Financial Management

Financial Management (FM)

There are three questions in the FM exam: Financing, Hedging and either an Investment Appraisal or Business Valuation question.


Our FM tuition breaks the syllabus down into these examinable areas and then subdivides each area based on the topics which are most frequently examined. For each topic, our classes explain the key technical points in a simplified way before demonstrating how to answer each type of exam question on the topic. This helps you break the exam down into manageable chunks and learn the optimal exam technique for each type of exam question. 

The learning strategies and exam techniques you will be taught are those which enabled your tutor to win several prizes from the ICAEW, including one for FM. This exam focused tuition approach has resulted in several of our students also winning prizes.

Further detail on how our approach differs from other tuition providers is included in our 'How to Pass the FM Exam' article. 


Online FM Course

To get you through your FM exam with top marks, our prize-winning Senior ACA Tutor Kieran Doe has recorded an online video course. Each class focuses on a frequently examined topic and explains 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 typing your answer. 

Having understood the technical content and exactly how you should be approaching a particular type of FM 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 FM 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 FM by mastering one area at a time.

The course is structured so that it covers each examinable area and each type of FM exam question. The course also includes revision classes from Certificate Level Management Information for those who need a refresher on the brought forward content.


The course structure is as follows:

Investment Appraisal

  1. Investment Appraisal

  2. Replacement Analysis

  3. Capital Rationing


  1. Source of Finance and WACC

  2. Gearing

  3. Adjusted Present Value

  4. Ungearing and Regearing Beta Equities

  5. Bond Valuation

  6. Financing Exam Technique Masterclass


  1. Business and Equity Valuation


  1. Basics of Hedging and Hedging Interest Rate Risk (Forwards, Futures, OTC Options and Swaps)

  2. Hedging Interest Rate Risk 2 (Futures and Traded Options)

  3. Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk (Forwards, Futures, OTC Options and Money Market Hedge)

  4. Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk 2 (Futures and Traded Options)

MI Revision

  1. Management Information – Investment Appraisal 

  2. Management Information – Contribution and Break-Even analysis

One of the classes from the course can be viewed below. 

You can purchase each individual class 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 Course Offer - see below for details.

Full Course Offer

You can subscribe to all of the classes for £195 and enjoy a viewing period of 6 months. Just click here to purchase. Once payment has been made, you can view the full course here. 

Please note that our study materials are sold separately - see below. 


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.


Study Materials

FM Learning Notes

Our prize-winning ACA tutor, Kieran Doe, has developed our unique FM Learning Notes which concisely summarise the essential technical knowledge you need to pass the exam. This enables you to focus on the essential content for each topic and then test yourself by reproducing the condensed content on a blank page. This will force you to actively recall the information so that it is embedded in your brain ready to use for exam questions.

The notes include:


  • Easy-to-use summarised technical notes for each subject area 

  • Calculation proformas and reminders 

  • Exam tips and points to include for common exam scenarios

A small sample is included at the bottom of this page.

FM Master Plan

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 referenced the essential ICAEW Study Manual reading and 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 online FM class which demonstrates the exact exam technique to use for that type of question.

A small sample is included at the bottom of this page. 

Payment and Delivery

The price for the FM Learning Notes and the FM Master Plan is only £30. You can purchase by clicking 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 24 hours.

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