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: Part-time (To be negotiated, balancing work and study commitments)
Starting Salary: $42,900 FTE Equivalent
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 University of Waikato BBS (Tauranga Campus) course fees as listed below and subsequent tuition fees for CAANZ-recognised course content required to register as a Chartered Accountant while employed part-time by IOCA. The payments cover course registration fees, textbooks, and course materials, excluding trainees' time at lectures and study.
For the Professional Accounting pathway, trainees will need to pass the following 16 papers, in addition to any other compulsory field papers required to complete your BBus degree on the University Of Waikato Tauranga Campus:
ACCTN101 Accounting for Management
ACCTN102 Introductory Financial Accounting
ECONS101 Economics for Business and Management
FINAN101 Introduction to Finance
ACCTN202 Intermediate Financial Accounting
ACCTN203 Management Accounting: Accounting for Organisational Control
ACCTN204 Accounting Information Systems
BUSAN205 Data Analytics with Business Applications
MNMGT304 Commercial Transactions
ACCTN301 Capstone in Accounting
ACCTN302 Financial Accounting
ACCTN303 Management Accounting
ACCT304 Commercial Transactions
ACCTN308 Performance Reporting
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.
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.
NZQA Level 3 Accounting, or Business, 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 a degree with 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.