SMSF administrator SuperConcepts has opened a new office in Adelaide that will employ 140 full-time staff by 2021 and also host internships with accounting students from the University of Adelaide.
The new office was opened by South Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway after the state government provided support for the move.
SuperConcepts chief executive Lara Bourguignon said the firm had chosen to settle the majority of its SMSF operations staff in Adelaide due to the competitive conditions offered by the SA government.
“On behalf of SuperConcepts and AMP, I’d like to thank Minister Ridgway and the SA government for their ongoing support and collaboration on our shared goal of innovation and supporting business,” Bourguignon said.
“It is fantastic to see a state government and a minister such as Minister Ridgway who understand the competitive nature of business and the requirements of supporting and sustaining employment for ongoing success.”
She said the opening of the Adelaide office had also resulted in an increase in staff levels and 113 staff would work from the new location, increasing to 140 by 2021, in line with a business plan agreed upon with the SA Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment.
Ridgway said SuperConcepts’ decision to expand its Adelaide workforce was a “vote of confidence in our financial and business services sector”.
“Together we are helping create opportunities to develop the next generation of SMSF and asset management industry experts in Adelaide,” he added.
As part of the office opening, SuperConcepts also announced it had formed an internship program with the University of Adelaide under which two accounting students from the institution would complete a 10-week internship with the firm.
“This is a great opportunity for students who are nearing the completion of their degree to learn more about SMSFs and the administration of SMSFs,” Bourguignon said.
“The SMSF sector is a huge and growing market in Australia and presents an excellent career opportunity for a university student wanting hands-on experience.”