Buff Cooper FCCA, FCPA, AFPC

Buff Cooper

Buff joined KCB in 2023 and his first cohort had a 100% pass rate with 70% achieving a Merit or Distinction grade. Buff is an experienced lecturer in the fields of accounting, finance and strategy. For many years, he has written and presented on ACCA & CIMA examination courses as well as tailored financial and strategy courses for businesses such as Renault Cars, Anglo Technology and Kyocera. Buff has had a long and diverse career in Accounting and Finance, having held senior roles in practice, financial services, education and training, and industry. His career started with a provincial medium sized practice, and he went on to complete his ACCA training with a top 10 firm where he specialised in insolvency. Post qualification he took several senior roles with large corporates specialising in the redesign and implementation of new accounting and information systems. His passion for quality and simple to use systems led him to launch his own Bookkeeping program for SME’s which to date has sold over 5,000 copies. As well as being a Chartered Certified accountant, Buff also holds Chartered Financial Planner status of the Chartered Insurance Institute. During his time in financial services, he specialised in risk management of large and diverse investment portfolios holding the Institutes Advanced Diploma in Investment Planning. For the last 15 years he has run his consultancy business with a focus on supporting SME clients in devising and implementing strategy, risk management and finance.

  • Great tutor! KCB have been awesome through the process! Thank you.
  • I enjoyed the revision class, particularly having the chance for the theory/text book to be applicable in a practical way, being able to gain a thorough understanding of the case study and understand what areas to focus on for the exam.
  • The revision weekend with Buff was excellent. It was well structured and interactive. Very productive and useful and the best revision course I have been on for these exams.
  • Buff does a brilliant job of creating a sense of community for us all by engaging with us all and encouraging a collaborative and open forum which makes being on remote classes for such long periods of time a lot more bearable! Thank you Buff!
  • I left the revision weekend feeling in the right mindset for the exam, feeling like passing was achievable and the content feels less overwhelming – which I can only thank Buff for his approach and how he broke the syllabus down into being manageable.
  • I could not have achieved my Distinction without your method of lecturing and teaching! Thank you!
  • Got through my strategy exam with a solid Pass mark – thanks so much for all your support. Honestly don’t think I could have even calmed my nerves and put pen to paper without the weeks of going through practice questions and detail we went in on the case study.
  • I’ve passed the strategy exam with a Merit. Just wanted to thank you for your excellent, patient tutelage – absolutely would not have got there without you!