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...

Normalising the Abnormal

The maybe an intriguing and odd title for a blog but you will see what a mean at its conclusion. The ACCA will not be releasing any sample questions from the ACCA AFM September 2023 exam in line with their standard publishing policy. But, personally I feel that there...

The Exam Tips ‘Mind Games’

All ACCA students naturally look to get tips on the expected topics that will be tested in their exam. That’s no different for students sitting my exam – ACCA AFM. Nothing can replace covering the full syllabus, working relevant past exam questions and doing...

It’s Not All ‘Real’

The valuation of options is a key part of the ACCA AFM syllabus and has been for a while.  The valuation is carried out using the BSOP model. Nowadays, the ACCA AFM candidates have access to the new BSOP calculator, and the formula and related tables are to a...

NPV vs APV or NPV & APV ?

The pattern of Q1 in ACCA AFM is to open up with a part (a) testing a theory part of the syllabus. In this blog, I want to cover one of the most popular topics – NPV vs APV. Or should this read NPV & APV ? AIA with or without real options has to be tested in...