Potential career outcomes
- BAS Agent
- Accounts Payable / Receivable
- Payroll Officer
- Accounts Assistant
Looking for a way to kickstart your career in accounting? Our Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40611) covers the basic skills and knowledge you need to launch into this dynamic field. This nationally-recognised course teaches you to perform duties like completing Business Activity Statements, using accounting software and preparing complex reports.
Tax and accounting professionals work in one of the most highly regulated industries, so it is important to maintain up-to-date qualifications in this field. This accounting certificate also includes all the competencies provided by the Tax Practitioners Board to become a registered BAS agent. With experienced trainers on-hand and quality course materials online, you can work at a pace that fits your lifestyle. This means you can study anywhere, anytime.
Prepare and process routine financial documents, prepare journal entries, post journals to ledgers, prepare, bank and reconcile financial receipts, and prepare trial balance and interim reports.
Make decisions that show a base understanding of commercial law and Australian legal systems and processes.
Develop a range of commonly required financial reports for entities that do not have a legal duty to file such documents with government agencies or regulators.
Modify and operate an integrated computerised accounting system. This includes processing transactions within the system, maintenance, producing reports and ensuring system integrity.
Carry out tasks relating to business and instalment activity statements, including the completion of these statements.
Record general journal adjustment entries and to prepare end of period financial reports. This includes maintaining an asset register and preparing final general ledger accounts.
Design and produce various business documents and publications.
Understand how to participate in workplace health and safety processes to protect employees own health and safety, and that of others.
Work in a safe and secure manner to protect health and safety.
Follow set guidelines as required to in a professional and competent manner.
Comply with organisational inventory procedures, reconcile inventory records to general ledgers.
Process payroll from provided data both manual and computerised systems.
Use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents.
Run a tight ship with solid repeatable systems that are easy to follow.
There are no formal education prerequisites for this course. But the Bookkeeping School does prefer that you have completed Certificate III in Financial Services or a minimum of two years financial industry experience prior to enrolment.
In this online course, you will need to read comprehensive learner workbooks and textbooks, undertake a range of written assessments and independent research activities, and engage in online forums and discussions.
Entry requires the successful completion of Year 10 level English. If you have not achieved this, you can demonstrate this knowledge by:
- Completion of a nationally-recognised training qualification at a Certificate III level or higher
- 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
- completing our pre-course commencement Literacy, Language and Numeracy assessment
- A modern up to date internet browser
- Adobe Flash player plug in
- Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
- Broadband internet connection
- 2GB of RAM
- CD-ROM or DVD drive
- Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
- Printer and associated software
- Scanner and associated software