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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  • Getting to grips with pension tax benefits…   As anyone who has studied ethics at the advanced level will know, investment advice is one of the three restricted areas for accountants, so this article isn’t meant to replace investment advice from a suitably qualified independent Financial Advisor, however, there are worse things to spend your... The post Private vs Occupational Pensions  appeared f...

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  • There are a lot of people who say that Trump couldn’t have won without Facebook.   Facebook are currently dominating the news as it emerges they were complicit in allowing Cambridge Analytica access to 50m profiles which were then sold to help target advertising to voters in the 2016 US election (that’s the gist of... The post The Social Network appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • In 2016 the Oxford English dictionary chose “Post-Truth” as its word of the year.   In 2017-18, Fake News seems to be everywhere. Fake stories are written to promote an agenda with the hope that they will be believed and shared, mostly via social media. Sometimes they are a real story using fake facts and... The post Fact Checking. appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • First Intuition Reading student and Vodafone employee Madalina Darabana came first in the world for the CIMA Operational Case Study in November 2017. Madalina attended the full classroom course leading to the November exam at First Intuition Reading. This is a fantastic achievement, well done Madalina and the First Intuition Reading team! The post First Intuition Student is First in the World appe...

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  • Who do you think you’re talking to?   Whether you’re delivering a presentation, speaking with an individual or emailing someone, you must ensure you get your intended message across. To ensure effective communication, a key factor is knowing your audience. I have a decent amount of experience communicating with a variety of people, mostly from... The post Who do you think you’re talking to? appear...

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  • Anyone for a pub quiz?   Most students work hard to prepare themselves for the exams that will allow them to achieve their accountancy qualification. Spending several weeks practicing lots of questions and mock papers hopefully means that there won’t be many surprises in the real thing, but it’s inevitable that sometimes questions come up... The post We need your help…. appeared first on First Int...

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  • Accruals and Prepayments is a difficult concept to grasp for many students. I remember the first time my tutor spoke to me about them, I thought he was speaking in an alien language. They are definitely something that takes time and effort to understand but I think if you get the concept of what is... The post Why do we need Accruals and Prepayments? appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • In Decision and Control assessment, you can be asked to explain the variances in a certain given situation.  To which some students will answer with a detailed explanation of how to calculate the variances. To which my first thought is “Why are you telling me this?  I know you can calculate variances”. In this exam... The post Written variance questions in the Decision and Control assessment appea...

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  • How to find more hours in the day…   I thought that would get your attention! For most of us, professional exams are the first time that we are working, studying and attempting to have some sort of social life and remind our friends that we exist. Often we schedule in blocks of study time... The post How to find more hours in the day… appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • If I had a pound for every time I have been asked how to choose your AAT optional units, I would be writing this from my own private island in the Caribbean. My initial response to this question used to be, do tax because I don’t like marking auditing mocks.  However, I am a big... The post How to choose your AAT optional units appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions?   Many of us will make New Year’s resolutions, whether that’s to lose weight, change jobs, learn a new skill, quit smoking, do more exercise, make a complete career change – but how do we stick to these New Year’s resolutions? Psychologists have found we’re more likely... The post How to stick to your New Year’s resolutions appeared first on First Intui...

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  • As 2017 draws to a close it is a great time to take stock of the last year and focus on what you want to achieve in 2018. In this blog Gareth John talks about reaching for goal and embracing the fear of failure. What will you achieve in 2018? Let’s talk about the single... The post Chasing butterflies – Gareth John appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • What is the difference between AAT Fi Go and Fi Go Live?   Tutor Nick Craggs, hosted a live webinar earlier this week to explain the differences between our AAT Fi Go & Fi Go Live courses. If you are considering studying AAT as a distance learning student, but not sure whether to chose our... The post Fi Go or Fi Go Live? appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • What is the difference between studying an AAT Bookkeeping qualification to a Accounting qualification?   Tutor Nick Craggs hosted a live webinar to explain the differences between a Bookkeeping qualification and an Accounting qualification. If you are considering studying AAT and not sure whether to study the Bookkeeping qualification or the full Accounting qualification, please... The post Bookk...

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  • Bad Debts Most businesses offer their customers credit, so they can buy now, and pay later. Typically businesses offer 30 days, but it can be a much longer period, especially if the customer has a lot of power over its suppliers, think of a cabbage farmer in Yorkshire selling to a large national supermarket. However,... The post How to account for bad debts appeared first on First Intuition.

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  • 4 bad habits that students should try to avoid when studying for an exam   Many students don’t end up as prepared for exams as they planned to be. Other commitments mean that their preparation is less than ideal and revision is often rushed. Here are the top 4 habits you can avoid by planning your... The post 4 bad habits to avoid when studying for an exam appeared first on First Intuition.

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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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  • 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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