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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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Carbon Accounting

Carbon accounting also referred to as “greenhouse gas accounting,” is used to estimate how much CO2 equivalents ...

Evita Veigas
08 Dec 2022
3 min read

What is New Work?

The term NewWork coined by the German-American Frithjof Bergmann is based on his research that the previous work syst...

Evita Veigas
05 Dec 2022
2 min read

Risk Governance within Financial Services Organisations

Compliance risk governance is a significant factor in the overall framework of big and small financial companies.

Evita Astrid Veigas
05 Dec 2022
7 min read

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS)

Globally, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision facilitates regular cooperation on banking supervisory matters.

Evita Astrid Veigas
05 Dec 2022
4 min read

Importance of Decentralised Finance

The importance of decentralised finance is rising as it allows people, merchants, and businesses to conduct financial...

Evita Astrid Veigas
05 Dec 2022
4 min read

Handy’s Model of Organisational Culture

Charles Handy, born in 1932, Ireland, is a well-known philosopher who has specialised in organisation culture, the 4 ...

Evita Veigas
02 Dec 2022
3 min read

Personal Effectiveness

Personal effectiveness is an important skill to have in a professional setting to achieve your goals, and help you pr...

Evita Astrid Veigas
02 Dec 2022
6 min read

What is marked to market?

Market to Market is one of the most critical aspects of financial markets these days. By definition, MTM is an accrua...

Owais Siddiqui
31 Oct 2022
1 min read

Ho Lee Model

The Ho-Lee model improves upon the drift to incorporate time-dependency which means that the drift in time 1 will be ...

Ajinkya Gawande
31 Oct 2022
1 min read

Basic Indicator Approach

The basic indicator approach, is a set of operational risk monitoring techniques institutions under Basel II capital ...

Owais Siddiqui
31 Oct 2022
1 min read

Knightian Uncertainty

One of the critical aspects of Risk Management is to identify risk. Part of the risk identification process is to fil...

Owais Siddiqui
31 Oct 2022
1 min read

Value at Risk (VaR)

Given a particular likelihood of occurrence, the value at risk (VaR) determines an estimated loss amount at a given c...

Owais Siddiqui
31 Oct 2022
2 min read

Realised Returns

Using the initial investment value and its final value, we can calculate the bond's realised return.This calculation ...

Owais Siddiqui
29 Oct 2022
1 min read

Clean and Dirty Price

Coupon bonds have a clean price before any interest is paid.

Owais Siddiqui
26 Oct 2022
1 min read

Bull and Bear Spread

Bull and Bear spread are two common hedging strategies.

Owais Siddiqui
24 Oct 2022
1 min read

Unexpected Loss

Unexpected loss refers to the amount that a company could lose in addition to its average (anticipated) loss possibil...

Owais Siddiqui
23 Oct 2022
1 min read

What is Hypothesis Testing?

Hypothesis Testing is an educated statement, based on observations, about what we expect to happen within a population.

Owais Siddiqui
10 Oct 2022
2 min read

How are shares treated in the accounting records?

All of those scenarios result in accounting entries made in the financial records of companies that issue the shares ...

Owais Siddiqui
03 Oct 2022
4 min read

Foreign Currency and Local Currency Defaults

The risk of a country defaulting on its debt is one indicator of its risk.

Owais Siddiqui
01 Oct 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

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

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

How is the CIMA Syllabus Structured?

We discuss the key requirements of CIMA qualification, the various levels and the order you should take your exams in.

Katie Ni Choileain
04 Jul 2022
3 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

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

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