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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ACCOUNTANTS plan and provide accounting systems and services relating to the financial dealings of enterprises and individuals, and advise on associated record-keeping and compliance requirements.

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

Tasks Include:

  • assisting in the formulation of budgetary and accounting policies
  • preparing financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders, and statutory bodies
  • conducting financial investigations, undertaking audits, preparing reports, and advising on such matters as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
  • examining operating costs and the income and expenditure of institutions
  • providing assurance about the accuracy of information contained in financial reports and their compliance with statutory requirements
  • providing financial and taxation advice on business structures, plans and operations


This section contains the following subsection :
              2211-11 Accountant

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