Baker Tilly Staples Rodway provides a full menu of audit services including statutory audits for businesses of all sizes from listed companies to charities and schools. We also offer specialised audit services.

Financial statement audits

Our risk-based audit methodology provides the foundation for a highly effective audit that brings assurance and gives insights into key areas of business risk. While audits provide assurance to various stakeholders, other benefits from a Baker Tilly Staples Rodway audit include:

  • Where required, reviewing compliance with regulatory obligations
  • Providing an independent and commercially-based view of performance
  • Enhancing overall corporate governance processes
  • Opportunities for improved business performance through identification and effective communication of issues and other business insights arising from the audit
AML audits

If you provide services that are captured by the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (the Act), you're required to have your AML/CFT risk assessment and compliance programme audited every two years in accordance with s59(2) and s59B of the Act.

We undertake AML audits that satisfy the obligations of all reporting entities, including financial institutions, real estate agents, law firms and other accounting firms.

What are the benefits of our AML/CFT audit?

You will receive the following benefits from working with our friendly, knowledgeable audit team:

  • A robust and easy “no surprises” audit process with minimal disruption to your daily operations.
  • Access to our highly qualified auditors, who have performed many of these audits. Our audit team have extensive experience with many types of statutory audit and other assurance engagements for a range of clients in several industries. The skills and knowledge of our audit team set us apart from other specialist AML firms that have been established recently and only focus on AML audits.
  • In addition to receiving our audit report to comply with the AML/CFT Act, you will also receive a comprehensive findings report that illustrates areas where your firm is not compliant, or aspects of your process which can be strengthened and improved. 


Most reporting entities are getting their first audits carried out in advance of the required two-year deadline to ensure they are fully compliant with the Act earlier than they would otherwise have been. We highly recommend your firm considers this option.

In terms of scheduling, any time except between July to October is easily managed. Please book with us early to ensure you have priority in our schedule. 


Our pricing depends on the size, nature and complexity of your client base. We will confirm pricing with you after our initial discussions.

The Act is one of the most important and comprehensive pieces of legislation in New Zealand, and we believe you need the peace of mind that comes from working with a prominent chartered accounting firm.

Grant audits

Many grant providers require you to have your financial statements audited or reviewed. Audits and reviews are specific services that must be undertaken in line with professional standards and may go beyond what your grant provider really needs. We can work with you and your funding provider to determine what assurance they require (i.e. whether they want assurance that the grant was spent on the purpose for which it was made or that specific outcomes were achieved).


Special purpose audits

We can help you design a targeted audit plan to provide assurance on a specific area of your business or project.

Trust accounts & other audits

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway has extensive experience in undertaking the audit of solicitors’ and real estate agents’ trust accounts and providing advice on appropriate trust accounting policies. We also undertake other non-statutory audits, including audits for private equity investors and other financiers.


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