2021/22 Graduate & Internship recruitment - applications have now closed

Our applications for Graduate & Intern positions have now closed.  

Our Member Firms offer so many opportunities for you to build a career pathway that suits you, whether you're looking for a role in Business Advisory, Audit or Tax, or simply to discover what it's like to work for an accounting and advisory firm.

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Why Baker Tilly Staples Rodway?

We are one of the leading accounting networks in New Zealand, with Member Firms in Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Wellington and Christchurch. If you choose to start your story with us, you'll be working for one of the most established and reputable networks in the New Zealand accounting and advisory market, so you know you're making a solid choice for your career.

Not only are we New Zealand owned and operated, we are also an independent member of Baker Tilly International. Our international network has members in 145 territories, so when travel is an option again, we can offer potential opportunities for secondments, as well as relationships which help open doors around the world.

And, while we're large, we're not impersonal. You'll work closely with our Director group and you'll be involved with clients from Day One. You don't have to believe us, why not check in with our Grad and Intern team to know more? 


* To apply for a role with our Auckland team, you will need to undertake some additional testing. Some companies call this psychometric testing. It's an online assessment which will take approximately an hour and helps us understand more about you.

Recruitment Process - it's as easy as 1,2,3!




What do we offer?

  • CAANZ or CPA fees paid & study leave/support
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • Direct client contact
  • 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
  • Individual development plan

Our service lines

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.

As an Audit & Assurance Graduate you will learn to:

  • Understand and identify audit risks, audit evidence, laws and regulations
  • Prepare audit workpapers and develop an understanding of financial statements and audit opinions
  • Develop an understanding of key accounting and auditing standards
  • Develop knowledge of key audit software and systems
  • Understand client’s businesses and industries
Business Advisory

Business Advisory Services works with a broad range of New Zealand and overseas businesses including some of this country’s most successful companies. As a graduate, you will have the ability to work closely with, and be mentored by, team members who have achieved some outstanding accomplishments throughout their own careers.

As a Business Advisory Graduate you will learn to:

  • Understand clients’ businesses and industries
  • Understand the accounts function of a business
  • Develop a knowledge of professional standards, compliance and regulatory requirements, including professional ethics
  • Draft financial reports, including financial statements and tax returns
  • Develop knowledge of assessable income and deductible expenditure
  • Prepare electronic workpapers, GST, FBT, RWT and PAYE returns and reconciliations
  • Use key software i.e. Xero, APS, Microsoft Suite, in particular Excel

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 80th edition.

As a Tax Graduate you will learn to:

  • Prepare GST, FBT, NRWT, RWT and income tax returns and reconciliations
  • Compile complete income tax returns, cross referenced to financial statements
  • Develop an understanding of tax journals of each tax entity
  • Develop knowledge of assessable income and deductible expenditure
  • Develop an understanding of provisional tax regime, tax pooling and UOMI
  • Understand clients businesses and the industries they operate in
  • Liaise with Inland Revenue
  • Undertake some research including reading legislation and tax commentary
  • Use tax software


Meet our graduates - watch our grad video here

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Your career path with us




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What's next?

Complete the application

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What does it look like to be a Grad at Baker Tilly?

You™re not here to make up the numbers. At Baker Tilly Staples Rodway, you™ll be a valued member of a close-knit team.

Graduates work directly with our clients, who include Burger Fuel, Turners Automotive, Beca, Southern Pastures and more. You receive networking, team building and national training opportunities, with the variety of work and competencies needed to make you an expert in your field. The support our graduates receive really helps kick-starts their career “ with the opportunity to move up through the ranks fast.

During your 3-year graduate program you build friendships for life, studying with your fellow graduates for CA ANZ or CPA qualifications.

You will be assigned a mentor for one-on-one development, as well as a buddy to help you with day-to-day questions. We have an open-door policy, with access to our Partners and Directors.


What's next?

Our applications open Feb - keep an eye on this page or our social media channels to make sure you get your application in to be part of our team. 

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