1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2212-11 External Auditor

Designs and operates information and reporting systems to meet external financial reporting 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:

  • provides independent opinions on the financial performance of an organisation, and the extent to which its obligations are fulfilled
  • verifies the accuracy of information contained in accounting records
  • verifies the existence of assets and liabilities mentioned in reports
  • prepares financial statements and reports for management, shareholders and statutory bodies
  • determines the efficiency and effectiveness of companies and government departments
  • may examine the records of government departments, statutory and municipal authorities and government-owned companies

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