Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CIMA EXAM TIPS FROM ICOUNT

TIPS FROM ICOUNT




 

F1
*Published accounts with deferred tax
*Consolidated SFP
*Leases
*Construction contract
*Code of ethics



F2
*Pensions
*EPS
*Financial Instruments
*Interpretation of financial accounts – segmental reporting
*Consolidation – complex groups or changes in group structure
*Current issues

F3

*Overseas NPV calculation and post completion Audit
*Dividend policy
*Valuations
*Comparison of types of Long term Finance
*Working Capital Management

P1
*NPV with sensitivities
*Variances
*Decision Tree
*Functional budgets
*Activity Based Costing
*Receivables Management

P2
*Linear Programming
*Transfer Pricing
*Performance Evaluation (Ratio Analysis)

P3
*Currency risk management: forward contracts and internal hedging techniques
*Corporate governance principles in relation to directors
*Risk mapping and categorisation
*Risks management within an automated process
*Internal audit testing techniques and professional ethics

E1
*International trade and the BRIC economies
*Changeover methods and maintenance approaches in IT/IS
*Relevance of quality and quality costs
*Marketing – segmentation and research
*Motivating a team

E2
*Approaches to strategy
*Analysis of the 5 forces
*Critical path analysis and GANTT charts
*Contingency theories of management style
*Groups and organisational culture

E3
*Product Lifecycle
*Generic Strategies
*Change Management

HEALTH WARNING: These tips should be used in conjunction with proper study and revision. They are not a substitute for in-depth revision. We cannot guarantee that everything we mention will be on the paper. These tips are a rough guide only, no-one knows what the examiner was thinking when the paper was written!



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