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Manage finances BSBFIM601


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SKU: BSBFIM601 Category:


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting and to allocate and manage resources to achieve the required outputs for the business unit. It includes contributing to financial bids and estimates, allocating funds, managing budgets and reporting on financial activity.

It applies to individuals who have managerial responsibilities which include overseeing the management of financial and other resources across a business unit, a series of business units or teams, or an organisation. It covers all areas of broad financial management. In a larger organisation this work would be supported by specialists in financial management.

1.1 Review and analyse previous financial data to establish areas which have generated a profit or loss

1.2 Undertake research to review reasons for previous profit and loss

1.3 Review business plan to establish critical dates and initiatives that will require or generate resources in the next financial cycle

1.4 Analyse cash flow trends

1.5 Review statutory requirements for compliance and liabilities for tax

1.6 Review existing software and its suitability for financial management

2.1 Use previous financial data to determine allocations for resources

2.2 Make informed estimates of new items for inclusion in budget

2.3 Prepare budgets in accordance with organisational requirements and statutory requirements

3.1 Circulate budgets and ensure managers and supervisors are clear about budgets, reporting requirements and financial delegations

3.2 Manage risks by checking there are no opportunities for misappropriation of funds and that systems are in place to properly record all financial transactions

3.3 Review profit and loss statements, cash flows and ageing summaries

3.4 Revise budgets, as required, to deal with contingencies

3.5 Maintain audit trails to ensure accurate tracking and to identify discrepancies between agreed and actual allocations

3.6 Ensure compliance with due diligence

4.1 Ensure structure and format of reports are clear and conform to organisational and statutory requirements

4.2 Identify and prioritise significant issues in statements, including comparative financial performances for review and decision making

4.3 Prepare recommendations to ensure financial viability of the organisation

4.4 Evaluate the effectiveness of financial management processes