Davinia McGann

Davinia is Head of ACCA & FIA programmes at BPP. She qualified with Mazars LLP and has experience in audit and corporate finance. Her educational background includes ACA and BSc in Financial and Business Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London. Davinia still teaches at BPP in London and on our Online Classroom Live courses.
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ACCA Exam Tips 2012 – Make the most of your online materials

The 2012 ACCA exams are upon us. Are you doing everything possible to ensure you're fully prepared? To help you succeed, we've created a few exam tip videos. The next in the series, 'ACCA Exam Tips 2012 - Make the most of your online materials', is presented by ACCA Programme Leader Davinia McGann. more

ACCA Exam Tips 2012 – One week to go [VIDEO]

ACCA Exam Tips 2012 - Two weeks to go: It's now December and the 2012 ACCA exams are approaching. Are you feeling confident? more

ACCA Exam Tips 2012 – Two weeks to go [VIDEO]

It's now late November and the exams are fast approaching. Are you doing everything possible to ensure you're fully prepared? Start with creating a study plan (you can download our free template from the ACCA exam surgery), become familiar with the exam format and aim for good coverage of the syllabus. more

ACCA Exam Tips December 2012 – all papers

Get the full range of ACCA Exam Tips December 2012. The papers covered include F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9 and P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, and a bonus section on the intriguing topic of cashflow. more

ACCA Exam Tips P5 Advanced Performance Management – December 2012

Doug Haste, our ACCA P5 Advanced Performance Management Subject Manager says, "Section A (50-70 marks in total) will contain two compulsory questions; each question will be allocated between 25 and 40 marks. The style of recent exam papers has been that question 1 in the exam has required a high level of data analysis using numerical techniques." more

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ACCA Exam Tips P4 Advanced Financial Management – December 2012

Commonly tested areas include risk management, and currency risk management is due to be tested. The European debt crisis could feature as an aspect to the discussion question. more

ACCA Exam Tips P3 Business Analysis – December 2012

ACCA Exam Tip P3: Knowledge alone will not get you close to a pass on this paper. You need to be able to apply your knowledge to specific situations. Practice this using past questions and stories in the press or on the web as often as you can and you will be ready for whatever the exam throws at you. more

ACCA Exam Tips ACCA P2 Corporate Reporting – December 2012

Ben Wheaton, our P2 subject manager says, "You need to do two of the three 25 mark questions in section B of the exam, one of which is normally set in the context of a 'specialised industry' and one being a discussion question on current developments." more

ACCA Exam Tips P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics – December 2012

Optional questions tend to focus on governance, risk and ethics more discretely, but we could still see some cross-over, for example, internal audit is the subject of an article recently published by the ACCA and could quite easily fall into a governance-related question or one more specifically testing internal controls and risks. more

ACCA Exam Tips P7 Advanced Audit and Assurance – December 2012

ACCA Exam Tips P7, with Steve Whittenbury: We expect that the P7 exam in December will mirror previous sittings, with two compulsory questions making up the majority of the marks on offer and a choice of two from three optional questions. more

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ACCA Exam Tips F5 Performance Management – December 2012

As Head of ACCA Programmes here at BPP, I have asked my expert subject managers for their ACCA Exam Tips for your forthcoming December 2012 exams. Here is what Jo Ryan, our ACCA F5 Performance Management Subject Manager had to say: “The F5 examination will comprise five compulsory 20 mark questions, usually featuring a scenario more

ACCA Exam Tips P6 Advanced Taxation (UK) – December 2012

The exam will comprise two compulsory questions within Section A which will both be of a case study style and will cover between 50 %-70% of the marks. One of these questions will focus on personal tax issues and the other will focus on corporate tax issues. more

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ACCA Exam Tips F9 Financial Management – December 2012

As Head of ACCA Programmes here at BPP, I have asked my expert subject managers for their ACCA Exam Tips for your forthcoming December 2012 exams. Here is what Mark Hewitson, our ACCA F9 Financial Management Subject Manager had to say: “The Examination contains four compulsory 25 mark questions, usually each question features a scenario more

ACCA Exam Tips F8 Audit and Assurance – December 2012

As Head of ACCA Programmes here at BPP, I have asked my expert subject managers for their ACCA Exam Tips for your forthcoming December 2012 exams. Here is what Sally Vernon, our ACCA F8 Audit and Assurance (Int) Subject Manager had to say: “The F8 exam consists of 5 compulsory questions.  Question 1 is a more

ACCA Exam Tips F6 Taxation (UK) – December 2012

Helen Gray, our ACCA F6 Taxation (UK) Subject Manager imparts her ACCA Exam Tips to help guide your study. Income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, VAT and inheritance tax should all feature. more

Cashflow Spotlight – ACCA F7, P2, P7 and CIMA F1, F2 Exams

Cashflows are an integral part of your ACCA Exams for papers F7, P2 and P7, and your F1 and F2 CIMA exams. Students often struggle with Cashflows, but you can be really methodical and pick up lots of marks without really having to use your calculator. more

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ACCA Exam Tips F7 Financial Reporting – December 2012

ACCA Exam Tips F7: There will be 5 questions, all compulsory. The first 25 mark question will cover a consolidated statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income and/or consolidated statement of financial position, and may include a written part more

ACCA Exam Tips F4 Law – December 2012

ACCA Exam Tips - F4 Law: Expect the first 7 questions to be knowledge-based, covering English Legal system, Contract Formation, Tort, Company Formation and more. more

How an ACCA Revision Course helps you pass ACCA exams

For your ACCA exams, it is knowing how to apply your knowledge. BPP’s ACCA revision courses are specifically designed by subject specialists to help you to develop the skills you need to pass. We focus on the key topic areas, and look at how they are examined, how to understand what the examiner is asking for and how to approach questions. more