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ACCA AFM (P4) Advanced Financial Management

AFM requires you to apply relevant knowledge and skills and exercise professional judgement as expected of a senior financial executive or advisor.

The examiner expects candidates to display analytical and evaluative skills with clear and structured answers.

AFM explores areas studied in FM but at a more advanced level and considers problems relevant to the highest-level financial management of an organisation.

Key syllabus areas include:

  • Role and responsibility towards stakeholders
  • Economic environment for multinationals
  • Advanced investment appraisal
  • Acquisition and mergers
  • Corporate reconstruction and re-organisation
  • Treasury and advanced risk management techniques
  • Emerging issues in finance and financial management.

The AFM exam is a 3 hour 15 minute written exam in two sections.

Section A worth 50 - 70 marks. Set in the form of a short case study or scenario expecting students to show a comprehensive understanding of issues from across the syllabus. Answers will be expected in the form of a short report or board memorandum.

Section B will comprise two compulsory questions between 15 and 25 marks. One question is normally wholly discursive.

Read through your FM materials, as this will be assumed knowledge.

Course Information

Dates: September to November 2018, January to March 2019

Exam Sitting: Jun & Dec

Course Length: 8.5 days

Price: Full course £1,250 inc.VAT

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