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A special night recognising our best and brightest

This year at the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Waikato Annual Awards we had several team members celebrating and being recognised for their qualification achievements.

Sharon Crocombe-Woodward, Marina Wolter, Chloe Hunter, Gary Dai and Amy Coombes were recognised for their achievements of becoming Chartered Accountants, and Michelle Weller, Gemma Woodham, Megan Johns and Karen Arnold for their Accounting Technician qualification.























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Peter Hexter, Director said “It was a great night, sharing in the success and celebrating our team achievements. For CooperAitken it was a special night and we were well represented at the event with five Chartered Accountants and five Accounting Technicians graduating. Well done, we are proud of you all.”


Also Jessica Horrox graduated with a Bachelor of Management with first class honours, majoring in Accounting. Her ceremony was at Claudelands Event Centre.


New additions to our team

Two qualified chartered accountants joined the team - Gary Dai in March and Sharlotte McFarlane in May. In April, Samantha Campbell and Mohini Naidu joined the team as junior accountants. Also in April, Joanne Willets came on-board as our office support person.


Back Row L- R Mohini, Gary, Joanne

Front Row L- R Samantha and Sharlotte



Shades of green and orange

The team dressed in orange to raise funds for Leukaemia, green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in March and as a fund raiser, dressed up and donated food items to the Morrinsville Ezekiel Trust Food Bank.
































Scammers strike

Internet fraud and scams can affect anyone at any time, even the Inland Revenue as reported in The New Herald on 11 February 2014. Here are a few tips to help you avoid being scammed:

  1. Never enter your personal details into a website unless you are sure it is genuine.
  2. Don’t visit your bank’s website by clicking on a link. Always type the address in and check that it has the ‘s’ as in https://. The ‘s’ provides better security.
  3. For financial transactions, and for purchasing items only, use sites that have https://. Do not buy on-line from a vendor who does not provide this.
  4. Check your bank statements regularly to make sure no one is accessing your funds.
  5. Order a credit report every year to make sure no one is using your name to borrow money or run debts.
  6. Contact your bank immediately if you think you have given money, or personal bank details to a scammer.

We are also aware that scammers are telephoning people saying they are from Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and asking for credit card details for an outstanding payment to be made.  ACC do not accept payments from credit cards. Also ACC will provide paper correspondence before telephoning you. If in doubt contact one of our ACC specialists.


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