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SMSF AUDIT SERVICES

SMSF Audit Services

SMSF Auditors in Perth

Auditax are SMSF Auditing experts and provide superfund audit services to SMSF trustees and accountants throughout Australia. We make sure that:

  • We provide a simple, customised Audit checklist for document submission. This improves our audit efficiency and makes life easier for you;
  • Our experience in auditing Self Managed Superfunds has allowed us to be proficient in identifying superannuation compliance matters including:
    • Limited Recourse Borrowing (LRB)
    • In house asset issues
    • Contribution caps
    • Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR)
    • Pension/Lump-sum benefit payments
    • Investment restrictions
    • Non-arms length transactions
  • Our highly experienced auditors not only identify complex SIS Compliance Issues but also provide useful tips to SMSF trustees and accountants. This helps you avoid costly mistakes!

But most importantly, all our SMSF Auditors are based locally in Perth, Western Australia. This ensures client privacy as well as maintaining high quality in self managed superannuation fund audits. Protect your data – don’t have your audits outsourced!

Don’t risk it!

Get an experienced & independant SMSF Auditor.

Just SMSF Audits

From $300exc. GST

Flat Fees (For 20+ Audits)

From $350exc. GST (Extra $150 for ACR)
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Our Audit Service


Online Availability
 You can email your docs to our email address or drop them off at our office in Perth.
Approved
We take Australian Auditing Standards very seriously and our SMSF Auditors are the best in field.
Cost Effective
We ensure high accuracy in our work through our strict quality management system but keep costs low.
SMSF annual obligations

Just SMSF Audits


Are you looking to just get your SMSF Audit done? Our fees are affordable and customisable to your super fund.

You can reach out to us by giving us a call and directly talking with one of our SMSF auditors who would be happy to assist you with your queries. Alternatively, you may fill out the contact us form below and we will give you a call back after reviewing your query. The live chat functionality can also be used to reach our admin staff.

Professionalism


Our accountants have a lot of experience in conducting SMSF Audits. One of the most important aspects of ensuring SMSF Compliance is its audit. Since all SMSFs require an annual audit, therefore it is very important to involve a professional auditor.

Auditax provide trusted, efficient and cost effective Self Managed Superfund Audit services to Trustees and Accountants. We are proud to say that we are well versed with the required expertise and hands on experience.

Self Managed Superfund Audits should be done by an independant SMSF auditor registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). Approved Self Managed Superfund auditors are required to carry out the financial as well as compliance audit for the superfunds.

We look through the SMSF documentation and are checking compliance with the Income Tax Act and the Superannuation Industry Supervision Act and Regulations. These are more commonly known as the SIS Act and Regulations. They require that all super funds regardless of their size of type to be audited in two parts, a financial and a compliance audit.

There are various topics we need to look out for but some of them include the sole purpose test, financial assistance checks, prohibited borrowings check and arms length dealings.

As per the current requirement, a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund needs to be audited annually. One should also consider the following requirement regarding the SMSF audit:

  • An approved independent SMSF auditor must be appointed by the SMSF trustees at least 45 days before the superannuation fund’s return is lodged at the Australian tax office (ATO).
  • The audit is a mandatory requirement even when there was no contribution made and no benefit paid in the financial year.

We are responsible to ASIC for our SMSF Auditor certification and registration and are expected to maintain extremely high professional standards in the conduct of these audits.

Our audits are scheduled within a day or two of being assigned with completion within 5-10 working days. It really helps if queries are answered to quickly, allowing us to complete the work faster.

We have been able to fastrack audits previously for clients based on their requirements and state of readiness so let us know if you want your Self Managed Superfund to be audited faster!

As the principal of the Auditax Audit team, Dharam spends a lot of time training and upskilling our staff to be specialised in SMSF Audit and Tax. This allows a specialist team to be assigned to SMSFs who have deeper insights into what could go wrong. There really is a perception of auditors trying to catch trustees out however on the contrary, we are there to help them identify issues before they get sent to the ATO and really cause issues in the long term.

We maintain constant communication with trustees throughout the process and because we have experience within the wider SMSF domain, we are able to provide advice on complex issues to both trustees and accountants. In a lot of cases, we find that trustees wanted to rectify the issue anyways.

This is important because a lot of the time, we find that “Magic 24 hour” auditors are really just outsourcing to foreign countries and are unable to advise trustees on anything that breaks their checklist. Whilst we do have handy checklists for quality management, our professionalism and efficiency relies on the team, not paper work.

Clouds on the independence of SMSF auditors are now cleared with the release of a new independence standard guidance by APSEB. As per the new standard, an SMSF auditor must comply with some independence requirements. SMSF trustees must know these requirements so that the self-managed super fund auditor that they select meets the independence criterion.

Threats to the SMSF auditor’s independence can be due to self-interest, self-review, intimidation, and advocacy, or familiarity, etc. which can be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by discontinuing the audit engagement. Things that can count as a threat to independence include the following:

  • When the SMSF auditor is a trustee or director or a corporate trustee or member of the fund.
  • When self-managed super fund auditor is also a relative or business partner of the trustee, director of a corporate trustee, or member of the fund.
  • When the auditor has prepared the account and statement of SMSF that is being audited.
  • When the auditor is reliant on the fees generated from the referral source.
  • When the SMSF auditors are in a reciprocal arrangement i.e., where two SMSF auditors audit each other’s personal SMSF.
  • When the auditor served as a financial or investment auditor for the funds being audited.

OUR SMSF SERVICES

We also offer other SMSF Accounting services to clients throughout Australia.

SMSF Setup

Auditax Accountants have a lot of experience in setting up an SMSF. From paperwork to handling SISA & SISR compliance matters, we will ensure your SMSF gets the best start.

SMSF Audit

We provide trusted, efficient and cost effective Self Managed Superfund Audit services to Trustees and Accountants. Our audit professionals have a breadth of experience and technical expertise.

SMSF Compliance

Our team consists of qualified Chartered Accountants who provide tailored financial advice in relation to all your Superannuation matters including Self Managed Superfunds.

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2509, 2021

COVID-19 Relief for SMSFs

In recognition of the major financial impacts of COVID-19 to Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs), the ATO has provided COVID-19 relief for SMSF trustees for the financial years FY 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22. This is because of many trustees may find themselves or a related party of the fund providi [...]

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