Hazel Jia

Hazel’s favourite aspect of her work is the way it gives her a broad knowledge base about a huge range of different businesses and industries. She’s learned about property development, international trading, tourism, aviation and agriculture – as well as a thorough understanding of economic trends.  

She enjoyed studying accounting at school and went on to a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in accounting and finance, where she received the University Bachelor Honours invitation for the highest-performing students. Hazel has just finished the first level of the Chartered Accountants programme. What does she do in her spare time? “I’m doing the CA programme – I don’t have any spare time!” she jokes. 

hazel@smefinancial.co.nz