P4 Advanced Financial Management Past papers

The ACCA P4 Paper belongs to the Professional (P) Level Options Module, which means taking this exam is not mandatory but is recommended if the student is confident with his knowledge of this topic. Most of the topics from this module were discussed in Paper F9: Financial Management. It is basically a continuation of F9, but newer and more complex topics are included in its syllabus. As a result, the questions are loaded with more information which would require students to deal with more computations and analyses.

Objectives of the ACCA P4 Syllabus.

This paper aims to discuss how financial executives and advisors can apply their skills and expertise when it comes to their organisation’s finances. Because much of the topics in this module were already discussed in F9: Financial Management, this module will dwell on the application of the methods, processes, and concepts that were acquired during Module F9. Overall, the goal of the P4 Paper is to help students be more confident with making decisions and recommendations that are related to the financial management of their future company.

Some of the topics that will be discussed in the ACCA P4 Paper are: Advanced investment appraisal, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reconstruction, and special topics in finance and its management.

ACCA P4 Past Papers.

ACCA’s official website has the pilot question papers and the past exam papers from December 2007 to December 2012. Aside from the Global papers, they have also included questions and answers from Singapore’s exams from December 2007 to June 2010. The website has also been updated to include the latest P4 paper taken in June 2013.

The P4 Examination.

The P4 exam has two parts. Part A requires the examinee to answer two questions worth 30 marks each (Part A is 60% of the total exam). These two questions are case studies with focus on numbers and analyses. The student will be asked to discuss his or her findings and share his or her comments and recommendations on the case. Part B, on the other hand, gives the student a choice to answer two out of three questions worth 20 marks each (Part B makes up 40% of the exam). The questions will focus on discussion and analysis, while one question will be long and will require comprehensive answers.

The Expected Answer.

The P4 Module revolves around the interpretation of the information at hand. What makes it a bit difficult is deciding which factors are more important and how to apply the methods learned in class to solve the case. Those who are planning to take the P4 exam must be comfortable with numbers, and must understand the theories and techniques taught in class thoroughly. Practising the past papers will greatly help, and it is also worth noting that usually, there is no “one correct answer” in the P4 exam questions. It doesn’t matter if answers differ from the model answer. The correctness of the examinee’s answer will be based on his or her assumptions, provided that these are logical and well-stated in the exam.

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GE has been regularly protected from the TARP rules. By taking advantage of its ownership of two tiny banks in Utah, GE was able to issue $80 Billion dollars worth of federally backed loans about one out of every four dollars available in the federal loan guarantee program.
And true to being a friend of the President, General Electric didn't have to go through any of the burdens other participants had to go through like the financial stress test. And now it seems they wont have to worry about any those pesky salary/compensation limits so Jeffrey Immelt and the senior management don't have to worry about the 14-18 Million in annual compensation they get with help from Uncle Sam

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Mr. Dennis D. Dammerman served as the Management Director of General Electric Co., holding company of GEFS (Suisse) AG (also known as GE Capital Bank) and as its Chief Financial Officer from 1984 to 1994 and since 1995. Mr. Dammerman has exceptional leadership and financial management skills. Mr. Dammerman served as the Principal Executive Officer and Chairman of General Electric Capital Corp., (formerly, General Electric Credit Corp.). He has 38-year career at GE. He served as an Executive Officer of General Electric Company from 1998 to December 31, 2005 and also served as its Member of the Corporate Executive Office until 2005

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