ACCA P5 APM Syllabus Guide 2018-19

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ACCA P5 APM Syllabus Guide 2018-19

In this article, we are going to share the ACCA P5 APM Syllabus Guide 2018-19. This will help you to prepare for the upcoming exams. These are the areas which will be tested in ACCA P5/APM exams by the examiner. Here is there details about ACCA P5 APM Syllabus Guide 2018-19. 

 

ACCA – ADVANCED PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT – SYLLABUS

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Chapter 1 Introduction to Strategic Management Accounting

  1. Planning and Control
  2. Mission
  3. Strategic (corporate) planning – What is the strategy?
  4. Strategic analysis, choice, and implementation (rational model)
  5. Corporate objectives (SFA Model)
  6. Objectives, critical success factors, and key performance indicators
  7. The role of strategic management accounting
  8. ROLE OF THE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT IN PROVIDING INFORMATION TO STAKEHOLDERS
  9. THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
  10. Integrated reporting
  11. Benchmarking
  12. Benchmarking and the strategic planning process
  13. SWOT analysis
  14. GAP Analysis

Chapter 2 Environmental Influences

  1. PESTEL analysis
  2. Porter’s 5 forces model
  3. The impact of stakeholders
  4. Ethics
  5. Corporate social responsibility
  6. The impact of fiscal policy and monetary policy
  7. Risk and uncertainty
  8. Exogenous Variables
  9. MAXIMAX, MAXIMIN, AND MINIMAX REGRET

Chapter 3 Approaches to Budgets

  1. BUDGETS, Participation in budget setting, Types of Budgets
  2. Activity-based costing (ABC)
  3. Activity-based budgeting(ABB) 
  4. Activity-based management(ABM)
  5. PLANNING AND OPERATING VARIANCES
  6. Budgeting in not-for-profit organizations

Chapter 4 Business Structure and Performance Management

  1. COMPLEX BUSINESS STRUCTURES
  2. Porter’s value chain
  3. McKinsey’s 7s model
  4. Business Process Re­engineering (BPR)
  5. THE NEEDS OF MODERN SERVICE INDUSTRIES

Chapter 5 The Impact of Information Technology

  1. IT developments
  2. BIG DATA

Chapter 6 Performance Reports For Management

  1. REPORTS FOR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (PAIL)
  2. BERRY, BROADBENT, AND OTLEY

Chapter 7 Human Resources Aspects of Performance Management

  1. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  2. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL TO IMPROVE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
  3. CONFLICTS IN THE APPRAISAL PROCESS
  4. IMPROVING THE APPRAISAL PROCESS
  5. THE IMPORTANCE OF TARGET SELECTION
  6. MANAGEMENT STYLES (Budget Constrained, Profit Conscious, Non-Accounting)

Chapter 8 Financial Performance Measures In the Private Sector

  1. MANAGEMENT STYLES
  2. SHORT AND LONGTERM FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
  3. PROBLEMS OF USING SHORT TERM TARGETS TO APPRAISE PERFORMANCE
  4. STEPS TO REDUCE SHORT-TERMISM

ACCA P5 APM Syllabus Guide 2018-19

Chapter 9 Divisional Performance Appraisal and Transfer Pricing

  1. DIVISIONAL PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
  2. PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DIVISIONAL STRUCTURES
  3. RESPONSIBILITY ACCOUNTING
  4. TYPES OF RESPONSIBILITY CENTRES
  5. Return on investment (ROI)
  6. Dysfunctional decision making
  7. Residual income
  8. Economic value added
  9. What is the WACC?
  10. Summary NOPAT calculation
  11. VVALUE-BASEDMANAGEMENT
  12. TRANSFER PRICING

Chapter 10 Performance Management in Not-For-Profit Organizations

  1. PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IN NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
  2. Problems associated with performance measurement in NFP organizations
  3. Value for money and the 3Es
  4. The impact of politics on performance measurement
  5. THE USE OF LEAGUE TABLES (BENCHMARKING) IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
  6. THE USE OF TARGETS IN PUBLIC SECTOR ORGANISATIONS

Chapter 11 Non-Financial Performance Indicators

  1. NON-FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND CORPORATE FAILURE
  2. BALANCED SCORECARD
  3. FITZGERALD AND MOON’S BUILDING BLOCK MODEL
  4. PERFORMANCE PYRAMID

Chapter 12 Corporate Failure

  1. Why do companies fail?
  2. Symptoms of failure
  3. QUANTITATIVE MODEL – Z score
  4. Qualitative model – Argenti’s A score
  5. PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES

Chapter 13 The Role Of Quality In Performance Management

  1. Quality Management, Quality Control, Quality Assurance
  2. Quality Certification
  3. Quality related costs
  4. Quality management systems
  5. Impact of a QMS on performance management
  6. Kaizen Costing
  7. Total Quality Management
  8. Just in time
  9. Six Sigma
  10. Target Costing
  11. LEAN PRODUCTION
  12. THE FIVES CONCEPT

 Chapter 14 Environmental Management Accounting

  1. Drawbacks of traditional management accounting
  2. Using environmental management accounting to address these problems
  3. EMA techniques
  4. Activity-based costing (ABC)
  5. Input/output analysis
  6. Flow cost accounting
  7. Lifecycle costing

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