Unit of competency details

FNSACC614A - Prepare complex corporate financial reports (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to FNSACC614 - Prepare complex corporate financial reportsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to FNSACCT614B - Prepare complex corporate financial reportsUpdated content plus new unit format 23/Nov/2010

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 24/Nov/2010


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  24/Nov/2010 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to compile and analyse financial data, identify appropriate reporting requirements, and develop and prepare complex financial reports for reporting entities.

This unit may apply to job roles subject to licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements so Commonwealth, State or Territory requirements should be confirmed with the relevant body.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit has application to job roles such as financial officers and accountants.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Prerequisite units 


Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

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



1. Compile data

1.1. Data  are obtained, systematically coded, classified and checked for accuracy and reliability in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and accounting standards 

1.2. Conversion and consolidation procedures  are used to compile data in accordance with organisational policies and procedures 

1.3. Valuations in compliance with relevant accounting standards and effects of taxation are identified and recorded

2. Identify appropriate reporting entities

2.1. Partially owned subsidiaries and controlled entities are identified

2.2. Joint ventures and other entities to be included in reports are identified

2.3. Appropriate accounting treatments for reporting entities  are identified and applied

3. Prepare reports

3.1. Structure and format of reports that may include charts, diagrams and supporting data are clear and conform to statutory and other regulatory requirements and organisational procedures

3.2. Statements and data are error free, comprehensive and comply with statutory  and other regulatory requirements and organisational procedures

3.3. Reports  are prepared in accordance with the corporation law, accounting standards, securities exchange listing requirements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and disclosure requirements complied with

4. Analyse reports

4.1. Significant issues  in statements including comparative financial performances are identified

4.2. Implications of analysis are reported to appropriate levels of management and external bodies

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required skills 

  • well-developed communication skills to:
  • determine and confirm complex reporting requirements
  • liaise with others, share information, listen and understand
  • use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • high level research and analysis skills for accessing, analysing and managing financial and organisational information
  • well-developed literacy skills for preparing complex, clear written financial reports for organisations and business units in required formats
  • well-developed numeracy skills for financial calculations and analysis, estimating and forecasting
  • IT skills for developing and integrated financial systems and using spreadsheets, databases and internet information
  • learning skills to maintain knowledge of financial reporting statutory requirements and procedures
  • problem solving skills to identify any reporting issues that have the potential to impact on organisations and to develop options to resolve these issues when they arise
  • organisational skills, including the ability to plan and sequence work and correctly schedule reporting

Required knowledge 

  • integrated accounting computerised systems
  • business taxation requirements
  • ethical considerations such as:
  • conflict of interests
  • confidentiality
  • disclosure requirements
  • financial legislation including:
  • taxable transactions
  • reporting requirements
  • methods of presenting financial data
  • options, methods and practices for deductions, benefits and depreciations
  • organisational guidelines and procedures
  • principles of double entry bookkeeping and accrual accounting
  • relevant business legal requirements

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 ability to:

  • interpret and apply organisational policies and procedures, statutory requirements and accounting standards
  • compile and validate complex financial data
  • identify appropriate reporting entities and prepare and analyse reports.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • competency is demonstrated in the context of the financial services work environment and conditions specified in the range statement either in a relevant workplace or a closely simulated work environment
  • access to and the use of a range of common office equipment, technology, software and consumables.
  • access to an integrated financial software system and data

Method of assessment 

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

  • evaluating an integrated activity which combines the elements of competency for the unit or a cluster of related units of competency
  • verbal or written questioning on underpinning knowledge and skills which may include formal examinations
  • setting and reviewing workplace projects and business simulations or scenarios
  • evaluating samples of work
  • accessing and validating third party reports.

Guidance information for assessment 

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.

Data  may include:

  • financial/operational statements and reports such as:
  • expenditures and receipts
  • statements of financial performance
  • cash flow statements
  • statements of financial position
  • consolidated financial statements
  • notes to the accounts
  • market valuations
  • share and debenture issues.

Accounting standards  may include:

  • Australian Accounting Standards
  • Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Conversion and consolidation procedures  may include:

  • consolidation of a wholly and partially owned subsidiaries
  • consolidation of controlled entities
  • purchase of the business by a company.

Organisational policies and procedures  may include:

  • accounting procedures manuals
  • ethical requirements
  • reporting requirements.

Reporting entities  may include:

  • joint ventures
  • other joint corporate arrangements
  • partially owned subsidiaries
  • significant influence over wholly owned subsidiaries.

Statutory requirements  may include:

  • delegated authorities
  • disclosure requirements
  • reporting periods
  • taxation payment timings.

Reports  may include:

  • cash flow statements
  • consolidated financial statements
  • electronic forms
  • financial year reports
  • statement of financial performance
  • statement of financial position
  • statutory forms.

Significant issues  may include:

  • company liquidation
  • company restructuring
  • cost structures
  • errors and anomalies
  • liquidity
  • losses and returns
  • profitability
  • statutory obligations.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 


Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units