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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FINANCE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS manage and administer accounting processes and the operational activities of branches of financial institutions; conduct financial market transactions; sell insurance; accept bets on the outcome of racing and other events; develop and implement financial plans; and advise on financial matters, tax and investment strategies, securities, insurance, pension plans and real estate.

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks performed by Finance Associate Professionals typically include controlling the accounting and operational activities of financial institutions; analysing clients' financial status and discussing financial options; offering advice on financial matters; planning buying and selling activities; explaining insurance policy conditions and advising on amount and type of insurance cover; accepting bets on the outcome of racing and other events.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
            3211 Branch Accountants and Managers (Financial Institution)
            3212 Financial Dealers and Brokers
            3213 Financial Investment Advisers

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