Baker Tilly Staples Rodway (New Zealand) and PKF Martin Jarvie Join Forces

18 Mar 2013

The Baker Tilly Staples Rodway (Staples Rodway) national network (New Zealand) gains an important link when long-established Wellington firm PKF Martin Jarvie officially joins the Staples Rodway team on 1 April 2013.

Staples Rodway has been seeking a Wellington partner for a number of years and Staples Rodway chairman Peter Guise says the established and respected local firm fits well into the Staples Rodway network.

"We share similar beliefs and goals around quality of service and relationships with clients and that's what we have been looking for in our careful search for a Wellington partner," says Guise.

Martin Jarvie managing partner Robert Elms says the firm is founded on the values of providing top quality personal service to both business and individual clients. 

"This philosophy continues today with the partners placing a strong emphasis on building and maintaining client relationships by leading all assignments and being accessible to all clients.

"We work with our clients to assist them in achieving their business and financial objectives while the firm has developed a strong sense of community and assisting various community organisations. We currently support the Cancer Society, assisting with collections on Daffodil Day, and sponsor the activities of the Friends of the Cancer Society," says Elms.

"There is a significant level of expertise and skills within the firm in all facets of accounting, auditing, business advisory and tax compliance. We focus on servicing small and medium sized enterprises, investment trusts and individuals."

Mr Elms says the decision to join Staples Rodway was relatively easy with its similar strong focus on client relationships, the provision of quality services and a strong sense of community.

"Staples Rodway offers us a strong national network and presence, and through Baker Tilly International, a strong international network. The Staples Rodway support services are very important with technical and marketing support being paramount. 

"We are moving into a period of significant change both in the general business environment and in financial reporting, auditing and tax, therefore strong representation and support is imperative. Being able to call on any number of specialists within Staples Rodway will allow us to continue to provide our clients with timely, cost effective and high quality advice and services" said Elms.

Partner David Hulston expects existing Martin Jarvie clients will only see positives from the move to join Staples Rodway's network as it allows the firm to provide a wider range of services to clients and maintain the essence of its 70 years of tradition. 

"The beauty of joining Staples Rodway is that we also retain all our current structures while gaining the benefits of national and international links for those clients."

About PKF Martin Jarvie

The firm was founded in 1941 by Henry B Martin who was joined over the next few years by Robert Jarvie, David Underwood and Graeme Hall and became a very successful, proudly Wellington, chartered accountancy practice known for many years as Martin Jarvie Underwood and Hall or simply Martin Jarvie. In succeeding years the partners changed periodically but the underpinning values and the name remained unchanged.  For the decade through to 2011, the firm was strongly led by the late Graham Langridge. 

Robert Elms became managing partner following Graham's retirement in 2011 and today the two partners, Robert Elms and David Hulston, are assisted by a team of 28, including five experienced managers and a strong professional and administrative complement.

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