Unit of competency details

BSBFIA401A - Prepare financial reports (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 10/Mar/2009

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 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.1 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.1-4.2 
FNS10 - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-5.1 
CUS09 - MusicMusic 1.1-1.2 
CUF07 - Screen and Media Training PackageScreen and Media Training Package 1.2 
CUE03 - Entertainment Training PackageEntertainment Training Package 3.1-3.2 
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 1.0-2.0 
AUR05 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-3.0,4.0-4.0 

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 
SIT60307 - Advanced Diploma of HospitalityAdvanced Diploma of Hospitality 
SIT50412 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and ResortsDiploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts 1-3 
SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and ResortsDiploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts 
SIT50313 - Diploma of HospitalityDiploma of Hospitality 
SIT50312 - Diploma of HospitalityDiploma of Hospitality 1-3 
SIT50307 - Diploma of HospitalityDiploma of Hospitality 
SIT50112 - Diploma of Travel and TourismDiploma of Travel and Tourism 1-3 
SIT50107 - Diploma of TourismDiploma of Tourism 
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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 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports.

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 employed in a range of work environments who are responsible for preparing financial reports. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or they might have responsibility for these tasks in relation to their own workgroup or role.

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 asset register

1.1. Prepare a register of property, plant and equipment from fixed asset transactions in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

1.2. Determine method of calculating depreciation  in accordance with organisational requirements

1.3. Maintain asset register and associated depreciation schedule in accordance with organisational policy, procedures and accounting requirements

2. Record general journal entries for balance day adjustments

2.1. Record depreciation of non-current assets and disposal of fixed assets in accordance with organisational policy, procedures and accounting requirements

2.2. Adjust expense accounts  and revenue accounts  for prepayments and accruals 

2.3. Record bad and doubtful debts  in accordance with organisational policy, procedures and accounting requirements

2.4. Adjust ledger accounts for inventories , if required, and transfer to final accounts 

3. Prepare final general ledger accounts

3.1. Enter general journal entries for balance day adjustments in general ledger system in accordance with organisational policy, procedures and accounting requirements

3.2. Post revenue and expense account balances to final general ledger accounts system

3.3. Prepare final general ledger accounts to reflect gross and net profits for reporting period

4. Prepare end of period financial reports

4.1. Prepare revenue statement  in accordance with organisational requirements to reflect operating profit for reporting period 

4.2. Prepare balance sheet  to reflect financial position of business at end of reporting period

4.3. Identify and correct, or refer errors for resolution in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Required skills 

  • communication skills to clarify reporting requirements and obtain required data
  • literacy skills to:
  • identify financial information
  • follow the Australian Accounting and Auditing Standards
  • follow the organisation's accounting procedures
  • numeracy skills to calculate percentages, addition and subtraction.

Required knowledge 

  • double-entry bookkeeping principles
  • general journal and general ledger entries
  • key provisions of relevant legislation and regulations from all forms of government, standards and codes that may affect aspects of business operations, such as:
  • Australian Taxation Office regulations
  • accounting and auditing standards
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) regulations
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • ethical principles
  • codes of practice
  • finance legislation
  • privacy laws
  • occupational health and safety
  • organisational accounting systems
  • organisational policies, procedures and accounting requirements.

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:

  • preparing financial reports
  • applying the Australian Accounting and Auditing Standards
  • applying double-entry principles.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to office equipment and resources, such as:
  • calculator
  • computer equipment and relevant software
  • Australian Accounting and Auditing Standards
  • access to samples of financial data
  • access to workplace reference materials such procedural manuals and company policy.

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:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • demonstration of techniques
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge ofaccounting procedures and techniques.

Guidance information for assessment 

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

  • 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.

Calculating depreciation  may include:

  • reducing balance method
  • straight-line method

Expense accounts  may include:

  • distribution expenses
  • electricity
  • freight inward and outward
  • insurance
  • interest paid
  • rates
  • rent paid
  • telephone and fax
  • wages and salaries

Revenue accounts  may include:

  • commission received
  • interest received
  • rent received

Prepayments and accruals  may include:

  • accrued expenses
  • accrued revenue
  • prepaid expenses
  • prepaid revenue

Bad and doubtful debts  may include:

  • calculating provision for doubtful debts
  • writing off bad debts against provision for doubtful debts

Inventories  may include:

  • goods for resale
  • stationery and other office supplies

Final accounts  may include:

  • profit and loss
  • trading

Revenue statement  comprises:

  • cost of goods sold if applicable
  • gross profit
  • operating net profit
  • unclassified adjusted expenses and revenue

Reporting period  may include:

  • as determined in organisational procedures
  • financial year

Balance sheet  comprises:

  • narrative or T format
  • unclassified assets and liabilities

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Finance - Financial Administration

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

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