ACCA F9 Exam Tips September 2017


ACCA F9 Exam Tips September 2017 session given below are just intelligent guesses from exam point of view provided by famous tuition providers. These exam tips must not be relied on totally. To increase chances of success in Exams you must prepare full breadth of syllabus and topics

ACCA F9 Exam Tips September 2017:

ACCA F9 Exam Tips September 2017 Session are given below by famous tuition providers


Part A: MCQs will be from any syllabus area.

Part B: Some frequently tested areas in the past were

  • NPV with Inflation and Taxation
  • Cash operating cycle
  • Receivable, Payable & Inventory Management
  • Financial Gearing
  • Cost of Equity & Debt
  • WACC
  • CAPM & MM
  • Foreign Exchange Risk Management
  • Interest Rate Risk Management
  • Sources of Finance

Don’t just keep focusing on numbers. Although the numbers are important but approximately half of the marks are for the written elements. Prepare every topic thoroughly to increase chances of passing the exam.


Section A – the MCQs/OTs will often be knowledge based and will out the questions in section B and C. Likely to be a good number of questions testing your understanding of financial management and objectives (ratio analysis, the concept of shareholder wealth), as well as the economic environment and financial institutions topics (financial intermediation, fiscal and monetary policies). The efficient hypothesis is likely to be tested here too.

Section B commonly tested areas are:
Working capital management – operating cycle, the impact of a change in credit period or accepting a factor’s offer.
Business or security valuations – methods of valuation.
Financial risk management – currency risk or an interest rate risk.

Section C – two 20-mark questions, which will focus mainly on syllabus section C, D and E.
Section C is working capital management, section D is investment appraisal and is likely to feature NPV with inflation and tax. Section E is business finance – either an evaluation of financing options (interest coverage & gearing ratios) or a cost of capital calculation most likely.
Whichever of these three topics does not feature in section C is likely to appear in section B.


Section A: Various questions from across the syllabus.
Section B: Valuations and risk management.
Section C: Investment appraisal, including an NPV and business finance

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