Live Webinar: First-time Audits of Existing SMSFs: Out of the Frying Pan?

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 10.30am to 12:30pm 
SA & NT:  10am to 12noon 
WA: 8.30am to 10.30am

About the webinar 

Funds can change auditor for good reasons or bad ones.  Your responsibility as auditor demands special caution with new funds and it’s important to ensure that your audit is not compromised by the efforts (or lack of them) by the previous incumbent.  This presentation reviews the challenges of new audits and discusses the key steps and procedures auditors should consider when accepting new engagements:

  • The importance and relevance of previous years’ financial statements and audit opinions
  • Prior year audit working papers?
  • Why have you been appointed – should you ask the question?
  • Details of prior contraventions – available?  Relevant?
  • The deed – what should you check? 
  • Auditing opening balances
  • Auditing established arrangements: your responsibilities to delve into the past:
    • existing LRBAs
    • existing pensions
    • existing reserves
    • existing grandfathered pre-99 investments
    • other existing arrangements
  • Gaps in documentation – can you rely on prior years’ audit opinions?

Who should attend

This webinar is suitable for SMSF auditors throughout Australia. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

Belinda  Aisbett,  Director, Super Sphere, Melbourne

Belinda Aisbett is a director of Super Sphere Pty. Ltd., a specialist self managed superannuation company, where she is responsible for providing audit, consulting and training services in relation to self managed super funds.

Belinda established Super Sphere in 2003 to specialise in SMSF auditing and audit related services, and is responsible for auditing around 1,000 funds per year.  This is in addition to providing an SMSF Audit Toolkit to other auditing professionals and undertaking numerous training engagements each year.

Belinda is a member of the ICAA, and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).  Belinda is also a specialist member of SPAA, chairperson of their audit discussion group, and a member of the SPAA education committee.

CPD certificate

Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Accountants can claim up to 2 CPD/Training hours.    This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBRMAY17
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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