Accounting and Bookkeeping Certificate IV FNS40217

GIVING YOU THE SPECIALIST ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING SKILLS TO SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS

The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping qualification delivers learning outcomes in manual double entry bookkeeping and computerised accounting (using MYOB or XERO). It covers all key accounting functions such as accounts payable and receivable, bank reconciliation and processing journals. payroll, preparing financial statements and preparing a BAS. This qualification will start your accountancy or bookkeeping career.

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offered under the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Alternative electives are available for those who have completed these subjects in Certificate III

  • Authorise Business Bill Payment

    This subject examines how to authorise and process payments such as supplier bills and reimbursements. It provides an overview of how computerised accounting software can be used to record, authorise and process payments. This subject looks at the basic payment functions of either MYOB or XERO. This subject is practical in nature and requires practical activities undertaken using accounting software on trial software versions.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACM401 Evaluate and authorise payment requests
  • Perform Calculations

    Perform Calculations covers a wide variety of financial calculations such as depreciation, GST and interest rates that needed in many industry roles. It also covers methods for checking calculation outcomes, use of online tools, and tips of detecting errors. This subject also introduces spreadsheets as a means of conducting repeated calculations.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
  • Administer Customer Invoices

    Learn the skills and knowledge required to correctly allocate payments, reconcile accounts and maintain customer details. This accounts clerical subject looks at the issuing of invoices and the receipting of payments using either MYOB or XERO trial versions. Students will also learn how to interpret a trade debtors report.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACM301 Administer financial accounts
  • Bank Reconciliation

    Bank reconciliation requires the skills to receive, identify and record receipts and match receipts to invoices. This subject looks at Bank Reconciliation using accounting software with the option of using XERO or MYOB. Learners will identify the steps to be followed and how to action discrepancies.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACM302 Prepare, match and process receipts
  • Maintaining an Accounting System

    To gain first-hand experience of a computerised accounting system, you will be provided with access to MYOB or XERO software where you will learn basic functions such as processing invoices, maintaining customer and supplier information and generating financial reports. You will also be required to create a chart of accounts, keep track of inventory and maintain subsidiary ledgers. The module contains tips and shortcuts that will help you to increase your efficiency overall.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
    • FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
  • Double Entry Accounting

    This subject teaches double entry accounting so that learners have the skills and knowledge required to prepare journal entries, post journal entries to ledgers, prepare banking and reconcile financial receipts, and extract a trial balance and interim reports. The subject looks at the manual accounting steps involved and also how accounting packages process general journals.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
  • Financial Statements

    Upon completion of this very practical module, you will be able to prepare profit and loss statements and balance sheets in line with reporting obligations and regulations. You will be given step by step guidance on how to record end of period of adjustments, apply depreciation, close journal entries and produce trial balances.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
    • FNSACC414 Prepare financial statements for non-reporting entities
  • Business Tax

    This subject provides an overview of Australia's taxation system and covers important concepts such as the Tax File Number System, Pay as You Go (PAYG), GST, payroll tax, fringe benefits tax and capital gains tax. The practical component will provide you with lots of experience in completing several Business Activity Statements for a range of different types of businesses.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
  • Accounting Business Operations

    This subject covers the skills and knowledge needed to work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry. It covers the various roles and responsibilities within the industry and the expectation in relation to ethical practices. It is an aid for decision making in terms of budgeting and cost benefit analysis for the introduction of new technology such as cloud accounting as well how you can promote your product, get the most out of feedback and your requirement to maintain your professional development.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
    • BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
  • AccountRight Payroll

    Processing and maintaining payroll requires a thorough understanding of the vast array of legislation that underpins the process itself. In this module, you will not only will learn how to calculate minimum rates of pay, penalty rate loadings, overtime, sick and annual leave, but you will also get to set up, maintain and process pays through a payroll system using MYOB.

    • Unit(s):
    • FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems

Course Fees

Quality Education at a Fair Price

$

1,980

* - $

4,400



Course Duration

12 months is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping course.

Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.

Entry Requirements

for the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • Reading and Writing Skills
    The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is an on-line correspondence course so you need to have average English reading and writing skills, or higher. As a guide - you should have completed Year 12 schooling, or have sound workplace written communication skills.
  • Spoken English Skills
    To ensure successful completion of this course you must have sufficient English speaking skills to be able to communicate with your Student Adviser over the phone.
  • Numeracy Skills
    Numeracy skills are required at an average level or higher eg completion of Year 12 maths and the ability to use a calculator and include understanding of fractions and percentages and knowing when and how to perform multistep calculations.
  • Computer and Internet
    • Access to a Desktop Computer or Laptop
    • Internet access with Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome or Firefox
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Word and Subject specific Office products for chosen electives (ie Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)
    • ability to access/ instal trial versions of accounting software
  • Other
    • Ability to study and conduct assessments in a safe environment
    • trial accounting software resets every 30 days so students must be able to complete assessments within a more restricted timeframe
  • Career Possibilities

    Planning Your Career in Accounting

    If you have come to this page you must have some interest in accounting…. 

    Why are you interested in Accountancy?

    That’s great that you have an interest in accountancy – as many people think of accounting as a boring job that just involves working with numbers. Wrong! Well you do work with numbers; but it’s not boring!

    That doesn’t mean that accountancy is always a barrel of laughs. It is quite a respected and serious profession. And it needs people who are detail oriented and who like solving problems.

    It also has a creative aspect which is why many famous entertainers started with their back-up job being accountancy. That’s right – Mick Jagger was going to be an accountant before fame hit.

    Accounting roles also have many forms. While the mobster Al Capone was never able to be charged for his criminal activities, he was eventually jailed for tax invasion based on lots of work by FBI investigative accountants.

    Given you are here reading this you already know that accounting offers great job security (when times are tough businesses need an accountant / when times are good they need an accountant..); it pays well (over 30% higher than average earnings according JobOutlook.gov.au); and there are lots of variety available in different job roles (work for the government or a private institution;  work at a large company or run your own small firm; manage a company’s expenses or solely do taxes…).

    You would also know that there is strong demand for accountants and high job growth forecasts for the future.

    So what’s holding you back from starting a career in accounting?

    What Else Do You Need to Know About Accounting Studies

    Most accountancy roles require a formal qualification. The decision is which one is right for you.

    The main career starting point is Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217. This is the foundation qualification that progresses your skills from accounts clerical to “proper” accounting.

    By comparison, in first year University you learn debits and credits, journals and ledgers and double entry accounting.

    You also learn this in a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping FNS40217*. As well, you get hands on with computerised accounting. This is an important skill given that most workplaces use some form of accounting software.  In Certificate IV you will also get to the stage of preparing standard profit and loss statements and balance sheets.

    * and can use this qualification as the basis for University entry if that’s you ultimate goal.

    So for choice of qualification, Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping is the best option to get job ready accounting skills.

    You will also learn if it’s a tax deduction when Little Bo Peep loses her sheep? And that Santa’s accountant values his sleigh using Net Present Value. 

    All (bad) jokes aside, there is no real reason stopping you taking the important step of enrolling in Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping.

    Learn More in our Online Accountancy Certificate IV Course

    There are great reasons to consider a career in accountancy.

    FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will give you the hands on skills needed to move into this secure and in demand career.

    Benefit from studying online, but in a supported environment. Enrol now or give us a call to talk about your accountancy career goals.

     

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