This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journal entries to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports.  It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and follow agreed processes to carefully check and process detailed financial information to ensure standards are maintained.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - enter and balance deposits and payments; - reconcile banking documentation and process and balance petty cash transactions; - check and verify financial transaction supporting documentation; - apply security and safety measures when preparing and banking receipts; - prepare deposit facilities; - enter data into financial systems and process general and special (cash and credit) journal entries, identifying and correcting errors; - process special transactions; - prepare and authorise journals and check journal processing interim reports; - extract, check and correct a trial balance; - file documentation according to organisational and regulatory requirements, and;. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - key principles and practices of double-entry accounting and accrual accounting systems; - range of industry-accepted accounting conventions, processes and procedures for the work tasks described in the performance evidence; - standard industry banking procedures and guidelines; - key features of legislative and regulatory requirements relating to processing financial transactions; - key features of organisational policies and procedures relating to processing financial transaction, and; - key features of routine financial report.

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