SPAA - SMFS Professional's Association of Australia

Australia’s peak industry body and foremost authority on self-managed superannuation.

Super contributions for 65 and beyond

25.11.2014

Making contributions in the year you or your partner turn 65 is a common topic as it seems to cause confusion about how much can be contributed as a concessional (tax-deductible) or non-concessional (non-deductible) amount.

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SMSF auditors need 'shake up' to stay relevant

24.11.2014

With automation of SMSF audits “entirely possible”, the industry needs to consider non-traditional processes such as auditing transactions as they occur, according to one auditing firm.

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SMSF audits set for change

24.11.2014

SMSF audit automation will force practitioners to rethink traditional processes and move to a more timely operation, according to Engage Super Audits.

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SPAA now offers five levels of membership designed to cater for individuals at different stages of their career in the complex area of SMSF advice. The levels of membership offer differentiated access to the range of member benefits offered by SPAA.

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Benefits

SMSF Professionals join SPAA because they want access to the latest knowledge about their profession, are looking to grow their business, are seeking recognition as specialists in the SMSF field and want to have a voice in their industry at regulatory and government level.

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Start enjoying the benefits of SPAA Membership immediately, Sign up online now and join the growing number of SMSF professionals committing to best practice in the vibrant self-managed super fund sector.

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Advisor Accreditation

SPAA's SMSF Specialist Advisor program is for SMSF professionals, including but not limited to; accountants, auditors, financial planners, administrators, lawyers, educators, estate planners, strategists and actuaries seeking recognition for their SMSF specific skills and knowledge as well as knowledge of the SIS, Tax and Corporations Law.


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Register Now

Register for either the SPAA SSA Specialist AdvisorTM or SPAA SSAud Specialist AuditorTM online now.

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Auditor Accreditation

SPAA's SMSF Specialist Auditor accreditation is specifically for audit professionals seeking recognition for their specialist skills and knowledge required through statutory obligations, Auditing & Assurance Standards and AUASB Guidance Statements.


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CPD Hub

SPAA is committed to fostering and enhancing integrity and professionalism in the SMSF sector, and encouraging SMSF practitioners to achieve excellence in their education, knowledge and skills. To help facilitate continuing professional development opportunities for SMSF professionals, SPAA has created a new CPD Hub with advanced search capabilities to help users find the right CPD activities for their needs.

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2015 SMSF National Conference

The 2015 SPAA SMSF National Conference kicks off in Melbourne on the 18-21 February 2015. Early bird registrations are now open.

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SMSF CPD Compass

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important and necessary part of your self-managed super fund career. How do you ensure you are choosing the right CPD activities for your professional growth? SPAA's new SMSF CPD Compass is here to point you in the right direction.

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Find a Professional

Are you confident your SMSF is achieving maximum benefit for your retirement? A trusted SPAA SMSF Specialist Advisor™ (SSA™) and SMSF Specialist Auditor™ (SSAud®) can assist you to achieve your retirement goals.

Only advisors with the SSA™ and/or SSAud® designation have undergone an independent accreditation program which not only tests knowledge of SMSF legislation and regulatory requirements, but also assesses professional business and ethical practices to ensure 'best practice' standards.

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