Sound Experience and a Personal Approach to SMSF Audits

Superannuation Audit Services was established in 1996 with the specific aim of providing independent auditing services to public practitioners for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Over the last two decades we have steadily built a reputation based on continued excellence and a tailored, personalised service.

Background and Experience

Established in 1996, we have over twenty years of experience as SMSF auditors. However, our experience in the Superannuation Industry began even earlier.

Denise Surjenko, one of the principles, initially worked at the Insurance & Superannuation Commission (Apra’s predecessor) where she specialised in the audit of self-managed super funds, establishing many contacts, a sound understanding of super and how to deal with the regulator. It is during her time here, that Denise saw the need of specialist, independent SMSF auditors. Denise also worked at Arthur Andersen in Corporate Superannuation Audit where she fine tuned her audit experience and commercial knowledge of the industry. Superannuation Audit Services was established and has steadily grown. We currently audit about 1200 funds.

Personalised SMSF Audit Service

Our audit approach is tailored to best suit your needs. We audit for a range of accounting practices, from one of the Big 4, to suburban practices, sole practitioners and individuals. We endeavour to understand your processes to provide an efficient and cost effective service.

For larger firms, we offer an on-site service, where we send one of our staff out to your premises on a regular basis, or on a need to audit basis. This was the staff member gets to know your systems, reducing the need to explain everything each time. Also any issues are dealt with on the same day, so at the review process performed by the partners a few days later, the audit can be finalised quickly.

Alternatively, we offer an on-line service. When you have a fund ready you simply email us the information, or upload it to DropBox, BGL360, CLASS or similar platform, and we perform the audit from here. Any queries are resolved by a quick email. We are comfortable with all SMSF software packages.

Our targeted turn around time is two weeks. We keep our client base small, so that our turn around time doesn’t expand. Our clients appreciate this very much, as they can bill their clients quickly, not waiting months for the audit. This improves cashflow and client satisfaction with the service you provide. If there is a delay due to further information being required, we let you know early on.