1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Finance Manager
      Finance Director
      Financial Controller

Plans, administers and reviews the financial and accounting activities within an organisation.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • plans and oversees the financial operations of the organisation and directs the formulation of budgetary and accounting policies in consultation with other managers
  • provides financial information and interprets the implications for business performance and funding needs
  • coordinates the development, implementation and monitoring of accounting systems
  • directs the collection of financial and accounting information and the preparation of budgets, reports, forecasts and statutory returns
  • assesses capital finance proposals and the financial status of operational projects
  • advises on investment strategies, including takeovers and mergers
  • advises on sources of funds, including share capital, and the distribution of earnings

Chief Accountant
Credit Manager
Divisional Finance Manager
Treasurer (except Government)

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