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ASIC ACTS AGAINST IN-HOUSE SMSF AUDITORS

11 April 20204

While ASIC has recently taken action against 15 SMSF auditors for performing in-house audits, Superannuation Audit Services continues to stand out as a beacon of independence in the SMSF auditing landscape. 

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ENSURING ACCURATE ASSET VALUATION

4 April 2024

As an SMSF trustee, a key responsibility each income year is to value your fund's assets at 'market value'. This valuation is crucial for accurately reporting your SMSF's financial position in its annual return.

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DANIEL SURJENKO SPEAKING AT ACCOUNTING BUSINESS EXPO AT MCEC, MELBOURNE

27 February 2024

Daniel Surjenko has been invited back to present at the Accounting Business Expo’s Melbourne event at MCEC. Not only will Daniel present, but he has also been invited as a panel member for the SMSF Q&A on day 2 of the event. 

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MEET THE TEAM - INTRODUCING GEMMA

21 February 2024

Meet Gemma, an SMSF auditor at Superannuation Audit Services since 2021. With a background influenced by family and friends in accounting, Gemma found her passion in the industry. She enjoys exploring Melbourne's culinary scene, with HER bar being a favourite spot.

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COMPREHENSIVE RECORDS: VITAL FOR SMSF MANAGEMENT

13 February 2024

With 2024 now in full swing, it's time to talk about why meticulous record-keeping matters. From streamlining audits to avoiding pesky penalties, keeping track of SMSF activities is essential. View our latest article to discover the benefits of effective record-keeping and why it's every trustee's responsibility.

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WELCOMING NEW CLIENT MCKINLEY PLOWMAN

31 January 2024

We’re excited to introduce our newest client McKinley Plowman! Based in Perth and Joondalup, McKinley Plowman (MP+) has grown over the last 25 years to be one of WA’s most successful full-service financial services practices.  

Superannuation Audit Services is excited to work closely with McKinley Plowman’s team of SMSF specialists.

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DANIEL INVITED TO SPEAK AT MCEC EXPO

24 January 2024

 Superannuation Audit Services Partner, Daniel Surjenko, has been invited to speak at the Accounting Business Expo’s Melbourne event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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SPEAKING AT ACCOUNTING BUSINESS EXPO, SYDNEY

30 November 2023

Daniel Surjenko, Partner, Superannuation Audit Services, presented insights on the challenges facing SMSF Auditors at the recent Accounting Business Expo at ICC Sydney.

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SMSF AUDITORS DAY MELBOURNE 2023

22 November 2023

Denise Surjenko, Founder and Partner and Daniel Surjenko, Partner at Superannuation Audit Services attended the SMSF Auditors Day Melbourne 2023 organised by The Auditors Institute. 

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CRUCIAL ROLE OF SMSF AUDITORS HIGHLIGHTED IN CLASS ACTION

2 November 2023

Victims of Melissa Caddick's Ponzi Scheme Seek Justice, Highlighting the Importance of Diligent SMSF Auditors

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ENSURING SMSF COMPLIANCE: THE VITAL ROLE OF ASSET VALUATIONS

23 October 2023

Discover why accurate asset valuations matter for a smooth SMSF audit process.

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ENHANCING AUDITOR INDEPENDENCE: ATO'S ONGOING CONCERN

4 October 2023

Auditor independence has remained a persistent concern for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) despite a significant overhaul of independence standards in 2020. The ATO is poised to intensify its scrutiny in this critical area.

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ATO SMSF QUARTERLY STATISTICAL REPORT JUNE 2023

27 September 2023

The ATO’s self-managed super fund quarterly statistical report - June 2023, has been released. View the highlights.

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BGL REGTECH 2023

23 August 2023

An exciting and informative day at BGL REGTECH 2023.

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DANIEL SURJENKO, SPEAKER: ACCOUNTING BUSINESS EXPO

17 August 2023

We’re excited to announce that Superannuation Audit Services Partner, Daniel Surjenko, is speaking at the Accounting Business Expo at ICC Sydney.

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ASIC TAKES ACTION AGAINST MORE SMSF AUDITORS

9 August 2023

Stay informed about recent regulatory developments by reading our article on ASIC's recent actions against SMSF auditors.

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ASIC CANCELS ANOTHER 29 SMSF AUDITORS

19 July 2022

Another 29 reasons why you need to be cautious in selecting your SMSF auditor.

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EXPLORE SMSF COMPLIANCE WITH THIS FREE WEBINAR

7 June 2023

Registrations are now open for an informative update from the ATO webinar on 14 June 2023. This interactive open forum will delve into crucial topics such as SMSF identity fraud and common compliance issues that affect self-managed super funds (SMSFs) in line with super laws.

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ASIC CANCELS THE REGISTRATION OF MORE SMSF AUDITORS

28 April 2023

Following the earlier cancellation of 374 self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) auditors, ASIC has taken further action against 11 SMSF auditors for breaches of their obligations.

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 SMSFAAA 2023 CONFERENCE

30 March 2023

Daniel Surjenko attended the 2023 SMSF Auditors Association of Australia Conference (SMSFAAA) in Sydney as the representative of Superannuation Audit Services, which was held at the Park Royal Darling Harbour. 

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ASIC CANCELS 374 SMSF AUDITORS

23 March 2023

ASIC has cancelled the registration of 374 self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) auditors.

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SELF-MANAGED SUPER FUNDS (SMSF) ANNUAL STATISTICS OVERVIEW

27 February 2023

The ATO has released their latest annual statistical overview on self-managed super funds (SMSFs). This covers the 2020–21 financial year with the main source of data being SMSF annual returns. 

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ASSET PROTECTION SCHEMES PUTTING SMSF COMPLIANCE AT RISK

26 January 2023

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has identified certain self-managed super fund (SMSF) asset protection schemes as being on their radar. Why the danger? Is it worth the risk? What should you do? 

Read more

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NEW CORPORATE PHOTOSHOOT

29 December 2022

With our recent growth and expanding team, we thought it was time to update our corporate photography.

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HOLIDAY CLOSURE

14 December 2022

The Superannuation Audit Services team is taking a well-deserved break, and the office will be closed from 17 December and will reopen on 4 January. A sincere Thank You to all of our clients and stakeholders for your support throughout 2022, and please take care during the holiday season.

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ATO'S WATCHLIST ON SMSF AUDITS FY22-23

1 November 2022

The ATO has instructed SMSF auditors to focus on 4 key areas during the 2022-23 financial year.

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AVOID THESE TRAPS FOR A FAST SMSF AUDIT

27 October 2022

These common culprits can regularly get in the way of SMSF audits. To ensure a fast turnaround of an SMSF audit, be sure to avoid these traps.

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ATO SMSF QUARTERLY STATISTICAL REPORT JUNE 2022

19 October 2022

The ATO’s self-managed super fund quarterly statistical report – June 2022 is now available. It provides the latest statistics on the self-managed super fund (SMSF) sector. Read the highlights.

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SMSF AUDITORS CONFERENCE GOLD COAST

5 October 2022

Daniel Surjenko represented Superannuation Audit Services at the 2022 SMSF Auditors Association of Australia Conference (SMSFAAA) on the Gold Coast at Sofitel Broadbeach.

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WOMEN IN FINANCE ‘AUDITOR OF THE YEAR’ 2022 AWARD NOMINATION

9 September 2022

We’re happy to announce that Denise Surjenko has been nominated as ‘Auditor of the Year’ in the 2022 Women in Finance Awards. These prestigious awards recognise the industry’s most distinguished professionals and businesses across Australia.

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ANNOUNCING NEW TEAM MEMBER

31 August 2022

We’re so happy to announce that our team is expanding! Extending a warm welcome to Muskaan Gupta, our new trainee SMSF auditor. 


A Melbourne local, Muskaan received her ​​Advanced Diploma of Accounting from RMIT University. However, in order to dive a little deeper, we asked Muskaan a few questions.

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IPA MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2022 AWARD NOMINATION

11 August 2022

We’re happy to announce that Daniel Surjenko has been nominated as ‘IPA Member of the Year’ in the 2022 IPA Awards. 

Endorsements are now open and close on 4 September 2022. We would love your support and it only takes a minute.

CLICK HERE TO ENDORSE DANIEL NOW.

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AVOID FINES WITH PROPER RECORD KEEPING

16 June 2022

Accurate recording keeping is an essential activity for all SMSF trustees. Not only is it a legal requirement, but it makes life so much easier for everyone involved (including us, the SMSF auditor) when the time comes to lodge your SMSF annual return.

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THE BIGGEST ISSUES HOLDING UP SMSF AUDITS THIS SEASON

9 April 2022

It's important that SMSF Audits be done on time and done correctly the first time. Unfortunately, there are some issues that can interfere with this process. Discover the top 3 issues that could hold up your SMSF audit this season and what actions you can take.

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BGL REGTECH 2022

17 March 2022

What a fantastic day we had at BGL Regtech at MCEC on Wednesday. Such a treat to be able to meet current and future clients in person once again!

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SEE YOU AT BGL REGTECH

24 February 2022

Are you attending BGL Regtech in Melbourne at MCEC on 16 March 2022? If you are, be sure to visit us at the Cloudoffis stand.

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CLIENT AP PARTNERS CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY

22 February 2022

On Friday night we celebrated the 35th anniversary of one of our first client firms - AP Partners of Carlton, aka Agostinelli Perlen Chartered Accountants with founding partners Henry Perlen & John Agostinelli. Superannuation Audit Services has been their SMSF auditor for 26 years!

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APPOINTING AN SMSF AUDITOR

23 December 2021

You must appoint an approved SMSF auditor to audit your fund no later than 45 days before you need to lodge your SMSF annual return (SAR).

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HOLIDAY TRADING 2021-22

14 December 2021

We are taking an extended coffee break and our office will be closed from Monday 20 December and we will be back on Monday 10 January. Thanks for your support throughout 2021, and please take care during the holiday season.

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WELCOMING NEW CLIENT C M HEWITT & ASSOCIATES

23 November 2021

We are excited to welcome C M Hewitt & Associates, Chartered Accountants, as a new client of Superannuation Audit Services! C M Hewitt & Associates has provided comprehensive accounting and taxation services for more than 20 years.

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PREPARING FOR BGL REGTECH

4 November 2021

Ready and excited to be teaming up with Cloudoffis at BGL Regtech when it lands in Melbourne in March 2022.

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INTERVIEW WITH CLOUDOFFIS

6 October 2021

For Superannuation Audit Services, moving to the cloud was about creating a better future—for the firm. What they didn’t realise is that they’d also create a better future—for their family.

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ATO SMSF QUARTERLY STATISTICAL REPORT JUNE 2021

30 September 2021

The ATO’s self-managed super fund quarterly statistical report – June 2021 is now available. It provides the latest statistics on the self-managed super fund (SMSF) sector. Read the highlights.

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DANIEL SURJENKO IPA AWARD NOMINATION

July 6, 2021

Daniel Surjenko, Partner, Superannuation Audit Services, has been nominated for the 2021 Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Member of the Year Award.

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SMSF AND SMALL APRA FUND MEMBERSHIP INCREASE

1 July 2021

Self-managed super funds (SMSF) and small APRA funds (SAF) will now be able to have up to six members.

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FINALIST ACROSS THREE CATEGORIES IN THE AUSTRALIAN ACCOUNTING AWARDS

17 May 2021

Superannuation Audit Services has been named as a finalist in the Australian Accounting Awards across three different categories for the third year in a row.

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GET TO KNOW DANIEL SURJENKO

14 May 2021

Introducing Daniel Surjenko. Superannuation Audit Services Partner and ASIC registered SMSF Auditor, Daniel joined the firm in 2007. Daniel has a deep understanding of the industry and you can count on him to be with you every step of the way through the auditing process.

In order to learn about Daniel on a more personal level, he was presented with a few interesting questions. Read the Q&A.

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GET TO KNOW DENISE SURJENKO

16 April 2021

Introducing Denise Surjenko. Founder and Partner, Denise has been the backbone of Superannuation Audit Services from the very beginning, founding the firm in 1996. Denise has extensive experience and has expert knowledge on how to deal with industry regulators.


Let’s dig a little deeper. Denise took some time to answer a few personal questions. Read the Q&A.

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NEW GUIDANCE ON SMSF AUDITOR INDEPENDENCE

26 March 2021

The ATO has released a guide on APES110 compliance which is now applicable (as of January 1st 2020). 

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SMSF AUDIT FIRM EXPANDS TEAM

February 1, 2021

Superannuation Audit Services are pleased to announce a new member to their team.

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