Meet Monika, AAT Distance Learning student

October 18, 2018

  When we started First Intuition we had a vision of the kind of support that we wanted to give to our students; the kind of support that didn’t seem to be as common in the accountancy training industry as we felt it should be, especially for those students studying on distance learning and online […]

Pass your exams with First Intuition

September 17, 2018

There is a well-known saying “Fail to prepare…..prepare to fail” and this really hits home with me as I think preparation is key to passing your AAT exams. Here at First Intuition, a lot of thought and work has been put into creating a brilliant structure, designed to help you get the absolute best out […]

Basic Maths

August 10, 2018

  I was in class the other day and we were calculating the total cost of 10 units that had a purchase price of £5 each. At least half of my class picked up their calculators! After mocking them mercilessly for five minutes I reminded them that as wannabe accountants who would be spending their […]

Winners of AAT Training Provider of the Year!

May 29, 2018

-Officially the best of the best!   It was a fantastic result for First Intuition at this year’s AAT 2018 Training Provider Awards on Thursday 24 May. The awards were announced at the gala dinner during the annual AAT Training Provider Conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre. We were absolutely thrilled when First Intuition […]

Break even analysis including margin of safety

May 22, 2018

A very common application of marginal costing theory is break even analysis which we use to calculate how many units need to be sold to cover costs. One aspect of break even analysis that students often find difficult is the concept of margin of safety. Please click below to view the online lecture:

Where you end up in life…

May 16, 2018

Most people believe that where you end up in your life is the result of big decisions. It’s not. Where you end up in your life is the result of lots and lots of little decisions carried out every day over a long, long period of time. Small decisions with small consequences that you make […]

Costing terminology

My colleague Nick and I have regular disagreements about which type of accounting is the best. I remind him that management accounting is exciting, glamorous and sexy whereas financial accounting is dull, mechanical and could be done by a trained monkey. He replies that management accounting is often based on guesswork and estimate whilst financial […]

Trial Balance (Italian style!)

Little throwback of tutor Gareth John explaining some of the basics of putting together a Trial Balance (Italian style!)  

A day in life – Nick Craggs

The first thing I will do is get up around 6am, and make a cup of tea (Yorkshire Tea obviously.) Then with a cup of tea in hand, I will check my emails.  Not with the intention of answering lots of emails, but just to see what has come in overnight.  Distance learning students can and […]

PQ article on Government Economic Policy

“Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Once upon a time there were two pretty princesses…” I was reading my daughters their bedtime story last night and they asked me about the different ways that the government can manage the performance of the economy. Given the relevance of our discussion to some AAT papers (not […]