ACCA FM Financial Management (formerly F9)

Throughout the ACCA Financial Management paper, you will develop your capabilities as a financial manager who has expert insight into investment, financing and dividend policy decisions.

This financial management course will also prepare you for further study of financial management in Advanced Financial Management.

Financial Management

Exam Structure

Students will be assessed through a computer-based exam (CBE) which is 3 hours and 20 minutes. Students will also be required to complete a paper-based exam (PBE) which is 2 hours and 15 minutes.

The computer-based exam is divided into three different sections:

  • Section A – objective test questions
  • Section B – case base objective test questions
  • Section C – constructed response questions

The paper-based exam is divided into three different sections:

  • Section A – multiple choice questions
  • Section B – case based multiple choice questions
  • Section C – constructed questions

Paper syllabus​

The ACCA Financial Management syllabus is made up of seven sections.

Financial management function – You will build your understanding of the key components of the financial management function as well as the conflict between financial and non-financial objectives. You will also need to understand agency theory and not-for-profit organisational objectives.

Financial management environment – You will learn about the effects of the economic environment on business including government policy, competition rules and regulation.

Working capital management - You will develop your understanding of the nature, elements and importance of working capital. You will also learn about the management of inventories, accounts receivable, accounts payable and cash.

Investment appraisal – You will learn to demonstrate knowledge of investment appraisal techniques and how a business adjusts for risk and uncertainty in investment appraisal.

Business finance - You will learn about how a business raises capital and how to estimate these costs. You will also learn about financing for SMEs.

Business valuations – You will build your knowledge of the purpose and nature of the valuation of business and financial assets. You will also focus on efficient market hypothesis (EMH) and the practical considerations in the valuation of shares.

Risk management – You will learn about types of risk and approaches to risk management. In addition, you will focus on hedging techniques for foreign currency risk and interest rate risks.

Daytime classes run between 9.45am-1.15pm.

Afternoon classes run between 2.00pm-5.30pm.

Evening sessions run between 6.45pm-10.15pm.

LSBF offers a variety of study options to help you succeed. You’ll have the opportunity to fit your classes around your own schedule with our online learning platform which includes recorded tuition video lectures, introductory videos from course tutors as well as a library of articles and videos.

You will be taught by our expert tutors who have years of industry experience.

By the time you have completed this paper, you will understand:

  • The nature and purpose of financial management
  • The nature and role of financial markets and institutions
  • The nature, elements and importance of working capital
  • Investment appraisal techniques
  • Sources of and raising business finance
  • Nature and purpose of the valuation of business and financial assets
  • The nature and types of risk and approaches to risk management

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