Unit of competency details

FNSACC610 - Develop and implement financial strategies (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes FNSACC610A - Develop and implement financial strategiesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Prerequisite updated 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 06/Sep/2018
(View details for release 1) 25/Mar/2015


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  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History



Release 2

This version first released with FNS Financial Services Training Package Version 3.1.

Update to pre-requisite unit code


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to review financial and organisational data, determine and implement strategic options and long-term plans, and evaluate outcomes for the optimisation of financial outcomes for an organisation.

It applies to experienced individuals who use specialised knowledge and skills to evaluate complex information and make recommendations relevant to strategic organisational activity.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit


Provide financial and business performance information

Unit Sector


Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Review data

1.1 Analyse costs of and returns from assets and liabilities using standard accounting techniques to identify extent of debt and equity financing

1.2 Use data to identify costs of different forms of capital to organisation

1.3 Standardise asset and liability estimates and valuation criteria, and regularly adjust in line with changes to environmental factors

2. Determine options

2.1 Establish long-term and short-term periods for organisation by reference to strategic goals, cash flow requirements and operational objectives

2.2 Identify long-term financing requirements and cost in line with organisation’s expected revenue returns, cash flows and asset base

2.3 Research sources of financing and evaluate to determine compatibility with organisation’s finance strategy

2.4 Identify and examine investment analysis and financial planning requirements

3. Implement strategies

3.1 Structure financial plans to meet strategic goals and provide returns within long-term and short-term operational objectives

3.2 Develop short-term and long-term objectives for organisation’s capital structure in line with operational and strategic plans

3.3 Establish internal control procedures in consultation with stakeholders to support implementation and to meet possible emergencies with portfolio management techniques applied

4. Evaluate outcomes

4.1 Monitor interrelationships between long-term and short-term objectives to ensure consistency of returns between operational and investment plans

4.2 Assess costs and returns to determine ongoing viability of strategy

4.3 Regularly review tax efficiency of financial strategy to maintain optimal returns from assets

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.


Performance  Criteria 



1.1, 1.2, 2.1-2.4

  • Classifies and critically analyses complex written financial texts to identify key information for requirements



  • Prepares clearly written and logically structured analyses and plans that outline and justify proposed recommendations

Oral Communication


  • Participates effectively in verbal exchanges using active listening and questioning to consult with key personnel and refine key organisational information


1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.2

  • Performs mathematical calculations and uses a range of mathematical problem-solving techniques and tools to critically analyse, estimate and forecast financial data

Navigate the world of work

2.1-2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1

  • Recognises and responds to organisational guidelines, strategies, goals and operational objectives and meets expectations associated with own role
  • Researches information to build knowledge required to fulfil own role

Get the work done

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.3

  • Plans and sequences complex activities and correctly schedules financial performance monitoring and reporting
  • Plans and implements new systems and processes with strategic implications for the organisation
  • Uses systematic analytical problem-solving processes in complex, routine and non-routine situations, gathering information and identifying and evaluating options against criteria
  • Evaluates effectiveness of strategies to inform decisions on whether improvements are required
  • Uses digital technologies to access, organise and analyse complex data

Unit Mapping Information

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current version 

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previous version 


Equivalence status 

FNSACC610 Develop and implement financial strategies

FNSACC610A Develop and implement financial strategies

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Prerequisite updated

No equivalent unit


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c7200cc8-0566-4f04-b76f-e89fd6f102fe


Assessment requirements

Modification History



Release 2

This version first released with FNS Financial Services Training Package Version 3.1.

Update to pre-requisite unit code

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • review and analyse financial data using:
  • standard accounting techniques
  • knowledge of internal control procedures
  • organisational strategic goals
  • range of environmental factors
  • determine viable financial options and implement appropriate strategies
  • monitor and evaluate outcomes of implemented strategies.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • describe the types and sources of data and information used to analyse financial strategies
  • compare and contrast methods of:
  • financial evaluation
  • storing, recording and updating financial information
  • identify and explain the key principles of:
  • cost–benefit analysis and forecasting techniques
  • internal control, including statutory requirements
  • risk management and budgetary control
  • explain organisational structures and lines of management authority.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the accounting field of work and include access to:

  • common office equipment, technology, software and consumables
  • an integrated financial software system and data.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c7200cc8-0566-4f04-b76f-e89fd6f102fe