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Four SMSF auditors united their expertise and voice and submitted a response to Treasury about proposed reforms to SMSF legislation in 2018.


Those Budget announcements raised a real risk to the integrity, cost-effectiveness and compliance of work done by SMSF audit professionals. The changes threatened the core of SMSF auditors’ professionalism because they conflicted with existing Auditing Standards. Increased costs to Trustees loomed without achieving the reduced bureaucracy envisioned for all involved in the SMSF industry.


Fortunately, the proposed changes were never legislated. 


Having come together to address this issue, these four professionals realised the necessity and opportunity to create an organisation to protect the interests of SMSF auditors into the future and safeguard the broader SMSF industry and their Trustees.


In that moment, SMSF AAA was established, and today founding members Karen Stewart, Sam Marotta and Gino Coiera are still on the Board of Directors.


SMSF AAA continues to grow, serving the SMSF audit community by providing advocacy, access to responsive SMSF audit specialists, a huge technical knowledge repository and a supportive, diverse, and collaborative membership.

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We support you because we are committed to safeguarding retirement benefits through assurance and integrity of the SMSF industry.

Our entire professional organisation is based on care, trust, collaboration, and independence.

Our promise to you is mutual respect and excellence by imbuing our values in everything we do for you.


We support and advocate for our members and their clients


We work together to represent our members as a team


We are credible and reliable in our actions and outcomes


We are professionals, sharing knowledge and experience to maintain the integrity of the SMSF industry

We welcome ASIC Approved SMSF Auditors to our SMSF AAA community.

Access professional advocacy

Increase professional confidence

Reduce professional risk

Becoming a member is easily the most value you’ll add to your professional career today



“Thank you to the Board of the Association for the 2022 Melbourne Conference. The quality of the speakers you organised, and the content were both excellent and of real value. The Association should be commended for presenting such a quality program.”

Vic Hill, Vic Hill Audit Pty Ltd



Lina De Marco



Following her cadetship with Coopers & Lybrand, Lina developed a passion for small business and empowering women in financial literacy and business management. She has always been an advocate for gender equality in the workplace.

After becoming a Senior Partner at a private firm, Lina went on to establish Ademus Business Solutions.


Sam Marotta


GD (Acctg), Fellow NTAA, JP

Sam has over 40 years’ experience in the Accounting and Taxation Profession, including working for some of the larger accounting firms in Melbourne and Albury. 

As a founding member of SMSF AAA, he is passionate about having one voice.


Ron Phipps-Ellis


BCom, CA, JP

In 2005, Ron redefined the way superannuation audits are performed. A true believer in technology, he oversaw development of a fully automated integrated super audit platform which ensures high quality, efficient and value-for-money superannuation audits. 


Gino Coiera


BCom NSWIT, IPA, NTAA, Tax & Super Australia

Gino has been a qualified Accountant and Tax Agent for almost 40 years and an SMSF Auditor for 10 years. He is a founding Member of SMSF AAA, established to provide united representation with the Regulator.


Ariful Haque


 Fellow Member of IPA Australia, IFA of UK, ICMA of Bangladesh

As an accountant experienced in working in close-knit communities, Ariful understands the complex dynamics that exist between individuals, businesses, communities, and their value-systems.


Karen Stewart


JP BBus (Acc) GradCertFinPlan CPA, MAICD, NTAA

Auditors are probably on par with dentists; it’s not a pleasant experience but avoid them to your detriment. It’s this audit necessity that allows Karen Stewart to apply her friendly face to clients of KS Audit, rather than simply wielding a big audit stick.


Brian Roughley


MTax, MA, FCA, CTA, DipFinPlan, TA

As an experienced and multi-disciplinary accountant, tax agent and SMSF auditor, Brian has been in the finance industry for over 45 years. Initially getting involved in SMSF AAA as a valuable source of CPD points, he sees SMFA as a vital voice.


Awan Hammad

Business Manager

BCom, DipAcctg

As a part of a rapidly growing not-for-profit organisation and with a volunteer Board of Directors, Awan ensures members are supported in every capacity from the moment they join SMSF AAA.

He coordinates with SMSF industry experts to ensure a 

regular program of webinars is available for CPD, ensures the Forum is running smoothly, and coordinates the annual SMSF AAA Conference.


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