Licensing for Accountants is an independent business providing accountants with software, tools and resources to transition into licensed advice.
We have an extensive background in accounting and financial licensing issues, and understand the opportunities and challenges licensing presents.
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13-Sep-2017 Miranda Brownlee, SMSF Adviser
Certain interpretations of the law around licensing for accountants is creating practical challenges for the accounting profession and in some cases disadvantaging licensed accountants, according to a consultant. Speaking to SMSF Adviser, Licensing for Accountants chief executive Kath Bowler said there are still a lot of policy issues with licensing that need to be resolved by both ASIC and the government.
08-Sep-2017 Miranda Brownlee, SMSFAdviser
A number of accounting firms are hitting obstacles when applying for AFS licences as they’re struggling to find a suitable responsible manager to put forward, according to one consulting firm. The Fold Legal head of licensing Sónia Cruz said one of the key issues the firm is seeing around licensing in the SMSF space at the moment is accounting businesses wanting to apply for an AFS licence but not having anyone in the business that they can put forward as a responsible manager.
06-Sep-2017 Mike Taylor, Money Management
Regulatory changes including the licensing of accountants have added an extra $2,000 in fees per year to the running of a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). That is the assessment of the SMSF Association which has told the Productivity Commission inquiry into superannuation efficiency and competitiveness, that the introduction of the $1.6 million transfer balance cap represents an example of a policy that will materially affect the behaviour of SMSF trustees.
06-Sep-2017 Miranda Brownlee, SMSF Adviser
Statements of advice that are poorly tailored to accountants or extremely delayed continue to be a significant issue for licensed accountants, according
to an advice group.
Merit Wealth accountants services director David Moss said some of the dealer groups providing licensing to accountants don’t have a thorough understanding of the services provided by accountants and don’t have the systems in place to deal with the surge in SOA document requests from SMSF accountants at certain points in the year.
AKW Chartered Accountants
Kath and her team at L4A were able to clearly analyse and recommend the level of licensing our people required. The process was efficient and painless and we found the summary webinar to be of great benefit. Thanks Kath.
CS Accounting & Taxation
I really appreciate your time and knowledge at yesterday’s session. Things are a lot clearer now. I really do agree with you that this is an opportunity for us accountants and we need to start looking at it as that.
The matching process saved me time (and money!) by fast tracking my understanding of the legislation and the decisions to be made. The independence of your service was a paramount criteria for me.
All Round Accounting
Licencing for Accountant’s Online Licence Matching service highlighted to me the SMSF services I couldn’t continue to offer my clients post 1 July 2016, and more importantly the the different licencing options suitable to me. Thanks Kath
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