Exam Aim

The aim of paper MA2 Managing Costs and Finance is to develop knowledge and understanding of how to prepare, process and present basic cost information to support management in planning and decision-making in a variety of business contexts.

Exam Overview

MA2 is designed to help you to develop the knowledge and understanding of the principles and techniques used in recording, analysing and reporting costs and revenues for internal management purposes.

It will show you how to develop applicable cost concepts in making short-term decisions and explain how to measurement performance using spreadsheets.

For a detailed breakdown of the exam syllabus and structure, please access the Syllabus and study guide resource from the ACCA Website.IconExternalLink.

APPROACH TO EXAMINING THE SYLLABUS

The syllabus is assessed by a two hour computer based or paper based examination. Questions will assess all parts of the syllabus and will include both computational and non computational elements.

The examination will consist of 50 two-mark questions

Course Curriculum

Section A: Management information
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A1: Management information requirements
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A1: Management information requirements Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A1: Management information requirements 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A2: Cost accounting systems
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A2: Cost accounting systems Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A2: Cost accounting systems 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A3: Cost classifications
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A3: Cost classifications Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A3: Cost classifications 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A4: Information for comparison
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A4: Information for comparison Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A4: Information for comparison 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A5: Reporting management information
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A5: Reporting management information Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 A5: Reporting management information 00:00:00
Section B: Cost recording
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 B1: Accounting for materials
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 B1: Accounting for materials Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 B1: Accounting for materials 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 B2: Accounting for labour
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 B2: Accounting for labour Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 B2: Accounting for labour 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 B3: Accounting for other expenses
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 B3: Accounting for other expenses Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 B3: Accounting for other expenses 00:00:00
Section C: Costing techniques
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C1: Absorption costing
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C1: Absorption costing Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C1: Absorption costing 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C2: Marginal costing
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C2: Marginal costing Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C2: Marginal costing 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C3: Job and batch costing
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C3: Job and batch costing Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C3: Job and batch costing 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C4: Process costing
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C4: Process costing Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C4: Process costing 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C5: Service costing
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C5: Service costing Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 C5: Service costing 00:00:00
Section D: Decision making
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 D1: Cost- volume- profit analysis
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 D1: Cost- volume- profit analysis Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 D1: Cost- volume- profit analysis 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 D2: Factors affecting short term decision making
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 D2: Factors affecting short term decision making Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 D2: Factors affecting short term decision making 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 D3: Principles of discounted cash flow
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 D3: Principles of discounted cash flow Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 D3: Principles of discounted cash flow 00:00:00
Section E: Cash management
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E1: Nature of cash and cash flow
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E1: Nature of cash and cash flow Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E1: Nature of cash and cash flow 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E2: Cash management
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E2: Cash management Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E2: Cash management 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E3: Cash budgets
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E3: Cash budgets Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E3: Cash budgets 00:00:00
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E4: Investing and financing
ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E4: Investing and financing Details 00:00:00
Quiz ACCA FIA/CAT MA2 E4: Investing and financing 00:00:00

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