Financial Management

Financial Management (FM)

 

The FM syllabus is relatively small compared with other ACA exams, yet to pass the exam, students are required to have a deep understanding of the technical concepts as the examiner likes to think up different scenarios to separate students who have tried to rely on a 'rote learnt' approach. There are 3 questions in the FM exam paper which are typically: Hedging, Financing and either an Investment Appraisal or Business Valuation question. To retain an explicit exam focus, our course breaks the syllabus down into these 4 examinable areas, as these are the questions which will appear in your exam.

Online tuition - FM Masterclass webinars

Our prize-winning senior ACA tutor Kieran Doe has recorded a series of FM exam masterclasses.

 

For each of the 4 examinable areas, you will be taught: the key technical concepts; how to read, interpret and analyse the exam paper information; and most importantly, the optimal exam technique to use when typing your answer in the exam. Your tutor will work through recent past paper questions from recent exams to ensure that you learn how to score a strong mark in the FM exam. The exam techniques you will be taught are those which enabled your tutor to win several prizes from the ICAEW, including one for FM.

There are 8 classes in total, with each FM class teaching you the optimal exam technique for one of the 4 examinable areas. There are 2 Management Information classes to refresh your knowledge on brought forward topics such as Investment Appraisal and Contribution.

  1. Investment Appraisal

  2. Business Valuation

  3. Business Financing 1 (WACC, CAPM, APV)

  4. Business Financing 2 (WACC, CAPM, Gearing, De-gearing and re-gearing beta)

  5. Hedging 1 (Introduction and Interest rate hedging)

  6. Hedging 2 (Currency hedging)

  7. Management Information revision – Investment Appraisal

  8. Management Information revision – Breakeven and Contribution

 

Each class is approximately 1-2 hours in length. The classes are structured so that the course covers each type of FM exam question and a full range of technical areas.

Our online masterclasses teach the same content and exam techniques as our one-to-one tuition (below). Many students prefer the online masterclasses as they offer a lower cost option and can be accessed from any location.

You can view a sample from one of the FM Exam Masterclasses below. 

You can purchase each individual class via PayPal for only £20 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 Series Offer - see below for details.

Full Series Offer

​​You can subscribe to all of the classes for £195 and enjoy a viewing period of up to 6 months. Just click on the subscribe icon on the video below to purchase via PayPal.

 

Please note that this is a monthly channel subscription so you will need to cancel your subscription a day before the end of the first month. You can cancel your subscription via PayPal. If you require access for longer than one month then please email us your PayPal payment confirmation email and we will send you a link to the videos so you can continue watching the videos for a further 5 months. There is no additional charge for this.​​

 

One-to-one tuition

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 the online classes to address any specific areas where you require intensive support. 

 

Tuition fees are £75-85 p/hour depending on the level of seniority of the tutor. ​

Please contact us here if you wish to book.

Contact us here or email bookings@acamasters.com

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