Financial Management

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ACCA FM Highlights

You’ll develop the knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager, in relation to investment, financing and dividend policy decisions.

Exam Duration
3 hours

Passing Marks
50/100
Mode Of Exam
Online
Attempts Mar|Jun|Sep|Dec

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ACCA FM Syllabus

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-forprofit 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 markets

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 DCF
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 (SMEs)

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

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