91 days ago

We're looking for a new accountant to join our team

Angus Ogilvie from

We are seeking a recent grad who has at least two years experience working in a New Zealand commercial role and wants to get experience in public practice.

If you want to work in a rapidly growing practice that is solely focused on helping businesses grow and succeed, then this is the opportunity for you.

We have modern, air conditioned offices close to all the motorways and just a hop, skip and a jump from the Mount Eden railway station.

The practice is 100% cloud based and we only use the latest software to ensure that we meet our clients needs.

Nearly all our clients are business people or high net worth individuals.
We are focused on helping our clients achieve their goals. We have lots of contact with clients and encourage them to keep in touch.

We don't micro-manage so there is considerable autonomy to grow and thrive. We actively mentor staff and we are totally committed to their success and career progression.

Generate Accounting is a CPA practice and we love to help our team members achieve their CPA qualification with study leave and tutorial assistance.

Job tasks and responsibilities include:

Answering client queries by phone or email
Proactive client contact including meeting with clients
Preparing annual financial statements and tax returns for companies, trust, partnerships and individuals
GST returns
Budgeting and cash flow forecasting
Preparing monthly financial reports
Advisory work

Skills and experience

You will be the sort of person who gets out of bed in the morning wanting to make a genuine difference to help clients grow their businesses and achieve their goals.

You'll get a buzz out of providing excellent service and you'll enjoy client contact. An outgoing personality is a must.

Excellent technical knowledge of financial accounting is required. You will have at least three years recent accounting experience within a New Zealand practice or have worked in a medium size company.

You'll enjoy preparing annual financial statements, income tax returns, GST returns, FBT returns, budgets and cash flow forecasts.

If you are currently in a management accounting role, those skills are becoming just as important to our client base as the focus is moving from compliance to advisory.

Excellent written and verbal English is a must.

You'll be wanting to commit to the firm as it grows and stay with us a while. It goes without saying that you will be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

It would be highly desirable if you are Xero certified as we only use Xero in the practice.

You'll have a Bachelor's degree in accountancy.

You should either be CPA or CA qualified or studying towards one of those qualifications.

In return we offer an excellent salary and benefits.

Job benefits and perks

Car parking is provided free of charge.
We offer flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home for part of the week.
Regular training is provided, including off-site training on tax and software.

We support life-long learning and offer financial support and study leave for team members who may wish to pursue additional qualifications.

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By the time Andrew Pether and his wife bought their house in the Fenchurch neighbourhood, newly developed by Tamaki Regeneration Company, they’d already gotten the hang of living in close density. Andrew’s wife had grown up in apartments in Europe; he’d done a stint in the UK in terraced housing where space was tight.
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“We’ve got the Facebook groups going, we feed the cats or put the bins out when people are away,” he says. “We’d lost that for a while, everyone had their fortress and you didn’t bother trying. But because we’re all new together, we’re not suspicious, we get involved.”
Before they bought, the couple had rented for three or four years in the next development over, Wai O Taki Bay, so had enjoyed doing as much locally as they could. They’d sussed out the train station at Glen Innes, their daughter could bus to university or sports and they’ve found they’re using the car less and less – much like their time in London.
“You can’t have the quarter acre dream, but when you get realistic about what you can get for price, area, space and amenities, then it’s a good compromise,” says Andrew, pointing out that kids in the area scooter about and make the most of local parks, including the school grounds of the local college and primary school or there’s a triangle park for smaller kids to play closer to home.
“The number one rule is to compromise,” says Andrew. “Understand that not everyone has a parking space, so you have to be understanding that we’re all a bit tight for space.
“Be aware of the kids on scooters, so you take care, you act accordingly.”
A neighbourhood powhiri a month or so after the family moved to the street, organized by a couple of families, was the ice-breaker everyone needed: people introduced themselves in English, Maori, Tongan, different Indian languages and Filipino and it got the social media groups going.
“Our community is so diverse, you can’t tell which is state housing or not, people respect and appreciate each other and it does make you up your game a bit.
“For all sorts of people, living this close together is not foreign. Kiwis have to up their game a bit. It’s lovely to get out and start walking and doing as much as you can locally.”
On the other side of town, Amanda and her husband Mike have learned that lesson in the nearly three years they’ve been in Hobsonville Point.

Before buying there the couple had lived in another new and dense area, Stonefields, but was also familiar with city living from their time in London.
“For us it’s about helping each other out. That means mail collected, or putting rubbish out, but also being mindful when you’re parking that you’re not taking up too much room,” Amanda says.
Indeed, the family has loved not having to use their car, walking to daycare or the dairy, or to catch the ferry into the city. While Amanda and Mike’s kids are still small, they’ve noticed that the older kids are out playing – everyone seems to know everyone else’s kids – and are looking forward to their children being old enough to meet up on their own at the playgrounds dotted around Hobsonville Point.
The family have not found noise to be an issue, the adjoining walls in the terrace houses are well sound insulated, and they’ve noticed people are very respectful about not playing music too loud, notifying each other if a party is like to disrupt neighbours.
While houses have their own lawns and courtyards, there are also enthusiastic ‘berm days’ for cleaning up shared street areas (with a barbecue to finish) that cements bonds and promote pride in their street.
Amanda says being out on the streets, walking and keeping an eye out, is part of the attraction of dense living, with people keen to be involved in the community. Shopping locally, including the farmers market, but also other business, is another way of locking in a community, she says.
Andrew’s final tip for up-close neighbourly living: “Get involved, be nosy and just enjoy it.”
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