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Baker Tilly Staples Rodway

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Graduate Programs & Internships

  • Accounting & Advisory

What it does: Business advice and accountancy
Staff stats: Around 43,000 globally and 480 in New Zealand
The good bits: Good work-life balance and development opportunities
The not so good bits: Dealing with demanding workloads in peak busy seasons

We are one of the leading accounting networks in New Zealand with member firms in Auckland, Waikato, Tauranga, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Christchurch. We are a part of the Baker Tilly International network, which was voted “network of the year” at the International Accounting Forum Awards 2023. 

Originally established in 1945, we are best known to the public for our annual Staples Tax Guide, which has proved an invaluable resource for many Kiwi business owners.

We recruit approximately 25 graduates and interns each year across our offices, in the areas of Business Advisory, Audit, Tax and Business Recovery. Visit our Graduate and intern recruitment page to find out more!

Why Baker Tilly Staples Rodway?

  • Impactful Work – You won’t just be crunching numbers; you’ll contribute to financial solutions that tackle real-world problems.
  • Growth & Development – Be supported on your journey to becoming a chartered accountant with our tailored mentoring and buddy programmes, and your study and exam fees paid. Benefit from exposure to a variety of work and lay the foundations to pursue the path you want to take.
  • Workplace Culture – Our grads quickly become part of the Baker Tilly Staples Rodway team with multiple opportunities to get involved in events, social activities, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and volunteer days to build networks and be part of something that matters to you.
  • Global Reach – Make the most of our global network and take your career to the next level with international assignment opportunities with our member firms all across the world.

The best place to follow us is on socials: FacebookLinkedInInstagram or Twitter, or check out our website.


We are committed to doing all we can to improve environmental sustainability. Since 2015, our Auckland office has had Environmental Certification with Toitu Envirocare, meaning we undertake an annual audit to monitor and reduce our emissions.

All our firms are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment by diminishing waste and making conscious choices when it comes to our offices and supplies.


Our teams are active members of their local communities, and our offices give time and money to their preferred causes. Each office is actively encouraged to form great relationships with their local community. Every year our teams take part in Pink Ribbon Day, Movember and many other initiatives, raising thousands of dollars for worthwhile causes.

We contribute positively to those in need through investment in community projects and initiatives. In addition to financial support and fundraising, our people donate goods and services, and volunteer time and labour to not-for-profit and community-run organisations. Our global network, Baker Tilly International, also participates in many purpose projects.

If you join our Auckland office, for example, you will have an annual paid volunteer day to give back to the community and help an organisation of your choice. 

Flexible working

At Baker Tilly Staples Rodway we provide flexible work hours to accommodate staff needs and family responsibilities. Flexible work arrangements allow our people to excel in their endeavours and create a lifestyle that works for them.

Our Auckland-based BAS Intermediate Hazel Ouwehand represented New Zealand in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Flexible working allows her to keep up with her passions and goals, alongside developing her accounting skills in professional services.  

Recruitment Process

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for graduates/ interns who:

  • Are in their penultimate or final year of study at university or graduated within the past 24 months
  • Are majoring in accounting
  • Plan to become a Chartered Accountant and follow either the CA ANZ or CPA pathway
  • Have part-time work experience, volunteer experience or involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Have the right to work in New Zealand

Application process:

  • Complete application form
    • Submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcript
  • Take the online psychometric test
    • Numerical reasoning
    • Logical reasoning
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Personality traits
  • Meet the team
    • Interview with one of our directors and a senior leader (no large panels)

For more information, see our website.

Remuneration & Career Growth

Graduates move quickly through salary ranges in their first three years while completing their professional qualifications.

What do we offer?

  • CA ANZ or CPA fees paid & study leave/support
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Buddy programme
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • Individual development plan
  • Direct client contact
  • International network
  • Social events and sports teams
  • Access to partners and directors
  • Exposure to a variety of work, not too specialised
  • Opportunity to work overseas
  • Supportive culture

Your career path with us

Year 1

  • Attend grad induction in Auckland
    • Meet other grads
    • Make new friends and contacts
    • Soft-skills training
  • Intro to CA ANZ & CPA
  • On-the-job training
  • Develop cross-team connections

Years 2-3

  • Attend national technical training
  • Soft skills/ non-technical training
  • Annual performance & salary review
  • Aim to be CPA/CA ANZ qualified by the end of Y3 (depends on your own study timeline)

Years 3+

  • Opportunities to advance your career
  • Opportunities for local or international secondment
  • Opportunities to specialise your skillset

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Auckland, Canterbury, Christchurch, Taranaki, Wellington, Hawkes Bay
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
Business & Management
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Current Jobs & Opportunities

Internship, Clerkship or Placement

New Zealand
Join our internship program over the summer by registering today! Don't miss out on this opportunity to kick start your career.
Applications Close
31 Jul 2024
Start Date
12 Nov 2025 - 26 Nov 2025
NZD 50,000 - 55,000 / Year

Graduate Job

New Zealand
Success starts here! Join our graduate program.
Applications Close
31 Jul 2024
Start Date
19 Feb 2026 - 14 Jul 2026
NZD 55,000 - 60,000 / Year