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Financial Ratios – A Tool for Meaningful Comparisons

Learn components and the power of a financial ratio that can be used for a meaningful analysis of a company.

Abhijit Biswas
04 Jul 2022
3 min read

Can I Study ACCA On My Own?

Conor Motyer
04 Jul 2022
3 min read

What Is Scaled Scoring for CIMA OT Exams?

Learn about scaled scoring for OT exams, how the scaled score works, what it means for CIMA students and much more.

Katie Ni Choileain
04 Jul 2022
3 min read

Dow Theory: Understanding the Primary Trend and the Secondary Trend

The Dow theory, named after Charles H. Dow, examines stock market fluctuations, the primary trend and the secondary t...

Sagar Pujari
04 Jul 2022
4 min read

Failed the ACCA? These 3 steps will get you back on track

Failed the ACCA? Read our simple three-step guide to get you back on track after a disappointing exam result.

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
5 min read

CIMA Exam Dates – Plan for Your 2022 Exams

There are four opportunities a year when you can sit case study exams - February, May, August and November.

Katie Ni Choileain
04 Jul 2022
3 min read

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Total Return Swap

Total Rate of Return Swaps exchange a reference asset's total return for a floating rate such as LIBOR plus a specifi...

Owais Siddiqui
28 Sep 2022
1 min read

Special Purpose Vehicle

A special purpose vehicle (SPV) is a subsidiary company that is formed to undertake a specific business purpose or ac...

Owais Siddiqui
28 Sep 2022
1 min read

What is Rogue Trading

Rogue traders act recklessly and independently of others, often harming their employers and clients in the process.

Owais Siddiqui
28 Sep 2022
1 min read

Operational Risk

Operational risk is the risk of losses caused by flawed or failed processes, policies, systems or events that disrupt...

Owais Siddiqui
28 Sep 2022
2 min read

What is Expense Ratio?

The expense Ratio is the ratio of expenses to premiums generated. Using it, companies can determine their efficiency.

Owais Siddiqui
27 Sep 2022
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Simulation

The purpose of simulation is to discover and comprehend the variables that control an existing or prospective system.

Owais Siddiqui
27 Sep 2022
1 min read

How to Pass Your CIMA F2, P1, P2 & P3 Exams

Passing your OT exams is key to your success. There are 4 main subject areas that students struggle with every year.

Katie Ni Choileain
04 Jul 2022
4 min read

How to Pass ACCA Strategic Business Reporting

If you’re wondering how to pass ACCA Strategic Business Reporting, this guide will tell you everything you need to ...

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
24 min read

How to Pass ACCA Accountant in Business Exam

If you’re wondering how to pass ACCA Accountant in Business this comprehensive guide will tell you everything you n...

Conor Motyer
04 Jul 2022
21 min read

ACCA Tutor Interview: How To Pass Audit and Assurance

In this tutor interview series, we chat to ACCA F8 tutor Erin Morton and get her expert tips on what you need to do t...

Conor Motyer
04 Jul 2022
10 min read

ACCA Tutor Interview: How to Pass Advanced Financial Management

Here we chat to ACCA P4 tutor Wojtek Lyjak and get his tips on what you need to do to pass Advanced Financial Managem...

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
7 min read

ACCA Tutor Interview: How to Pass Financial Reporting

In this tutor interview series, we chat to ACCA F7 tutor Wojtek Lyjak and get his tips on how to pass the Financial R...

Conor Motyer
04 Jul 2022
9 min read

ACCA Tutor Interview: How to Pass Financial Accounting

In this tutor interview series, we chat to ACCA F3 tutor Suzanne Richards, get her advice on what you need to do to p...

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
9 min read

Your Ultimate Guide to the ACCA Professional Ethics Module

Find out about changes to the ACCA professional ethics module, what it involves, when to take the module, and much more.

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
2 min read

What are the Different Levels of AAT?

In this blog, we dive into the various levels of AAT and see what the certifications can do to progress your finance ...

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
4 min read

Series A Funding: Lifeline to a Startup’s Journey to Growth

Learn stages of funding - seed funding, series A funding and the impact it has on shareholding pattern in a startup.

Abhijit Biswas
04 Jul 2022
4 min read

How Hard is it to Pass CIMA?

We review the CIMA qualification, what can make the exams difficult and what you can do to make it easier.

Clodagh OBrien
04 Jul 2022
5 min read

What Makes The Perfect CV? Advice From Experts!

We asked recruitment experts 4 questions to find out what to keep in mind when writing a CV, elements to include to m...

Clodagh OBrien
04 Jul 2022
7 min read

How to Decide Your Future After Completing ACCA Exams

After your ACCA qualification, it can be hard to know what the future holds. Read this article to find out what to do...

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
4 min read

What Order Should You Take Your CIMA Exams In?

CIMA students always ask are the order in which they do their exams and should they do more than one at a time. So wh...

Katie Ni Choileain
04 Jul 2022
4 min read

CIMA Salaries: What You Can Earn After Passing CIMA

Here's how much a CIMA graduate can earn once they’ve completed their studies to become a management accountant.

Katie Ni Choileain
04 Jul 2022
4 min read

How to Pass Your CIMA Operational Case Study Exam

Understanding what past students did wrong in their OCS exam & how to avoid repeating such mistakes is by using Exami...

Conor Motyer
04 Jul 2022
5 min read

Your Guide to CIMA Practical Experience Requirements

The aim of the PERs is to apply knowledge and skills in a professional setting. Here's all you need to know about the...

Laura Carrick
04 Jul 2022
3 min read

How to Conduct a Successful Appraisal?

Appraisals are critical between a manager and an employee. Here's how to conduct an effective appraisal for an accoun...

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
3 min read

How Accountants Can Transform Using Technical CPD?

Find out how technical CPD can help you upskill to deal with current and future technological developments.

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
3 min read

How Can CPD Courses Help Advance My Career?

CPD is often for your job rather than your personal learning. But, why not be clever and achieve both with CPD?

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
4 min read

What is CPD for Accountants and Why Does it Matter?

CPD is not just a requirement to maintain your accounting qualification, but a great way to help career progression.

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
3 min read

5 Interesting CPD Topics for Accountants

CPD can help you maintain your professional qualification & help you prepare for your next career step. 5 courses tha...

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
3 min read

What Counts as CPD for Accountants?

If you have a professional accounting qualification, it’s likely you’re required to complete CPD every year. But ...

Alan Lynch
04 Jul 2022
4 min read

5 Strategies to Get your Company to Foot the Bill for Your Continuing Education

Continuous Professional Education | CPD | Learnsignal - Why Continuous Learning is Important for Working Professionals

Swati Swati Iyer
04 Jul 2022
5 min read

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