The retrieval of the first financial report allows the analysis of the income and expenses of the Advanced School for Commerce from 1868 to 1872. This analysis shows the relevance of two groups of accounting headings: the contributions of the founding bodies and the government to the revenues; the salaries of the Director and of the faculty to the expenses. The numerical data corroborate the information available in other descriptive sources, allowing to discuss the crucial contribution of specific items to the good initial functioning of the School. The chapter also presents a comparison of the weightings of the main groups of accounting headings in the first report and in the last one.
Advanced school for commerce. University annual report and financial statements. Founder contributions. Faculty salaries. Francesco Ferrara.