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Current Vacancies

Accountants - Intermediate & Senior

Are you looking for an opportunity to balance lifestyle while working for an established, 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?

Due to business growth, we are seeking accountants of Intermediate and Senior levels to join us across our Waikato offices.

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge;

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant field or equivalent experience 
  • Two to five years (depending on level) of chartered accounting or commercial accounting experience
  • Proven experience using a range of accounting software
  • Keeps up to date with the latest accounting and regulatory developments
  • Ability to identify business and taxation issues as they arise
  • Experience and competence in appropriate programs and applications used across the division

What we’re 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

Applications;

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

Personal Assistant

CooperAitken is a leading provincial accountancy practice delivering professional services to the greater Waikato region and beyond.   The firm has been providing accountancy, taxation, business, farming and specialty services and advice to rural, commercial, and family businesses for over 100 years.

Position Summary:

  • You will support directors and marketing administration
  • This is an important part of the business with the day-to-day operations
  • This would suit someone who is incredibly organised, ambitious and has the ability to prioritising workload either in a PA or Senior Administrator role
  • This position is based in our Morrinsville office

Skills and Experience:

  • Must have experience as an PA/Senior Administrator
  • Ability to always handle confidential information in a professional manner
  • Excellent communication skill and confident phone manner
  • Keen and able to pick up new tasks
  • Must have expert level in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • High command of English, both written and verbal
  • Previous experience in a role which highlights your skills
  • Be able to follow processes and multi-task when required
  • A strong ability to prioritise and juggle competing demands

Applicants must have the legal ability to work in New Zealand.

Applications will be reviewed after 12th January 2022

Legal & Trust Administrator

Our Legal and Trust Administration service is part of our strong team of over 100, providing a diverse range of specialist skills and industry experience. Due to client and division growth, the Legal, Trust & Governance team are seeking a new administrator with legal or a high level secretarial experience.

The position will be based in Morrinsville and supporting our clients throughout the Waikato.

Who are we?
CooperAitken is a multi-branch Chartered Accountancy business 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, taxation advice, business and farming services, human resources advice, business software support, trustee and trust administration and ACC services, we maintain a passion and commitment to our clients, staff and community – to add value and be the best provider of services we offer.

Position Summary:
As a Legal & Trust Administrator you will work alongside our existing internal lawyer and legal executive to ensure our client’s business, legal and structural requirements are met. Appropriate training and support for the successful candidate will be provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Internal team and client support
  • Annual Trust Compliance duties
  • Organisation and review of Trust, Company and Legal documents
  • Liasing with other professionals for Trust and Company administration and transactions
  • Administration support and document drafting
  • Governance duties at Trust and Client Board meetings

Skills, Experience and Competencies

Essential

  • Be relationship focused to build strong interpersonal skills with clients, staff and professional peers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to use and adapt to Microsoft Office software packages
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines with a high attention to detail

Preferred/Desirable: 

  • High level or review, drafting and compliance capability
  • Driven to grow their legal skill-base
  • Have experience and focus on Trust management and Company Governance
  • You will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively

Hours of Work:

Up to 40 hours per week; some flexibility available 

What do you need to do next?

If you think this role could be for you and you wish to work with a dynamic and progressive organisation, apply now.

All applicants must have the legal ability to work in New Zealand.

A job description is available upon request.

Please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@cooperaitken.co.nz

Applications close 8 July 2022.

Trust & Companies Legal Executive (Fixed Term Position)

Our Legal and Trust Administration service is part of our strong team of over 100, providing a diverse range of specialist skills and industry experience.

Due our current Legal Executive taking maternity leave, we are seeking a legal executive and client services manager in a fixed term contract.

The position will be based in Morrinsville and supporting our clients throughout the Waikato.

Who are we?
CooperAitken is a multi-branch Chartered Accountancy business 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.

Position Summary:
As a Trust & Companies Executive you will work alongside our existing internal lawyer and division team to ensure our client’s business, legal and structural requirements are met. Appropriate training and support for the successful candidate will be provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing Trust Management services and Client support
  • Trust Administration
  • Companies Administration
  • Client Support
  • Relationship Management

Hours of work:

40 hours per week; Monday to Friday.
This is a fixed term, maternity cover position.

Applications:

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

Administration Assistant

Who are we?

CooperAitken is a multi-branch Chartered Accountancy business 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.

Position Summary:

This role will primarily support the Workflow Controller, to plan and co-ordinate the flow of jobs and staff resources across the company. To ensure and maintain the most efficient use of these resources for the delivery of quality services in a timely manner.

This role encompasses all aspects of administration. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing email communications around workflow organisation.
  • General Administration and communications across branches and divisional teams.
  • Prepare / Create standard weekly and monthly reports as required.
  • Regular input and updating of companywide data.

Experience / Attributes:

  • Previous experience in an Administration role desirable
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professional personal presentation.
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility to tasks
  • Discretion and confidentiality

Hours of work:

35 – 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday

Applications:

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 Monday 22nd August

Receptionist & Administration

We are looking for an administration superstar to join our team!

The position will be based in our Thames office, supporting our clients throughout the Waikato.

Who are we?

CooperAitken is a multi-branch Chartered Accountancy business 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.

Position Summary:

As Receptionist, you will be responsible for welcoming clients and visitors through the doors.

You will also provide effective and efficient administrative support for the branch team.

Under the guidance and supervision of the administration team lead, you will be expected to self-manage the priorities and demands of the day. You will demonstrate maturity in your decision making, be well organised, have a proactive attitude, ensure all tasks are completed accurately and to a high standard.

Skills/Experience:

  • Previous experience in a Receptionist or Administrator role is preferable
  • Proven experience using Microsoft Office to intermediate/advanced level
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; a confident phone manner
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to follow processes and meet deadlines
  • Adapting to new tasks with ease; initiate improvements and streamline work practices where appropriate

Hours of work:

37.5 – 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday.

Applications:

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 August 2022.

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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