About The Real Issue

The Real Issue is a small team of chartered accountants providing SMSF Audit and technical advice services. The founder and principal is Susie Thearle.

Our Mission

To ensure a high standard of advice is provided to the public without fear or favour, and with the aim of maximising value to the clients by first understanding what the client values.
To ensure all Self Managed Superannuation Funds are touched by a SMSF Association Specialist so they receive the very best of advice.

About Susie Thearle

Susie has over 25 years experience in the accounting public practice environment, and is a SMSF Specialist Advisor offering technical advice in relation to compliance with the rules. She relocated her business form Canberra to Yeppoon in 2008, is an accredited SMSF Specialist Auditor and Advisor with the SMSF Association, the peak body for SMSF professionals, and completed specialist training and has also completed the relevant units to become PS146 compliant

Susie Thearle is accredited as a

  • SMSF Specialist – SMSF Association
  • Registered SMSF Auditor - ASIC
  • Chartered Accountant – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered Taxation Advisor – The Taxation Institute
  • Registered Tax Agent – Australian Taxation Office