F9 Financial Management (FM)
THE SECRET TO EXAM SUCCESS
Although most of the arithmetic involved is not difficult in itself, the calculation parts of questions are designed to check that you understand the techniques, and can decide what information is relevant, rather than checking that you have just learned rules.
For the written parts of questions there are several financial management theories that can be examined, but many of them are again checking that you understand the techniques and their assumptions and limitations.
It is vitally important that candidates are able to apply various exam techniques to tackle the questions within a limited time. You must also take great care when presenting answers to both – numerical and essay type questions.
To develop the knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager, in relation to investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.
The syllabus for Paper F9, Financial Management, is designed to equip candidates with the skills that would be expected from a finance manager responsible for the finance function of a business. It prepares candidates for more advanced and specialist study in Paper P4, Advanced Financial Management.
The paper, therefore, starts by introducing the role and purpose of the financial management function within a business. Before looking at the three key financial management decisions of investing, financing, and dividend policy, the syllabus explores the economic environment in which such decisions are made.
The next section of the syllabus is the introduction of investing decisions. This is done in two stages – investment in (and the management of) working capital and the appraisal of long-term investments. The next area introduced is financing decisions. This section of the syllabus starts by examining the various sources of business finance, including dividend policy and how much finance can be raised from within the business. It also looks at the cost of capital and other factors that influence the choice of the type of capital a business will raise. The principles underlying the valuation of business and financial assets, including the impact of cost of capital on the value of business, is covered next. The syllabus finishes with an introduction to, and examination of, risk and the main techniques employed in the management of such risk.
On successful completion of this paper, candidates should be able to:
- Discuss the role and purpose of the financial management function
- Assess and discuss the impact of the economic environment on financial management
- Discuss and apply working capital management techniques
- Carry out effective investment appraisal
- Identify and evaluate alternative sources of business finance
- Discuss and apply principles of business and asset valuations
- Explain and apply risk management techniques in business
- Lectures 14
- Quizzes 2
- Duration 15-25 hrs
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 28
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
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