CA Final New Syllabus

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CA :: Final
Group I
Paper 1 : Financial Reporting
[One paper: Three Hours – 100 marks]

 Level of Knowledge :

Advanced knowledge.


(a) To gain ability to analyze financial statements including consolidated financial statements of group companies and financial reports of various types of entities,
(b) To gain ability to apply valuation principles,
(c) To familiarise with recent developments in the area of financial reporting,
(d) To gain ability to solve financial reporting and valuation cases.

Contents: CA Final Revised Syllabus

1. Accounting Standards, Accounting Standards Interpretations and Guidance Notes on various accounting aspects issued by the ICAI and their applications.
2. Overview of International Accounting Standards (IAS)/International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Interpretations by International Financial Reporting Interpretation Committee (IFRIC), Significant difference vis-a-vis Indian Accounting Standards.
Understanding of US GAAP,
Applications of IFRS and US GAAP.
3. Corporate Financial Reporting – Issues and problems with special reference to published financial statements.
4. Accounting for Corporate Restructuring (including inter-company holdings).
5. Consolidated Financial Statements of Group Companies Concept of a Group, purposes of consolidated financial statements minority interest, Goodwill, Consolidation procedures – Minority interests, Goodwill, Treatment of pre- acquisition and post-acquisition profit.
Consolidation with two or more subsidiaries, consolidation with foreign subsidiaries.
Consolidated profit and loss account, balance sheet and cash flow statement.
Treatment of investment in associates in consolidated financial statements.
Treatment of investments in joint ventures in consolidated financial statements.
6. Accounting and Reporting of Financial Instruments
Meaning, recognition, derecognition and offset, compound financial instruments
Measurement of financial instruments
Hedge accounting
7. Share based payments
Meaning, Equity settled transactions, Transaction with employees and non- employees
Determination of fair value of equity instruments
Vesting conditions
Modification, cancellation and settlement
8. Financial Reporting by Mutual funds, Non-banking finance companies, Merchant bankers, Stock and commodity market intermediaries.
9. Valuation

(a) Concept of Valuation
(b) Valuation of Tangible Fixed Assets
(c) Valuation of Intangibles including Brand Valuation and Valuation of Goodwill
(d) Valuation of Liabilities
(e) Valuation of Shares
(f) Valuation of Business
10. Developments in Financial Reporting

(a) Value Added Statement
(b) Economic Value Added, Market Value Added, Shareholders’ Value Added
(c) Human Resource Reporting
(d) Inflation Accounting
Note: If either old Accounting Standards (ASs), Accounting Standards Interpretations (ASIs), Guidance Notes (GNs), Announcements and Limited Revisions to ASs are withdrawn or new ASs, GNs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to AS are issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in place of existing ASs, ASIs, GNs, Announcements and Limited Revisions to AS, the syllabus will accordingly include/exclude such new developments in the place of the existing ones with effect from the date to be notified by the Institute.

CA :: Final
Group I
Paper 2 : Strategic Financial Management
[One paper: Three Hours – 100 marks]

Level of Knowledge :

Advanced knowledge.


To apply financial management theories and techniques for strategic decision making.


1. Financial Policy and Corporate Strategy
Strategic decision making framework
Interface of Financial Policy and strategic management
Balancing financial goals vis-� -vis sustainable growth.
2. Project Planning and Capital Budgeting
Feasibility study
Cash flow Projections – Impact of taxation, depreciation, inflation and working capital
Capital Budgeting Decisions – Certainty Equivalent approach, Evaluation of Risky Investment Proposals, Risk and Return analysis, Simulation and decision tree analysis, Sensitivity analysis, Capital Rationing, Adjusted Net Present Value, Replacement decisions, Application of Real Options in capital budgeting, Impact of inflation on capital budgeting decisions
Preparation of Project Report
Social cost benefit analysis.
3. Leasing decision including cross border leasing
4. Dividend Decisions
Dividend theories, Determinants of dividend policies.
(a) Indian Capital Market
including role of various primary and secondary market institutions
(b) Capital Market Instruments
Financial derivatives – stock futures, stock options, index futures, index options
Option valuation techniques : Binomial model, Black Scholes Option Pricing Model, Greeks – Delta, Gamma, Theta, Rho and Vega
Pricing of Futures – Cost of carry model
Imbedded derivatives
(c) Commodity derivatives
(d) OTC derivatives
Swaps, Swaptions, Forward Rate Agreements (FRAs), Caps, Floors and Collors.
6 Security Analysis
Fundamental analysis – Economic analysis, Industry analysis and Company Analysis
Bond valuation, Price Yield relationship, Bond Price forecasting – application of duration and convexity, Yield curve strategies
Technical Analysis – market cycle model and basic trend identification, different types of charting, support and resistance, price patterns, moving averages, Bollinger Bands, momentum analysis.
7. Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing
Efficient Market Theory – Random walk theory ; Markowitz model of risk return optimization
Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT)
Sharpe Index Model
Portfolio Management – Formulation, Monitoring and Evaluation
Equity Style Management
Principles and Management of Hedge Funds
International Portfolio Management.
8. Financial Services in India
Investment Banking
Retail Banking
On Line Share Trading
Depository Service.
(a) Mutual Funds:
Regulatory framework, formulation, monitoring and evaluation of various schemes of Mutual funds, Money market mutual funds.
(b) Exchange Traded Funds.
10. Money Market operations
(a) Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Institutional Investment.
(b) International Financial Management
Raising of capital abroad – American Depository Receipts, Global Depository Receipts,
External Commercial Borrowings and Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds
International Capital Budgeting
International Working Capital Management.
12. Foreign Exchange Exposure and Risk Management
Exchange rate determination, Exchange rate forecasting
Foreign currency market
Foreign exchange derivatives – Forward, futures, options and swaps
Management of transaction, translation and economic exposures
Hedging currency risk.
13. Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
Meaning of mergers and acquisition, categories, purposes
Process of mergers and acquisition – Identification and valuation of the target, acquisition through negotiation, due diligence, post – merger integration
Legal and regulatory requirements
Merger and Acquisition agreement
Reverse merger
Potential adverse competitive effects of mergers
Corporate Takeovers: Motivations, Co-insurance effect, Cross-border takeovers, Forms of takeovers, Takeover defenses
Going Private and Other Control Transactions: Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs), Management Buyouts (MBOs), Spin Offs and Asset Divestitures
Corporate Restructuring : Refinancing and rescue financing, reorganizations of debtors and creditors, Sale of assets, targeted stock offerings, downsizing and layoff programmes, negotiated wage give-backs, employee buyouts.