FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (FM)
ACCA FM: “To develop knowledge and skills expected of a financial manager – relating to issues affecting investment, financing, and dividend policy decisions.”
ACCA FM is where accounting interacts with Treasury and Corporate Finance. The role of the accountant changes from that of recording historic transactions, to that of advising the Board on key decision making issues: where to invest, how to finance that investment, and when to repay equity investors. Risk management is also key.
Sunil Bhandari has been an accountancy tutor since 1986, and was formally the Director of the Financial Training Company (now Kaplan) in Birmingham and was the founder and Managing Director of BPP Birmingham Ltd. He has trained many successful candidates to enable them to qualify and become members of ICAEW, ICAS, CIMA, ACCA and ATT. He currently has bases in the UK, India and Kenya.
Sunil writes articles relating to ACCA FM and AFM which are regularly published in the accountancy training press, and has been a marker for 2 UK professional accounting bodies. Sunil Bhandari publishes extensively on ACCA AFM – See the official ACCA AFM Technical Articles written by Sunil here
Sunil is very happily married to his wife Rita, who is a teacher for the Art of Living Foundation, based in Bangalore and both his children are qualified accountants. As Sunil regularly mentions in his lectures, his love for his wife and children are only matched (and occasionally surpassed!) by his undying support for Manchester United, for which he holds a well used season ticket.
I have recently studied FM via Sunil’s online tuition & revision sessions. FM is a subject I find difficult but I have been put at ease since using this platform.
The videos and course material is great. I have found it especially useful that I was able to pause the video to solidify my knowledge before moving on. I have also found it useful that I was able to re watch chapters which I found difficult, a massive advantage to classroom learning! The videos and material is broken down and explained in such a way that it never seemed so daunting as when first reading the chapters.
Sunil has always answered any of my queries in a timely manner and to a standard which has helped me simplify and understand the problems I was having. I have not felt like I have been on my own throughout any of this study phase.
I have had an excellent experience with Sunil Bhandari. Well-structured tuition videos and revisions videos covering the whole syllabus with basics well explained. Also, with assignments to submit every 3-4 days was the best technique on Test Reach.
Best Computer based experience, test reach (Same software as ACCA) I found myself liking the computer based because I was progressing every step of the revisions. The aid made it a lot easier 🙂
He exactly knows where our weaknesses are and gives a huge support to the cohort as well as on a 1 to 1 level. I would definitely recommend him to any students wanting to do AFM.