Free online ACCA study materials and support for Paper P1
Essential ACCA links
P1 Global (GLO) pilot paper – supplementary
P1 Past exam papers
P1 Examiners’ report
P1 Technical articles
P1 Examiner’s approach article
P1 Examiner’s study guide article part 1
P1 Examiner’s study guide article part 2
P1 Examiner’s approach interview
See also: Professional Ethics Module
ACCA Paper P1 – Key to success
P1 Exam format
It remains a three-hour paper, with 15 minutes reading time.
Nature of the ACCA P1 paper
ACCA P1 Paper – Governance, Risk and Ethics – aims to develop a student’s knowledge and the skills to be able to exercise professional judgement and ethics in practical situations which they will inevitably face as qualified accountants.
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Introduction to Paper P1
ACCA P1 June 2015 Exam tips
The paper title gives pretty strong clues about the likely content of the exam!
Question 1 will probably be the “usual” 500 – 700 word case study with sub questions covering governance, risk AND ethics with a part question asking for something like a chair’s address to the members at an AGM or a report to, say, institutional investors
Questions 2, 3 and 4 could have at their root a topic covered by recent Student Accountant articles including any or all of the following:
- Diversifying the Board
- Integrated Reporting Framework
- CSR Strategy and Strategic CSR
- Environmental Accounting and Reporting
but, throughout the paper, the underlying themes will be governance, risk and ethics
Tips should not be relied on – they 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
Solomon, J (2006). Corporate Governance and Accountability Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.
Monks, A. G. and Minow, N Corporate Governance Third edition. Malden MA: Blackwell.
Crane, A. & Matten, D. (2003).Business Ethics Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gray, R, Owen, D and Adams C (1996). Accounting and Accountability Prentice Hall, London.
These books are recommended by the examiner . If you are having problems with a particular paper, or if you want to do extra reading out of interest, then you might them useful.
The most efficient way of obtaining them is from Amazon in the UK.