Advanced Level Audit and Assurance Exam Room Notes 2018

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 1986890821
Release Date: 2018-03-29
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(Previously known as "Advanced Level Audit Risks & Tests") New revised 2018 edition of our very popular Exam Room Notes book. RETAINED FEATURE FROM MAJOR 2017 UPDATE - following numerous requests from students, for the 2017 edition of the book we added exam room notes on all Advanced Level Assurance areas such as internal audit, corporate governance, due diligence, examination of prospective information (ISAE 3400) and other areas - we have retained this feature for the 2018 edition of the book so our Exam Room Notes therefore provide reminders not only for statutory audit risks & tests questions but also on specialist assurance areas. Provides an alphabetical quick reference list of approximately 70 key audit test and risk areas and 14 assurance topics, based on our careful review of the ICAEW Study Manual for Corporate Reporting, the ICAEW Question Bank for Corporate Reporting and the previous "old" TI paper in Business Reporting, together with past papers and ICAEW mocks for both the evolved Advanced Level and "old" TI level. Useful as a quick reference guide to generate reminders in the exam, reducing the time that you will need to invest in revising Audit & Assurance, which is a fundamental element of the Corporate Reporting paper - 2 of the 3 questions in CR will have a heavy or even exclusive emphasis on Audit & Assurance so the importance of this book's information and quick reference approach has been further enhanced under the evolved ACA. This book removes the need for you to prepare your own folder notes on Audit & Assurance, leaving more time to invest in other aspects of the Advanced Level syllabus. In addition to reviewing past papers and mocks, we have carefully summarised the audit tests in the "Audit Focus" sections now included in the 2015 and later editions of the Corporate Reporting Study Manual to ensure that you have a quick reference source of tests which have been emphasised in the new Advanced Level materials (i.e. tests which the examiners appear keen for students to learn and mention but which are somewhat hidden away at the end of the financial reporting chapters of the Corporate Reporting Study Manual). All such tests are now indicated in bold in the relevant sections of our book. All 70 Audit areas and 14 Assurance topics are arranged in alphabetical order, allowing quick reference without having to remember which chapter to consult. Risks & tests are contained in the first part of the book and Assurance is split out separately in the second part of the book for ease of reference. Where relevant, cross references between Audit areas are also included, giving you reminders and hints. Important notice: this set of Exam Room Notes has been designed as a quick reference resource to remind you of content that you should already have studied in detail based on the ICAEW Study Manual and your tuition provider's notes. You must already have studied the Advanced Level syllabus in detail before using this book - the book is in no way designed to replace the Study Manual as a learning resource. If you have invested insufficient time in learning the syllabus content then our Exam Room Notes will not be comprehensible or useful as the book only provides reminders regarding material you must already have studied. Look out for our other Advanced Level Exam Room Notes publications (SBM Exam Room Notes and FR Exam Room Notes)! See www.acasimplified.com for more information on our popular Exam Room Notes series.

Advanced Level Financial Reporting Exam Room Notes 2018

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 1986788857
Release Date: 2018-03-26
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Our Advanced Level Financial Reporting Exam Room Notes 2018 provide an alphabetically-organised set of quick reference notes of relevance to both the Corporate Reporting and Strategic Business Management Advanced Level examinations. We have worked backwards from the model answers to all Advanced Level past papers, mock exams and Question Bank questions to summarise 80 highly examinable financial reporting areas into sets of key mark-scoring points - ideal to prevent you dropping easy marks by forgetting basic points and also helpful when attacking harder parts of the questions. In addition, as it is vital to revise brought forward knowledge from FAR as part of your preparations for the Advanced Level examinations (in many Corporate Reporting examinations, brought forward FAR knowledge is worth at least as many marks as the new Advanced Level FR topics) the book also includes key model answer points from our review of all FAR past papers, mock exams and Question Bank questions to provide useful reminders - examiner feedback is often that the brought forward knowledge of candidates is weak, losing many potentially easy marks. All content is organised in a sensible alphabetical format so that you can very quickly find the content that you need. This organisation is more efficient than organisation by Study Manual chapter and should save you time in finding the information you require - just head to the "D" section for Deferred Tax, rather than having to remember to look in chapter 22 of the Study Manual. The book has been developed by the same authors behind our very successful BPT Exam Room Notes and SBM Exam Room Notes and is based on our trademark style of simple, clear and succinct explanations of syllabus content. Important notice: this set of Exam Room Notes has been designed as a quick reference resource to remind you of content that you should already have studied in detail based on the ICAEW Study Manual and your tuition provider's notes. You must already have studied the Advanced Level syllabus in detail before using this book - the book is in no way designed to replace the Study Manual as a learning resource. If you have invested insufficient time in learning the syllabus content then our Exam Room Notes will not be comprehensible or useful as the book only provides reminders regarding material you must already have studied. Look out for our other Advanced Level Exam Room Notes publications (SBM Exam Room Notes and Audit and Assurance Exam Room Notes)! See www.acasimplified.com for more information on our popular Exam Room Notes series.

Smashing Strategic Business Management How to Pass the ACA SBM Examination 2018

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 1718707037
Release Date: 2018-05-04
Genre:

Smashing SBM is based around the same approach as our successful and best-selling Cracking Case book: practical, student-focused and simple advice on what to do to pass an unusual examination in which time management and examination technique are the key to success. This new 2018 edition has been fully updated for the new syllabus and the learning points raised by the 2017 examinations. Given the relatively low number of questions in each SBM examination (just 2) and the very open nature of the requirements, it is vital that you have a way of determining which areas are important and which issues are going to attract fewer marks. Smashing SBM sets out an effective planning methodology (which we call MAPs) that helps you predict the mark allocation of sub-parts of a question and allocate your time effectively. Our MAPs give direction to your answer by providing reminders on how to assess the likely mark allocation whilst also reminding you of key things to do in Q1 and Q2, based on our review of examiner comments. Smashing SBM also contains detailed reviews of the 8 real examination papers set to date with a view to understanding patterns in the question format and content, as well as the mark allocation. Smashing SBM includes detailed revision of key financial management and business strategy topics, as assessed in the real examination papers and ICAEW SBM mock exams. We have also included selected questions from our Business Strategy and Financial Management Q&A books to help you revise these areas very quickly. The book also contains detailed notes on the Specialist Audit & Assurance topics which are examinable at the Advanced Level. Our revision notes focus on areas other than statutory audit as we know that around 10% of the marks will be for these specialised areas such as internal audit, Agreed Upon Procedures, review of prospective information and so on. Smashing SBM contains detailed revision of ethics, including various ethical frameworks, to help you achieve the 5-10% of marks available for ethics in SBM. Smashing SBM is designed to pair up with its sister publication, SBM Exam Room Notes 2018, which provides clear, alphabetically-referenced sets of notes on all key SBM topics to provide exam room reminders of mark-scoring points - perfect for avoiding exam room panic! Full chapter listing of Smashing SBM: PART ONE - How to Plan 1. Introduction: This Book and Why We Wrote It 2. Overview of Smashing SBM(TM): Chapter by Chapter 3. The Nature of the Examination and the Examination Paper 4. SBM, Case Study and the 4 Case Skills "Lenses" Translated 5. Need Direction? Use a MAP! 6. The Correct SBM Writing Style 7. Analysis of the SBM Past Papers 8. Useful Points from the Examiners' Comments on the Past Papers PART TWO - Scenario and Technical Content 9. The Mini-Case Study: What To Do and What Not To Do 10. Specialist Audit & Assurance Topics: Summary 11. Corporate Governance: Revision Notes and Examination Analysis 12. Assurance and Related Services: Revision Notes and Examination Analysis 13. Environmental and Social Audits and Assurance: Revision Notes and Examination Analysis 14. Internal Audit: Revision Notes and Examination Analysis 15. Practical Business Advisory: Revision of Key Topics 16. Revision of Key Business Strategy and Financial Management Topics 17. Ethics: Revision and Application to SBM 18. Comments from the ICAEW Tutor Conferences 19. Summary of VITAL Magazine Article on SBM 20. Advice for Exam Day APPENDICES App 1 MAP for SBM Q1 App 2 MAP for SBM Q2 App 3 Example Completed MAPs: November 2014 Examination Paper App 4 Sample Pages from ACA Simplified SBM Exam Room Notes App 5 SBM ICAEW Revision Resources: Some Important Points to Note

Advanced Level Audit Risks and Tests 2016

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 1533621098
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre:

New revised 2016 edition of our very popular Audit Risks & Tests exam room notes book. Provides an alphabetical quick reference list of 70 key audit test and risk areas based on our careful review of the ICAEW Study Manual for Corporate Reporting, the ICAEW Question Bank for Corporate Reporting and the previous "old" TI paper in Business Reporting, together with past papers and ICAEW mocks for both the evolved Advanced Level and "old" TI level. Useful as a quick reference guide to generate reminders in the exam. Reduces the time that you will need to invest in revising Audit, which is a fundamental element of the Corporate Reporting paper, given the removal of Tax from this evolved ACA paper - now 2 of the 3 questions in CR will have a heavy or even exclusive emphasis on audit risks and tests so the importance of this book's information and quick reference approach has been further enhanced under the evolved ACA. This book removes the need for you to prepare your own folder notes on risks and tests, leaving more time to invest in other aspects of Audit or the other elements of the new Advanced Level. In addition to reviewing past papers and mocks, we have carefully summarised the audit tests in the "Audit Focus" sections introduced in the 2015 edition of the Corporate Reporting Study Manual to ensure that you have quick reference to tests which have been emphasised in the new Advanced Level materials (i.e. tests which the examiners appear keen for students to learn and mention but which are somewhat hidden away at the end of the financial reporting chapters). All such tests are now indicated in bold in the relevant sections of our book. All 70 Audit areas are arranged in alphabetical order, allowing quick reference without having to remember which chapter to consult. Where relevant, cross references between Audit areas are also included, giving you reminders and hints. Book can also be used in preparation for Professional Level Audit & Assurance, helping you learn lists of tests for the crucial question on audit tests and procedures. For a free sample, see the Samples page at www.acasimplified.com. Look out for our other Advanced Level Exam Room Notes publications (SBM Exam Room Notes and FR Exam Room Notes) - out now on Amazon!

Cracking Case How to Pass the ACA Case Study November 2017

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 1976371813
Release Date: 2017-09-14
Genre:

New fully revised and updated edition of our popular and student-focused guide to passing this unusual examination. We have extensively revised the text to take into account the lessons learned from the latest examination (Piccolo Limited, July 2017), including the new markscheme evidence regarding the importance of background and contract outline points, as well as revisions to the testing of the querying of assumptions. The book also contains some related tips provided by the Case Study examiners at the 2017 ICAEW Tutor Conference. The new edition further improves our popular and ICAEW prize-winning "Planning & Reminder Sheets", lovingly honed and prepared to keep you focused on mark-scoring points - as used on our July 2017 tuition courses, which achieved a pass rate of 98%. This book is aimed at both re-sit students and first timers who wish to ensure a pass in this highly unusual examination. Includes �20 discount voucher against our November 2017 live mock exam pack: 5 realistic mock exams based on the live November 2017 Advance Information, giving you 5 opportunities to practise your timing and technique whilst only reading one set of Advance Information (and the only set of Advance Information which really matters to you). (We are aiming to release the mock pack in October 2017.) Cracking Case(TM) explains the ACA Simplified "40 Task Approach(TM)" to cracking the ACA Case Study. Organised into 18 Chapters and 5 Appendices, this book will take you through our carefully designed and practical approach to gaining the marks you need to pass. Includes detailed "student eye" views from 2 students who increased their grades by 20 percentage points each between the July 2012 and November 2012 sittings using the 40 Task Approach(TM). Our unique method is completely focused on the markscheme and unlocks the secrets of a pass through a simplified approach which is radically different from the standard "4 Column Planning Grid" endorsed by many other providers. Successfully used by the July 2014 ICAEW international Case Study prize winner who scored 92% at his first attempt and also by the 2014 ICAEW East Midlands Case Study prize winner who placed first in his region after attending our retake course (having failed first time with another provider). Please also see the numerous other 5 star reviews of this and previous editions as posted on Amazon.co.uk by students we have helped since the first edition of "Cracking Case" was published in 2013. See our dedicated Case Study website at www.acasimplifiedcase.com for our other Case Study materials, tuition and mock exams. Detailed chapter listing: �20 discount voucher for November 2017 mock exams 1. Why We Have Written This Book 2. Case: Some Common Fallacies 3. The Correct Case Study Writing Style 4. The Case Markscheme 5. Our 40 Task Method(TM) 6. Planning & Reminder Sheets 7. How to Write a Good Executive Summary 8. How to Write a Good Requirement 1 9. How to Write a Good Requirement 2 10. How to Write a Good Requirement 3 11. Being Practical - Understanding the 8 Case Themes 12. Assumptions and Scepticism - Evolution in the Markscheme 13. Plan B - What To Do If You Screw Up Your Timing 14. Tips from Recent ICAEW Tutor Conferences 15. Tips from Our Tuition Courses 16. To MB or Not to MB? That is the question! 17. Practicalities of the Exam Day 18. Final Thoughts Appendix 1 - 40 Markscheme Boxes - Summary Appendix 2 - The 40 Tasks - Requirement by Requirement Appendix 3 - Forewords to Previous Editions of this Book (July 2015 to July 2017) Appendix 4 - Review of Key Learning Points from 2017 ICAEW Study Manual Appendix 5 - Further ACA Simplified Case Study Resources

Advanced Level Audit Q a 2017

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 1545052492
Release Date: 2017-04-02
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This Q&A uses a self-test methodology to reduce the very dense Advanced Level Audit syllabus into over 700 active questions, making the topic more interesting and interactive to study. New for 2017 - we have added a large number of questions in relation to Key Audit Matters (KAMs), the Revised Ethical Standard 2016 and Big Data to provide testing of the very substantial updates to the Audit elements of the Corporate Reporting syllabus 2017. Questions are split into 13 different topic areas and also include relevant past paper questions from the old "Technical Integration" papers for further practice. The introduction to the book analyses the papers set for the first 6 sittings of this paper, which was introduced with effect from July 2014. We also include relevant questions and detailed analysis of the mark allocation from Technical Integration past papers over the 2009-2013 period, showing you which areas to prioritise - the Evolved ACA Audit syllabus is barely changed from the previous Technical Integration syllabus so we believe that this analysis will remain valid for the Advanced Level. We also include extensive testing of the new "Audit Focus" sections which can be found hidden away at the end of the financial reporting chapters of the Corporate Reporting Study Manual - easily missed when preparing for Audit! Combined with our companion Advanced Level Audit & Assurance Exam Room Notes book, this Q&A should provide all that you need to pass Advanced Level questions involving Audit - this means potentially all 3 questions in Corporate Reporting and vital marks also in both Strategic Business Management questions. Contains questions on auditing standards, audit tests, specialist assurance areas such as internal auditing, environmental and social auditing, agreed upon procedures and groups. See www.acasimplified.com for free samples and more explanation of how our Simplified Q&A technique provides a more efficient method of revision.

Business Planning Taxation Exam Room Notes 2016

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 1523724668
Release Date: 2016-01-28
Genre:

Fully updated for FA 2015 and the new 2016 edition of the ICAEW Study Manual, including the new tax topics added to the 2016 BPT syllabus. This set of Exam Room Notes organises the complicated BPT syllabus into 86 separate topics, with most topics summarised in 2 pages or less. All topics have been included in alphabetical order for quick reference. Need to know about the Capital Goods Scheme? Go straight to the C section rather than having to remember that CGS is included in chapter 8 of the Study Manual (and whichever chapter of the notes you have received from your tuition provider). We also include a large number of cross references between topics ("See also" reminders) together with the relevant page numbers so that you can quickly check the interactions between taxes to gain more marks. These reminders will also help you to generate more ideas under time pressure. Our BPT Exam Room Notes have been produced by the same tutor team responsible for our bestselling TI Audit Risks & Tests book and are based on the same principle - simple, clear and quick reference material which you can use with ease, even under exam room pressure. See www.acasimplified.com for more information on our materials and to download free PDF samples of our publications.

Strategic Business Management Exam Room Notes 2018

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 1718706278
Release Date: 2018-05-04
Genre:

Our SBM Exam Room Notes provide condensed summaries of over 100 key SBM topics, based on our careful review of the SBM syllabus, SBM past papers & ICAEW mocks and the topics tested under the similar Business Change paper of the previous ACA syllabus. The 2018 edition of our SBM Exam Room Notes has been fully updated for the 2018 syllabus and we have added several new sections on key syllabus updates such as cloud computing, cyber security, Digital Transformation, new content relating to Big Data, amongst other areas. We have also updated the book for the possible increased likelihood of testing of ISAE 3402 implied by the syllabus additions on IT topics. In response to the recent trend for SBM past papers to test brought forward derivatives knowledge from the Financial Management paper, the 2018 edition of our SBM Exam Room Notes also includes reminders on how to perform calculations for forwards, futures, options, Interest Rate Swaps, Forward Rate Agreements and Money Market Hedging. All topics are organised alphabetically for very quick reference under time pressure in the examination and include calculations where relevant. We also provide a list of topics organised by scenario (Acquisitions, Change, Finance, Growth etc) so that you can quickly find sets of relevant notes. Using our SBM Exam Room Notes will help you avoid a mind blank in the examination and will keep you focused on points that are more likely to score. Where relevant, we include "See also" references together with page references to give you additional areas to think about as well as a direct page reference so that you can instantly access the related information: these references can be very helpful in generating further mark-scoring ideas and connections under time pressure. Important notice: this set of Exam Room Notes has been designed as a quick reference resource to remind you of content that you should already have studied in detail based on the ICAEW Study Manual and your tuition provider's notes. You must already have studied the Advanced Level syllabus in detail before using this book - the book is in no way designed to replace the Study Manual as a learning resource. If you have invested insufficient time in learning the syllabus content then our Exam Room Notes will not be comprehensible or useful as the book only provides reminders regarding material you must already have studied. Look out for our other Advanced Level Exam Room Notes publications (Audit and Assurance Exam Room Notes and Financial Reporting Exam Room Notes)! See www.acasimplified.com for more information on our popular Exam Room Notes series.

Financial Accounting and Reporting IFRS Q a 2018

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 198377183X
Release Date: 2018-01-12
Genre:

New 2018 edition based on the updated 2018 ICAEW Study Manual and including analysis of mark allocation in all recent past papers through to September 2017 (December 2017 markscheme not available at the time of writing). Provides over 1,000 short form questions to help you learn all aspects of the complex and detailed FAR syllabus. Designed to complement past paper practice by splitting topics and concepts into smaller and more manageable chunks which you can revise many times before the exam, helping the knowledge to sink in. Helps to build your confidence and avoid becoming overwhelmed by the large number of learning points in full exam standard questions. Instead, our Q&A tests one thing at once and therefore allows you to learn an issue properly before moving on. All questions are designed to split topics into smaller parts, allowing you to study one thing at once and gradually build up knowledge. Analysis of distribution of marks in past papers covering the 2009 to September 2017 period to help you focus your revision on key areas (December 2017 markscheme not available at the time of writing). Contains all relevant Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting questions from our previous FA and FR Q&A books for the old syllabus, updated where necessary. We have also added many new questions for FAR. This means that our Q&A will continue to cover the traditional, staple areas and will provide much more practice than the Study Manual in key areas such as cashflow statements, earnings per share, related parties and other areas. We also include a detailed introduction explaining some key revision and answering techniques for the 2 different types of FAR question (narrative or "financial reporting" style and numerical or "financial accounting" style). Provides a firm basis for Advanced Level questions involving financial reportingh in the Corporate Reporting paper: Q&A can be reused at later stages of the ACA to revise the key areas which the examiner will assume as brought forward knowledge. See www.acasimplified.com for more information on our Q&A technique.

Financial Accounting and Reporting IFRS Q a 2017

Author: A. C. A. ACA Simplified
Publisher:
ISBN: 1541260422
Release Date: 2016-12-23
Genre:

New 2017 edition fully updated for new 2017 Study Manual and including analysis of all FAR papers set since the introduction of the paper in September 2013. Provides over 1,000 short form questions to help you learn all aspects of the complex and detailed FAR syllabus. Designed to complement past paper practice by splitting topics and concepts into smaller and more manageable chunks which you can revise many times before the exam, helping the knowledge to sink in. Helps to build your confidence and avoid becoming overwhelmed by the large number of learning points in full exam standard questions. Instead, our Q&A tests one thing at once and therefore allows you to learn an issue properly before moving on. All questions are designed to split topics into smaller parts, allowing you to study one thing at once and gradually build up knowledge. Contains all relevant Financial Accounting and Financial Reporting questions from our previous FA and FR Q&A books for the old syllabus, updated where necessary. We have also added many new questions for FAR. This means that our Q&A will continue to cover the traditional, staple areas and will provide much more practice than the Study Manual in key areas such as cashflow statements, earnings per share, related parties and other areas. We also include a detailed introduction explaining some key revision and answering techniques for the 2 different types of FAR question (narrative or "financial reporting" style and numerical or "financial accounting" style). See www.acasimplified.com for more information on our technique and to download free PDF samples.

Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services

Author: Alison M. Beaney
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press
ISBN: 0853696152
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

It is now widely recognised that preparation of intravenous injections should be carried out in pharmacy departments rather than on wards, using defined standards. This new edition of Quality Assurance of Aseptic Preparation Services provides information and up-to-date national guidance on unlicensed aseptic preparation.

ICAEW Business Strategy

Author: BPP Learning Media
Publisher:
ISBN: 1509702490
Release Date: 2016-08-28
Genre:

BPP Learning Media's unique Passcards make the best use of your revision time. They summarise key topics to jog your memory and are packed with exam and assessment targeted guidance. Their innovative card format helps you revise at a glance. They are part of a market leading suite of materials BPP Learning Media has produced to help support students

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781935589815
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

Essentials of Accounting for Governmental and Not for profit Organizations

Author: John H. Engstrom
Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub
ISBN: 0072820373
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Engstrom and Copley's Essentials of Accounting for Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations,7e is best suited for those professors whose objective is to provide more concise coverage than is available in larger texts as well as for those professors whose objective is to prepare accounting majors for the uniform CPA Examination, including state and local governmental accounting, accounting for not-for-profit organizations, governmental auditing, and taxation of exempt entities. This edition incorporates all of the FASB, GASB, and AICPA pronouncements passed since the last edition.