(Previously known as "Advanced Level Audit Risks & Tests") New revised 2018 edition of our very popular Exam Room Notes book. RETAINED FEATURE FROM MAJOR 2017 UPDATE - following numerous requests from students, for the 2017 edition of the book we added exam room notes on all Advanced Level Assurance areas such as internal audit, corporate governance, due diligence, examination of prospective information (ISAE 3400) and other areas - we have retained this feature for the 2018 edition of the book so our Exam Room Notes therefore provide reminders not only for statutory audit risks & tests questions but also on specialist assurance areas. Provides an alphabetical quick reference list of approximately 70 key audit test and risk areas and 14 assurance topics, based on our careful review of the ICAEW Study Manual for Corporate Reporting, the ICAEW Question Bank for Corporate Reporting and the previous "old" TI paper in Business Reporting, together with past papers and ICAEW mocks for both the evolved Advanced Level and "old" TI level. Useful as a quick reference guide to generate reminders in the exam, reducing the time that you will need to invest in revising Audit & Assurance, which is a fundamental element of the Corporate Reporting paper - 2 of the 3 questions in CR will have a heavy or even exclusive emphasis on Audit & Assurance so the importance of this book's information and quick reference approach has been further enhanced under the evolved ACA. This book removes the need for you to prepare your own folder notes on Audit & Assurance, leaving more time to invest in other aspects of the Advanced Level syllabus. In addition to reviewing past papers and mocks, we have carefully summarised the audit tests in the "Audit Focus" sections now included in the 2015 and later editions of the Corporate Reporting Study Manual to ensure that you have a quick reference source of tests which have been emphasised in the new Advanced Level materials (i.e. tests which the examiners appear keen for students to learn and mention but which are somewhat hidden away at the end of the financial reporting chapters of the Corporate Reporting Study Manual). All such tests are now indicated in bold in the relevant sections of our book. All 70 Audit areas and 14 Assurance topics are arranged in alphabetical order, allowing quick reference without having to remember which chapter to consult. Risks & tests are contained in the first part of the book and Assurance is split out separately in the second part of the book for ease of reference. Where relevant, cross references between Audit areas are also included, giving you reminders and hints. Important notice: this set of Exam Room Notes has been designed as a quick reference resource to remind you of content that you should already have studied in detail based on the ICAEW Study Manual and your tuition provider's notes. You must already have studied the Advanced Level syllabus in detail before using this book - the book is in no way designed to replace the Study Manual as a learning resource. If you have invested insufficient time in learning the syllabus content then our Exam Room Notes will not be comprehensible or useful as the book only provides reminders regarding material you must already have studied. Look out for our other Advanced Level Exam Room Notes publications (SBM Exam Room Notes and FR Exam Room Notes)! See www.acasimplified.com for more information on our popular Exam Room Notes series.
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Smashing SBM is based around the same approach as our successful and best-selling Cracking Case book: practical, student-focused and simple advice on what to do to pass an unusual examination in which time management and examination technique are the key to success. This new 2018 edition has been fully updated for the new syllabus and the learning points raised by the 2017 examinations. Given the relatively low number of questions in each SBM examination (just 2) and the very open nature of the requirements, it is vital that you have a way of determining which areas are important and which issues are going to attract fewer marks. Smashing SBM sets out an effective planning methodology (which we call MAPs) that helps you predict the mark allocation of sub-parts of a question and allocate your time effectively. Our MAPs give direction to your answer by providing reminders on how to assess the likely mark allocation whilst also reminding you of key things to do in Q1 and Q2, based on our review of examiner comments. Smashing SBM also contains detailed reviews of the 8 real examination papers set to date with a view to understanding patterns in the question format and content, as well as the mark allocation. Smashing SBM includes detailed revision of key financial management and business strategy topics, as assessed in the real examination papers and ICAEW SBM mock exams. We have also included selected questions from our Business Strategy and Financial Management Q&A books to help you revise these areas very quickly. The book also contains detailed notes on the Specialist Audit & Assurance topics which are examinable at the Advanced Level. Our revision notes focus on areas other than statutory audit as we know that around 10% of the marks will be for these specialised areas such as internal audit, Agreed Upon Procedures, review of prospective information and so on. Smashing SBM contains detailed revision of ethics, including various ethical frameworks, to help you achieve the 5-10% of marks available for ethics in SBM. Smashing SBM is designed to pair up with its sister publication, SBM Exam Room Notes 2018, which provides clear, alphabetically-referenced sets of notes on all key SBM topics to provide exam room reminders of mark-scoring points - perfect for avoiding exam room panic! Full chapter listing of Smashing SBM: PART ONE - How to Plan 1. Introduction: This Book and Why We Wrote It 2. Overview of Smashing SBM(TM): Chapter by Chapter 3. The Nature of the Examination and the Examination Paper 4. SBM, Case Study and the 4 Case Skills "Lenses" Translated 5. Need Direction? Use a MAP! 6. The Correct SBM Writing Style 7. Analysis of the SBM Past Papers 8. Useful Points from the Examiners' Comments on the Past Papers PART TWO - Scenario and Technical Content 9. The Mini-Case Study: What To Do and What Not To Do 10. Specialist Audit & Assurance Topics: Summary 11. Corporate Governance: Revision Notes and Examination Analysis 12. Assurance and Related Services: Revision Notes and Examination Analysis 13. Environmental and Social Audits and Assurance: Revision Notes and Examination Analysis 14. Internal Audit: Revision Notes and Examination Analysis 15. Practical Business Advisory: Revision of Key Topics 16. Revision of Key Business Strategy and Financial Management Topics 17. Ethics: Revision and Application to SBM 18. Comments from the ICAEW Tutor Conferences 19. Summary of VITAL Magazine Article on SBM 20. Advice for Exam Day APPENDICES App 1 MAP for SBM Q1 App 2 MAP for SBM Q2 App 3 Example Completed MAPs: November 2014 Examination Paper App 4 Sample Pages from ACA Simplified SBM Exam Room Notes App 5 SBM ICAEW Revision Resources: Some Important Points to Note
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