The accounting requirements surrounding self managed super funds (SMSF) can be burdensome enough, even without taking into consideration the need for an annual audit. A poorly run audit can add a further layer of complexity which in turn can put pressure on your regular accounting services.
A successful SMSF audit requires the appointment of a seasoned auditor who is literate in the documentation surrounding SMSFs, and well-versed in super law, regulations and codes of practice. For accounting firms who find their resourcing already strained, or lack the sufficient experience for dealing with SMSF audits, this can be a tall order.
That’s why Aquila Super provides professional audit services to make accountants’ lives easier. We have the experience and know-how to make sure your audit goes off without a hitch, and will make sure the process is nothing but smooth and efficient.
Aquila SMSF auditors are qualified and experienced
When you employ the services of Aquila, you can be sure your SMSF auditor meets the highest standards of the profession. With more than 15 years of providing accounting and audit services for SMSFs, our team is highly accomplished and knowledgeable in the field of SMSF audits.
Our audit team consists of qualified chartered accountants, a number of whom have received specialist auditor accreditation from the Self Managed Super Fund Association. Our lead audit partner and founder Chris Levy, for instance, received the highest mark in the organisation’s inaugural exams. This expertise helps us provide the highest standards of audit services to our clients.
Working with Aquila
Aquila SMSF auditors aren’t just first-rate professionals who understand the law surrounding SMSFs inside and out. Our team also takes a pragmatic approach to the process, with our chief aim being to protect SMSF trustees and provide them with effective solutions for getting the audit completed.
We are one of the largest independent SMSF service providers in Australia servicing clients in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne. That means our SMSF auditors look at the big picture when conducting an audit, ensuring they never lose sight of the forest for the trees. We know that trustees make mistakes, so we use our extensive experience in SMSF compliance breaches to guide them in working through issues, rather than leaving them at the mercy of an innocent error.
Our SMSF audits are charged at low flat fee, so you’ll know exactly what to charge your clients from the get-go. Call us to enquire about volume-based discounts. We also answer any brief, technical questions at no charge.
A streamlined, efficient audit process
Working with Aquila’s SMSF auditors means your audit will be a simple, straightforward process that ensures your client will come away satisfied.
We utilise an intuitive, cloud-based collaborative software for our audits that gives clients an unprecedented degree of control over their audits. Using this software, our clients can see the progress of all of their jobs at any moment of the day. You can also forget about missing paperwork delaying the completion of your audit – a documentation check list is provided via the interface, and is gradually ticked off as more and more documents are uploaded.
Not only that, but our SMSF auditors will complete your audit in a timeframe that is unmatched within the industry. The general industry standard for the completion time of an SMSF audit is approximately three weeks – sometimes longer, if complications arise. At Aquila, we guarantee a fast turnaround of five working days.
We take a flexible approach to the process, allowing clients to send us working papers in whatever way works best for them: Email, secure network, post, fax – depending on the location, we can even personally collect them. Our services are all about making the client’s life easier.
Additionally, for clients who use Class Super or BGL 360 for their audit package, we offer a workpaper free audit option that relies on data feeds and significantly cuts back documentation. Rather than painstakingly gathering documents, like bank statements, it can use data pulled directly from banking institutions.
Use Aquila for your SMSF audits
With our experience in the sector and our pragmatic approach, Aquila Super is a market leader when it comes to SMSF audit services. If you want to complete an audit with minimal fuss and in an efficient time frame, give us a call. Our team is always on hand to help with any queries you might have or explain the details of our services.