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The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of how organisations use information systems to help them manage their specific needs.


The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of how organisations use information systems to help them manage their specific needs.


Financial Management is designed to equip candidates with the skills that would be expected from a finance manager responsible for the finance function of a business.

The paper, therefore, starts by introducing the role and purpose of the financial management function within a business. Before looking at the three key financial management decisions of investing, financing, and dividend policy, the syllabus explores the economic environment in which such decisions are made.



To introduce the student to the knowledge of basic cost information required for management accounting. To develop the knowledge and ability to recognise, collect and record basic cost and revenue information for planning and control including the use of spreadsheets in management accounting.


This syllabus develops upon the core financial management knowledge and skills covered in the F9, Financial Management, syllabus at the Fundamentals level and prepares candidates to advise management and/or clients on complex strategic financial management issues facing an organisation.

This is a build-up on what candidates would have covered in the F9, Financial Management, syllabus and the P1, Professional Accountant, syllabus. 

Corporate and Business Law is divided into eight areas. The syllabus starts with an introduction to the overall English legal system such as the court system and sources of law - including - human rights legislation.   It then leads into the area of the law of obligations including contract and tort, which underpin business transactions generally. The syllabus then covers a range of specific legal areas relating to various aspects of business of most concern to finance professionals.   These are the laws relating to employment and the laws relating to companies. These laws include the formation and constitution of companies, the financing of companies and types of capital, and the day-to-day management, the administration and regulation of companies and legal aspects of companies facing difficulty or in crisis.   The final section links back to all the previous areas. This section deals with corporate governance, ethics and ethical behaviour relating to business including criminal law.


Corporate and Business Law is divided into eight areas. The syllabus starts with an introduction to the overall English legal system such as the court system and sources of law - including - human rights legislation.   It then leads into the area of the law of obligations including contract and tort, which underpin business transactions generally. The syllabus then covers a range of specific legal areas relating to various aspects of business of most concern to finance professionals.   These are the laws relating to employment and the laws relating to companies. These laws include the formation and constitution of companies, the financing of companies and types of capital, and the day-to-day management, the administration and regulation of companies and legal aspects of companies facing difficulty or in crisis.   The final section links back to all the previous areas. This section deals with corporate governance, ethics and ethical behaviour relating to business including criminal law.

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