It pays to go back to basics

September 2020

Irrespective of the question style, understanding basic financial mathematics is essential for your exam success.

PQ magazine has joined up with award-winning tutor Sunil Bandari to show you some of the key skills you need to master.

He slants his 12-minute presentation to FM and AFM students doing CBE exams, but it will be useful to any PQs wanting to understand financial maths that bit better. Sunil shows how to do financial mathematics calculations using ACCA official software, available on the ACCA practice platform TestReach, and use their spreadsheet.

To watch Sunil in action just go to You can read the accompanying article on page 20 of this issue.

Also check out our Back to Basics series on our website.