SPAA - SMFS Professional's Association of Australia

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

Retirement phase of super underdeveloped, says SPAA

24.07.2014

The Financial System Inquiry and Government Pension Review have the potential to open up the availability of “relevant and appropriate” retirement income products, according to the SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia.

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ATO ups scrutiny on SMSF practitioner behaviour

24.07.2014

The ATO is increasing its focus on the behaviour and history of “intermediaries” when it risk-rates SMSFs, including accountants, financial planners and auditors.

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Blue skies for DIY investors

24.07.2014

Professional investors are expected to easily outperform do-it-yourself investors. Yet new data suggests self-managed super fund trustees are doing very well on their own.

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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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2014 State Technical Conference

The 2014 SPAA SMSF State Technical Conference series kicks off in Sydney on the 22 July 2014, across five locations Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and finishing in Perth. 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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