1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2211-11 Accountant

Plans and provides systems and services relating to the financial dealings of enterprises and individuals, and advises on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • assists in the formulation of budgetary and accounting policies
  • prepares financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders, and statutory bodies
  • conducts financial investigations, undertakes audits, prepares reports, and advises on such matters as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
  • examines operating costs and the income and expenditure of institutions
  • provides assurance about the accuracy of information contained in financial reports and their compliance with statutory requirements
  • provides financial and taxation advice on business structures, plans and operations
  • liaises with bankers and brokers to establish funds management arrangements
  • may advise on the selection and application of computer-based accounting systems
  • may appraise cash flow and financial risk of capital investment projects

Specialisations:
Financial Analyst
Insolvency Practitioner
Taxation Agent

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