIFCA)

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Organization profile

Organization profile

The Applied Financial and Accounting Research Group (GIFCA) of the Salesiana Polytechnic University of Ecuador has the mission of promoting research and innovation in the field of accounting and financial sciences. To achieve this, it focuses on the development of lines of research, R&D&I projects, the training of research teachers and the active participation of students, in addition to establishing connections with research networks at a national and international level. Its vision is to be recognized as an academic and business benchmark of excellence, standing out for its theoretical, methodological and practical contributions in the field of accounting and financial sciences. This comprehensive approach underscores GIFCA's commitment to quality and relevance in its area of ​​expertise.

Research lines:

  1. Accounting and financial management of organizations
  2. Fiscal and tax studies
  3. Popular economy and sustainable local development
  4. Micro and macro environment of organizations
  5. Accounting, auditing and environmental economics


Yoandris Sierra Lara ([email protected])

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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