BDO Northland

We've been here, in our two offices, located in Whangarei and Kerikeri for a long time. We know the local community and we care about the people it supports. At BDO Northland, we have a goal of providing the highest quality advice and solutions for our clients. Our team of professionals hold an impressive collective knowledge of the Northland region, its sectors, and key industries, meaning you can rely that BDO has a firm grasp on the key issues that your business faces. Our people are dedicated to understanding your needs and providing solutions that deliver better insights. We’re there every step of the way from setting up a new venture, helping it grow and evolve to preparing financial statements and a full range of audit services.

Your accounting and tax specialists with a Northland focus

BDO Northland offers a broad range of tax, audit and advisory services. Our long-established and trusted presence in the Northland region for the past 25 years’ makes us the accounting firm of choice. We provide services to individuals, businesses and not-for-profits and our varied client base includes trusts, companies, partnerships, family business, and iwi. We are also able to provide speciality services for Family Trust management and estate planning, employment relations and human resources advisory, cashflow and forecast reporting and analysis, KPI and interim reporting & business valuations.

Our team consists of more than 60 experienced Chartered Accountants, business advisors, consultants and 5 partners who bring expertise across a broad range of skills and industries, while having a shared passion for helping clients achieve their goals. Learn about some of our community involvement here.

Our services

We are currently the only audit firm north of Auckland licensed by the Financial Markets Authority, which provides us with the ability to perform Financial Market Conduct (FMC) and large entity audits. We are also a registered audit firm and are able to provide audit services on behalf of the Auditor General, bringing an exceptional wealth of experience to clients in key industries. 

BDO Northland offers the following unique attributes that we believe sets us aside from our competition:

  • Audit is our focus. We are not involved with everyday compliance work and our continuing education is relevant to our needs.
  • We have an in depth knowledge and understanding of NZ IFRS and PBE reporting standards. For particularly complex matters we have access to our National technical division.


We offer the full range of audit services whether that be for statutory compliance, charitable requirements, funding purposes or upon voluntary request.
We understand the important role we play in helping Directors/Trustees and Stakeholders use that information with confidence. With our international methodology and software programs, we go beyond delivering independent financial statement audits to provide you with constructive ideas for improving internal controls, financial systems and procedures in your business. 

Financial reporting

As auditors we have a natural predisposition to understanding and interpreting financial reporting standards – we work with them every day. If your organisation has a financial reporting challenge such as the adoption of a new NZ IFRS standard or transitioning to a new framework our team of experts can help.

Special purpose audits

There may be occasions where an audit is required for a special purpose. Examples of this can include Ministry of Education funding or reporting on a specific grant. These audits can be tailored to exactly what is required and may be a more cost effective option than a full financial statement audit. 


If your organization is small and non-complex but you still require some form of independent assurance a review might be a good option for your Board to consider. 

Internal audit and risk advisory

BDO Northland work with a number of clients to deliver internal audit programmes.  We report directly to the Audit Committee whilst working with management to profile risk and agree upon topics best designed to provide the appropriate level of risk based assurance. 

By working with our team of tax experts, you can be assured that all of your tax accounting needs are cared for. We can efficiently manage your income tax, GST, FBT, etc. so that you don’t have to! Best of all we can provide peace of mind and practical, jargon-free tax solutions. 

At BDO we understand that there is no substitute for local presence, insight and knowledge. Whether your business is big or small, our advisory team have great local market knowledge and experience in developing tailored solutions based on your unique needs. If you’re looking to grow your business, move to the cloud, plan for succession or purchase a business, look no further than BDO Northland for advice. 

BDO Pakihi Taitokerau

We’re delighted to announce the launch of BDO Pakihi Taitokerau, a majority Māori owned BDO Māori business advisory entity of BDO Northland. BDO Pakihi, pakihi being the Māori word for business, will operate through a te ao Māori lens, balancing people, planet and profit to ensure the best outcomes for generations to come, as well as today. Working specifically with Māori businesses, we have the knowledge and passion to help see the Māori business sector thrive.  

Helping Māori businesses operate sustainably 

BDO Pakihi has sustainable outcomes at our heart. Kaitiakitanga will be a central value, and ESG will underlie company decisions. The core Māori value set and decision-making process undertaken ensures we will always seek holistic outcomes. BDO Pakihi will work with a number of clients, across all sectors and service lines, and will support clients to navigate through their reporting requirements when it comes to climate change. Internally we are working hard to ensure we are operating sustainably through a variety of carbon and waste reduction measures. Our people are volunteering on a number of Northland organisations to enhance and protect te taiao, the environment. 

We also work with clients on programmes to help advance Māori in the regions. For example, we are working with iwi to ensure Māori youth are financially literate and can go into management positions when ready. We are also helping various sectors to improve financial and business literacy.  

Internally when it comes to our people, we work hard to ensure all our people in BDO Pakihi are valued and heard – we have a child-friendly office space, flexible work, and a comprehensive wellbeing framework in place, and we also make sure all our people have input before business decisions are made.  

Helping whānau across Northland succeed 

We know that whānau is not just the people in our offices and their immediate families. The BDO Pakihi team works with whānau across Northland on a variety of social programmes and partners with a number of organisations. This includes assisting to deliver the Wāhine Mā programme, which helps to empower Māori women in business, supporting businesses post covid, and sponsoring both the Te Tai Tokerau Māori Business Awards and the Youth Enterprise Scheme Māori Business Award. The BDO Pakihi team also volunteers on a number of Boards across Tai Tokerau to support local organisations and sports clubs. 

We know there will always be more to do and we are on a journey when it comes to infusing te ao Māori into every aspect of our business. We are hoping to learn as we go so that we can continually improve, develop internal knowledge around te reo and tikanga and make sure we are serving our communities and the Northland region in the best way possible.

BDO Pakihi is part of BDO’s Māori business team. You can learn more about our services here, as well as our commitment to increasing the number of Māori in the accounting profession through our BDO Sir Henare Ngata Scholarship for Māori accountants here.  

Contact BDO Northland

If you’re looking for an exceptional local adviser, with the backing of a national and international network, BDO Northland can help. 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. If you'd like to register your interest to join our BDO Northland team, you can send us your CV here.

Contact one of our Partners in Kerikeri or Whangarei, or fill out the form below to get in contact with our team.

Meet our Managing Partners