ACCA P4 - Advanced Financial Management


Studying for the P4 exam

The content of this Knowledge Bank is not designed to be a substitute for a structured system of study towards the exams but rather should help complement your chosen study system.

In particular,

  • we do not guarantee full syllabus coverage,
  • the knowledge bank focusses on knowledge, concepts and ideas but has very few worked examples or graded exercises for you to practice,
  • there are no past exam questions here to attempt
  • examiner's articles are not repeated here.

We highly recommend that you complete a structured course of study and obtain text books and exam kits to improve your chances of exam success.

Using the Kaplan Financial Knowledge Bank

The main benefits of the way the content is presented and accessed via the Knowledge Bank are as follows:

  • a quick answer to a quick question - if you have a P4 query then you should be able to access a trusted answer quickly and efficiently using either the search function, the top navigation bars or /and the side navigation.
  • integrated knowledge - examiners often criticise students for not appreciating how different topics fit together. By following the structured links and navigation bars in the content, you can explore related concepts to integrate your knowledge.
  • assumed knowledge - you can revise assumed knowledge from F9 or P3 by searching for the relevant topics and reading around the subjects.

The ACCA P4 syllabus

 A good page to start on if you are unclear where to begin would be the overview Financial Management page.

Other useful starting points for exploration are linked to syllabus areas below.

The syllabus for P4 is split into 7 main areas:

A Role and responsibility towards stakeholders

As well as the overview Financial Management page, you could also explore stakeholders and ethics.

B Economic environment for multinationals

Content on these topics will be added at some stage in the future. Visit this page again for updates.

C Advanced investment appraisal

The Knowledge Bank has extensive content on investment appraisal. Start with the overview investment appraisal page.

D Acquisitions and mergers

Start with the main page on mergers and acquisitions.

E Corporate reconstruction and reorganisations

Start with the page on reconstructions.

F Treasury and advanced risk management techniques

The Knowledge Bank has extensive content on risk management techniques. Start with the overview risk and the financial manager page.

You could also look at the treasury page

G Emerging issues

The most useful page here is the one on the financial crisis.



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