David began his career at Baumgartners in 1998 in a part-time capacity whilst still studying at university. Some 19 years later he has established himself as a leader in the provision of SMSF audit services as Director of Baumgartner Super.
Originally working as a member of the Baumgartners accounting business, David’s interest in SMSFs drove him to establish with David Baumgartner, a specialist SMSF unit. Since that time David has headed what is now known as Baumgartner Super, a business which currently employs a dedicated team of 14.
Baumgartner Super’s rapid expansion has created it a profile within the industry that has enabled David the opportunity to present on SMSF audits to members of both the Taxation Institute of Australia and the National Tax and Accountants’ Association across Australia. More specifically, as co-presenter of the NTAA’s Super Basics seminar series, David has prepared and delivered more than 20 seminars to thousands of accountants.
His expertise in the area was also recognized through his position on the Australian Taxation Office’s SCC Approved Auditors Working Group which played an important role assisting the ATO and ASIC with the approved SMSF auditor registration process and the ongoing regulation of auditors.
David enjoys working with fellow accounting professionals across Australia and assisting them with their superannuation compliance issues. Most of all, David loves leading the fantastic team at Baumgartner Super as they deliver a service to their clients of which he is very proud.
Qualifications and memberships
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- CA SMSF Specialist
- Registered SMSF Auditor
- SMSF Association Specialist Auditor®