Job Opportunities

We are seeking a numbers person who will assist the Practice Manager with the day to day running of the firm. You may be an experienced Administrator, Office Manager, or Accountant. You will oversee the preparation of client's financial statements and tax returns, manage the debt collection process, assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts, general ledger reconciliations, prepare budgets and cashflow projections, payroll, report to the board monthly and assist the Practice Manager with projects. You will be excellent with numbers, self-driven, and like to go the extra mile.

This is a varied role. You will need good attention to detail, be able to work independently as well as part of a team, be highly organised, and thrive working to a high standard.

If this sounds like you, please apply in writing with your CV to Sarah Allen, PO Box 1345 Dunedin 9054 or 


Downie Stewart Lawyers has been judged, based on employee feedback, to have the best work environment out of all the law firms in New Zealand.

At the annual New Zealand Law Awards Downie Stewart was named Employer of Choice for law firms with up to 50 staff, and also won the coveted Supreme Award for Employer of Choice.

Downie Stewart was described by one voter as being "the best employer I have ever come across", and another voter said, "There is an incredible bond of two-way loyalty between the firm and staff. The firm has a tradition of performing quality work with compassion and integrity and respecting everyone in the firm. The staff not only buy into this philosophy but in fact police it themselves."

In accepting the awards, Gerard DeCourcy thanked all of the staff for their dedication. "We have a really tight knit team of experienced professionals. Most of our people have been with us for more than 10 years (some more than 20 years) and are extemely loyal to the firm and our clients. We look after each other and work together to make sure our clients are looked after. Our staff are the stewards of our workplace culture and deserve the credit for what we have created together. "

Based in Dunedin for over 150 years, Downie Stewart has earned a reputation for providing expert legal advice in a practical way.

We are a busy general practice offering exposure to a wide variety of challenges and experiences.

Our 4 partners are all experts in their own right. They are backed by a great team of lawyers and legal executives each with particular specialist skills.

Our office is well resourced with good systems and current technology.

The work environment is professional, friendly and supportive.

Downie Stewart Lawyers Dunedin 8th Level, 265 Princes St, Dunedin, 9016 03-477 2263
PO Box 1345, Dunedin 9054 |  Fax: 03 477 4021  |  E: