Accountant vs SMSF Auditor

Mitigating the risk of the Accountant v SMSF Auditor relationship

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Accountant vs SMSF Auditor

The nature of the SMSF accounting and audit dynamic has created an us vs them mentality, from both the accountants and the auditors. The best operators have the ability to make this relationship work to their advantage.


In the increasingly complex SMSF landscape, this webinar will talk accountants through what they should be doing to make the auditors life easier, while also showing auditors how to be practical, and understanding that by-the-book compliance can be difficult to replicate in the real world.


We also go through the steps required to rectify compliance issues, and what role the accountants and auditors play in creating the best outcome for the trustees.


Our experienced presenter Ray Itaoui is both a tax agent and an SMSF auditor, and has been known to spontaneously combust as a result of the inner conflict.  He has now found his chi and will share his insights into what works and what doesn't.






Recorded 15 March 2019


  • Property valuations and rental appraisals
  • Private companies and unlisted trusts
  • Managing investments in trusts
  • Loans in all shapes and sizes!
  • Investments in 'exotic' assets
  • Minutes and records
  • Transfer balance cap
  • Contributions and pensions
  • Related party transactions

Our Presenter

Ray Itaoui

Director - SMSF | Hayes KnightRay Itaoui

 Ray is a Director of Hayes Knight and a registered SMSF Auditor with extensive experience in the audit, accounting and administration of superannuation funds.


Ray has expanded Hayes Knight’s Superannuation Division considerably over the last few years. As the head of the SMSF division, he has developed and implemented the processes and procedures to create an efficient, accurate and proactive SMSF compliance, administration and audit service. In addition to his work with Hayes Knight, Ray also heads Hayes Knight’s SMSF audit and administration outsourcing company, Superssentials Pty Ltd. Superssentials is a high quality, Australian based service that ensures there will be no nasty surprises for accounting firms across Australia and the clients they refer.


Ray is that rare breed of person who is not only practical but detail conscious with an in-depth understanding of the impact of the regulatory environment faced by the profession.




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