The SMSF Podcast Show – Episode #1
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The SMSF Podcast Show – Episode #1

A few weeks ago, you may recall I had an idea to create an SMSF Podcast show.  A show to discuss topical issues each week with industry experts from across the self-managed super fund sector. The response from my readers to this request was truly awesome, with an enormous amount of feedback on suggested topics, … Continue reading »

The ASIC game-changer for SMSF auditors
ATO / Audit / Professionals / SMSF / SMSF Compliance / Trustee education

The ASIC game-changer for SMSF auditors

The next few months starts a transformation for more than 12,000 SMSF auditors, with ASIC registration to open to become an Approved SMSF Auditor.  This registration is mandatory for all SMSF auditors to continue to conduct self managed super fund audits post 1 July 2013. With about 50% of the SMSF auditors currently auditing 10 … Continue reading »

Announcements / ATO / Audit / Professionals / SMSF / SMSF Compliance

Cost no barrier for SMSF auditors, but competency could be?

The announcement of the  replacement of the accountant’s exemption has grabbed much of this week’s headlines, but for SMSF approved auditors,  the release of the ASIC registration requirements provided some much-needed guidance around minimum levels of competency and the costs of registration.  For those auditing more than 20 funds, there was a reprieve from having … Continue reading »

Announcements / Opinion / Professionals / SMSF / SMSF Strategy

Has the fight for the SMSF key adviser seat has just begun?

The announcement by Government on the weekend of the proposed replacement of the accountant’s exemption with a conditional licensing framework has been claimed as an overwhelming victory for the accounting profession who argue their member’s stronger professional standing with providing strategic advice to SMSFs.  It may not necessarily be a viewed shared by many within … Continue reading »

Announcements / Contributions / Opinion / Professionals / SMSF / Trustee education / Webinars

Budget delivers a fix for now but problems for the future

It was a budget that certainly delivered on news that the Government was tightening its belt to deliver a budget surplus for 2012-13 and superannuation was certainly not immune from this pain.  Unfortunately though, as a result of the announced changes in tonight’s budget, we are likely to see confidence in the superannuation sector erode … Continue reading »

Announcements / Professionals / Trustee education

Stronger Super: The impact for SMSFs – webinar now uploaded

I have now uploaded the webinar recording of this afternoon’s special session on the impact of the Stronger Super reforms. These reforms announced by the government last week were in response to the Cooper Review (Super System Review) recommendations submitted to government on 30 June 2010. Click here to watch this webinar, or alternatively download … Continue reading »

Announcements / Professionals / SMSF / Trustee education

Cooper Super now Stronger Super – the impact for SMSFs

Santa, or should I say Minister Bill Shorten has delivered a Christmas gift a little early this year with the Government’s response to the Super System Review (Cooper Review). The government’s response, known as “Stronger Super” has provided support, or in-principle support for 139 out of 177 of the Review’s recommendations. Much of the mainstream … Continue reading »