First Intuition is a United Kingdom based provider of accountancy training. It was founded in 2007 and is a partnership run by the five founders. First Intuition works on the principle of smaller class sizes, capping all classes at 30, a unique feature not seen at any other accountancy training provider.

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  • Don’t risk the four-week fall-off in your chances of passing! CIMA have been looking at how student pass rates are affected by the delay from when a student finishes their course to when they sit their exam. Their work showed very clearly that exam pass rates fall off dramatically if students wait more than four weeks from the end of their course to sit their exam.

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  • Don’t risk the four-week fall-off in your chances of passing!   Some students believe that once their study course is finished, the longer they wait before sitting an exam, the higher their mark will be, and the better chance of passing they will have. This is only true to a point! It is certainly important... The post CIMA students – Avoid the four-week fall-off! appeared first on First Intuition...

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  • First Intuition needs your help! Please nominate us for College of the Year 2018.   The countdown has begun to the 15th PQ magazine award ceremony! First Intuition has won PQ Magazine’s ‘College of the Year’ award in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 and we would love to be able to keep up our record... The post Please nominate us for College of the Year 2018 appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • First Intuition is delighted to share details of our most recent prizewinners. Stefan Demetriou, First In The World ICAEW Audit and Assurance September 2017 Stefan Demetriou scored a whopping 98% in his Audit and Assurance exam after studying in the classroom with First Intuition London. We caught up with Stefan to find out a bit more... The post Prizewinners at First Intuition appeared first on F...

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  • First Intuition attended the annual British Accountancy Awards on 13th October at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The British Accountancy Awards are a celebration of excellence within the accountancy industry, attended by more than 750 guests from across the country. The event was hosted by the comedian and actor Hugh Dennis, who provided great... The post British Accountancy Awards 2017 appeared ...

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  • Advanced Bookkeeping Qualification The Advanced Bookkeeping qualification is a practical and technical qualification aimed at preparing students for working specifically in finance and accountancy roles and is recognised by employers. Once you complete the qualification, you will have achieved the professional AAT Bookkeeper status (AATQB) and can apply for the AAT associate bookkeeping membership...

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  • After December 2017 you will not be able to sit your F5-F9 exams on paper. If you haven’t considered it yet, we set out why you’ll benefit from switching from paper to session CBEs in December. Workplace Similarities When was the last time you created a document at work by writing it all by hand? Employers... The post Why switch to session CBEs? appeared first on First Intuition.

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PPR relief

  • The vast majority of people buy a house to live in, not with a view to make a profit on it when it is sold. This counts as someone’s principal private residence, i.e. the main place where they live.  For tax purposes you can only have one private residence.  Any gain on your private residence... The post PPR relief appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • Principal Private Residence Relief or PPR relief Watch our tutor Nick Cragg's work out what the chargeable gain on disposal after PPR is. For the blog please visit www.firstintuition.co.uk/ppr

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  • By his own admission, James Duggan, a chef turned accountant, was “a bit of a ‘jack the lad’ at school”.   He left school with minimal GCSEs and his academic or work options were underwhelming. But all was not lost, James had something he loved: food. “I had a passion for food and in particular... The post From cooking for the Royal Family to training as an accountant… appeared first on First Intu...

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  • What to do when you’re lacking confidence.   I received an email recently from a student who has just started her CIMA studies, saying that she is finding things difficult and lacks confidence. I have received countless emails like this over my 20 years of training accountancy students and i’m used to trying to reassure... The post What to do when you’re lacking confidence. appeared first on First...

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  • MADC debrief for tasks 1-3   I recommend to all my students that they use the AAT’s sample assessments as part of their exam preparation; they are great practice for the exam.  Not only are they written by the same people who write the real assessments, but they also use the same software as the... The post Debrief on tasks 1-3 for Management Accounting: Decision & Control appeared first on First ...

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  • How does this affect your studies? There is no immediate impact on the current ACCA qualification, however, with the changes taking place in September 2018 students will need to plan ahead with their studies. The ACCA are redesigning the Professional Level and from September 2018 it will become Strategic Professional. The changes aim to give students... The post 2018 ACCA syllabus changes appeared...

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  • What are your biggest weaknesses? This is one of the questions that people dread the most, no-one wants to admit in an interview that they aren’t very good at anything. As a result people make one of two mistakes: We come up with “weaknesses” that we don’t think will impact the job that we are... The post Helping you to prepare for difficult questions in interviews- episode 2 appeared first on Fir...

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  • Listen to tutor, Gareth John discuss the importance of how we describe our abilities internally as well as externally, and how this can have an impact on our day to day lives. Gareth touches on topics such as self-labeling and how we tend to live up to these labels. He explains the dangers of constantly putting yourself down with negative thoughts and how to overcome them.

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  • Listen to tutor, Gareth John discuss the importance of how we describe our abilities internally as well as externally, and how this can have an impact on our day to day lives. Gareth touches on topics such as self-labeling and how we tend to live up to these labels. He explains the dangers of constantly... The post First Intuition Vlog – Describing your abilities appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • Normally in my blogs I deal with specific technical issues such as depreciation or time series analysis. I certainly hope that students find those articles useful in achieving their qualifications but this month I wanted to look at something far more fundamental to that journey. I was chatting to one of my AAT level 2... The post Sitting your first AAT exam appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • To mark First Intuition’s ten year anniversary, the tutors, directors and operational staff celebrated in style. The Crystal Maze Live Experience For anyone who loves 90’s television game shows, taking part in the Crystal Maze is a dream come true! For those not familiar with the show, Crystal Maze is described by the creators as:... The post First Intuition Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary appear...

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  • Benefits to finishing under old syllabus and to transferring to new AQ2016 With the new syllabus starting 1 September 2016 if you are midway through a level you will need to decide whether to complete the level under current syllabus or finish it under the new AQ2016 syllabus. So what do you need to consider?... The post Should I stay or should I go? appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • So I’m sitting on a beach, wearing a hoodie and sipping coffee….watching the waves crash. Beach holidays in the UK are a lot like getting started on your studies. You start full of good intentions, plans about what to do and when.  On paper it all sounds ideal. Cream teas, lazy walks in the sunshine... The post Postcard From A Tutor appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • Normally in my blogs I deal with specific technical issues such as depreciation or time series analysis. I certainly hope that students find those articles useful in achieving their qualifications but this month I wanted to look at something far more fundamental to that journey. I was chatting to one of my AAT level 2... The post PQ article – Sitting your first AAT exam appeared first on First Int...

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  • Welcome to the first in my series of articles, helping you to prepare for difficult questions in interviews.   I help lots of accountancy students get their first job in finance and one of the things that most candidates worry about is interviews, and in particular how to handle difficult questions. Every interview is different... The post Helping you to prepare for difficult questions in intervie...

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