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ACCA F7 Examiner's Report

08 November 2017

F7 Examiner's Report

Section A
Two areas that candidates had difficulty were:
• An understanding that as leased asset is capitalised as a non-current asset, the charge to the statement of P&L in respect of the right of use asset will include both depreciation and the finance cost.
• The ability to process routine consolidation adjustments. In this case additional depreciation when an increased fair value is used to measure non-current assets at acquisition, the elimination of intra-group sales and the adjustment of unrealised profit, which may arise as a result of intra-group sales of inventory.

Section B
In September candidates had just a superficial knowledge of intangible assets, leases and revenue recognition. You need to use up-to=-date texts and technical articles.

Section C
Both paper and CBE exams covered the following topics:
• Analysis of single entity or consolidated financial statements.
• Preparation of single entity or consolidated financial statements.

Exam technique
Remember spelling errors, particularly on CBE answers are not penalised.
The examiner says that headings such as ‘performance’, ‘position’ and ‘conclusion’ are indicative of well-organised answers.
CBE candidates using the word processing tool are less likely to show workings. The examiner said: “This issue should be addressed so that marks are not lost.”

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