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Nature of the ACCA F5 paper
ACCA F5 Paper – Performance Management – continues from Paper F2 and is concerned with managing the business so as to achieve better performance. Most of the topics were introduced in Paper F2, but are examined in more detail and to a greater depth.
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ACCA F5 Exam Tips December 2014
Section A – 20 MCQ’s from throughout the syllabus
Section B – 5 questions
(three 10 mark questions and two 15 mark questions)
– Target costing together with life-cycle costing
– Linear programming
– Planning and Operation variances (or possibly labour idle time variances)
– Performance measurement (mainly non-financial)
– Learning curves
Tips are only intelligent guesses.
Their only purpose is to give you suggestions for topics to concentrate on in your last few days of preparation. Do not exclude other topics from your overall preparation.
Examiners Recommended Reading
C. Drury, Management and Cost Accounting (6th edition), Thomson.
C.T. Horngren, A. Bhimani, S.M Datar and G. Foster, Management and Cost Accounting Professional Question Supplement, Third Edition, Professional exam questions from past ACCA, ICAI and CIMA Papers with selected answers FT Prentice-Hall.
C. Emmanuel, D Otley, Accounting for Management Control (The Chapman & Hall Series in Accounting & Finance)
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