96 Waioweka Road
Opotiki, New Zealand
Ph: 07 315 7034

Firm Profile

We are a medium sized rural Chartered Accountancy practice and operate primarily with agribusiness clients providing Accounting, Audit, General Taxation and business advisory services. The practice has been operating in Opotiki since 1974 and was originally set up by Mr Ray Sharp. The firm became a partnership when Ray invited Fred Cookson to join as a partner in 1996. Ray retired from the firm in 2004 and his side of the practice was taken over by June Forbes who has over 35 years CA experience and specialises in primary sector accountancy and taxation. The rest of the team brings a combined 80 years CA experience in accountancy, audit, administration and support services.


The team at Cookson Forbe & Associates


Partner/Director   Fred Cookson      
Partner/Director   June Forbes      
Senior Accountant   Melanie Cole    
Accounting and Audit Team:  

Gwen Hay
Vicki McAteer
Susan Perston
Stacey Carter
Tineille Hay
Mark Bloemendaal
Anatia Gaskill
Shona Fraser
Nardea Mio
Rangi Williams

Administration Team:
Practice Administration
Client Administration

Suzie Clemance 
Natalie Jaffarian
Donna Andrews
Val Rako



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