Careers at Kendons

Junior / Intermediate Accountant 

Kendons are the largest chartered accountancy firm in Lower Hutt and a top 20 firm in New Zealand. We offer the rare mix of being forward thinking, client focussed business advisors while affording our staff a family friendly workplace, where you feel empowered to succeed. Our loyal and growing client base sits mainly within the SME space and speak highly of the quality of service, the quality of work and advice they receive.


As an Accountant you will be expected to take ownership of a portfolio of clients and become the critical link between the Firm and the Customer.   With mentorship and training you will also gain valuable experience in Business Advisory.

You will be trained to prepare tax returns (GST, FBT, RWT, PAYE), prepare annual financial accounts, and work towards becoming a true business advisor where you will become involved in preparing business plans, producing cash-flow forecasts, assisting clients in obtaining bank loans, suggest and implement improvements to a client’s IT systems (Xero in particular.), process improvement, liaison with auditors plus more.

The Audits here comprise mainly of not for profit organisations, schools and charities and you may be tasked in assisting in the completion of these.


To be successful in this role you must possess the following experience and attributes:

  • A provisional member of CAANZ, working towards your CA qualification
  • Have experience working in a New Zealand based CA Firm/Tax Agency
  • Have exceptional communication and relationship building skills
  • Be driven and passionate about going above and beyond to assist clients to achieve their goals
  • Have confidence in your own ability but be able to ask for coaching and advice when required
  • Experience with APS and Xero would be an advantage

In return for joining a fantastic organisation full of people who are straight up and passionate about what they do, you will be given mentorship to grow your knowledge and skills in order to become a true business advisor and accountant. As a Firm that recognises your skills and strengths, we will assist you in growing your career as you see fit.

If you would like to come and join our high performing team please forward your CV to