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221111 - Accountant (General)


Provides services relating to compliance-based financial reporting, auditing, insolvency and accounting information systems; and advises on associated record-keeping requirements. Registration or licensing may be required for certain services such as auditing.

Skill Level



    • Financial Analyst
    • Insolvency Consultant
    • Insolvency Practitioner

Skills Assessment Authority



Not eligible if:

Caveat 6

    • TSS, ENS - The position is a clerical, bookkeeper or accounting clerk position.

Caveat 19

    • TSS, ENS - The position is in a business that has an annual turnover of less than AUD1,000,000.

Caveat 21

    • TSS, ENS - The position is in a business that has fewer than 5 employees.

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

    • 2211-11 Accountant

Group: 2211 Accountants


provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance.


    • assisting in formulating budgetary and accounting policies
    • preparing financial statements for presentation to boards of directors, management, shareholders, and governing and statutory bodies
    • conducting financial investigations, preparing reports, undertaking audits and advising on matters such as the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, capital financing, suspected fraud, insolvency and taxation
    • examining operating costs and organisations' income and expenditure
    • providing assurance about the accuracy of information contained in financial reports and their compliance with statutory requirements
    • providing financial and taxation advice on business structures, plans and operations
    • preparing taxation returns for individuals and organisations
    • liaising with financial institutions and brokers to establish funds management arrangements
    • introducing and maintaining accounting systems, and advising on the selection and application of computer-based accounting systems
    • maintaining internal control systems
    • may appraise cash flow and financial risk of capital investment projects

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 221111 Accountant (General)
    • 221112 Management Accountant
    • 221113 Taxation Accountant





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