Craig Cooper is a Partner in our Auckland office and has been with RSM New Zealand since 2006. Craig’s role brings together extensive experience in business management and client accounting.
While studying at the University of Auckland, Craig worked as a duty manager for a popular Auckland bar/restaurant. This background has not only given him a wealth of experience in running a successful business in hospitality, but also allows him to apply that experience to the operations of his clients – proving firsthand experience is invaluable. After graduating Craig left the hospitality industry and began working for RSM as a graduate. Craig’s mild manner and structured approach to client issues quickly saw him progress to the role of Partner where he is now responsible for overseeing the work of our Highbrook accounting team, as well as further developing his own client relationships.
During his time at RSM, Craig has develped a real passion for helping businesses identify opportunities to grow and, of course, increase their profits. Craig understands the value in having strong and effective working relationships that allow clients to propser in an ever-changing environment. This has been a constant focus of his since early in his career and he has developed some strong working relationships by helping clients with complicated structures achieve the best outcome for them and their business
Craig has obtained qualifications from the University of Auckland in Bachelor of Commerce in Operations Management and Graduate Diploma in Accounting, and became a Chartered Accountant in 2009. Craig is also a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), a professional association of Chartered Accountants.
With a strong passion for what he does, and a team behind him to help meet clients’ expectations, Craig is in the perfect role to help anyone who comes knocking on his door.
“If everything is under control, you're going too slow”
~ Mario Andretti