ABOUT AQUILA SUPER
Our name, meaning ‘the eagle’ in Latin, was inspired by the intrinsic leadership qualities embodied by eagles. Being visionary, fearless, tenacious and having laser-sharp focus are core to the business’ ethos.
Aquila Super: providing expert SMSF auditing and services to accounting practices since 1997.
Aquila Super is a leading SMSF audit and administration specialist that supports accounting practices’ compliance and SMSF sector growth.
As one of Australia’s largest and most experienced SMSF specialists, Aquila Super has become the preferred independent provider for hundreds of accounting practices, nationwide.
Since 1997, accounting practices have partnered with Aquila Super to boost their capacity and extend their services. In particular, accounting practices appreciate that partnering with Aquila Super removes the complexity, liability and internal resource drain from a practice’s regular accounting services.
Aquila Super is renowned for being fair, equitable and transparent, as well as being efficient, pragmatic and value-driven. Consistently high standards are underpinned by the company’s established processing framework and robust due diligence, which is facilitated by a team of highly experienced staff that demonstrate excellent technical expertise across all areas of SMSF.
Aquila Super is proudly independent and Australian, with no offshoring. Accountants can be assured of receiving specialist local support and access to highly experienced staff and a dedicated Audit Partner who boasts excellent technical expertise.
Aquila’s senior decision-makers are licensed SMSF auditors and Chartered Accountants. The company has a team of dedicated Audit Partners with specialist SMSF auditor accreditation from the Self Managed Super Fund Association – of which the lead audit partner and founder, Chris Levy, received the highest mark in the Association’s inaugural exams.
Christopher Levy CA, SSAud®
Chris Levy established Aquila Super in 1997 in response to the growing demand for an independent accounting practice that could provide specialist audit and compliance services for SMSFs and is now responsible for audits and business development. Prior to Aquila Super, Chris was a manager at Ernst & Young, where he performed a key role in the superannuation division of the Canberra office. Chris holds a B.Comm from ANU. He is a Chartered Accountant, a registered SMSF auditor, and recognised as an SMSF Specialist Auditor™ with the SMSF Association.
Simon Freeman CAPartner
Simon Freeman joined Aquila Super in 1998. Simon is responsible for SMSF Accounting and Administration Services. In addition, Simon manages the Canberra office and is the company’s senior Partner for Administration clients. Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University, has been a Chartered Accountant since 2005 and is a registered SMSF auditor.
Fiona Shannon SSA™, SSAud®Partner
Fiona Shannon joined Aquila Super in 1998 and is responsible for the firm’s SMSF Audit Division. In addition, Fiona manages the Brisbane office and is a senior Audit Partner. Fiona also has public practice experience in the role of superannuation manager overseeing an SMSF client base. Fiona holds a B.Comm from ANU and is recognised as an SMSF Specialist Auditor™ and an SMSF Specialist Advisor™ with the SMSF Association.
Ben Lacey CA, SSAud®
Ben Lacey joined Aquila Super in 2002 and is responsible for the firm’s SMSF Audit Division and new business. In addition, Ben manages the Sydney office and is a senior Audit Partner. Ben holds a B.Comm from ANU. He is also a Chartered Accountant, a registered SMSF auditor and recognised as an SMSF Specialist Auditor™ with the SMSF Association.