SPAA - SMFS Professional's Association of Australia

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

Lambie's spanner throws planners into 'mayhem and turmoil'

20.11.2014

Yesterday’s about-face by maverick senator Jacqui Lambie in deciding to vote down the -Coalition’s proposed Future of Financial Advice amendments was greeted with joy by consumer advocates but has thrown the financial advisory industry into confusion and disarray.

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Australia-China agreement to boost SMSF industry exports

20.11.2014

The Free Trade Agreement established between China and Australia will provide Australia’s SMSF industry with enormous export opportunity.

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Update on application of FoFA laws

20.11.2014

Summary of Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) changes following the disallowance of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014

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Categories

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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