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F2 Technical Articles from CIMA Connect

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Sources of Long-term Finance

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Analysis of Financial Performance and Position

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This article is a useful addition to the content in the CIMA F2 Study Text. It explains how to calculate and record Goodwill when purchasing a company. It uses a good examples to show how Goodwill is calculated and recorded.

Non-controlling Interest

Describes the issue of  a Non-controlling (minority) Interest in a subsidiary of an organisation. It describes how it should be valued and recorded in financial statements using examples of how it should be treated.

Pre and Post-acquisitions

Mid-year Acquisitions

Explains how to determine Pre and Post-acquisition profits and its impact on goodwill and the profit and loss statement. This is a useful revision video in preparation for your CIMA F2 exam.

Fair Value Measurement  

This video is a podcast of a lecture. It explains the issues surrounding Mid-year Acquisitions and how they are treated in financial statements. It includes worked examples to demonstrate this.

An in-depth document from KPMG that explains Fair Value measurement in a questions and answer format. It is a very comprehensive analysis of this subject.

Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures

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This is a short summary of the standard IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures. It describes the financial treatment of each of these using illustrative examples.

A single page summary that details the financial treatment of Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures. This is a very useful revision format.

Complex Groups

A video that defines complex/vertical group structures and explains their financial treatment. It gives detailed worked examples throughout.

The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates

A short article that explains the IAS 21- The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates. It includes key definitions, the determination of Functional Currency,  the translation of a Foreign Operation and the principles of disclosure.

A summary of IAS 21 - The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates. This flow chart format is a very useful revision tool and will be very helpful in the preparation for your Management CIMA exams.

Statement of Cash Flow

A short article that defines and explains the concept of cash flow and how it differs from earnings. It also defines the three elements of a Cash Flow Statement and describes the basis of cash flow analysis.  

Piecemeal Acquisition

This video is great preparation for your CIMA F2 Objective Test Exam. It explains the principles of Piecemeal Acquisition and how it is treated in financial statements. It also gives worked examples to help demonstrate it

Hedging Instruments

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A definition of Hedge Accounting and how it's treated within financial statements.  This article is a useful addition to the content in the CIMA F2 Study Text.

Share based payments

A useful article on Share-based Payment that explains the definition, objective and treatment of such payments.

CIMA F2 Syllabus Topic

Analysis of Financial Performance and Positioning

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Financial Ratios

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An extremely comprehensive summary of the key Financial Ratios. It gives a definition, formula and example calculation for each ratio. This is an excellent addition to the F2 Study Text.

Creative Accounting

An interesting article that identifies 6 steps to prevent creative accounting in an organisation. It provides a short video at the end.

Reportable Segments

An explanation of the background and purpose of Segment Reporting. It identifies when to report a separate operating segment and the principles of its financial treatment.

Earnings Per Share

This video explains Earnings per share (EPS) both basic and diluted using worked examples throughout.This is good suplimentary information to the Study Text for CIMA F2.

CIMA F2 Syllabus Topic

 Sources of Long-term Finance

CIMA Syllabus Weighting


Initial Public Offering

An interesting article about Initial Public Offering. It covers the most important areas of an IPO such as the reason for going public, the steps in the IPO process, the role of road shows,the role of underwriters, and how the price is determined.

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Diversification and Systems Risk

A useful article that explains and defines types of risk and how they can be measured and managed. This compliments the risk topic outlined in the Astranti CIMA F2 Study Text.

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