Steve Waite

Steve Waite

Audit and Assurance

Accounting & Technical Services | Financial Statement Audits | Internal Audit | Risk Advisory | Special Purpose Audits & Reviews


Steve has over forty years' experience in audit and advisory services. He leads BDO Taranaki's audit practice acting for a variety of both For-Profit and Not-for-Profit entities. He has been an approved auditor for the Office of the Auditor General since 1989.

As Managing Principal since 1990 Steve steered the firm's growth from its niche position (with 20 people) to one of New Plymouth's leading professional services firms with approximately 70 people.

His main areas of interest include business structures, governance and strategy, business valuations and taxation advice. A number of his clients are involved in engineering/contracting and exporting including some of Taranaki’s iconic businesses.  

Steve joined BDO’s New Zealand Board in 2007 where he oversaw the firm's risk management including the national Professional Indemnity Insurance program.


  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Chartered Secretaries New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration

Community Involvement

  • School Board of Trustees (Including Chairman) of St Joseph's New Plymouth Primary School
  • Round Table NZ – National Treasurer
  • Open Home Foundation – Taranaki founding member
  • Local Authority Trading Enterprises (including Chairman)