BDO Taranaki

Your accounting, finance and tax specialists with a Taranaki focus

If you’re looking for an exceptional local advisor with the backing of a national and international network, BDO Taranaki is the professional firm for you.

We provide comprehensive Audit & Assurance, Tax and Business Advisory services to clients of all sizes, across all types of business, who can always rely on our local knowledge, industry expertise and professional experience.

We believe in building genuine relationships

Our team of New Plymouth accountants and advisors is focussed on building genuine relationships with you to help your organisation succeed. Our people are key to our ongoing success, and we believe in and back them 100%. When you choose BDO, we’ll work together to understand your goals and provide the right structures and business advice to support your journey. We’re here for the long term, helping you set up and grow your business through every stage. Our team approach means there will always be someone available to assist you, someone who genuinely understands your business. We pride ourselves in going that extra mile to make sure you’re accessing appropriate support through our extensive networks locally, throughout New Zealand and globally. 

We support new businesses with our BDO Business Incubator by providing discounted intensive accounting and advisory services and regular updates on useful tips, tricks and insights that will help to save you time to focus on growing your business and achieving success. To reflect the needs of our local market, we also offer specialist Agribusiness advice. With our local team of 30 we will work with you to ensure we understand your business. We also like to keep you up to date on topical issues and add value through our regular newsletters, publications, networking events and seminars. Our services are registered with the Management Capability Voucher Fund and we also partner with other smart businesses to deliver exceptional client service.

We favour a “no surprises”, collaborative approach to working with our clients alongside their bankers, lawyers and other professional advisers. As an approved training provider for NZTE’s RBP Voucher Funding Schemes programme, we actively look for opportunities to access funding in order to support our clients as they invest in their management capability. 

BDO Taranaki is dedicated to understanding your needs and providing solutions that deliver better insights. To find out how we can help you achieve your goals, contact one of your local BDO Taranaki advisers today.

Our services

Our advisory services are designed for clients of all sizes, in all sectors, to improve business performance, boost profit margins and/or reduce costs. Our advisory team provides personalised services based on your unique needs.

We can help you step back from the day-to-day and focus on the bigger picture. We have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to business, and we can help you to navigate business growth successfully.

Our range of services includes but are not limited to:

Contact Ryan Stockman to learn more about BDO Taranaki’s Business Advisory Services.

It can be tough getting your business off the ground in a competitive world and often business owners can get easily bogged down in the day to day of running their business. To help you get underway in your new venture, BDO is offering a unique service to support those new to business in Taranaki - the BDO Business Incubator.

At BDO, we understand the pressures of starting up a new business. The BDO Business Incubator assists with accounting and tax administration while getting you up to speed on the fundamentals of business which can sometimes take a backseat to what really matters - getting your business off the ground and making sales happen.

As a BDO Business Incubator member we will work to understand your needs and establish a package that is right for you, paid as a fixed monthly fee, so there is no surprises at year end. We offer a discount for the first two years to get you underway.

  • Dedicated BDO Advisor
  • Updates for new and emerging businesses
  • Professional networks
  • Funding
  • Software discounts and set up

Contact Erin Gall to learn more about BDO Taranaki’s Business Incubator program.

BDO Taranaki has a team of tax experts with the skills and experience to match your tax needs, whether you are an individual, sole trader, small business, or large business. Our diverse tax team can help you with compliance-based queries, navigate the legislation, assist with Inland Revenue enquiries, conduct complex business transactions, look for efficiencies, side step pitfalls and meet your compliance obligations.

Our range of services includes but are not limited to:

  • Tax centres of excellence - experts in GST, FBT and PAYE         
  • Business and Personal Tax Planning - includes establishing optimal business structures, tax due diligence, entry/exit strategy planning.
  • International Tax Compliance - we have international tax experts available to ensure you comply with international tax laws.
  • Emissions Trading Scheme - we can advise you on current legislation and the steps you need to take to protect your forestry assets.

Contact Dianne Roberts and Donna Greenlees to learn more about BDO Taranaki’s Tax advice and consulting.

BDO Taranaki provide a full range of independent audit and assurance services, including audit and review engagements, agreed upon procedures and specialist assignments including organisational reviews.  This can include financial reporting, forensic services, internal audit, management advice on systems and performance, R & D grant reviews, structure and governance reviews

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, tailored services using globally recognised methodology and technology. Whether the audit is a legislative requirement or requested for a special purpose, we're committed to a high level of service and expertise.

Our service is based on clear communication, quality and timeliness and a service culture that will exceed your expectations. 

Contact Steve Waite to learn more about BDO Taranaki’s Audit and Assurance.

We advise on the use of Cloud based software and applications that maximise efficiencies and provide timely and transparent information. In this way, we can help you to understand what is going on in your business and allow you to focus your ongoing efforts on the right areas of your business.

Contact Gaylene Findlay to learn more about BDO Taranaki’s Software Services.

Pop into our New Plymouth office between 9am - 11am on Wednesdays and receive FREE Xero help with one of our Xero certified staff members. We will sit with you one on one to work through any queries you may have and if you are not currently using Xero, come in for a demo. No appointments needed - just show up!

BDO New Zealand is the biggest single user of Xero in the world and has successfully helped over 10,000 New Zealand clients access its’ benefits.

Whether you are wanting to learn some tips & tricks to get the most of your Xero, or you are interested in a demo to see how Xero could help your business, our Xero certified staff members are available to sit with you one-on-one to work with you.

Careers at BDO Taranaki

  • High trust work environment; high level of personal proficiency, one team approach with flat management structure 
  • Support readily available via assigned buddies, wise owls, coaches, Principals/Associates, registered mentors, peers, functional support staff ready to help and support you on the job 
  • Social Events and plenty of fun including, monthly staff drinks, social club membership available, mid-year events e.g., mystery weekend away with team, Xmas party, lots of chocolate fish. See our culture
  • Participation in community events e.g., Taranaki Young Professionals and much more! 
  • Learning and development opportunities including our in-house Launchpad training, study support, monthly staff training, webinars, BDO National conferences and courses 
  • A Health, safety and wellness focused work environment including great office facilities, free flu vaccinations, workstation assessments, standing desks etc. 

Experienced accountant/business advisor

  • Fantastic opportunity to grow your experience and knowledge across commercial/rural and Not for Profit sectors 
  • Be part of a dynamic, future focused, locally owned, national and internationally backed firm
  • Work your way with our flexible working arrangements
  • Join a firm that values your strengths
  • Bring your Business Advisory skills and bring your ideas, we value diversity

The role:

A challenging and rewarding career where you will be exposed to a wide variety of client work. You will have the opportunity to work closely with clients and build strong relationships with them. We are looking for an exceptional person with a pro-active approach and a can-do attitude to join our Business Advisory Services team.

This client facing role will focus on a broad range of services with an emphasis on growth.

The successful candidate needs to have:

  • Relevant business advisory experience in a public practice environment
  • CA qualified (preferable)
  • Sound knowledge of complex accounting and business matters
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A focus on people and relationships
  • Strong analytical skills, to be commercially intuitive and hard working
  • A desire to become an integral part of BDO with ambition to make your mark on the industry

If you can see yourself excelling in this role and believe that you possess the skills and attributes - we are looking for you. Please contact Lisa Potter at or on 06 7599034 for a confidential chat.

Join our team

Looking to grow your career? Be your best at BDO.
Working at BDO is all about richer relationships – within our network, with our clients and around the world. We seek people who are driven and who work towards the best interests of the team and the firm - passionate professionals who are keen to develop richer relationships, both internally and with our clients. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. Apply with BDO New Zealand today! 

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About BDO Taranaki

What sets BDO Taranaki apart is our passion for our clients’ businesses and our commitment to exceeding expectations on every engagement, big or small, for every client, every day. It’s about more than our capabilities and our relationship-driven culture. It’s about a firm-wide dedication to back our people to deliver exceptional service to every single client, with no exceptions. Helping people to achieve their dreams is not only about supporting our clients, but about supporting our team as well. We recognise that relationships with our people are important, and we want to help them to be the best they can be.
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Contact us

If you are looking for an exceptional local adviser to work with, backed up by a national and international network, then BDO Taranaki is the professional firm for you. If you have any enquiries, whether it’s to ask about our range of accounting services or career opportunities, or to submit an RFP we’d love to hear from you.

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