Accounting firm launches SMSF trustee education tool
SMSF accounting firm Wilkinson Superannuation has launched a new educational platform for SMSF trustees aimed at addressing some common areas of confusion.
Speaking to SMSF Adviser, Wilkinson Superannuation director Mark Wilkinson said the ‘SMSF Blueprint’ tool has been launched in collaboration with SMSF Consulting and provides SMSF trustees with videos, written summaries that can be downloaded, webinars and updates.
The tool will be regularly updated throughout the year to ensure SMSF trustees are kept up to date with the latest industry developments, Mr Wilkinson said.
The platform includes seven different modules, each comprising videos and summaries covering a different aspect of a topic.
“I think the tool is unique from the point of view that if you were to search for those specific questions you’d be unlikely to find video tutorials,” he said.
“What the site is intended to be is just one location to answer the common questions that the trustee is going to have about the operations of their fund.”
Mr Wilkinson said the tool will be extremely useful to the increasing number of SMSF trustees who manage their SMSFs on their own by using an administrator.
“For those that have got professional advisers, it’s useful for them because it will enable them to access a whole range of answers or gather information themselves without necessarily having to go to their adviser, enabling them to have a more proactive relationship with that adviser,” he said.
Miranda Brownlee is the deputy editor of SMSF Adviser, which is the leading source of news, strategy and educational content for professionals working in the SMSF sector.
Since joining the team in 2014, Miranda has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest superannuation stories in Australia, and has reported extensively on technical strategy and legislative updates. Miranda has also directed SMSF Adviser's print publication for several years.
Miranda also has broad business and financial services reporting experience, having written for titles including Investor Daily, ifa and Accountants Daily.