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ACCA F9 Financial Management video resources

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Financial Management (F9):

This syllabus and study guide are designed to help with planning study and to provide detailed information on what could be assessed in any examination session.


A Financial management function

1. The nature and purpose of financial management

2. Financial objectives and relationship with corporate strategy

3. Stakeholders and impact on corporate objectives

4. Financial and other objectives in not-for-profit organisations

B Financial management environment

1. The economic environment for business

2. The nature and role of financial markets and institutions

3. The nature and role of money market

C Working capital management

1. The nature, elements and importance of working capital

2. Management of inventories, accounts receivable, accounts payable and cash

3. Determining working capital needs and funding strategies

D Investment appraisal

1. Investment appraisal techniques

2. Allowing for inflation and taxation in investment appraisal

3. Adjusting for risk and uncertainty in investment appraisal

4. Specific investment decisions (lease or buy; asset replacement, capital rationing)

E Business finance

1. Sources of, and raising business finance

2. Estimating the cost of capital

3. Sources of finance and their relative costs

4. Capital structure theories and practical considerations

5. Finance for small- and medium-sized entities

F Business valuations

1. Nature and purpose of the valuation of business and financial assets

2. Models for the valuation of shares

3. The valuation of debt and other financial assets

4. Efficient market hypothesis (EMH) and practical considerations in the valuation of shares

G Risk management

1. The nature and types of risk and approaches to risk management

2. Causes of exchange rate differences and interest rate fluctuations

3. Hedging techniques for foreign currency risk

4. Hedging techniques for interest rate risk

ACCA F9 Financial Management video resources

ACCA F9 Financial Management technical articles

Working capital management
This article covers the foundations of working capital management, a core area of the F9 syllabus, and focuses on the analysis of current assets and current liabilities. The topic can form part, or the whole of, a 20-mark question in the exam, as well as being examined by objective test questions.

Accounts receivable management
Section C2d) of the F9 Study Guide states that candidates should be able to ‘discuss, apply and evaluate the use of relevant techniques in managing accounts receivable’.

Hedging techniques for interest rate risk
This article looks at Section G of the F9 Study Guide relating to the management of interest rate risk.

The capital asset pricing model – part 1
In the first of a three-part series of articles, we consider the CAPM and its components, shows how it can be used to estimate the cost of equity, and introduces the asset beta formula.

The capital asset pricing model – part 2
This article describes how to apply the CAPM when calculating a project-specific discount rate to use in investment appraisal.

CAPM: theory, advantages, and disadvantages
In the final article in his three-part series, we look at the theory, advantages and disadvantages of CAPM.

Management of foreign accounts receivable
This article focuses on foreign accounts receivable, which present some additional challenges to a business that are not present with domestic-based customers.

Business finance for SMEs
Also available as a podcast on iTunes
In this article, we consider potential finance sources that an SME could use, with a particular focus on the more modern sources of crowdfunding and supply chain financing introduced to the F9 syllabus and examinable from September 2015.

Equivalent annual costs and benefits
The calculation of equivalent annual costs is a tool that can be used by companies to assist in asset replacement decisions.

Myopic management
Also available as a podcast on iTunes
For many years, managers of large businesses have been accused of focusing on short-term rather than long-term performance. In this article by Peter Atrill, freelance academic and writer, we explore the causes of management short termism and the remedies available.

Business valuations
This article discusses the three broad approaches to business valuations – assets-based, income-based, and cash flow-based.

Analysing the suitability of financing alternatives
This article suggests an approach for students to apply to a key area of the F9 syllabus before finishing with a worked example to demonstrate the technique discussed.

Introduction to Islamic finance
This article takes a look at Islamic finance, which has just been introduced to the F9 syllabus.

Business finance
Section E of the syllabus deals with business finance. This article covers types of finance, sources of finance and mix of finance.

Advanced investment appraisal
Investment appraisal is one of the eight core topics within F9 and it is a topic which has been well represented in the F9 exam.

Foreign currency risk and its management
A focus on the three types of currency risk – economic risk, translation risk and transaction risk.

Cost of capital, gearing and CAPM – part 1
A fundamental part of financial management is investment appraisal: into which long-term projects should a company put money? This is the first part of the article that looks at how a suitable discount rate can be calculated.

Cost of capital, gearing and CAPM – part 2
A fundamental part of financial management is investment appraisal: into which long-term projects should a company put money? This is the second part of the article that looks at how a suitable discount rate can be calculated.

Receivables collection
This article considers two methods a company could adopt in order to speed up the collection of cash from its customers.

Optimum capital structure
Is it possible to increase shareholder wealth by changing the capital structure

Being an angel
Business angels are an important source of finance for smaller businesses. This article looks at the role that business angels play in providing finance, the way in which they approach making an investment, and the financial and non-financial returns that may be expected.

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