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Unit of competency details

TLIP3026 - Maintain financial records in a small business (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to TLIP3026A - Maintain financial records in a small businessUpdated to align with the Standards for Training Packages. 28/Feb/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 29/Feb/2016


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 081101 Banking And Finance  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 081101 Banking And Finance  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to maintain financial records in a small business, in accordance with relevant codes of practice and regulations as part of work activities within the transport and logistics industry.

It includes establishing financial management system requirements, and financial management systems and maintaining financial reporting systems.

Work is performed in either a team or autonomous working situation.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

P – Administration and Finance

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1 

Establish financial management system requirements 

1.1

Financial management system reporting requirements are established, in accordance with business plans, and statutory and regulatory obligations

1.2

Financial system needs and statutory reporting requirements are identified

2 

Establish financial management system 

2.1

Financial administrative systems are established to match identified business requirements

2.2

Mechanisms for the review of terms of trade and fee structures are reconciled to meet business needs and industry standards

2.3

Equipment and software needed to operate the financial administrative system are identified, acquired and installed in association with relevant accounting and technical staff

2.4

System financial administration, reporting and performance indicators are maintained in accordance with business's statutory obligations

2.5

Financial administrative systems are implemented in accordance with planned processes and policies

3 

Maintain financial reporting systems 

3.1

Financial reports required to monitor business performance, to ensure accurate and timely information on working capital and cash flow, and to meet statutory obligations are accurately prepared in the prescribed format and at the required times

3.2

Financial reports are distributed to relevant personnel and organisations by due dates

3.3

Financial administration and reporting systems are evaluated against established performance indicators

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions can be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to TLIP3026A Maintain financial records in a small business.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

  • adapting to differences in equipment and software in accordance with workplace procedures
  • applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures
  • completing relevant financial documentation
  • interpreting and following operational instructions and prioritising work
  • modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
  • monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • reading and interpreting relevant instructions, procedures, information and financial documentation
  • reporting and/or rectifying identified problems promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • using relevant communications systems and equipment when maintaining financial records
  • using relevant computerised systems for communication and document generation
  • working collaboratively with others
  • working systematically with required attention to detail.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • accounting and auditing processes
  • contacts and sources of information/documentation needed when maintaining financial records in a small business or cost centre
  • customer service policies and procedures
  • debt control processes
  • documentation requirements of banking institutions, governments and clients
  • financial control procedures
  • relevant agreements, codes of practice and legislative requirements for maintaining financial records in a small business or cost centre
  • typical problems that can occur when maintaining financial records in a small business and appropriate action that can be taken to prevent or solve these problems
  • workplace procedures for maintaining financial records in a small business or cost centre including:
  • compilation and use of cash receipts and cash payment journals
  • basic preparation
  • interpretation and analysis of financial reports
  • recording and balancing of petty cash transactions for financial records
  • completion of tax reconciliations and documentation
  • development and use of debtors and creditors records systems
  • completion of tax documentation and requirements
  • reconciliation of bank statements with cash records.

Assessment Conditions

As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment include:

  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations
  • applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals
  • relevant materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=df441c6e-213d-43e3-874c-0b3f7036d851