Careers

Careers

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We pride ourselves on being a fantastic place to work.  We are committed to upholding our company values and creating a strong culture within our firm.  

CAREERS

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CooperAitken prides itself on being a great place to work. We promote strong teamwork, advocate personal development, understand the importance of family, and strive to be an employer that supports the right work-life balance.

We are a multi-branch firm, with a long established history of providing accounting excellence to our rural, commercial and family clients. Our philosophy is to work closely with our clients assisting them to grow and develop.

Offering the best in accountancy services, advisory, specialist tax advice, and many business services and support, we maintain a passion and commitment to our clients, staff and community – to add value and be the best provider of services we offer.

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Our latest career opportunities

Intermediate Accountant

We are seeking an Intermediate Accountant to join the team in our Morrinsville branch. This is a full-time position.

As an Intermediate Accountant you will assist the Client Manager and other team members with the running of client affairs, by handling account related matters to expected professional standards, whilst contributing towards positive and meaningful client relationships. You will also collaborate and support junior colleagues and be committed to the achievement of targets through effective performance management and staff development.

You may be studying towards a relative qualification – we’re open to discussions about how we can support you through this process. 

A detailed job description is available on request.

Senior Accountant - Specialist Responsibilities

We are seeking a Senior Accountant to join our team and take on additional high-level duties. 

Position Summary

As a Senior Accountant with Specialist Responsibilities, you will assist Partners with the management of high-level compliance and special project work. All tasks shall be completed to exemplary professional standards, whilst providing outstanding client relationships.

You will also provide the necessary technical support to wider team members for a range of scheduled compliance work and additional special projects as required.

We have offices across the greater Waikato and may be able provide some flexibility about branch placement for this specific position. 

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Client Relationships
  • Technical Assistance
  • Leadership & Collaboration

You will need to have excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of New Zealand Accounting principles and tax law. A proven ability to lead others and share knowledge is highly desirable.

A detailed job description is available on request.

Workflow Coordinator

Are you looking for an opportunity to balance lifestyle while working for an established, professional and people-driven company?

Would you like to explore an opportunity to advance your career, gain skills through professional development in a trusted and established work environment?

We are seeking a Workflow Coordinator to join our team in the Morrinsville office.

Position Summary:

The Workflow Coordinator will oversee the scheduling and coordination of jobs and capacity planning across the company.

This position has a key focus on providing guidance and support to team members to ensure work is completed in a timely and efficient manner as part of the overall monthly and annual job allocations

Key Responsibilities:

The Workflow Coordinator will assist in the management of our people resource, and oversee the administrative duties of the company’s workflow and capacity allocations.

Duties will include tasks associated with:

    • Workflow Administration and People Management
    • Capacity Planning and Reporting

Experience & Attributes:

  • Previous team management with the ability to guide, coach and influence people is essential; workflow or productivity management experience is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Strong computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office Suite – specifically Excel.
  • Display discretion and confidentiality at all times.

Hours of Work:

37.5 – 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday.
This role is based in our Morrinsville office.

All applicants must have the legal ability to work in New Zealand.  A full job description is available upon request. 
Please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@cooperaitken.co.nz

Applications close Friday 26th January 2024.

Junior Accountant

We are seeking a Junior Accountant to join our Morrinsville office, working collaboratively as part of a larger, multi-branch accounting team. 

With support, you will assist the Client Managers and other team members organising client affairs; specifically you will learn how to handle a wide range of account related matters to expected professional standards, whilst developing client relationships. 

You may also be studying towards a relative qualification.  We are open to discussion about how we may be able to support you through this process. 

Skills and Experience

  • You may have some experience in the accounting industry and/or beginner knowledge of relevant accountancy systems  e.g. Xero, MYOB .
  • You may be studying towards an accountancy degree.
  • You may be a school-leaver looking for an entry-level opportunity to work and study simultaneously.

What we are looking for

  • A person with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Someone who can work collaboratively as part of a wider team and build relationships with clients and other third parties
  • A hard worker who is proactive and able to take direction from peers and colleagues
  • Good communication skills
  • Fits well into our team culture

A detailed job description available on request.

Junior Accountant

Are you looking for an opportunity to balance lifestyle while working for a professional and people-driven company?

Would you like to explore opportunities to broaden your career, gain skills through professional development in a trusted and established work environment?

What we’re looking for;

As an up-and-coming Junior, you may have some basic experience already, or have recently acquired a relevant qualification. Alternatively, you may be a school leaver looking to develop a career in accounting.

What we offer;

  • A busy and supportive working environment with professional development personalised towards your strengths and interests
  • A wide client base with opportunities to grow and specialise in different areas
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional membership fees & training requirements provided
  • Additional staff benefits

Applications;

All applicants must have the legal ability to work in New Zealand. 
A detailed job description is available upon request.

Want to work with us?

Our team is growing and we’re always looking for superstars to join our team.

If you would like to express your interest in working with us, in either a professional accounting or administration role,
please get in touch.

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