Listen to our technical article podcasts to help with specific areas of the syllabus
The audit of group financial statements is an area frequently examined in the Advanced Audit and Assurance examination. It can be tested at any stage of the audit cycle and therefore in any section of the examination. It is important that candidates are able to identify risks arising from aspects of group audits and the responsibility of auditors in this regard. This podcast focuses on the key areas of group audit, highlighting sections of ISA 600, Special Considerations – Audits of Group Financial Statements (Including the Work of Component Auditors). Candidates should be familiar with the standard prior to sitting the Advanced Audit and Assurance exam.
Market segmentation: a strategic analysis and positioning tool
This podcast focuses on the nature and importance of market and customer segmentation, an aspect of strategic analysis which is covered within Section C of the Strategic Business Leader syllabus.
‘Relevant costs’ can be defined as any cost relevant to a decision. A matter is relevant if there is a change in cash flow that is caused by the decision. This podcast looks at the different kinds of costs that can be considered as either relevant or irrelevant, and then considers some specific examples that might be found in an exam question.
The audit of assertions
This podcast is relevant to Foundations in Audit (FAU) and Audit and Assurance (AA). It focuses on assertions as identified by ISA 315 (Revised) and also provides useful guidance to candidates on how to tackle questions dealing with these.
SBL: Cybersecurity and the strategic business leader
Syllabus area E4 of the SBL study guide requires students to discuss, assess and evaluate the security of IT systems. This podcast explains why these skills are crucial for those seeking to become effective strategic business leaders and demonstrates how they can be applied in practice.
Performance management: Big data
This podcast explores the three "V"s of big data: Velocity, Variety and Volume. It also looks at the processing and analysing of big data, as well as the dangers and risks.
Very good covering the ACCA P1 paper.
When will we get the other Podcast for other ACCA Papers??
This podcast, I'm assuming, has either not being advertised to students or not advertise well, as I came across this accidentally and found it very useful.
Gets a four star because of this. Please provide Podcasts for the other professional papers such as P2, P3, etc
Boring, machine reading a book word by word including definitions and bullet points.
However, amazing for sleeping problems - hence the 2 stars.