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DJ Cooper Accounting offer expert advice and personalised accounting services to meet the needs of our individual and business clientele.

Our offices in Port Stephens, Raymond Terrace, Nelson Bay, Newcastle and Hunter area are at the heart of each region, so we can stay up to date with all the issues our clients face.

We offer a wide range of accounting and taxation services, including bookkeeping, company secretarial and formation, business support and auditing services. DJ Cooper Accounting also works extensively with clients in relation to the establishment and management of self-managed super funds (SMSFs).

We pride ourselves on providing services of an exceptional standard, as our consistent yearly  growth is entirely due to word of mouth referrals from existing clients and business colleagues. This, combined with on-going extensive technical training and development for our professional staff, positions us as an accounting practice of choice.


Sometimes the only way to understand a person’s business or financial situation is by meeting face-to-face. All new clients or people looking to speak with an accounting professional are offered an initial consultation with the first hour at no charge. If you have some concerns and wish to take advantage of a confidential personal discussion simply call 02 4983 1611 to arrange a meeting.

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Attracting and retaining talented staff

Posted on September 19, 2016 by editor

For employers, the ability to hire and retain talented staff members involves providing opportunities that encourage engagement, enable learning and reward staff contributions.

Most talented individuals want to learn and grow in their current working position so they can improve their skills and therefore continue to advance in their careers.

Therefore, creating opportunities for staff to improve their career prospects is essential for businesses if they want to retain and also leverage the talent and energy people bring to their job.

One way businesses can engage staff is to provide meaning. People are more likely to thrive in their role when they feel connected to what they do. Those who know why their job is important are also more likely to achieve a sense of purpose or belief that inspires them to do their job. To give your employees more meaning, start sharing your business’s mission regularly, recognise employee contributions and reward achievements

Another way to engage staff is to provide direction. To enable people to add value to their job, they first need to understand their role and actually want to play it. Staff need to know not only what they must do today in the short term, but also how they contribute to the success of the business in the future. Just as important is encouraging an understanding of how they can grow and advance their careers within the business.