First Annual Melbourne SMSF Audit Conference
Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 November 2018

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

-134 DAYS
.   .

Our annual SMSF audit conference (held at the Gold Coast in July every year) draws SMSF auditors from across the country. It is one of our more popular conferences and that is why we are repeating this event in Melbourne in November 2018 for all those who couldn’t get to the Gold Coast.

This year’s conference focuses on both the auditor’s role and the difficult technical issues facing auditors, as well as updates on audit technology and the recent Federal Budget announcements on audit cycles. It also provides a detailed look at managing audit risk post super reforms, with emphasis on valuation headaches and auditing death benefit payments and pensions.

Monday 12 November 2018

Technical Issues

  • Keynote: The Death Knell for Annual Independent SMSF Audits? Unpacking the 2018 Federal Budget Proposals
  • Managing Audit Risk Post Super Reforms
  • Red Flags in Auditing Tax Liability Compliance - The Essentials of the Financial Audit
  • Focus on Death of Member and Death Benefits - Audit Risk When Auditing Death Benefit Payments and Pensions

SMSF Audit Practice

  • SMSF Audit Documentation - Supporting Audit Findings and Protecting Your Back
  • Preparing for an Automated Platform - Electronic Data Feeds and Testing Reliability in SMSF Audits
  • The SMSF Auditor Role in Reviewing Valuation Compliance: The Headaches Continue

Tuesday 13 November 2018

SMSFs and Property Development

  • Lessons from the Court: Overview of Recent Cases Affecting SMSF Auditors
  • Auditor Scrutiny of SMSFs Involved in Property Development

SMSF Audit Q&A and Emerging Issues

  • The Trust Deed, the Auditor and the SMSF Life Cycle
  • Speculative Investment Strategies - Auditing SMSFs Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Belinda Aisbett, Director, Super Sphere, Melbourne

Sharlene Anderson, Director, Veritas Corp, Gold Coast

Shelley Banton, Executive General Manager, ASF Audits, Newcastle, NSW

Laura Hanrahan, Senior Associate, HopgoodGanim, Brisbane

Lisa Cahill, Partner, Fusion Partners Central Coast, Erina, NSW

Andrew Yee, Director, HLB Mann Judd, Sydney

Nathan Yii, Principal Lawyer, Nathan Yii Lawyers, Melbourne


41% of delegates were very satisfied with the conference and 59% were quite satisfied, yielding an overall result for the event of 4.4 out of 5.  Around 70% of delegates found the content all or mostly relevant to their professional lives, and a further 22% between half and three quarters relevant.

  • This is without a doubt the best "SMSF Auditor" focussed training course I have attended. The small numbers offer the opportunity for close engagement with the presenters. The content and structure of the course was excellent.
  • Always a very thorough seminar, relevant with good speakers.
  • The presenters were practical in their comments.
  • First time attendee, enjoyed content and knowledgeable presenters.
If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for this conference, please click here for further information.
If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
Product Code: MSANOV18
 Price:   $2,145.00 (Inclusive of GST)
© 2019 Television Education Network Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The program for this conference is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.