Accountant (General) - ANZSCO 221111

Description
Provides services relating to compliance-based financial reporting, auditing, insolvency and accounting information systems; and advises on associated record-keeping requirements. Registration or licensing may be required for certain services such as auditing.
Skill Level
1
Specialisations
  • Financial Analyst
  • Insolvency Consultant
  • Insolvency Practitioner
Occupation Lists
This occupation is on the following skills lists: This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
Skills Assessment Authority
CPA/ICAA/IPA
Regional for 457 Applications
There is no regional restriction for 457 visa applications for this occupation.
Caveats
The following caveats apply for 457 visa or ENS Direct Entry Stream applications:
Caveat 6
The position is a clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk position.
Caveat 19
The position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000.
Caveat 21
The position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

Group: 2211 Accountants

Description
provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance.
Tasks
  • assisting in formulating budgetary and accounting policies
  • preparing financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders, and governing and statutory bodies
  • conducting financial investigations, preparing reports, undertaking audits and advising on matters such as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
  • examining operating costs and organisations' income and expenditure
  • 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
  • preparing taxation returns for individuals and organisations
  • liaising with financial institutions and brokers to establish funds management arrangements
  • introducing and maintaining accounting systems, and advising on the selection and application of computer-based accounting systems
  • maintaining internal control systems
  • may appraise cash flow and financial risk of capital investment projects
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.
Occupations in this Group

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