SMSF Accountants

Sunshine Coast

Wardle Partners Accountants & Business Advisors are dedicated to helping you easily manage your SMSF while providing you with proactive solutions for SMSF compliance and administration. Our SMSF accountants take pride in delivering timely and quality services and would love to help turn your dreams into plans.

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Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Accountants Sunshine Coast Queensland

More and more people are realising the advantages of making their own investment decisions and taking control of their retirement strategy.  An increasingly popular way of doing this is by setting up a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF). 

An SMSF gives you control over specific investment choices involving their superannuation. You can tailor your own investment strategies and select specific assets such as:

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A common strategy is for a husband and wife to combine their superannuation, increasing the pool of funds to invest and making it easier to work toward one common investment objective.

Since 1982 the dedicated and proactive SMSF team at Wardle Partners Accountants have provided a range of professional, quality services for SMSFs, including:

1.  Transitions from other Accountants 10.  Estate Planning
2.  SMSF Setup 11.  Tax Planning
3.  Financial Statements Preparation 12. Pension Establishment and Reporting
4.  Annual Income Tax Return Preparation and Lodgement 13.  Lump-Sum Withdrawals
5.  Preparation of Members Statements and Balances 14.  BAS Preparation and Lodgement
6.  Annual Audit 15.  Death Benefit Payments
7.  Investment Strategy 16.  SMSF Windup
8.  Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements 17.  Transfer Balance Account Reporting (TBAR)
9.  Handling Complex SMSF Structures

We will assess your unique situation and work with you to understand your obligations, the regulations and legislation surrounding the correct operation of an SMSF.

Our SMSF Services

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Transition From Other Accountants

Whether you are moving to the Coast and want a local relationship, or your accountant has let you down or doesn’t specialise in SMSF, Wardle Partners are here to provide you with peace of mind.  We’ve done lots of takeovers. The transition over to us is free of charge and a very seamless process.  We’ll even review your SMSF documentation and current set up for you.

SMSF Set up


If you have decided that a self-managed super fund is the right choice for you, our SMSF specialist will guide you through the establishment process and documentation of your investment goals. It’s essential to set up your SMSF properly so that it’s eligible for tax concessions and easier to manage once up and running.

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Our goal is to make the whole process simple for you and ensure you have a full understanding of how it all works.

We will apply for an ABN, TFN complying status and register the SMSF for GST if required.  *We recommend you seek professional advice to assess and determine if a SMSF is appropriate to your circumstances.

Financial Statements Preparation

Financial Statements Preparation

Wardle Partners experienced and highly trained accountants will prepare first-class annual financial statements which will detail all the income, expenses, profit, asset sales & purchases and the value of investments.

Income Tax Return

Annual Income Tax Return Preparation and Lodgement

The SMSF annual return is more than an income tax return, it is also used to report super regulatory information, member contributions, and pay the SMSF supervisory levy. As Registered Tax Agents, Wardle Partners will accurately prepare and lodge your annual income tax return with the ATO.

SMSF Members

Preparation of Members Statements and Balances

As part of the annual Financial Statement preparation process, Wardle Partners will prepare a Member Statement for each member of the SMSF as this is a legal requirement. The Member Statements will summarise all contributions, contribution types, tax components, rollovers, preservation components and withdrawals made from the SMSF.

Annual Audit

Annual Audit

SMSFs are legally required to undergo an independent ATO-approved audit each year.  You can depend on the team at Wardle Partners to prepare accurate, compliant financial statements.  We’ll liaise with the auditor on your behalf so you won’t need to do a thing.

Investment Strategy

Investment Strategy

It is a legal requirement to have an Investment Strategy in place when you establish an SMSF – but it’s not a set-and-forget document. Your investment strategy will need to be regularly reviewed over the life of the fund to make sure it meets your objectives.   We can help you document your Investment Strategy and if you don’t have a strategy, we recommend obtaining advice from our associate partners, Compass Financial Solutions.

Borrowing Arrangements

Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements

It is possible to borrow money to acquire assets – generally property.  *The process is more involved than regular lending and you should seek personal advice in this regard.

SMSF Structure

Handling Complex SMSF Structures

Here at Wardle Partners, we can handle small to very complex SMSF structures. Our dedicated team of senior accountants have been helping clients for many years and love dealing with the challenges that larger SMSF can sometimes present.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Estate Planning is much more than simply having an up-to-date Will – superannuation is an important component (sometimes the biggest) and we work closely with your lawyer to make sure your SMSF assets are well planned for and in a tax-effective manner.

Tax Planning

Tax Planning

There are numerous tax planning opportunities associated with SMSF’s, such as making concessional contributions and your business renting a commercial property from your SMSF.  *It is important to get personalised advice from a qualified advisor, tailored to your specific circumstances.

Pension Establishment

Pension Establishment and Reporting

Generally, at retirement (subject to age) you can start to access your money in your SMSF to live off in the form of a pension.  There are tax advantages with this as well and our experienced team at Wardle Partners will take care of all the paperwork and reporting for you.

Lump Sum Withdrawals

Lump-Sump Withdrawals

Taking a Lump-Sum withdrawal is an option if you have reached your preservation age or met a condition of release. We can manage all the paperwork requirements and administrative processes involved in your withdrawal.

Death Benefit

Death Benefit Payments

Death benefits need to be paid out in accordance with the wishes of the deceased, which are generally documented in the form of Beneficiary Nominations or Binding Death Benefit Nominations.

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Death benefits are paid to either beneficiaries or the deceased’s estate and there are various rules governing the payment and taxation of them.

As an SMSF trustee, you need to ensure that the payment rules are always met. Wardle Partners can help with the payment of death benefits from the SMSF.

BAS Preparation

BAS Preparation and Lodgement

It is common for an SMSF that owns a commercial property to be registered for GST.  Our team can prepare and lodge Business Activity Statements with the ATO. We will ensure that you meet the regulatory obligations and the required deadlines.

SMSF Windup

SMSF Windup

Winding up an SMSF can be a complex process, with all the paperwork and administration involved. Wardle Partners SMSF accountants can make it easy for you. We will ensure that you comply with all superannuation legal requirements and we will provide you with clear guidance on the steps you need to take to close your SMSF.

Lump Sum Withdrawals

Transfer Balance Account Reporting (TBAR)

Wardle Partner’s SMSF accountants provide you with accurate records and tracking of each individual’s balance for their transfer balance cap and total superannuation balance. In addition to the SMSF annual return (SAR), a transfer balance account report (TBAR) is required each year by the ATO and we ensure this is done seamlessly for you.

Book a meeting

We know that setting up and running an SMSF can be daunting, but we’re here to help. With our expert knowledge and advice, you can rest assured that your super fund is in safe hands.

We’re experts in self-managed super funds (SMSFs), and we can help you every step of the way. We’ll make sure everything is done correctly, so you can relax and enjoy doing what you love. Contact us today to arrange a complimentary meeting.


What our clients are saying

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Catherine Kendray
Catherine Kendray
Thank you Mark and Anthony for the very best professional service on the coast. I never feel like I have asked a Dumb question. You are an asset to our business. I know, Anthony, I make your work life frustrating at times, but you still take my phone calls. Looking forward to working with you in the years to come.
Ashley Hatch
Ashley Hatch
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Derek Moore
Derek Moore
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Warren Doidge
Warren Doidge
These guys have been great to deal with and saved me lots of money in the past few years. Selina has always been happy to answer any questions and she has been accommodating and easy to deal with. Wouldn't be going anywhere else!
Wayne Reid
Wayne Reid
I thought I should take the time to publicly thank Mark at Wardle Accounting Caloundra after I had the pleasure of interacting with Mark and his team again now in the pursuit of relieving my ongoing headache (called catching up on my late a overdue taxes returns ) and found Mark to be be a lighthouse in a storm ..he is good natured..easy to speak with.. knowlegeable..flexible but resilient...sensitive to peoples needs but also no fool ...he has a natural understanding of real life issues that affect us all ..and from my observations he is a responsible and good husband to his wife and father to his 3 girls..and through all of the tough personal issues in he and his family's life and the the ongoing pressures and responsibilities of keeping a business running as smoothly as can be expected through all the hiccups such as pandemics and property and stock market booms and busts ..changes of governments and regulations etc..including difficult clients ..and staff changes etc through the decades he and his wife have been in business ...he still manages to have a warm welcoming smile and makes time where he can to help people....I think the world would be a better place if we could manufacture a few more like thanks to Mark..his wife Nicki and the team at Wardle Accountants Caloundra ...cheers Wayne Reid .Small business owner ..Caloundra Qld..2023 ..
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B&C Concrete Pumping
Anthony and Wardle Partners has been a huge asset for our business, we are overwhelmed with the service, professionalism and friendly nature of Anthony and his team. Our business has benefitted massively from his help. We couldn't ask for a better accountant!
Neil Tarlinton
Neil Tarlinton
I’m disabled with a traumatic brain injury and a lot of businesses take advantage of me because of this. Wardle has bent over backwards to help me with complex Tax and Self Managed Fund Advice and Reports. They are always polite, friendly and welcoming and can take my banter without getting offended. Their prices are reasonable but their service is on a whole other level(amazing). I couldn’t recommend a more professional, affordable and reliable accounting firm.
Mark and the team at Wardle Partners Accounting have been a pleasure to deal with over the last 3 years. The service they provide is exceptional and staff are knowledgeable, professional and go above and beyond to assist. I would highly recommend Mark and his team to anyone looking for an accounting firm that actually cares about its clients. Thank you for all your help. Your support has meant a lot to me.
Krzysztof Rososzczuk
Krzysztof Rososzczuk
I would highly recommend Mark and his team to anyone. Wardle Partners gave me an excellent service with my SMSF for the last three years. They are having high standard and very professional service. I'm happy to provide them five star rating. Thanks again. Kris.
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Boocock's Quality Meats
We have been with Wardle Partners since February 2022 and have been blown away from the very start! Anthony & the team are THE BEST at what they do. The wealth of knowledge that they have, the exceptional standard of professionalism and their commitment to providing the best service, advice and experience is why we won't go anywhere else. From simple bookkeeping training, to tax planning, business restructuring and everything in between. We can't speak highly enough of them!

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Reap the rewards of your SMSF investments

Reap the rewards of your investments

A self-managed super fund (SMSF) can give you hands-on investment flexibility and help you make the most of your retirement savings so you can enjoy the lifestyle you want. Our Sunshine Coast SMSF accountants will help you understand the requirements of managing your fund and keep you up to date with SMSF compliance and administration.

Working with Wardle Partners will enable you to rest easy, knowing your SMSF is running smoothly and within the law.

Get in touch with us to get started.

*We recommend our associate partners, Compass Financial Solutions  (Authorised Advisors ASFL 278272) who are able to provide personalised advice & recommendations, as indicated above.

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8 Otranto Ave, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

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Monday to Thursday – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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At Wardle Partners Accountants & Advisors we offer a range of services which are customised to your individual needs. Our services include individual and business accounting and Taxation needs, Bookkeeping and Self Managed Superannuation Fund.

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Using the latest technology and online accounting, we can take care of your bookkeeping bank reconciliations, providing for efficient, accurate and up to date accounting and reporting for your business.

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