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ACCA FM – Financial Management


The ACCA 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 Advanced Financial Management.

SKU: ACCA-FM Category:


In ACCA Financial Management you will develop the knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager, in relation to investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.

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About the Lecturer

Padraic Lee has a number of years experience in lecturing in TU Dublin.

Why choose PAT for your ACCA exam preparation?

We are an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner
You can access lecturers from anywhere; lectures will be streamed live online from our Dublin City Centre classrooms
We have a unique exam-focused approach with a combination of lectures, revision days and exam preparation sessions (EPS’s)
Through regular mock exams and corrected homework, our lecturers will offer structured feedback and support
You’ll receive access to tuition materials online as well as recordings of the lectures
Sitting a CBE assessed paper for the first time? Our exam-focused approach will get you CBE-ready

ACCA FM Financial Management Syllabus & Exam


The aim of the syllabus is to develop the knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager, in relation to investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.

Objective of the Syllabus

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.

Exam Format

The syllabus is assessed by a three hour computer based examination.
All questions are compulsory. The exam will contain both computational and discursive elements.
Some questions will adopt a scenario/case study approach. Prior to the start of the exam candidates are given an extra 10 minutes to read the exam instructions.
Section A of the computer-based exam comprises 15 objective test questions of 2 marks each plus additional content as per below.
Section B of the computer-based exam comprises three questions each containing five objective test questions plus additional content as per below.
Section C of the exam comprises two 20-mark constructed response questions. The two 20-mark questions will mainly come from the working
capital management, investment appraisal and business finance areas of the syllabus. The section A and section B questions can cover any areas of the syllabus.
Candidates are provided with a formulae sheet and tables of discount and annuity factors.

To read more about FM and to access past exam papers please click here.

Should you have any further questions, please contact us at or on 01-8352963

Study Mode

Full Course – December 2020 exam, Revision Only – December 2020 exam, Revision Only – September 2020 exam, Repeat, Full Course – June 2021, Revision Only – June 2021