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CIMA F2 Advanced Financial Reporting - Free Exam Resource Page

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CIMA F2 Syllabus Topic - Analysis of Financial Performance and Positioning                         

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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.

Creative Accounting

Definition of creative accounting and how it can be used to create an illusion that a companies accounts are healthier than they really are. It is not a fraudulent practice, but it aims to make the company look much more financially healthy than it truly is.

Financial Ratios

An extremely comprehensive summary of the key Financial Ratios. It gives a definition, formula and example calculation for each ratio. This is an excellent addition to the F2 Study Text.

Reportable Segments

An explanation of the background and purpose of Segment Reporting. This article includes a definition, examples and requirements for reporting.

Earnings Per Share

A clear and detailed explanation of earnings per share, using detailed examples throughout. This is good suplimentary information to the Study Text for CIMA F2.

Other General Help and Advice

Study Tips From Students

Great advice from current and former students on the most effective ways to revise the course content

5 Tips on how to Reduce Stress and Improve Focus

Tips on how to minimize stress and improve focus leading up to your exams.

Benefits of Peer Learning

An interesting article highlighting the benefits of studying with peers

Approaching Objective Test Questions

Beneficial information on what you can expect and how to approach the objective test questions.

Objective Test Style and Format *

A helpful insight into the different ways the questions will be formatted.

*These links are to the CIMA website which will require you to log-in using your CIMA Connect details.

F2 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.

Sources of Long-term Finance

Financial Reporting


Analysis of Financial Performance and Position

CIMA F2 Syllabus Topic - Financial Reporting

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Non-controlling Interest

Describes the issue of  a Non-controlling (minority) Interest in a subsidiary of an organisation. It describes how it should be valued and recorded in financial statements using examples of how it should be treated.


This video defines the concept of Goodwill as used in accounting and provides an example of how Goodwill is calculated.

Pre and Post Acquisitions

Explains how to determine Pre and Post-acquisition profits. This is a useful revision video in preparation for your CIMA F2 exam.

Investments in Associates and Joint Venture

This is a short summary of the standard IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures. It describes the financial treatment of each of these using illustrative examples.

The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates

The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates prescribes how to include foreign currency transactions and foreign operations in the financial statements of an entity, and how to translate financial statements into a presentation currency.

Complex Groups

A video that defines complex/vertical group structures and explains their financial treatment. It gives detailed worked examples throughout.

Piecemeal Acquisition

This video is great preparation for your CIMA F2 Objective Test Exam. You will learn what is piecemeal distribution, the order of payment and how statement of excess capital and statement of distribution is prepared through a simple example.

Statement of Cash Flow

Video explaining cash flow and its role in businesses. Includes definitions and how it affects different sectors of the business.

Hedging Instruments

A definition of Hedge Accounting and how it's treated within financial statements.  This article and video are a useful addition to the content in the CIMA F2 Study Text.

Share based payments

This is the short summary of IFRS 2 Share-based Payment.The objective of IFRS 2 is to specify the financial reporting by an entity when it undertakes a share-based payment transaction.

CIMA F2 Syllabus Topic - Sources of Long-term Finance

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Like our CIMA Management Students Facebook Page

There are plenty more hints and tips in addition to other information available on our Managerial Facebook page. This page is specifically tailored to those students sitting the E2, F2, P2 and Case Study Exam.

Initial Public Offering

An interesting video about Initial Public Offering. It covers the most important areas of an IPO such as the reason for going public and the steps in the IPO process. This video also includes useful examples.

Diversification and Systems Risk

A useful article that explains and defines types of risk and how they can be measured and managed. This compliments the risk topic outlined in the Astranti CIMA F2 Study Text.

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The aim of these classes are to revise the key areas of the entire syllabus through detailed full-day sessions.

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