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Smartcorp at a Glance

1979 – Smartcorp opens its doors

Smartcorp founded by entrepreneur Geoffrey Cole and solicitor David Morgan.

1996 – Launch of Compuco

Smartcorp launches Australia’s first fully integrated company ordering, corporate register and EDGE lodging system, in response to making company incorporations easier through use of technology.

2003 – Launch of Corpliance

Smartcorp launches Corpliance; the first online company ordering and ASIC compliance system in Australia.

2009 – Jenny Low appointed General Manager

After working across all facets of the business for 24 years, Jenny Low appointed General Manager of Smartcorp.

May 2014 - Jacob Weinmann joins as Managing Director

Jacob Weinmann, previously Group Managing Director of Anstat Group, joins Smartcorp as Managing Director.

November 2014 – Panel of Experts appointed

Eamonn Moran PSM QC, Sue Norfolk and David Morgan appointed to Smartcorp’s Panel of Experts.

February 2015 – Brand relaunch

Smartcorp launches new corporate identity and responsive website.

Meet the Team

Jacob Weinmann
Managing Director

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Jacob boasts a long-standing involvement in managing and building companies, with an emphasis on leading product and service innovation. Jacob brings a wealth of experience to the management team, having worked across a diverse client base spanning professional service firms, corporations and government agencies.

He was previously managing director of one of Australia’s largest privately owned legal publishing firms, the Anstat Group, where he led the management and growth of three key group divisions – legal publishing, property information and risk/compliance software and services. 

Under his leadership, the business achieved an impressive history of product and service innovation, excellence in customer service, outstanding staff relations and solid profitability. The business was sold in 2007 to SAI Global, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Jenny Low
General Manager

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Jenny has developed a strong customer service culture within Smartcorp, resulting in excellent client loyalty and retention. 

A University of Sydney graduate, Jenny has worked in almost every role within the business over the past three decades. Her experience brings  a well-rounded understanding of the business and every conceivable requirement to clients across the country. 

Her intimate knowledge of the business meant she was well positioned to take up the reigns as General Manager in 2009, and has most recently led the charge on the relaunch of the Smartcorp brand. 

Jenny is passionate about bringing new products to Smartcorp clients and continuing the excellent service expected by clients, which has been the backbone of the business for more than three decades.

Nathan Harper
Chief Technical Officer

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As Chief Technical Officer at Smartcorp, Nathan is focused on the ongoing development of new systems and products that service our clients. 

With nearly two decades of global experience in system development and building and operating large-scale software-as-a-service products in the publishing and regulatory compliance space, Nathan is a major asset to the Smartcorp team. 

Nathan has created technology products relied upon by millions of users globally to support research, business processes and Government, Risk and Compliance, Environment Health and Safety and Standards and Legislation. 

His technological experience is a strong asset as Smartcorp forges ahead with bold plans to grow its online presence under the new leadership team.

His role focuses on all aspects of improving the client experience, clever integration with alliance partners and ongoing innovation.

Eamonn Moran PSM QC
Legal Document Clarity

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Eamonn brings clarity to Smartcorp’s legal documents. He is a well-respected Barrister at the Victorian Bar with global experience in legislative drafting

Eamonn is also part-time Victorian Law Reform Commissioner and works closely with Smartcorp to enhance document structure with clarity of language.

Eamonn has worked within government for more than 30 years and has vast expertise in government and public law.

He has particular expertise in statutory interpretation, having delivered numerous papers in that area at international conferences. He also chairs independent expert panels which review legislation.

Eamonn also worked as Law Draftsman for the Hong Kong Department of Justice for four years where he contributed to the development of plain language drafting.

Sue Norfolk
Compliance and Corporate Affairs

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Sue has a wealth of knowledge in corporate secretarial and ASIC compliance having run her own corporate registry business for 17 years.

Sue is an experienced corporate secretary, having set up countless new business structures, ASIC compliance paperwork and maintaining and auditing company registers throughout her career.

With extensive experience in the corporate secretarial services to foreign companies registered in Australia and their subsidiaries, she also gained a wealth of knowledge during a period of much change with the Corporations Law Reform.

Sue has completed the Chartered Secretaries Company Secretarial Course and has extensive experience assisting the Company Secretary for many large public companies.

Sue is adept at dealing with ASIC compliance, corporate governance, administrative help with board minutes and collating information for annual reports.

David Morgan
Legal Advisory

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David Morgan, from DGF Morgan & Associates, is our key legal adviser, with years of specific domain expertise in company incorporation and trust matters. He is also a fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia and a well-known name in Australian legal circles.

David has spent much of his career drafting deeds, constitutions and other documentation tailored to the client’s needs. He has also advised on business structures, asset protection and tax related issues, estate planning, testamentary trusts and a variety of commercial work.

Management Team

Panel of Experts

Smartcorp Company Profile

With over 35 years in the industry, Smartcorp are the pioneers of smart, compliant corporate documents.

Smartcorp launched Australia’s first online company ordering and ASIC compliance system (Corpliance) over ten years ago and continue to deliver quality corporate documentation with service, speed and support.

Smartcorp offers a seamless online ordering platform supported by an excellent customer service team monitoring the flow of orders.The customer service team have helped deliver over half a million documents to accounting and professional service firms and financial adviser networks across Australia.

‘…awesome service and super-fast turnaround.’
G2 Accounting, Kew, VIC

‘…great service for a great price.’
Armstrong Dare & Company, Brighton, Vic

‘…we’re glad we switched to Smartcorp.’
GMK Partners Pty Ltd Melbourne, VIC

‘…quickest I have dealt with.’
G. Franco Accountants, Payneham, SA

‘…reliable, trustworthy and on time.’
Inline Business Consulting

‘…exceeded our expectations.’
SME Accounting & Tax Services, Waitara, NSW

Company Registration

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  • Proposed name of company (preferably include 2nd and 3rd choices as well)
  • The State or Territory Company will be taken to be registered
  • If the proposed name is identical to a registered business name and all the owners of the business name are to be members of the company:

    State or Territory of registration and Registered business number (if business registered prior to 28 May 2012)  OR

    Australian business number (if business registered on or after 28 May 2012)
  • Type of company - standard Pty Ltd or special purpose SMSF trustee
  • Registered office address of the company (not a PO Box) including occupier's name if company will not be occupying the address
  • Principal Place of Business of the company (not a PO Box)
  • If there is to be an ultimate holding company on registration, its name and ACN/ABN or ARBN and country of incorporation (if not Australia)
  • For officeholders and shareholders - full name (+ACN if a corporate shareholder), residential address and date and place of birth (town and state if within Australia, country only if overseas)
  • For officeholders - whether they are to be Director, Secretary or both.  (Note: The office of secretary is optional, but if appointed one must reside in Australia)
  • For shareholders - number and class of shares, paid and unpaid amounts and whether or not the shares will be held beneficially
  • Type of register - electronic documents only, presentation folder or full register
  • Would you like an extra copy of the company documents emailed directly to your client
  • For an additional fee, would you like a common seal
  • Would you like your firm's name and address printed on the cover of the company constitution
  • Would you like the ASIC administration of the company to be done through Corpliance, SmartCorp's online ASIC compliance service

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Unit Trust

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  • Name of Trust. Must not end with 'Pty Limited'. The Trust name does not have to include the word 'Trust', but usually does.
  • Jurisdiction (normally the State or Territory where the Trustee and other parties who sign the deed are located)
  • Full name (and ACN if a company) and address of Trustee. Can be either two or more individuals, or a company. Sole individual Trustees are not permitted.
  • Chairperson of Trustee (for minutes)
  • Names of unit holders. May be individuals, companies, trusts or superannuation funds. Charities are not normally included. If a trust or superannuation fund is holding the units, you must also enter the name of the Trustee of the trust or superannuation fund including its ACN (if a company).
  • Type of register - electronic documents only, presentation folder or full register.
  • Would you like an extra copy of the trust documents emailed directly to your client?
  • Would you like your firm's name and address printed on the cover of the deed?

SMSF Establishment

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  • Name of Fund.  Must not end with Pty Limited. The name does not have to include the words, 'Superannuation Fund' but usually does.
  • Jurisdiction. Normally the State or Territory where the Trustee and Members are located.
  • Full Name (and ACN if a company) and address of Trustee(s). A corporate trustee is preferable.

    (i)  For a corporate Trustee, full names of directors.  All the directors of the company must be Members of the Fund and there must be no other directors.  Each director must not employ any other Member, unless they are related.
    In a sole Member fund, that Member may be the sole director of the corporate Trustee or there may be one other director, who must not employ the Member, unless they are related.
    (ii)  For individual Trustees, all Trustees must be Members of the Fund and none of the Trustees must employ any other Member, unless they are related.
    In a sole Member fund, two Trustees are required, one of whom must be the Member.  The second Trustee must be over 18 years of age (DOB required) and must not employ the Member, unless they are related.
  • For any employer who will be contributing to the Fund, their name (and ACN if a company) and address and if the employer is a company, the full names of all directors (required for Minutes).
  • A SMSF has a maximum of four Members.  For each Member, their full name and address, sex and date of birth as well as their marital status and date of commencement of employment, if known.
  • Type of register - electronic documents only, presentation folder or full register
  • Would you like an extra copy of the trust documents emailed directly to your client
  • Would you like your firm's name and address printed on the cover of the deed

SMSF Deed Update

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  • Name of Fund
  • Jurisdiction. Normally the State or Territory where the Trustee and Members are located.
  • Type of Fund (Employer Sponsored or Self Employed/Gainfully Occupied).  After updating, the office of Principal Employer will cease to exist for Employer Sponsored funds. The former Principal Employer may still make contributions to the Fund as a Contributing Employer.
  • Name of parties who have power to amend the deed (e.g. Trustee)
  • Clause number in deed stating which parties have power to amend the deed.
  • Full Name (and ACN if a company) and address of Principal Employer (if any)
  • For any other employer who contributes to the Fund, their name (and ACN if a company) and address and if the employer is a company, the full names of all directors (required for Minutes).
  • Full Name and address of each Member of the Fund.
  • Full Name (and ACN if a company) and address of Trustee(s). If Corporate Trustee, full names of directors.
  • Type of register - electronic documents or hard copy
  • Would you like your firm's name and address printed on the cover of the deed?

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Discretionary Trust

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  • Name of Trust. Must not end with Pty Limited. The Trust name does not have to include the word 'Trust', but usually does
  • Jurisdiction (normally the State or Territory where the Trustee and other parties who sign the deed are located)
  • Full name (and ACN if a company) and address of Trustee. A corporate Trustee is preferable. If not a company, at least two individuals are preferred
  • Chairperson of Trustee (for minutes)
  • Full name (and ACN if a company) and address of Appointor(s). The Appointor has the power to appoint and remove the Trustee.

  • The Settlor must be an individual 18 years of age or over. A company cannot act as Settlor. They must be at arm's length from the trust and are not permitted to benefit from the trust; therefore they cannot also be the Trustee, the Appointor or a beneficiary of the trust. The Settlor should not be acting as the Agent of the person establishing the trust

  • Settled sum. A dollar amount must be specified. The settled sum is usually only a nominal amount ($10 or $20). The settled sum should be paid from the Settlor's own funds and should not be reimbursed either directly or indirectly by any other person.
  • Names of beneficiaries and any persons to be excluded as beneficiaries (if required)
  • Type of register - electronic documents only, presentation folder or full register
  • Would you like an extra copy of the trust documents emailed directly to your client
  • Would you like your firm's name and address printed on the cover of the deed

SMSF Borrowing Trust

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  • Name of SMSF Borrowing Trust
  • Jurisdiction.  Normally the State or Territory where the Trustee and Members are located.
  • Name of SMSF
  • Name of SMSF Borrowing Trust
  • Full Name, ACN and address of Custodian Trustee (Trustee of the Borrowing Trust).  The Custodian Trustee must be a company; Individual Trustees are not permitted.  The Custodian Trustee must not also be the Trustee of the SMSF.
  • Full Names of Directors of Custodian Trustee, one to be appointed as Chairperson (Address to be provided)
  • Address of the asset to be purchased
  • Legal Description of the asset (eg Lot and DP number) if known.
  • Full Name, ACN (if a company) and address of Trustee(s) of SMSF.  If Corporate Trustee, full names of all directors, one to be appointed as Chairperson.
  • Would you like an extra copy of the trust documents emailed directly to your client

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