Careers at Kendons

Kendons are the largest chartered accountancy firm in Lower Hutt and is known to be an employer of choice.

Family friendly and long established yet forward thinking and innovative, we capture the professionalism and passion in what we do like the larger based Wellington practices, whilst still offering a work-life balance, and welcoming, supportive team environment.  Our loyal and growing client base sits mainly within the SME space and they speak highly of the quality of service and the quality of work and advice they receive from us.

Below are the current career opportunities we have available.

Client Manager

The Role:
As a Client Manager 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 become the key relationship holder with your clients, meet with them as regularly as you see fit, identify opportunities to add value to a clients’ business and to improve existing services. Hence you will become involved in preparing business plans, producing cash-flow forecasts, assist clients in obtaining bank loans, suggest and implement improvements to a clients IT systems (Xero in particular.)

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

  • CA qualified with a minimum of 3 years’ experience within a New Zealand based CA Firm
  • Have exceptional communication and relationship building skills
  • Be driven and passionate about going above and beyond to assist clients to achieve their goals
  • Be able to think laterally about a client’s business and go beyond the numbers
  • 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.

The Next Step
If you can relate to this unique opportunity on all levels; apply today with a short cover letter and updated resume.  Click here to apply.

Operations Manager

The Role:
The Operations Manager reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for ensuring that the business runs as efficiently and effectively as possible while providing the highest quality of work to clients.
You will lead, train, mentor and motivate the team of accountants to ensure they are meeting their targets and KPIs. You will manage the firm’s work-flow and clearly communicate expectations and job requirements.
You will work closely with the firm’s Practice Manager to implement any new services, systems and/or procedures that will assist the firm to reach its vision.

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

  • Be passionate about developing others
  • Have a high level of energy and passion for what you do
  • Have an ability to relate to clients and understand their needs
  • Be CA qualified or equivalent
  • Have worked in Professional Practice
  • Be an experienced mentor and able to train leadership and management skills in others

In return for joining a fantastic organisation who will support and empower you, you will also receive an excellent salary plus a car park and other benefits.

The Next Step
If you can relate to this unique opportunity on all levels; apply today with a short cover letter and updated resume.  Click here to apply.

Following a best practice process; all applicants who progress will be required to complete an online Declaration form and possibly agree to a Police background check, Credit history check, Psychometric profile and to provide original evidence of any qualifications stated on their resume.