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Where can I go with a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting in 2022

As the classic idiom goes, ‘In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’. Here at ACOBA, we can certainly give you a great start in working in one of these areas. By studying the FNS40217 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting with ACOBA, you will be undertaking an extremely sought after and adaptable qualification that lets you work in many different areas. It can also allow you to move on to further study in the future when you decide it is time to expand your knowledge. In this post we will explore many of the outcomes of completing the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting, some of the different elements of working in the field, and also look at what it means to become a BAS agent and the different aspects involved with that. First of all though, we will talk a little bit about ACOBA and why we are your best choice for you to study the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting with.

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Why study a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting with ACOBA?

ACOBA is an online only education provider that was started in 2018 to provide cost effective, nationally recognised, and desirable business and accounting courses to a broad variety of students. ACOBA is represented by trainers with a minimum education of a bachelor’s degree who are also experts in the industry who have many years of knowledge to share with out students. Our courses are run completely online and are extremely affordable, with our Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting being one of the best value certificates of its type in Australia.

By studying this qualification online, you will be able to work at your own pace and set your own study schedule, continue to work, and to maintain a strong work-life-study balance. Due the events of the previous couple of years, online courses are now accepted as the norm, so employers are no longer looking at online qualifications as second rate. You can rest assured that enrolling in a course with ACOBA you will be well looked after by a competent and knowledgeable online education provider.

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Job outcomes from the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting

There are many pathways which you can follow once you have completed a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting. Funnily enough, the majority of them have something to do with bookkeeping or accounting. Overall, people working as bookkeepers or in some accounting capacity, need to possess skills such as being good with numbers, excellent data entry and computer skills, being able to adapt to new technology as it arises, being able to use clear and concise information, and importantly to have an idea of the big picture and to envision how decisions made in the present will affect them and the business in the future.

If you decide after completing your certificate that you want to become a bookkeeper, your role will include duties such as keeping financial records, maintaining and balancing accounts using manual and computerized systems, monitoring cash flow and also lines of credit. You will prepare and produce financial statements and budget reports, prepare invoices and purchase orders, reconcile accounts against monthly bank statements, verify transactions and report irregularities to management staff. As a bookkeeper you will have the opportunity to work as a part of team in a business or to work independently as your own business. The average salary for a bookkeeper in Australia is $63,797 per year.

An example of a job in the field of accounting that you could find employment as after attaining your qualification is as an accounts receivable clerk. This role involves managing customer accounts to make sure that money owed to the business is not past its due payment date. Other tasks include performing day to day financial transactions, preparing bills receivable, invoices and bank deposits, processing accounting receivables, and incoming payments. You need to be able to work quickly and accurately and to be well organised to be able to manage different accounts at once. Working as an accounts receivable clerk, in Australia you can expect to earn an average yearly salary of $63,205, Completing a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting with ACOBA will qualify you for both of these aforementioned roles.

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Work as a BAS agent

Another possible outcome of completing the Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting is that of becoming a BAS agent. A BAS agent lodges business activity statements (BAS) on behalf of a business. The BAS lets a business report and to pay their Goods and Services Tax (GST), Pay As You Go installments (PAYG), PAYG withholding tax, and other forms of taxes.

A business must lodge a BAS statement depends upon the amount of GST turnover they have. Businesses with a GST turnover of less than $20 million are required to lodge a statement on a quarterly basis. If their turnover is $20 million or more, then a statement must be lodged on a monthly schedule. Statements are lodged annually if you are voluntarily registered for GST and your GST turnover is under $75,000 ($150,000 for not-for-profit bodies). To provide BAS services, you need to be registered as a BAS agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). You can register as an individual BAS agent . It is illegal to provide BAS services for financial reward if you are not registered to do so. Although, paid employees providing BAS services to or on behalf of their employer do not need to be registered.

The average salary for a BAS agent in Australia is around $56,000 and can be as high as $79,000 once you have accumulated enough experience. Working as a BAS agent is a challenging and rewarding role with secure future employment opportunities. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, ACOBAs Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting could be just the course for you.

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In conclusion

The FNS40217 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting with ACOBA is the perfect course for those who are looking to have the qualification necessary to make a strong start in the bookkeeping or accounting industry. It is an expertly designed, online only course that is extremely affordable with which to make your goals a reality. Contact ACOBA today on 1300 511 455 or via email at, to speak with one of our friendly support staff to discuss your options in studying with us.

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