SPAA - SMFS Professional's Association of Australia

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

Actuarial certificates: more red tape or a vital process?

17.04.2014

SMSFs have enjoyed impressive growth in Australia over recent years. They now represent around $531 billion of the total $1.7 trillion held in retirement savings, according to a report issued by Credit Suisse in early 2014. Graeme Colley, director of technical and professional standards at SPAA says that substantial changes in this space may be on the way.

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Government has talked the talk- now it must walk the talk

17.04.2014

When Treasurer Joe Hockey stands and delivers the Abbott government’s first budget on May 14, the superannuation industry will be listening with bated breath.

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SMSF lobby calls for AFSL changes

16.04.2014

SPAA has called for a greater distinction between 'independent' and 'restricted' advice as part of the licensing regime for financial planners.

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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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SPAA ePass

The SPAA ePass takes the form of a unique 6 character code which is supplied to all SPAA Members to help them better track and coordinate their online training, while also benefiting from bulk discount options.

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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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