Unit of competency details

BSBFIA301A - Maintain financial records (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 24/Sep/2008

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the 'Title' columnRelease
SIT12 - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-2.0 
SIT07 - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training PackageTourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package 2.3-3.0 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 1.2-3.0 
SIF08 - Funeral Services Training PackageFuneral Services Training Package 1.1 
SIF - Funeral ServicesFuneral Services 1.0-1.1,2.0-2.0 
SFL10 - Floristry Training PackageFloristry Training Package 1.0 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.1 
RGR08 - Racing Training PackageRacing Training Package 1.0-1.1,2.0-2.0 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.1-4.2 
PRM04 - ASSET MAINTENANCE TRAINING PACKAGEASSET MAINTENANCE TRAINING PACKAGE 3.0 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 1.0-1.2 
LMF02 - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 6.0-8.1 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 4.0-5.1 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0-2.2 
FPI05 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 3.0 
FNS10 - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-5.1 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
CUS09 - MusicMusic 1.1-1.2 
CUF07 - Screen and Media Training PackageScreen and Media Training Package 1.2 
CUA - Live Performance and Entertainment Training PackageLive Performance and Entertainment Training Package 1.0 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 7.0-14.1 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 
AUR12 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 1.0-1.1,2.0-2.0 
AUR05 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-4.0 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 2.0-8.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the 'Title' columnRelease
SIT60313 - Advanced Diploma of HospitalityAdvanced Diploma of Hospitality 
SIT60312 - Advanced Diploma of HospitalityAdvanced Diploma of Hospitality 1-3 
SIT50313 - Diploma of HospitalityDiploma of Hospitality 
SIT50312 - Diploma of HospitalityDiploma of Hospitality 1-3 
SIT40812 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts 1-3 
SIT40713 - Certificate IV in PatisserieCertificate IV in Patisserie 
SIT40712 - Certificate IV in PatisserieCertificate IV in Patisserie 1-2 
SIT40613 - Certificate IV in Catering OperationsCertificate IV in Catering Operations 
SIT40612 - Certificate IV in Catering OperationsCertificate IV in Catering Operations 1-2 
SIT40513 - Certificate IV in Asian CookeryCertificate IV in Asian Cookery 
Items per page 10 | 20 | 50 | 100
Displaying items 1 - 10 of 93

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080101 Accounting  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080101 Accounting  25/Jul/2008 
The content being displayed has been produced by a third party, while all attempts have been made to make this content as accessible as possible it cannot be guaranteed. If you are encountering issues following the content on this page please consider downloading the content in its original form

Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain financial records for a business. It includes maintaining daily financial records such as reconciling debtors' and creditors' systems, preparing and maintaining a general ledger, and preparing a trial balance. It also includes activities associated with monitoring cash control for accounting purposes.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to individuals who are skilled operators and apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of financial records to provide technical advice and support to a team.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Maintain daily financial records

1.1. Correctly maintain daily financial records and in accordance with organisational requirements  for accounting purposes

1.2. Identify and rectify or refer discrepancies  or errors in documentation  or transactions to designated persons  in accordance with organisational requirements

1.3. Accurately credit and debit transactions and promptly enter into journals  in accordance with organisational requirements

2. Maintain general ledger

2.1. Maintain general ledger in accordance with organisational requirements

2.2. Post transactions  into general ledger in accordance with organisational reporting requirements

2.3. Reconcile systems for accounts payable and receivable  with general ledger

2.4. Accurately prepare trial balance from general ledger in accordance with organisational requirements

3. Monitor cash control

3.1. Ensure cash flow is accurately accounted for in accordance with organisational requirements

3.2. Make and receive payments  in accordance with organisational requirements

3.3. Collect or follow-up outstanding accounts within designated time lines

3.4. Check payment documentation for accuracy of information and despatch to creditors within designated time line 

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • literacy skills to identify financial information; to read and understand the organisation's accounting procedures; and to edit and proofread documents to ensure conformity and consistency of information
  • communication skills to clarify information and to refer errors or discrepancies to appropriate people
  • numeracy skills to read and interpret financial data and to prepare cash analysis sheets
  • problem-solving skills to reconcile figures.

Required knowledge 

  • key provisions of relevant legislation from all levels of government that may affect aspects of business operations, such as:
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • ethical principles
  • codes of practice
  • privacy laws
  • financial legislation
  • occupational health and safety (OHS)
  • organisational policies and procedures relating to maintaining financial records
  • definition of credits/creditors and debits/debtors
  • principles of double entry bookkeeping and accrual accounting
  • methods of presenting financial data.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • identifying and responding to discrepancies and errors
  • transferring and recording financial data accurately
  • reconciling expenditures and revenue
  • knowledge of organisational policies and procedures relating to maintaining financial records.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to an actual workplace or simulated environment
  • access to office equipment and resources
  • examples of source documents relating to financial record keeping.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of identification and rectification or referral of discrepancies or errors in documentation or transactions
  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • demonstration of techniques
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of financial record keeping
  • examples of financial documentation.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • general administration units
  • other financial administration units.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Organisational requirements  may include:

  • designated time lines
  • guidelines for reconciling journals
  • legal and organisational policies, guidelines and requirements
  • OHS policies, procedures and programs
  • procedures for totalling adjusted journals
  • quality assurance and/or procedures manuals
  • resolution procedures
  • security procedures

Discrepancies  may relate to:

  • bank charges
  • dishonoured cheques
  • errors in transposing between source documents and journals
  • interest

Documentation  may include:

  • purchase credit notes
  • purchase invoices
  • sales credit notes
  • sales invoices

Designated persons  may include:

  • bank
  • line management
  • organisation's authorisations department
  • statutory body
  • supervisor

Journals  may include:

  • cash payments
  • cash receipts
  • purchases and purchase returns
  • sales and sales returns

Transactions  may include:

  • commencing business entries
  • correction of posting errors
  • interest expense
  • interest receivable
  • non-cash transactions (e.g. writing-off depreciation, stock losses)
  • purchase of a fixed asset on credit
  • sale of a fixed asset on credit
  • withdrawal of stock/assets by owner
  • write-off a bad debt

Reconciling systems for accounts payable and receivable  may include:

  • checking accuracy of creditor account balances (e.g. cash payments journal, purchases journal, purchases returns journal, general journal)
  • checking accuracy of debtor account balances (e.g. cash receipts journal, sales return journal, general journal)
  • checking cash payments and receipt journals against bank statement
  • checking the total of the creditor's schedule equals the balance of the creditor's control account
  • checking the total of the debtor's schedule equals the balance of the debtor's control account

Payments  may include:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • credit card
  • direct debit

Designated time lines  may include:

  • by month end
  • monthly
  • within agreed period
  • within organisational deadline

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Finance - Financial Administration

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Quick help

Training component details
The following details are displayed for each different NRT:-

Training packages

- Training package details
- Training package components

Qualifications

- Qualification details
- Qualification components

Accredited courses

- Accredited course details

Modules

- Module details

Units of competency

- Units of competency details
- Unit components

Skill sets

- Skill set details
- Skill set components

Click on the Export link to export the NRT information to MS Word or PDF.

Click on the Manage notification link to create or change a notification for this NRT.

When selecting the Display history check box a set of tables will appear displaying a log of historical values describing what has changed and when over time.

If you have access to make changes to an NRT, click on the Edit link on the upper right hand side of the summary box.