10 Mar RPL Certificate IV in Accounting
This qualification reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. Individuals in these roles apply theoretical and specialist knowledge and skills to work autonomously and exercise judgement in completing routine and non-routine activities.
Our Certificate IV in Accounting recognition of prior learning program is available to accountants with local experience and may have completed partial studies in a related course. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and also have local experience.
1. Free Skills Assessment
You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 3 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.
2. Evidence Portfolio
- Valid Identification
- Resume: We need your resume showing details of your work history, job description including your duties and places you worked in.
- list showing relevant employment history
- related documentation to at least 5 companies you currently manage. Including: BAS statements, cashflow statements etc
- Proof of experience using MYOB or similar accounting software
- Supervisors report, client’s feedback/survey
- Position description
- Response to questions/interviews
- reference letters: get a reference letter from your current & past employers detailing your job title, your duties, how long you worked there and any special skills you have. Reference letters should show approximately four (4) years experience (in total)
- Other evidence: it’s a good idea to include any other documents as evidence
3. Skills Check
- You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
- The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
- Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
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The bookkeeper creates financial transactions and financial reports. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices.
- Purchase supplies and equipment as authorised by management
- Monitor office supply levels and reorder as necessary
- Tag and monitor fixed assets
- Pay supplier invoices in a timely manner
- Take all reasonable discounts on supplier invoices
- Pay any debt as it comes due for payment
- Issue invoices to customers
- Collect sales taxes from customers and remit them to the government
- Ensure that receivables are collected promptly
- Record cash receipts and make bank deposits
- Conduct a monthly reconciliation of every bank account
- Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy
- Maintain the petty cash fund
- Issue financial statements
- Provide information to the external accountant who creates the company’s financial statements
- Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit
- Calculate and issue financial analysis of the financial statements
- Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
- Maintain the chart of accounts
- Maintain the annual budget
- Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
- Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
- Process payroll in a timely manner
- Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested
Accounting Support Officer
An Accounting Support Officer’s role is to provide an accurate and efficient accounting support service.
- Monthly Reconciliations Tasks as directed by Supervisor, including and not limited to Bank Statement Reconciliation, General Ledger and associated tasks
- Enter accounts payable invoices and schedule payment of such in line with time they are due
- Prepare Manual Vouchers as directed
- Filing of paperwork as required
- Prepare any clients reports as directed
- Respond to telephone enquiries regarding Accounts Payable
- The accurate entering of end of month journals in a timely manner
- Accounts Payable Month End Reporting
- Backup for payroll of Administration staff
- Assist with the reconciliation of debtor accounts
- Backup for receipting of payments received
- Any other associated duties as required.
Upon successful completion of this RPL Program you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification in:
Certificate IV in Accounting
Can I apply?
This RPL and skills recognition program is available to those with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.