Our Team

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Meet The Team

BERNIE ROHAN

BERNIE ROHAN

Founder
Bachelor of Business, CPA, Registered Company Auditor, Registered SMSF Auditor and SMSF
Association Designated Specialist Auditor

Bernie founded BPR Audit in 1999. He has had extensive external audit experience with a multi-national accounting firm as well as CFO, internal audit and senior management experience with other multi-nationals. Bernie has a passionate focus on client service and delivery.

Bernie’s external audit experience includes Company audits, SMSFs, Public Companies, Not-For-Profits, Trust Accounts, Foreign Subsidiaries, Grant Acquittal Statements, AFSL Licenses, and RTOs. He guides Clients through the audit process, drawing on his experience to assist Clients in finding solutions and practical ways to improve their systems and processes.

Current specialisations: External audit and SMSF audit.

TERJE KIVIMAE

Audit Manager
Bachelor of Economics, CPA

Terje worked for Arthur Anderson and Ernst and Young in audit and assurance services in Europe for eleven years before moving to Ernst and Young’s Melbourne office. Terje was an Audit Manager who worked across several jurisdictions. In the Melbourne office of Ernst and Young Terje specialised in Transaction Advisory Services before moving to BPR Audit. Terje provides the firm with sound technical, financial reporting, client relationship and system skills.

Current specialisations: External audit, Financial Reporting and SMSF audit.

Terje Kivimae
Sarah Scales

SARAH SCALES

SMSF Audit Manager
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting , CA, ASIC Registered SMSF Auditor and SMSF Association Advisor

Sarah worked with PwC Australia and MGI Melbourne before joining the team at BPR Audit in May 2015. Specialising in superannuation since 1997, Sarah has extensive experience in self-managed super funds administration, technical assistance and audits. In previous roles Sarah assisted Directors with technical issues and trained team members. Sarah has a passion for working through technical issues with clients.

Current specialisations: SMSF audits and SMSF technical assistance.

REGIINA ROHAN

Practice Manager and Audit Senior
Bachelor of Business, MBA

Regiina has worked in various finance and general management roles including in shipping, manufacturing and wholesaling. Regiina’s background brings considerable and diverse commercial experience to the practice. Regiina has a natural interest in information technology. Regiina provides the firm with audit, accounting, practice management and IT skills.

Current specialisations: SMSF audit and external audit.

Regiina Rohan
Florence Bruyere

FLORENCE BRUYERE

SMSF Audit Supervisor
Diploma in Accounting (France)

Florence joined BPR Audit from roles in commercial accounting including with a leading French wine group operating in Australia. Florence is an excellent auditor with terrific attention to detail and willingness to expand her skill set.

Current specialisation: SMSF and External audits.

SHERMAN LO

SMSF Audit Senior
Bachelor of Business, CPA

Sherman has been working in SMSF audit for over five years. Sherman previously worked for a large specialist SMSF audit firm. Sherman has tremendous attention to detail and focus on meeting client expectations. Sherman has a passion for furthering her career in the self managed superannuation sector.

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Jessica Tran

JESSICA TRAN

SMSF Consultant
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)

Jessica has over five years’ experience in SMSF administration, taxation and audit. Jessica previously worked for a leading National Mid-Tier Accounting firm. Jessica has a well-rounded background with a strong understanding of client needs, attention to detail and superannuation.

Ernest Tom

Bachelor of Business (Major in Accounting and Finance)

Ernest is currently completing a Masters in Accounting and is a recent entrant to SMSF Auditing. Ernest has well rounded experience in accounting in general, which has included roles in financial and management accounting including valued experience in accounting software packages such as MYOB. With Ernest’s excellent knowledge of accounting, has picked up SMSF auditing quickly.

Ernest Tom
Roger Zhu

Roger Zhu

Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Material Engineering and Science

Roger spent a little over two years at another leading SMSF Audit firm. Roger is a recent addition to our team and has fitted in seamlessly. Roger has an excellent understanding of self managed superannuation funds legislation and auditing requirements. Roger has a Bachelor of Accounting, as well as a Bachelor of Material Engineering and Science and is currently completing a Master of Data Science at Monash University, Melbourne and thus brings the team considerable IT expertise.

Phil Hey

SMSF Consultant

Phil joined the audit team in July 2019. He has in excess of 25 years’ experience in SMSF Administration having been a partner in Malcolm Gray accountants in Hobart, former Head of Administration Services and Director at Superconcepts and founding director of SMSF Works.

Phil subsequently sold his interest in SMSF Works and has been independently consulting to the SMSF Industry for the past few years and has joined the BPR Audit team as a part time consultant. To our considerable benefit. Phil has excellent management, client and technical skills. Furthermore Phil had past experience in audit, prior to joining BPR Audit. In addition Phil has considerable experience in the implementation and improvement of SMSF Administrations systems.

Phil Hey

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BPR Audit provide a range of other audit services that require a registered company auditor.

Other audit services include:

  • Government Grant & Compliance Audits
  • Franchising Code of Conduct Audits
  • Marketing Fund Audits
  • Agreed Upon Procedures Audits

BPR Audit has for many years provided trust account audit services and is able to pass on our experience to clients. We have a systemised and seamless approach to trust account auditing.

Our Services include:

  • Solicitors Trust Accounts (Approved examiner reviews)
  • Real Estate Trust Accounts
  • Accountant’s Trust Accounts
  • Other Trust Accounts

BPR Audit are experienced in auditing not-for-profit entities. We understand that the not-for-profit sector often requires additional accounting expertise to assist in management and committees/directors in compliance and governance. We can assist as required.

Our audit services in the not-for-profit sector include:

  • Companies Limited by guarantee
  • Trusts & Foundations
  • Incorporated Associations
  • Private Ancillary Funds

As registered Company Auditors we provide company audit services, which involve a high level of Manager and Director engagement. This experience assists in providing a seamless audit process. Our experienced team includes ex Big 4 Accounting firm experience.

Our range of company audit services include the following:

  • Public companies
  • Private companies
  • Multinational subsidiaries
  • Australian Financial Services Licensees (AFSL)

In 2019, the ATO conducted a compliance review of 51 top 100 audit firms including BPR Audit Pty Ltd.

  • 2 firms were referred to ASIC due to failure to identify contraventions
  • 5 firms were identified as having exited audit services (voluntary cancellations)
  • Minor deficiencies were identified in 35 firms, including insufficient audit documentation and/or engagement letters not referencing specific SISA sections and SISR regulations, not signed or not updated
  • Just 10 firms were fully compliant. BPR Audit was one of these 10 firms.
  • BPR Audit also was fully compliant in our May 2012 ATO review.

This is a testament to the quality audits we undertake and provides assurance to you in terms of client and practice risk.

We are a Top 100 SMSF Audit Firm and our philosophy is as follows:

  • On-Shore – All audits completed in Australia. No off-shoring.
  • Truly Independent – Audit Firm only. We do not provide accounting or tax services. We do not operate as part of larger network or have any affiliation with a network group.
  • Adhere to Service Standards – We are known for our excellent turnaround times and responding to client requests for assistance in a timely manner. Service Standards is our key KPI.
  • Assist clients in providing solutions – We derive satisfaction in assisting clients and facilitating solutions for those superfunds that have issues from time to time.
  • Technical Excellence – There are three people in the firm with over twenty years each experience in SMSF Audit and Administration.
  • Second Tier SMSF Audit Firm – We wish to be fully engaged with all our clients as well as provide benefits of scale.
  • Technology – Our firm uses on-line audit software which facilitates the flow of information from our clients. We are proficient in Class Super (Class Audit Partner), BGL 360 and Supermate.

Our firm has been auditing self managed superannuation funds since 1999. We are registered with ASIC (two registered SMSF Auditors in the practice) and are members of the SMSF Association. We have the Auditor and Advisor designations.

We provide SMSF independent audit services for accounting firms, financial planning and self managed superannuation fund administrators. We are happy to provide references/testimonials upon request.