William Buck New Zealand
As a fully integrated firm of Chartered Accountants and advisors, William Buck provides a complete solution. Putting you at the core of the business, our advisors work together to ensure that careful consideration is given to your business and personal wealth affairs.
Working closely with you and your team, our Business Advisors can help you plan and implement contemporary business strategies and practices to meet your business’s full potential.
Our commercially minded tax specialists offer clear, responsive advice to manage your tax risk, address local and international issues, and develop strategies to optimise your tax position.
Our highly experienced team of liquidators and trustees use their extensive expertise to assist in times of financial distress, achieving the best outcome for all stakeholders.
Our audit team has extensive experience in a range of engagements, giving stakeholders independent and objective assurance on financial information, transactions and processes.
By understanding not only what you want to achieve but why it’s important, our wealth advisors can create strategies attuned to your key priorities. The end result is a plan focused on your life goals.
Our Corporate Advisory team provides objective, strategic and commercial advice across a broad range of business issues. Our work spans the breadth each engagement from the origination of ideas to managing the transaction process, valuation and structuring.
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William Buck has a team of professionals with specialist experience and know-how on a range of industry sectors.
Our advisors understand the risks and opportunities unique to the agribusiness sector. Taking a strategic view of your operations they provide relevant guidance and advice.
Assisting public and private schools, vocational colleges, universities and private training providers, our education specialists provide timely and valuable assurance services together with strategic, financial and management advice.
Our Government and public sector team has substantial experience in assisting all levels of government to review their structures and develop strategies, in line with relevant legislative requirements and accounting and audit standards.
Working with over 1,600 clients in the health sector, our advisors help practitioners and health care corporates achieve their business and personal goals
Our hospitality and tourism team has a working knowledge of the industry which, when combined with our technical knowledge, can assist you in reaching your commercial goals.
By staying on top of changes in the manufacturing sector, our industry experts provide relevant and timely guidance to a broad range of manufacturing business.
Our mining and energy team has the experience and resources to help start-ups, developing businesses and well-established companies to meet their commercial goals.
Integrity and transparency are at the heart of the best Not for Profit organisations. These values re shared by our dedicated Not for Profit team, which helps entities to establish to improve performance and develop strategies for long-term growth.
Our advisors understand the challenges and opportunities facing the professional services sector first hand. This experience together with our expertise helps to determine your strategic objectives and provide concise, relevant advice to help you achieve your goals.
Our property and construction team assist on a wide range of assignments from property development to construction and large infrastructure projects. Their diverse experience, technical expertise and commercial know-how to help you tackle the important issues.
Our retail and wholesale team works with a variety of businesses from family owned operations to franchises and larger chains, to provide advice and guidance on the issues that count.
Our transport and distribution team works with businesses to review their operations, improve efficiency and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest regulatory developments.
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We work with individuals, businesses and community organisations with a particular focus on the mid-market. Drawing on our extensive experience, our advisors will challenge your thinking and re-frame problems to understand their root-cause.
We’re more than just accountants and advisors, we aspire to create positive change in the lives of our clients and our people.
Life as a CFO can be complex, exciting and demanding. Combining technical excellence with decades of working closely with and listening to the needs of CFOs, our advisors understand the competing demands of your role.
Whatever your needs, we have the expert resources to create the best outcome for you and your business. As our client, you’ll benefit from our integrated services model that puts you at the core of its business.
We create and implement personal wealth plans and tax strategies that give our clients greater certainty that their financial and personal goals will be met.
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Our professionals are experts in their fields and are skilled at providing jargon-free, practical and comprehensive advice, allowing you to get to the heart of your matter.
Interested in joining our team? We have positions across Australia and New Zealand for forward thinking, enthusiastic, intelligent individuals.
Looking to join a team that offers more than just co-workers? We’re proud to have built a firm which engenders loyalty and provides an environment in which life-long professional connections and friendships can flourish.
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We offer a workplace where striving for excellence and being supported to achieve your professional and personal best, are par for the course.
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We foster a dynamic and respectful work culture, where growth and development are encouraged, and initiative is rewarded.
We’re committed to recruiting outstanding people. Our culture is built on respect and team work, making William Buck a great place to develop a rewarding career. From day one, you will be given every opportunity to realise your full potential.
We boast a culture that values each individual employee as an essential part of the team and places a high priority on helping you reach your full potential, personally and professionally.
Hello. Kia Ora. Talofa. Ni Ho. However, you say it, there’s always a warm welcome at William Buck. Creating an enjoyable environment to spend our days is part of our master plan to create an exceptional place to work.
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Our people are the reason for our success. In recognition of this we have comprehensive learning and development programs to ensure our employees are given the right opportunities to grow both as professionals and as people.
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Established in 1895, we’re more than just advisors; offering a full range of services and 360 degree support, we aspire to create a positive change in the lives of our clients and our people.
As a member of Praxity, the world’s largest international accounting alliance, our local team is supported by our extensive network, representing an unrivalled global resource and knowledge pool.
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Being successful in becoming a member of the William Buck team is not based on academic results alone. We seek highly motivated, well rounded individuals who possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with an ability to display a preference to work and learn in a strong team environment.
We expect that you will be motivated and keen to be part of the William Buck team. You will work hard to learn and to develop and improve your skills. You will be surrounded by people who can answer your questions and we will expect you to use your initiative to seek out information and resolve problems.
We do not expect that our graduates will have any prior experience. You will have a degree, which provides you with the theory. It’s our job to help you learn the practical application of that theory in the real world.
William Buck offers roles for graduates from universities in Australia and New Zealand. The recruitment for these roles is conducted between March and June every year for roles to commence in January/February of the following year.
Mid-year (June/July) intakes may also occur.
Depending on the office, opportunities for cadet, vacation or co-op roles may also be offered.
Our graduate recruitment brochure provides a brief outline of what you can expect to be doing within each division at William Buck.
More detailed information on our services can be found on the services section of our website.
Absolutely. Everyone who applies to William Buck for any role will receive a response. If you are successful, you will be invited to attend an interview.
Your professional development starts on your very first day. Your induction program will provide you with all the necessary information for you to make a start in your new role.
We provide regular in-house training in specific areas, such as tax. As a graduate, you will attend these regular training sessions.
You will also be expected to undertake the Chartered Accountants Program. As a general rule, our graduates commence the program as soon as possible. We offer generous support for the program including course fees, in-house training, and study and exam leave.
Working hours vary from office to office. The hours will be 8.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m., 8.30 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. or 9.00 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. These are the core hours you are expected to be present at work, however, flexibility is key. There will be peak periods when you will need to put in a little extra.
Conversely, we understand that there will be times when you need a longer lunch, or to leave early to attend a personal appointment and offer flexibility around this.
William Buck offers a young, dynamic, fun, environment. Our people work hard and enjoy spending social time together.
We place a great deal of emphasis on ensuring we employ people who “fit”. This means that everyone enjoys each other’s company and the team works in a supportive manner. Team members inevitably develop close friendships with their colleagues, which is demonstrated by employees choosing to socialise together outside of work hours.
This will depend on the division you become part of. Business advisory teams usually have six to eight members, comprising one or two managers, one or two seniors, one or two intermediates and a graduate.
The specialist areas of assurance, tax, business recovery, corporate advisory and wealth advisory tend to be smaller teams so the team works closely together on their assignments.
We believe in “work hard / play hard”. If you work consistently during the core business hours and achieve the things you need to during the day, you should go home and enjoy your life outside work.
Naturally, there will always be deadlines and peak times which will require a little extra effort, but this will be balanced out by periods when you are less busy and can manage your workload within core hours.
We conduct formal performance reviews every six months, during which your performance is assessed in line with the William Buck competency framework. However, your work is constantly being reviewed and you will receive feedback on a day to day basis.
Training is an integral part of what we do to ensure all our people are performing to the best of their ability, so we offer in-house training across a range of areas.
We support the Chartered Accountants Program. We offer generous support for the program including course fees, study and exam leave.
Our post graduate study policy also encourages people to undertake further study once they have completed the CA Program.
Each office holds end of month drinks which in some offices is combined with a monthly staff meeting. This provides an opportunity to keep abreast of happenings around the firm as well as an opportunity to relax and enjoy some downtime with your teammates.
William Buck offices have very active social clubs. Social club events are held on a regular basis and activities range from going out for dinner together, days at the races, barefoot bowls and, attending and participating in sporting events … there’s something for everyone!
Each office is involved in fundraising for a number of local charities and causes. We aim to support causes which in some way have touched members of our firms. Details of some of the charities we are involved with can be found on our website.