Advanced Financial Management (ACCA P4)

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ACCA P4 (AFM) Highlights

You’ll apply relevant knowledge, skills and exercise professional judgment as expected of a senior financial executive or advisor, in taking or recommending decisions relating to the financial management of an organisation in private and public sectors.

Exam Duration
3 hours

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Mode Of Exam
Attempts Mar|Jun|Sep|Dec

ACCA P4 (AFM) Syllabus

A. Role of senior financial adviser in the multinational organisation

1. The role and responsibility of senior
financial executive/advisor
2. Financial strategy formulation
3. Ethical and governance issues
4. Management of international trade and finance
5. Strategic business and financial planning for multinational organisations
6. Dividend policy in multinationals and transfer pricing

B. Advanced investment appraisal

1. Discounted cash flow techniques
2. Application of option pricing theory in investment decisions
3. Impact of financing on investment
decisions and adjusted present values
4. Valuation and the use of free cash flows
5. International investment and financing decisions

C. Acquisitions and mergers

1. Acquisitions and mergers versus other
growth strategies
2. Valuation for acquisitions and mergers
3. Regulatory framework and processes
4. Financing acquisitions and mergers

D. Corporate reconstruction and reorganisation

1. Financial reconstruction
2. Business re-organisation

E. Treasury and advanced risk management techniques

1. The role of the treasury function in
2. The use of financial derivatives to hedge against forex risk
3. The use of financial derivatives to hedge against interest rate risk

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