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About Paul Merison

Paul Merison is LSBF’s director of ACCA studies and brings to the institution over 17 years of experience in the industry. Paul was named Accountancy Lecturer of the Year at the 2013 PQ Awards.

Contact Paul at paul.blog@lsbf.org.uk
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September 2015 ACCA: to sit or not to sit?

May 05 ,2015 | by Paul Merison

September 2015 ACCA: to sit or not to sit?

Later this year, ACCA will move to 4 sittings per year, with the first new sitting in September (not in all exam centres, so check the ACCA website for full details).

Naturally, a lot of students are asking me questions even now as they register for June 2015 classes and exams – so here is my best attempt to answer them.

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How to pass the ACCA F8 and P7 papers

April 18 ,2014 | by Paul Merison

How to pass the ACCA F8 and P7 papers

By Paul Merison*

I have been an audit tutor for almost 18 years. Throughout that time, students have struggled to pass audit papers. In fact I regularly meet students who have only 2 papers left to complete their ACCA exams – F8 and P7. It happens far too often.

So, here is my advice on how to pass F8 and P7 (it is mostly the same advice for both papers).

But this will not make you pass.

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How to Choose Your ACCA Optional Papers?

February 27 ,2014 | by Paul Merison

How to Choose Your ACCA Optional Papers?

So, you have just 2 papers left to complete ACCA and you have to choose 2 from 4. How should you go about making your selection? Paul Merison, Director of ACCA at LSBF, outlines some very practical suggestions for students and marks them on a scale of 10 …

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 2

December 11 ,2013 | by Paul Merison

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 2

In the final instalment of this two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison explains how to use the information provided in the previous article to conceive tests …

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 1

December 10 ,2013 | by Paul Merison

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 1

In this first part of a two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison illustrates the differences between control tests and substantive tests and explains how audit tests are aimed at testing the assertions in the financial statements …

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