Not Always “5 – 4 = 1”

Many ACCA AFM questions on business valuations are based upon the classic concept of 5 – 4 = 1. Remember, I wrote the official ACCA AFM article on this topic and so this will not be a surprise. Let me remind you if I may. To find the added value you will first...

Credit Ratings Matter to You !

In the next in my series of pointers for the ACCA AFM March 2024 exam, sources of finance is tested in virtually every exam to some extent. The examiners like to test the criteria used by the credit rating agencies to rate a company on a regular basis from this part...

Green Finance

Introduction Green finance refers to financial investments in environmental goods and services (for example, the protection of biodiversity), and also schemes that encourage sustainability (such as policies to encourage investment in renewable energies). Businesses...

What Came Up ?

So yesterday (Friday 8th December) was the ACCA AFM December 2023 exams. So what came up ? Firstly, the analysis below is a summary of the feedback from students who studied on my ACCA AFM Online Courses. It is as factually accurate as memories allow. I have not seen...

Ethical AFM

The history of the paper I teach has a very clear precedence. The ACCA AFM examiners like to include ethical situations within their questions. This is clearly important to them (and me) and it is imperative that as an ACCA AFM candidate, you can handle these...

Post Acquisition Value

Business valuations is one of if not the most tested topic in the ACCA exam. One of the regular requirements that is asked is to ascertain the post acquisition value after the buyer takes over the seller company. This blog uses two illustrations to show you how to...