96 Waioweka Road
New Zealand
Ph: 07 315 7034


Located in Opotiki, we are a medium sized chartered accountancy practice providing professional accounting, audit, taxation, business advisory, Xero & MYOB support services to our client base throughout the Bay of Plenty and surrounding regions. From the inception of the practice of R B Sharp in 1974 to the current structure the practice has experienced significant growth over the last 45 years. Evolving through two partnerships, more recently Fred Cookson and June Forbes, to return to a sole owner practice – Fred Cookson, in October 2017.

To assist Fred, a senior management team has been established of Melanie Cole, Rangi Williams and June Forbes who all hold certificates of public practice and are associates of the firm. Our team has extensive accounting, financial reporting, taxation & audit experience in the Agribusiness, Health, Educational and commercial sectors. We are client focussed and take pride in providing a friendly, efficient and professional service within our comfortable office environ.

Our client base has grown over the years and this has provided opportunities to allow more people to join our team to keep building our futures together. We invite you to be part of our team.

"He kore, He ngaro ai te Tangata, He takere waka nui ki a tatou"

Together, we form the hull of this great canoe

Fred Cookson, Director   



Partner/Director Fred Cookson
Associate Partner June Forbes
Associate Partner Melanie Cole
Associate Partner   Rangi Williams  
Accounting and Audit Team:      


Administration Team:      
Practice Administration   Kylie Borrie  
Client Administration   Natalie Jaffarian
Reception   Donna Andrews  


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