ACCA Skills Module: F4, F5, F6, F7, F8

Comprising modules F4 to F9, this module examines the principle technical subjects that you're expected to have an advanced understanding of. These subjects include law, taxation, auditing and financial management, financial reporting and performance management. You will develop knowledge and skills in these subject areas, reaching a level of knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.

F4CLCorporate and Business Law

This paper examines the general legal framework and specific areas of law which affect businesses and how they operate, whilst identifying when additional legal advice needs to be sought.

The most significant elements of this paper are as follows:

AEssential elements of the legal system
BThe law of obligations
CEmployment law
DThe formation and constitution of business organisations
ECapital and the financing of companies
FManagement, administration and regulation of companies
GLegal implications relating to companies in difficulty or in crisis
HGovernance and ethical issues relating to business
F5PMPerformance Management

This paper is focused on the development of important skills related to management accounting practices, using quantitative and qualitative data for business planning, commercial decision making, and employee performance reviews and control.

The most significant elements of this paper are as follows:

ACost Accounting Techniques
BDecision Making
CBudgeting and Forecasting
DStandard Costing and Variance Analysis
EPerformance measurement

This study paper covers the processes involved with business taxation; applicable to sole proprietors, companies, or large business groups.

The most significant elements of this paper are as follows:

ATrading profits
BCapital allowances
CEmployment income
DProperty business profits
EInvestment income
FPersonal tax computations
GNational insurance
HCorporation tax
ICapital gains tax
JValue added tax
HSelf assessment
F7FRFinancial Reporting (UK or International)

This module is concerned with the processes involved with financial reporting, both in terms of the theory involved with preparing financial statements, and the methods required to evaluate and interpret the financial statements of a business.

The most significant elements of this paper are as follows:

AConceptual Framework
BRegulatory Framework
CPreparation of Financial Statements
DBusiness Combinations
EAnalysing and Interpreting
F8AAAudit & Assurance (UK or International)

Students will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively carry out assurance engagement, bearing in mind all important professional regulatory frameworks.

The most significant elements of this paper are as follows:

AAudit Framework and Regulation
BInternal Audit
CPlanning and Risk Assessment
DInternal Control
EAudit Evidence
F9FMFinancial Management

This paper serves to develop the key knowledge and skills required of a financial manager, particularly concerning issues that surround investment, financing and dividend policy decisions.

The most significant elements of this paper are as follows:

AFinancial management function
BFinancial management environment
CWorking capital management
DInvestment appraisal
EBusiness finance
FCost of capital
GBusiness valuation
HRisk management

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§To complete the MBA/MA course students must pass 14 ACCA papers (i.e.: F1–P5). Students may be admitted onto the MBA/MA course prior to passing their final three ACCA Papers. SUBSEQUENT TO COMMENCING THE MBA/MA COURSE, SHOULD A STUDENT DISCOVER THAT SHE HAS FAILED ANY ACCA PAPERS, SHE WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT PAID. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, FAILURE OF ANY ACCA PAPERS WILL NOT ENTITLE THE STUDENT TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT. The awarding body for the MBA/MA course will be one of LSBF's partner universities; however, awarding bodies are subject to change from time to time. The School's obligations shall be discharged by providing tuition leading to a recognised MBA/MA award by a recognised awarding body. The School reserves the right to change the awarding body, and will notify the student as soon as reasonably practicable. In light of this, the student agrees that they shall have no claim based on changes to the awarding bodies. The School reserves the right to offer the MBA/MA portion of the dual programme either online or on campus (depending on availability). For the avoidance of doubt, the decision concerning such availability (whether online or on campus) shall be at the sole discretion of the School. The Oracle Capital Group sponsorship programme for the masters' course fees covers the tuition fees only and does not include incidentals such as textbooks and exam entry/assessment fees (£158 per module), dissertation mentoring fees (£250), dissertation submission fees (£250) and final academic board presentation fees (£150), and fees for exemptions and deferrals. Students are responsible for payment of such fees which are mandatory for enrolment and progression on the masters' course.
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Next Start Date: July 2015

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