Meet Rohan Mansfield, Principal at LDB Group
November 9, 2018
Rohan Mansfield spends his working days helping clients navigate the complex rules governing self-managed superannuation.
A sporting association also benefits from his accounting expertise, in a connection that lead Rohan to a remarkable encounter with nature.
Find out more about Rohan Mansfield’s story so far.
1) What attracted you to a career in accounting? How did you end up at LDB?
I did accounting at high school and then at university. There was always a structured career path with accounting, so the choice was easy for me.
I ended up at LDB as I knew the Managing Partner, Norman Elliott, from a previous role. I was looking to join a firm that had a great team environment and that offered a range of services to clients and that’s exactly what LDB offers.
2) What’s your area of expertise?
I specialise in superannuation in relation to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).
I assist clients with setting up SMSFs and meeting ongoing annual compliance obligations. I also provide advice in relation to contributions, pensions and the investment rules.
3) What do you love about your job?
Being able to help trustees and members of self-managed superannuation funds understand and comply with the complicated superannuation rules.
The rules are forever being changed by the government of the day, so there can be a lot to keep up with.
4) What are some of the common mistakes made by SMSF trustees? How do you correct them?
Trustees can often make mistakes with the contribution or pension rules, as they can be complicated.
We try to be as proactive as possible in making sure clients understand the rules governing contributions and pensions.
It’s best to try and avoid mistakes with contributions or pensions in the first place, as they can be hard to rectify if they do occur.
5) What’s a surprising fact most people don’t know about you?
I am the treasurer of the Victorian Skateboarding Association. I got involved because my son is a fanatical skateboarder.
6) Describe your ideal holiday
I took my son to a YMCA Skateboarding Camp in Sequoia National Park in California in July.
The Sequoia species are the biggest trees in the world and the location is amazing. My son skateboarded and I enjoyed the Sequoias in the National Park.