Our People

Kirsty Stafford

Business Advisory Services, Senior Manager, Tauranga

Kirsty joined Baker Tilly Staples Rodway in November 2004, after six years experience in a national chartered accountancy practice in Invercargill, in both audit and accounting roles.

Choosing to focus on audit services on joining Baker Tilly Staples Rodway, Kirsty was appointed as Audit Manager in September 2008 and continued in this role until late 2018 when she returned to Business Advisory.

In early 2008 Kirsty spent three months working in the Financial Services Division of Eisner LLP, a Baker Tilly member firm situated in New York, gaining experience in auditing of large-scale investment groups under the stringent US auditing requirements.

Kirsty's combined experience in Business Advisory and Audit provides a good background for understanding and reviewing clients business systems, practices and internal controls.

Specialist Areas 

  • Statutory financial reporting of for-profit & not-for-profit entities
  • Interpreting of and advice on application of IFRS & IPSAS accounting standards
  • Internal audits including review of design and implementation of internal controls, & fraud & risk procedures

Industry Experience

  • Charitable & not-for-profit entities
  • Investment groups & commercial property syndicates
  • Manufacturing entities & other privately owned companies
  • Ministry of Education funding requirements
  • Retirement villages

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Otago
  • Diploma for Graduates, University of Otago
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Chartered Accountant

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