Audit services

Audits are a necessary function in society to provide assurance to stakeholders that everything is as it should be. Audits vary in their scope and are adapted to suit the purpose of the audit – be it financial, compliance or performance.

An audit can reveal discrepancies or inaccuracies which may indicate flaws in the financial practices of the entity, or in a worst case scenario, uncover fraud. For more specific information on the types of audits we offer, please click on the tabs below or contact us for a chat or to make an appointment.



Self-Managed Superfund Audit

If you require an audit of your self-managed super fund we are able to do this for you. Our flat price for an SMSF Audit is $385 inclusive of GST. Please contact us for further information or to arrange an appointment.

NOTE   We are ASIC-registered SMSF auditors – Auditor Registration Number:  100004466



Real Estate / Management Rights Statutory Trust Account Audit

Audit and compliance obligations associated with real estate / management rights statutory trust accounts and licensing need not be a cause of stress and anxiety. We are a firm with extensive experience in statutory trust account audit and as such, our knowledge and experience will help to ensure that your business meets its obligations.

All audits are conducted with sensitivity and in a manner causing as little disruption to your business as possible.

To ensure your business meets its obligations, and meets those obligations by the required deadlines, we will offer clear and timely advice, notify you of your requirements sufficiently in advance, answer any questions that you may have, and send all required documentation to the Office of Fair Trading on your behalf.

To comply with the requirements of the Agents Financial Administration Act 2014, any licensee operating and trust account is required to lodge an original, signed audit report with the Chief Executive of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) every year. The yearly audit programme must incorporate one annual audit and two unannounced visits to the licensed premises.

Failure to engage and auditor or failure to comply with audit requirements can attract penalties of up to $20,000 so it is important to ensure you have an auditor you can rely on.



Not for Profit / Association Financial Statement Audit

We have the experience and appropriate qualifications to conduct annual audits of incorporated and non-incorporated not for profit organisations.

Other services we are able to offer not for profit organisations include:

  • Helping to find out about concessions and endorsements available

  • Grant Acquittals

  • BAS lodgement and bookkeeping


NOTE   If we are contracted as your NFP or Association’s auditor, this may preclude us from performing some of the work listed above.





Audit Packages for Accountant Firms / Financial Planners


Services we offer accountants:


  • Audit of your practice’s trust account

  • Audit packages for your clients’ statutory trust accounts or SMSFs

    • Audit documents and fees are packaged and billed through your practice thus ensuring that our involvement with your client is limited – Audit engagement letter, audit report, management letter and invoice

    • 7 day turnaround for audits once all required documents are received

    • Obligation free quote for fees




Services we offer financial planners:


  • Audit packages for SMSFs (packaged and billed through your business)


Please feel free to contact us for an obligation free quote for the provision of audit services


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