I'm new to this forum, and to property investing in general to be honest. I'd like to set up a SMSF and buy an investment property in Turkey (my partner is Turkish). I have enough $$ to buy something there without having to borrow from a bank, but my accountant quoted me a ridiculous amount of money to manage the SMSF every year ($4k). Apparently an accountant needs to do the figures first and then they have to be checked by an auditor before being lodged with ATO. I fail to understand how it can cost this much when all the hard work will be done already. All receipts etc will already have been translated into English, and my book keeper will already have done the figures before giving to the accountant so it's merely a formality him checking and signing off on everything. Can anyone suggest a more reasonable/SMSF-friendly accountant I could use - preferably one that isn't going to try and talk me out of buying property in Turkey. We've done a lot of research into the area we want to invest in, we know the rental return won't be great, but capital growth is what we're looking for. I live in Brisbane but I'm happy to work with an accountant outside Brisbane if they're an expert in this field. Any help/advice you guys can offer would be greatly appreciated!