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F1 Guide

A breakdown of the F1 syllabus and how to manage the exam.

F1 Past Papers

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 Tips on how to pass the F1 exam

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Approaching Objective Test Questions

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Regulatory Environment for Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance


Financial Accounting and Reporting

Management of Working Capital, Cash and Sources of Short-term Finance

Fundamentals of Business Taxation

CIMA F1 Financial Reporting and Taxation - Free Exam Resource Page

One of the key benefits of having access to the Internet is the amount of free material and resources available to everyone during their studies.

In order to help you out, we've compiled a great selection of useful resources from all over the Internet to help you to prepare for the CIMA Operational F1 exam.

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CIMA F1 Syllabus Topic - Regulatory Environment for Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance

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Published Accounts

A three minute video from London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) that explains the key facts relating to Published Accounts and gives examination tips in a simple to remember format.

Qualitative Characteristics of Financial Information

Article with a useful diagram detailing the hierachy of desirable characteristics of accounting information. This also includes primary and secondary characteristics of financial information.  

Independent Auditors Report

Illustrative Example of a UK auditor’s report reflecting the

requirements of ISA. Auditor Reports is an important topic to revise for the CIMA Operational exams.


Brief explanation of governance, outlining the job of a board of directors. Governance is a common topic in the CIMA exams and needs to be thoroughly revised.


Explains the concept of Ethics in the context of business. Includes moral responsibility, the four different levels of business ethics and ethical decision making.

CIMA F1 Syllabus Topic - Financial Accounting and Reporting

CIMA Syllabus Weighting - 45%

Brand New for 2017: Exam Practice Kits

We have produced between 400-600 practice questions for F1. These questions are excellent for identifying the topics that you are proficient in and also helping you to determine your areas of weakness, enabling you to focus your revision where it will benefit most.

Financial Statements

An interesting video explaining the basics on balance sheets and income statements using an example business. I also explain all of the following: Assets, Equity, Liabilities, Accounts Receivable, Notes Payable, Accounts Payable, Prepaid Expenses and more.

Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting, Estimates and Errors

Informative video about IAS 8 Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors. Includes:

-select and apply accounting policies

-account for changes in accounting policies (retrospectively)

Non-current Assets held for sale and Discounted Operations

Outlines how to account for non-current assets held for sale (or for distribution to owners).

Operating Segments

Video exploring the different concepts of value measurement, including its background, scope, fair value and non financial assets.

Value Measurement

This video explains IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement, how to define it and provides a framework for applying it.

Group Accounting

This video defines the basic terms used in Group Accounting and provides a road map of the IFRS standards relating to consolidated accounting. This compliments the Group Accounting section outlined in th Astranti CIMA F1 Study Text.

Discusses the purpose and process of consolidated group accounting. Includes information on internal transactions and non controlling interest.

This blog article covers group accounting and analysis. It has useful information on consildated financial statements and the difference between parent and group accounting.

An introductory video about group accounting.This includes exemptions from consolodations and the difference between parent and a subsidiary.

Construction Contracts

A comprehensive article that explains how Construction Contracts should be treated in financial statements when they go across more than one financial period.

CIMA F1 Syllabus Topic - Management of Working Capital, Cash, and Sources of Short-term Finance

CIMA Syllabus Weighting - 20%

60 Challenging Objective Test Style Questions in each CIMA Mock exam

Prepare for the CIMA Exams and perfect your exam technique using our realistic mock exams, written carefully to simulate the real CIMA exams.

Working Capital Management

Article that breaks down what working capital management is and the different elements within this structure.

An interesting video relating to Best-Practice Working Capital Management. It defines Working Capital and explains the importance and benefits from managing it effectively. It also looks into how businesses can optimise their liquidity.

This article has slides which explain the different components of working capital management. This includes the concepts and definitions.

CIMA F1 Syllabus Topic - Fundamentals of Business Taxation

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Study Texts for Kindle

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Categories of Tax

This video describes the purposes and types of taxation. It gives different types of tax, including propotional and progressive. Tax is very important topic in the CIMA operational exams so it is crucial to have a good understanding of the subject.

Tax Rate Structure

Comprehensive explanation of tax bases, tax rates, and tax structures. It includes examples throughout which will be very useful for the preparation for your F1 CIMA exam.

Tax Evasion and Avoidance

A detailed explanation of the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance. These are a key element of the F1 exam.

F1 Technical Articles from CIMA Connect

This is a summary table of key articles from CIMA Connect. You will find these a helpful addition to the Astranti resources above.

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