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ACCA EXAM TIPS - SEPTEMBER SITTING

22 August 2016

ACCA SEPTEMBER EXAM TIPS

P1
50 mark scenario question, to include: ethics, governance and risk management. AAA model on ethical issues
Optional questions to include: directors remuneration approaches, evaluation of risks and their mitigation, integrated reporting and rules v principles in corporate governance

P2
Q1: Group question on disposals or step acqns
Ethics
Revenue Recognition
Provisions
Deferred Tax
Share based payments
Pensions

P3
Section A
Decision Trees
Section B
Ansoff
Strategic alliances
General/application controls of software system
Corporate Governance
Ethics
Raising finance
Porters Diamond

P4
International Investment Appraisal techniques focusing on risk management tools such as Value at Risk;
Impact on WACC following hedging of interest rate risk;
Capital Structure; traditional debt finance & Islamic Finance Sukuk Bonds
Financial Restructuring

P5
Critique an existing performance management system and the performance hierarchy
Quality as a critical success factor
Risk and uncertainty
Effective use of information systems
Environmental performance/analysis
Reward systems linked to performance measures
Transfer pricing

P6
Group relief and consortium relief for companies
Incorporation relief
IHT planning
Patent box
Share schemes

P7
Business or audit risks in a scenario
Identifying ethical and other professional issues in a scenario
Matters to be considered and audit evidence for a couple of core accounting issues
Money laundering
Insolvency issues (UK Stream)
Discussion on audit reports

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