Graduate Recruitment

If you want your career to reach for the stars, take a closer look at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway. We’re one of New Zealand’s largest independent Chartered Accountancy firms with offices throughout the country and links all over the planet through the Baker Tilly Network.

If you’re someone that doesn’t want to feel like you’re just another number in a universe of number crunchers, we could well be the perfect size and therefore the perfect fit for you.

What does Baker Tilly Staples Rodway offer?

  • CAANZ or CPA fees paid
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Direct client contact
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • International network
  • Social events and sports teams
  • Access to partners and directors
  • Valued team member
  • Exposure to a variety of work, not too specialised
  • Fair productivity targets
  • Constructive feedback
  • Opportunity to work overseas
  • Study leave/support for either CAANZ or CPA programs

Recruiting now

Audit & Assurance

To be effective, assurance work demands a deep understanding of a client’s business, its goals and the market in which it operates. Our client base is very diverse and we use technology to enable a “paperless” audit approach. Our sophisticated evaluation and analytical tools help us to identify the risks and opportunities that our clients face.

Our Audit and Assurance procedures go beyond providing an opinion on the financial statements. To be effective, assurance work demands a deep understanding of our client’s business, its goals and the market in which it operates. Once we have that under our belt, we can step back from the raw numbers of financial statements to see the real business issues underneath. This enables us to identify real opportunities for efficiencies and savings for our clients. Our client base includes a number of medium to large businesses operating in various sectors in New Zealand and abroad. The diversity and the nature of our work will provide you with an excellent understanding of business operations. With our training and audit experience, you will have unlimited career opportunities.

We have a “paperless” audit approach and our audit teams are provided with the appropriate technology to enable this. Baker Tilly Staples Rodway uses sophisticated audit evaluation and analytical tools that help us identify risk and opportunities facing our clients’ businesses.

  • We provide assurance work for:
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Prospectus reports
  • Statutory audits
  • Reports on compliance with agreements and regulations
  • International financial reporting standards
  • Computer system security and computer application controls
  • Software licensing audits
  • Fraud investigations

If you are applying for an Audit and Assurance graduate position, you will have completed your CAANZ or CPA requirements and exhibit skills that will enable you to engage and work alongside our clients.


If you enjoy keeping up with the play and thinking creatively, the constantly changing world of tax may appeal to you. Most business owners appreciate the importance of controlling costs and welcome advice on ways to legitimately minimise their tax. Baker Tilly Staples Rodway are well known as tax specialists with an experienced team who are happy to assist new tax team members to develop their tax skills. Our reputation in tax can be traced back to the publication of the Staples Tax Guide, regarded as the ‘tax bible’, which was originally written by founder Charlie Staples and is now in its 78th edition.

Most business owners appreciate the importance of controlling costs, but many still miss legitimate opportunities to minimise tax. Baker Tilly Staples Rodway is a leading authority on taxation with a team whose experience covers corporate, legal and accounting domains. We place great emphasis on keeping up to date with changes in tax legislation and on providing innovative advice to our clients.

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway are well known as tax specialists. If this is an area of interest for you, then you could not be in a better place to learn, and continue to learn, about this rapidly changing environment.

Our taxation answers for our clients include:

  • Corporate taxes
  • International tax planning
  • Tax effective structuring and funding
  • GST and FBT
  • Personal wealth and asset planning
  • Trusts
  • Objections and Taxation Review Authority hearings
  • Tax audits and investigations

If you are applying for a Tax graduate position you will ideally have successfully completed a conjoint BCom/LLB.

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway has grown to become one of New Zealand’s leading independent accounting networks with offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Wellington and Christchurch. We believe that this regional diversity is an important part of our culture.

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, the 8th largest* accountancy network in the world with firms in 147 countries.

Baker Tilly won the prestigious ‘Network of the Year’ award at the 2016 Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) awards.

As well as potential opportunities for secondments, these relationships help us to open doors for our clients around the world.

*by fee income

Ashleigh Whitmore 2018/19 BAS Intern - Auckland

My internship experience was the perfect motivation I needed to finish my degree. The fast transition from the casual university student to the 9-5 life was an exciting, challenging change of pace.

In terms of choosing a firm, I was looking for one which had work-life balance, that cared for their employees and the community. For me Baker Tilly Staples Rodway fit this description.

During my internship I was given a supportive working environment that consisted of a wide variety of work allowing me to see how my University papers were relevant and apply the skill set I had learned at University. As an intern, you are working on the same projects you would be as a grad from day 1. This can be a steep learning curve but you have the support of a buddy to guide you through.

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway’s culture is easily explained through the term “it’s all about the people”. They promote work life-balance through offering a wide variety of opportunities such as social club events (Holey Moley, Staff Picnic, Christmas Party), sport teams (Soccer, Netball and Touch) and office lunches on Fridays to get to know your team and the other departments. The BAS Team specifically has an inviting environment where achievements are celebrated every week. In the BAS team we interact directly with the directors and managers on a first name basis. We attend team trainings on new standards or soft skills and are integrated into the BAS team like a zip, feeling like we were always here.

I have enjoyed my Internship at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway and I’m excited to see what my future with Baker Tilly Staples Rodway will bring.

Amanda Lowe 2018 Tax Graduate - Auckland

I started working at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway as a tax graduate at the end of 2017. During my short time working here, I have really enjoyed the variety of compliance and consulting work, meeting clients, and above all, working with the supportive, caring people in the Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Tax Team.

What initially drew me to Baker Tilly Staples Rodway was their reputation for tax, having heard of the Staples Rodway tax guide at university. However, in terms of continued professional and technical development, working alongside experienced colleagues who are passionate about tax, and who want to see you develop and enjoy what you do, has been most invaluable for my learning. In addition to learning on the job, we also have regular technical and update trainings which ensures that we are kept up to date with the most recent changes.

Work life balance and the culture at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway are great, and the firm really encourages you to not only get to know the people within your own team (i.e. team building activities), but also people in other departments. Overall, I have really enjoyed my time at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway and I look forward to continuing and progressing with my career here.

Eddie Oh 2018/19 Audit Intern Auckland

The summer internship at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway was an enjoyable and unforgettable journey. Although it could be considered a short period of time, the exposure to the real world in this profession and being an auditor was exciting. I had the opportunity to meet clients and contribute to the team on a wide range of tasks. Baker Tilly Staples Rodway provided an environment to gain practical knowledge from the real workforce that I did not learn from textbooks. This experience gave me a representation of what my auditing career would be like.

Throughout the internship, the work had been a steep learning curve and sometimes involved challenging tasks. However, I was able to enjoy the toughness through working alongside a supportive and experienced team. I was never alone but was surrounded by those who were always willing to help and guide me. The team always genuinely responded to questions I had and I have learnt so much from their wealth of knowledge.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be an intern. A summer internship at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway has been priceless and I look forward to what my coming years as a graduate will bring working at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway.

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