Corporate Reporting (CR)
All of our CR tuition options teach the essential brought forward Professional Level content as well as the frequently examined advanced areas (financial instruments, hedging, deferred tax and groups). Tuition is extremely exam focused and once a technical subject has been taught, we will develop your exam technique by teaching you exactly how to read, interpret and analyse the exam paper, before showing you how to structure and type your answer for each of the three CR questions. The three CR questions are very different from one another so we have devised the optimal exam strategy for each. The exam techniques you will be taught are those which enabled your tutor to win several prestigious ICAEW prizes and this tuition approach has resulted in several of our students also winning prizes.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"The course is an excellent pace, with early exposure to exam style questions, allowing you to practice the exam technique early on. Kieran is incredibly approachable, encouraging and has a unique ability to explain challenging concepts. I would highly recommend Kieran to any ACA students!"
Lucy (CR student who passed all her exams first time with us, including 84% for CR)
"I have previously had training for CR from a big name tuition provider. Their tutoring style really wasn't for me. I was left unclear on key components of answer techniques such as: answer structure, mark allocation, question order / simultaneous answers, calculations and maybe most importantly presentation of answers.
Kieran helped me with all the above and I preferred his approach significantly to my previous provider. The key benefits to highlight are:
1. Training on technical information is SIMPLE and straightforward. Makes it easier to understand.
2. Advice on when and how to maximise efficiency by answering different question parts together.
3. Advice on writing style to maximise bang for your buck when picking up points (i.e. simple succinct writing)
4. Comprehensive question tutorials.
5. Simple and effective work plan taking you from content learning all the way to question practice.
6. Available for questions all the time.
7. Helped me significantly with low self confidence.
8. Good value.
His approach helped me pass CR. I got 82. Can't wait to put that on my hinge profile and hopefully the likes will come rolling in. Thanks Kieran."
Chitraj (CR student who passed first time with us with a score of 82%)
"Kieran’s exam technique helped demystify the fear of answering the question and the way he taught us how to structure answers meant we went in with an advantage. With that structure there is no time to waffle and each requirement can be tackled efficiently. Kieran focused on the key areas, everything was made simple and I understood things clearly. College and even the textbook seem to over complicate even the simplest of things. The open book notes were super helpful, I used them for both CR and SBM. I fully intend on recommending you, best money I have spent. I always thought accounting was actually my worst subject, in Certificate I got 62 and FAR I got 59. But in Corporate Reporting I got 70!"
Wes (CR student who passed first time with 70%)
"I managed to pass the ACA Case and Corporate Reporting exams in August with 60 and 68 respectively, having originally scored 34 and 37 respectively!
I have always worked hard but struggled in the exam room and the tips you provided for technique and staying calm clearly worked! I still walked out of the exam thinking it had gone disastrously, but the techniques clearly won the marks, so a massive thank you."
August 2020 video course student
"Kieran's exam technique is the most simple and effective out of all I have tried and tested over the years.
Tuition was much simpler to digest and understand compared to the big tuition providers. The learning materials and webinars were also easy to revise and learn off by heart.
I would strongly recommend ACA Masters as Kieran has helped me not only with technique but eased my exam nerves - so the best of both!"
Jaisal (CR student who passed first time with us)
"The focus on past papers was immensely helpful – knowing how to tackle a question step by step and recognising what the questions require through familiarity, definitely made the actual exam easier. Breaking down the requirement into smaller chunks was really useful and made the process less daunting – knowing that there were always easier marks available to “get in the bag” and focus on these rather than more technical “top end” marks was a strategy that I was happy to apply. The notes provided were really good – It was a really good summary to flick to when revising and in the exam. I would recommend the course to other students without a doubt. The class size is perfect, the notes were really helpful and I received the best advice which I believed made the difference."
Werda (CR resit student)
"The video courses are excellent. I used them for BPT in December 2019 and passed first time. I have subsequently gone on to buy them for advanced level exams CR and SBM. They are extremely good value for money. Using CR as an example, you get over 25 videos, some of which are three hours long and they even cover brought forward/assumed knowledge. I find that the way Kieran explains things really helps me to understand the topics well and he doesn't use complicated language. There is also a massive emphasis on how to answer the exam questions after each topic is covered. If you're thinking about buying them, definitely do. They'll help you so much!!"
Alisha (Video course student)
To get you through your CR exam, we offer live tuition, video tuition and one-to-one tuition. It is possible to combine different methods of tuition.
CR Live Course
Our live CR course comprises five classes which are held on Saturdays. Each class focuses on a set of frequently examined topic areas and you will be taught: the key technical concepts; the most effective way to read, analyse and work through the exam paper; the key things to look out for in exam questions; how and when to use your open book notes; and most importantly, the specific technique you should use when generating points and typing your answer in the exam. We will also have an entire class dedicated to the Advance Information and questions which require use of the data analytics software.
Tuition is extremely exam focused and we will work exclusively with past paper questions from recent exams, covering each type of CR question to ensure that you get up to the required standard as soon as possible - rather than wasting time with ‘warm-up’ questions.
Our CR Master Plan categorises all the past exam questions by topic, so that after each class you can go and practice your newly acquired exam technique skills on similar questions and watch your marks drastically improve (hopefully you will join our growing list of prize winners!)
You will also be coached on how to study effectively, how to structure your revision and be guided as to what you need to do to pass the Advanced Level exams with top marks.
The classes are structured as follows:
Assets, Leases, Financial Instruments and Hedging (FR and Audit Risks and Procedures)
Share-Based Payments, Pensions and Tax (FR and Audit Risks and Procedures)
Group Accounting and Group Auditing
Groups, Other Audit Questions, Financial Statement Analysis and Ethics
Data Analytics Software Questions and Advance Information Analysis
In advance of the course, you will be provided with access to our FAR and AA revision classes which cover the essential brought forward content from Professional Level. You will also be provided with access to our CR video classes (see below). This enables class time to focus on exam technique.
The total cost of the course is £780.
The course includes:
- Access to our FAR and AA video classes as most need a refresher on the brought forward content.
- Access to our CR video classes (see below).
- Open Book Notes for use in the exam (see below).
- Our CR Master Plan: a detailed step-by-step study plan (see below).
Please contact us here for availability and course dates.
Tuition is held online. Online tuition operates in exactly the same way as face-to-face tuition. Our online classroom uses video conferencing (Zoom), virtual whiteboards and electronic study materials. Many students prefer online tuition as they feel more comfortable asking questions using the chat function and because it saves travel costs and time. Classes are recorded so that you can watch each class as many times as you need before your exam.
CR Video Course
Our prize-winning Senior ACA Tutor Kieran Doe has recorded a CR video course. The video course teaches the same content and exam techniques as the live course. The video course offers a lower cost option whilst yielding the same benefits.
Each class focuses on a frequently examined topic and teaches the key technical concepts in a simplified way before demonstrating the optimal exam technique by working through recent past exam questions in full. You will be taught the most efficient way to read, interpret and analyse the exam paper and most importantly, the specific technique you should use when generating points and typing your answer in the exam. This includes advice on how to use your open book notes when answering questions.
Having understood exactly how you should be approaching a particular type of CR exam question, you can then go and attempt similar past exam questions to put these prize-winning exam technique skills to the test and watch your marks drastically improve - hopefully you will join our growing list of prize winners! Our CR Master Plan (see below) categorises all the past exam questions by topic to make it easy for you to practice similar questions after each class. This enables you to conquer CR by mastering one area at a time.
The course is structured so that it covers each examinable area and each type of CR exam question. As there is a substantial amount of assumed knowledge for most CR topics, we have included our FAR and AA tutorials as part of the course. We suggest that you watch the classes in the order set out below. However, if you are already comfortable on a particular topic then you may want to skip the Professional Level revision class.
The course structure is as follows:
Financial Reporting and Audit Risks and Procedures
Audit Risks and Procedures: AA recap
Assets: FAR recap
Assets: additional CR content and CR exam questions
Revenue: FAR recap
Revenue: additional CR content and CR exam questions
Provisions: FAR recap
Financial Instruments and Equity: FAR recap
Financial Instruments: additional CR content and CR exam questions
Hedging: additional CR content and CR exam questions
Leases: FAR recap
Leases: additional CR content and CR exam questions
EPS: FAR recap
EPS: additional CR content and CR exam questions
Mixed Topic Question (Assets, Tax, Accounting Errors, Foreign Currency Transactions)
Groups - P&L, SFP, SOCE: FAR recap 1
Groups - Subsidiary Disposal: FAR recap 2
Groups - Associates and Joint Ventures: FAR recap 3
Groups - additional CR content and CR exam questions (Financial Reporting and Audit)
Groups - Foreign Subsidiary and CR exam questions (Financial Reporting and Audit)
Other Audit Questions
Other CR Audit Questions
Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Performance and Position Analysis: BST revision
Financial Statement Analysis 1: CR content and CR exam questions
Financial Statement Analysis 2: CR content and CR exam questions (Auditing)
Ethics: AA recap
Ethics: CR exam questions
Data Analytics Software and Advance Information
Data Analytics Software Questions
Advance Information Analysis - available 5 July 2021
Other FAR and AA Revision:
Accounting: Cost of Sales, Inventory and Payables
FAR: Foreign Currency Transactions
FAR: Single Entity Accounts
FAR: Cash Flow Statement
AA: Concluding and Internal Reporting
AA: External Reporting
AA: Non-Audit Engagements
AA: Engagement Acceptance and Management
You can view one of the CR classes below.
You can purchase each individual CR class for only £30 by clicking on the 'rent' icon below. You can then watch the class as many times as you need to ensure that you have understood the technical principles and mastered the exam techniques taught during the class. You can stream the classes directly below and view them on any device which has internet connection within the 72 hour viewing period. If you require access for longer than 72 hours, we suggest that you opt for the Full Course Offer - see below for details.
Full Course Offer
Please note that our study materials are sold separately - see below.
Study Materials and Open Book Notes
Our prize-winning ACA tutor, Kieran Doe, has developed our unique CR materials which include technical notes specifically designed for use in the exam, master plans and exam technique guidance.
Financial Reporting Technical Notes and Audit Risks and Procedures
Our CR technical notes concisely summarise the technical content so that you can quickly look up the information you need in the exam. The notes include easy-to-use financial reporting notes and audit risks and procedures for each subject area, as well as calculation proformas and reminders.
A small sample can be found at the bottom of this page. Student feedback can be found at the top of this page.
CR Master Plans
To ensure that you use your study time as effectively as possible, we have broken the syllabus down into examinable topics so that you can allocate your time to specific examinable topics. For each topic, we have listed the recent past exam questions which examined the topic. There is also a reference to how frequently the topic is examined, the extent to which it is examined and the CR video class which demonstrates the exact exam technique to use for that type of question.
Exam Technique Guidance
We have included our valuable exam technique guidance which contains detailed advice on how you should approach each type of CR exam question in order to score top marks. This includes detailed advice on how to answer financial statement analysis questions, ethics questions and 'other' audit questions (non-risks and procedures audit questions).
Payment and Delivery
The price for the full package of our CR materials is £45. You can purchase below; if you wish to use another payment method then please contact us.
Once payment has been received, you will receive the materials via email within 48 hours. Please ensure that you check your junk mail in case your email settings divert our email to junk.
If you are struggling with a particular area, then one-to-one tuition is also available. We suggest that one-to-one tuition is used to supplement the tuition provided during our classroom or online classes to address any specific areas where you require intensive support.
Tuition fees are £95 per hour.
Please contact us here if you wish to book.