"Mary Margaret Francis is a highly experienced and dedicated lecturer with a passion for teaching. With 20 years of experience, she has taught CIMA F1 & F2, ACCA FR Financial Reporting, and ACCA SBR Strategic Business Reporting in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Brunei. In addition to her work as a tutor in Kuala Lumpur, she has also served as an active trainer at the Brunei Institute of Public Accountants (BICPA). Mary is known for her ability to clarify difficult concepts and inspire her students, as well as her effective presentation skills in public and in-house seminars and workshops. She has co-authored Financial Accounting and Reporting 3 and has helped produce prize winners in CAT and ACCA exams. Overall, Mary is an excellent lecturer and trainer who cares deeply about her students' success."
This course was designed to address the most common challenges faced by students from around the world.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is breaking your complex
overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks,
and then starting on the first one.” — Mark Twain
This self-study course designed especially for busy professionals like yourself who want to pass SBR on your first attempt.
For the reason above, the course is structured into WEEKS And each week is divided into DAILY lessons (Mon – Fri) so that you can monitor your own progress and see whether you are falling behind. Weekends are for you to catch up if you have fallen behind.
You must be disciplined as waiting till the last minute to revise the entire syllabus does not help as you need to be WELL prepared. So it requires a lot of preparation and you need to PRACTICE, PRACTICE and PRACTICE. At minimum, you should have practiced the exam standard questions thrice.
And you can’t be selective with revision. Some students’ biggest fear is about topics like Financial instruments and deferred tax. But fear not, as long as you understand the basic principles of the IFRSs, you will handle the questions well.
The most crucial info would include whatever you need to get Technical content marks which is 96% of the exam AND how to get the prof skills marks which is 4% of the exam AND REMEMEMBER Everything we do in this program is to help you pass SBR on your FIRST attempt. If you do your part, you will score good marks & not have to re-sit. Re-sits are really expensive & such a waste of time & effort.
1. BIG Mark Questions
These are 4 main areas tested in SBR. These types of questions are 100% sure to appear in every exam.
a. Group accounting-discursive with some calculation
b. Accounting issues and Ethical implications
c. Corporate reporting-knowledge of IFRS as well as application APPRAISAL OF FINANCIAL OR NON-FINANCIAL INFORMATION from the preparer’s perspective or other stakeholders .
d. Integrated reporting, management commentary, APM and sustainability reporting
That is why, you need to have sound technical knowledge of all the reporting standards (the IFRSs) as this is crucial in passing the exam. Your carried forward knowledge from FR or degree will be of great help and is of uttermost importance as it is a MUST in SBR. That is why the first week module is revision of the key reporting standards from FR.
SBR is a practical exam, putting you in a very real scenario and thus you need to learn the art of applying the IFRSs to the given scenarios. Having knowledge is crucial but having the right exam technique makes a big difference in the marks.
You need to well versed with the Conceptual Framework, as you are required to evaluate the consistency of the framework in relation to the relevant IFRS examined in the questions. As well as being aware of the changes in accounting regulation as part of current issues
Mind you, in the recent SBR exam, candidates were required to prepare extract of the Group FS and thus you must know how to prepare the financial statements of groups of entities.
1.Coaching Training Support
All the coaching, training & support you will need ensure that you pass AAA on your first attempt
The course includes pre-recorded videos. Videos will cover both KNOWLEDGE & EXAM TECHNIQUES which show you the marking scheme so that you are aware of the value of the answers you are writing
DOWNLOADABLE Notes in pdf format. Notes will be simple, include diagrams & acronyms to help you remember the content.
4. Mock Exams
Two mock exams. The first mock exam will be marked by the the tutor. the second will be self -marked by student. The tutor will provide the answer and explain how it is done and the importance of self-marking the mock exam.
Live revision (these will be recorded & uploaded to the Ardent platform in case you are not able to join the live revision)
6. Follow up Live sessions
Live sessions just before the exam where the tutor will help with last minute questions and exam help.
Ardent Learning Hub is the best choice for ACCA students from all over the world for a number of reasons.
We are an approved learning partner of ACCA.
1. Our ACCA courses provide enough online material to not need any other resource.
2. Our tutors have a lot of experience and explain the lectures very well.
3. Each course has detailed notes for the exam, and a progress test and a final mock test.
5. If you sign up with Ardent, you will have everything you need to ensure a pass.
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