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The Face Behind GPS Audit Assurance
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Gary Smith B.Bus; MBA; FCPA


Who is Gary Smith

My Story

I have in excess of 30-years audit experience and over 20 years commercial experience. I am a Certified Practising Accountant, a fellow of CPA Australia and hold a public practice certificate with CPA Australia.

I am an experienced Registered Company Auditor and a registered superannuation auditor with ASIC.

My initial audit training was with the Queensland Audit Office and I was involved as an auditor with Queensland Audit Office for over 10 years. I have been an approved contract auditor with the Queensland Audit Office and have performed a wide range of audits in that sector covering Education, Arts, Law, Sport and Recreation and Local Government.

From the early nineties, I worked in public practice as an accountant and auditor with Harris Black, Chartered Accountants and later as the founding principal in GPS Business Services , CPAs established in March 1993.

In the late nineties, I changed the focus of my practice to Audit and Assurance Services only and built that business to become a significant contributor of independent audit services to the community.

My experience includes the audits of public and unlisted public companies, foreign controlled entities, large and small reporting companies along with financial services entities. I have also conducted specialised audits in the areas of Trust Accounts and non for profit entities.

I also have significant experience in the insurance industry (10 years as an underwriter) and have developed as a specialist in forensic accounting for business interruption insurance and have provided services to the insurance industry and their clients over the last 25 years.

In 2013, I rebadged as SAAS Audit Services now continued as the founding partner prior to entering partial retirement in 2019. SAAS is a reputable and specialised audit company owned and managed by James Kenwood. Where the audit work needs a team approach, I will work with SAAS in meeting your audit needs.s

what can I offer the business community on the Sunshine Coast?

I have recently travelled the world with my wife and now I am settled into my new place of residence at Yaroomba on the Sunshine Coast. I believe I have a lot to offer the business community as a qualified auditor and business advisor.

As well as providing audit services, my specialised skills will assist in growing the client’s business protecting assets and ensuring your financial systems are helping you achieve your goals, while attending to your audit needs as required. To maintain my independence I do not provide business services to audit clients.

• Bachelor of Business – Accountancy, QUT – Brisbane – 1977
• Bachelor of Business – Public Administration, QUT – Brisbane (majoring in Local Government) – 1981
• Certified Practising Accountant, CPA Australia
• Public Practice Certificate, CPA Australia
• Fellowship of CPA Australia
• MBA at Queensland University of Technology – 2003
• Registered Company Auditor
• Register Superannuation Auditor

My trading name is GPS Audit, Assurance and Business Services

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