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Hi guys,

Please help me out. I got a negative assessment from IPA in regards to my 1 year experience in Australia to claim 5 points. I have called and asked them to explain the decision but all they gave me is it is relevant but not sufficient. I have gone thru the ABS website about the tasks and responsibilities with my boss and wrote the letter. My position is Assistant Accountant ( I graduated last Feb and got this job). Here are my letter of job and tasks description.

Professional duties and responsibilities are including, but not limited to:

 Producing monthly financial and management reports and other reports as required to

support management decision making.

 Reviewing and analyzing variances, discrepancies of balance sheet accounts and

doing balance sheet reconciliations.

 Examining operations costs and income of the company.

 Managing journals and posting such as wages, standard, accruals and prepayments to

ensure the expenses are recorded correctly.

 Preparing of annual Fringe Benefit Tax Return, monthly GST return and Tax Return

for Canterbury Windows as well as assisting with end of financial year audits.

 Performing weekly bank reconciliations.

 Managing fixed assets register.

 Processing of employees’ reimbursements and credit card reconciliations.

 Maintaining internal control of the company:

o Organising biannual stocktake and fornightly cyclecount of inventory

o Analyzing stock variances and work in progress.

o Managing stock file, movement of stocks against purchases; recommend on

o Analysing purchase price variances

o Monitoring and performing credits to the customers.

o Ensuring correct procedures are followed for goods return by customers.

better internal control systems.

Could anyone light me up? I am so disappointed. Does the title really matter as my company is happy to change my title?

Thanks
 

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As they said, it is relevant. Not sufficient maybe because of less number of hours worked per week than the standard hours required?
 

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my qualification assessed by the IPA is negative as below core knowledge areas are missing

1) Financial Accounting and Reporting (compulsory)
2) Business Law (including Corporate Law) (compulsory)

from where can I take these courses.
 
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