SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA)

smsf-specialist-logo-for-electronic-mediaThe SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) is the peak industry association for professionals offering services in the SMSF sector.

SPAA has developed an independent accreditation program to assess the competence, experience and knowledge of advisors wishing to become SMSF Specialist Advisors.

SPAA members include professionals from a number of different areas, including accountants, auditors, financial planners, lawyers, actuaries and administrators.

Why use a SPAA SMSF Specialist?

Whilst establishing your own SMSF offers you greater control and flexibility over your super, it also imposes the responsibility of complying with complex legislative and administrative requirements.

Enlisting the services of a specialist SMSF professional will assist with ensuring your fund’s compliance, that you meet your trustee obligations, and that you optimise the benefits of having an SMSF.

Many practitioners in the SMSF sector claim to be a specialist, but only professionals with the SPAA SMSF Specialist TM designation have earned this title by successfully completing the SPAA Accreditation Program. This was the first, and still is the most widely recognised program that offers independent verification and certification of specialists in the SMSF field.

Only advisors with the SSA™ designation have undergone an independent accreditation program, which not only tests knowledge of SMSF legislation and regulatory requirements, but also verifies a practitioner’s professional business and ethical practices to ensure ‘best practice’ standards.

SPAA Specialists are required to maintain their skills and knowledge through continuing education. As a result, being a SPAA Specialist is an ongoing commitment to professional development and excellence in the SMSF sector.

SPAA SMSF Specialists receive the latest legislative and regulatory updates from the ATO and ASIC and have an unparalleled network of SMSF professionals at their disposal.

By using a SMSF Specialist Advisor, you can have confidence that your advisor has appropriate knowledge of the SMSF regulatory framework and the skills to ensure that you are optimising the benefits of your SMSF.