Located in Nowra, Astute SMSF Auditing provide cost effective independent Self-Managed Superannuation Fund auditing services.

Providing cost effective independent Self-Managed Superannuation Fund auditing services to clients Australia wide since 2007.

Who is Astute SMSF Auditing?

Located on the South Coast of NSW, previously known as Moffat Superfund Auditing, our client base includes accountants, SMSF administrators and financial planners as well as SMSF Trustees. Our auditors have extensive knowledge and experience in the industry and take pride in offering a high quality, cost effective auditing service to our clients.

Clients can be confident, as we do not outsource our work, their audits will be completed by one of our ASIC registered SMSF Auditors. Our Auditors work with clients to achieve an efficient audit process and fast turnaround time. They also provide a valuable resource to our clients by being accessible by phone or email making available their extensive knowledge and experience.

Fees start from $385

We do not have a set fee but offer competitive rates for our services. Our fee structure is based on factors such as types of investments held in SMSFs, accounting records supplied or software used by accountants. In addition, the method of document delivery by clients, have a bearing on charges incurred. The preferred method of electronic delivery of documents allows us to offer a more cost-effective service compared to receipt of documents via courier or post. Providing documents as outlined in our Audit Document Checklist will also assist us in providing a more cost-effective audit of your SMSFs.

Audit document checklist

No outsourcing of audit work

Access to technical knowledge and support

Fast turn-around time

Frequently Asked Questions

What doe an SMSF audit involve?

What is the average audit turnaround time?

We average 7 to 10 days however for more complex audits or when additional information needs to be supplied the time frame can be longer.

What documents do I need to provide?

Our Audit Document Checklist provides information on what documents are required.

What is the best way to send documents required for an audit?

Scanning and emailing documentation is the most efficient and cost-effective method of document delivery. If this is not possible, document delivery via courier or Australia Post is an alternative.

What happens if an audit breach is identified?

Potential issues will be discussed with you before the audit report and contravention report is issued - allowing Trustees the opportunity to rectify situations or formulate plans to remain compliant.

What if I need technical support?

Our Auditors are always available either by phone or email during business hours.

We offer our clients a personalised service and work with them to address any issues such as potential contraventions or breaches identified. We work to clarify issues and maximise the ability of Trustees to rectify situations or formulate plans to remain compliant.

Auditors & Accountants

Frans Van Der Merwe - Auditor - Partner

Frans Van Der Merwe
Auditor - Partner

Accountant B Bus (Acc), MIPA, Fellow NTAA, Registered Tax Agent, ASIC Registered SMSF Auditor

Frans moved with his wife and children to Australia in February 2000 and completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) in Melbourne at Swinburne University. After working as a Management Accountant in Brisbane, Frans moved to the South Coast of NSW in 2004 and has been in private practice ever since.

Driven by a desire to help his SMSF clients maximise their retirement income, Frans has specialised in optimising his client's superannuation funds. The years of experience in the field provided the perfect basis for his progression into SMSF auditing. He has been auditing SMSFs since 2007, and during this time, he has gained extensive practical experience and in-depth technical knowledge and understanding.

Frans is a registered SMSF auditor with ASIC, a Member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and a Fellow of The National Tax & Accountants Association (NTAA). Frans does compliance work for SMSFs, companies, trusts and partnerships and is a Registered Tax Agent.

Anne Lingard - Practice Manager / Accountant

Anne Lingard
Auditor - Partner

Accountant B.Com (Acc), MIPA, NTAAF, ASIC Registered SMSF Auditor

Anne has worked in her current role as Accountant since 2011 and completed her Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction in 2012. Her qualifications and training in her roles as accountant and auditor are underpinned by extensive experience in finance and office administration.

Anne is a registered SMSF auditor with ASIC and the Practice Manager.

Karina Jeffress - Administration

Karina Jeffress

We are pleased to welcome Karina to our team! Karina has worked as office support in a variety of sectors for over 10 years. She is currently studying Certificate IV in Accountancy and Bookkeeping. She is your first point of contact and her professional friendly manner means she is committed to providing the best possible service to our clients.

Contact Us


(02) 4422 1807


Astute SMSF Auditing
2 Tarawara Street
Bomaderry NSW 2541