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Trainee Chartered Accountant - Suitable for students

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Tauranga Tauranga Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 27, 2023

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Full Time
The trainee Chartered Accountant position at IOCA is an entry-level role where individuals work toward becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA) by gaining practical experience, professional development, and on-the-job training. Chartered Accountants are highly regarded professionals who provide clients with accounting, financial, and advisory services.
What candidates can expect from a Trainee Chartered Accountant position with IOCA:
Job Location: Tauranga
Job Type: Full-time
Starting Salary: $53,000
Flexible Scheduling: IOCA offers flexible work schedules to accommodate trainee's educational pursuits, making it easier to balance work and study.
Tuition Fees and Expenses: IOCA pays the trainee's tuition fees for CAANZ-recognised course content required to register as a Chartered Accountant while employed by IOCA. The payments cover course registration fees, textbooks, and course materials, excluding trainees' time at lectures and study.
Job Description: A Trainee Chartered Accountant is integral to an accounting firm. This role is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of accounting practices and the skills needed to attain the Chartered Accountant (CA) designation. Key responsibilities and requirements for this position include:
1. Financial Accounting:

Assisting in the preparation of financial statements for clients.
Ensuring financial reports comply with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
Analysing and reconciling financial data.

2. Taxation:

Assisting with tax planning and compliance for clients.
Preparing and filing tax returns.
Staying up to date with tax laws and regulations.

3. Audit Support:

Participating in audit engagements, including financial audits and reviews.
Assisting with the collection and verification of audit evidence.
Preparing audit schedules and documentation.

4. Client Services:

Building and maintaining client relationships by providing timely, accurate financial information and advice.
Addressing client queries and concerns.
Assisting in the development of financial strategies.

5. Professional Development:

Pursuing the Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand - CA ANZ.
Attending training sessions, workshops, and continuing education programs to develop accounting and auditing skills.
Staying informed about changes in accounting standards, taxation, and business regulations.

6. Compliance and Regulation:

Ensuring financial practices and reports adhere to relevant accounting and auditing standards.
Complying with legal and regulatory requirements.

7. Team Collaboration:

Collaborating with colleagues to complete tasks and projects.
Supporting senior accountants and partners in various accounting activities.


A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is required.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail and high accuracy in financial work.
Knowledge of accounting principles and financial concepts.
Proficiency in Xero accounting software and Microsoft Office applications.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Commitment to pursuing the Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification through IOCA.

Career Progression: As a Trainee Chartered Accountant, your career progression involves completing the CA qualification and gaining experience. After achieving the CA designation, you can pursue senior roles such as Senior Accountant, Audit Manager, or Tax Manager or even progress to partner level within an accounting firm.

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