Ray ItaouiDirector


Accounting is an increasingly complex area. To do it well, you need someone who is quick to identify relevant issues, experienced, and capable of finding pragmatic solutions. The consequences of getting it wrong are just too great.

An SMSF Auditor and Tax Agent, Ray is a man of action. He is results driven and you always know where you stand. He works with clients to ensure they are operating in a way that recognises the future they want looking across compliance, risk mitigation, and growth paths.

Ray is that rare breed of person who is not only practical but detail conscious with an in-depth understanding of the impact of the regulatory environment faced by clients.

Most recently Ray expanded Hayes Knight’s Superannuation Division and capability. He developed and implemented the processes and procedures to create an efficient, accurate and proactive SMSF compliance, administration and audit service.

In addition to his work with Hayes Knight, Ray also heads Hayes Knight’s SMSF audit and administration outsourcing company, Superssentials Pty Ltd. Superssentials is a high quality service that ensures there will be no nasty surprises for accounting firms across Australia and the clients they refer.

Ray is also a contributor to the profession. He is an experienced presenter and writer with an ability to simplify complex areas and provide a practical spin on theoretical issues.

When not on his laptop or phone, Ray’s time is split between his young family, cheering on his beloved Canberra Raiders NRL team, and tormenting his colleagues with his mischievous sense of humour.



  • B.Comm, Bachelor of Commerce (USyd)
  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
  • Registered SMSF Auditor
  • Registered Tax Agent


Favourite line from a movie


“A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.”

Mario Puzo, The Godfather

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