The Accounting, Tax and Audit Engine Room behind your ETS Obligations

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland is proud to be a sponsor of the Carbon Forestry 2022 conference with a focus on investment, growth and development.

Like you, we see opportunity in carbon forestry and changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in New Zealand. We have ETS specialists in Auckland and a number of accountants nationwide who have significant experience and expertise in the forestry sector.

In short, we want to make your life easier.  

Our advisors can support your needs in the carbon industry (and beyond), whether you seek help with ETS advice, business advisory, compliance, taxation, or audit and assurance.  

The ETS has applied for a number of years, with the New Zealand forestry sector subject to full obligations from 2008, and ongoing regulatory change.

We believe the shifting landscape of the ETS is providing the right long-term incentives for those involved in forestry to help address climate change and support the transition to a low-emissions sustainable future. Forestry is the key sector where benefits can be obtained from the scheme to generate value and wealth.

Timber and carbon prices can provide favourable financial returns. Carbon credits provide owners with early cashflows before harvest, making financing easier. Meanwhile, forests on farms diversify income, reduce carbon footprints and soil erosion, and increase water quality.

We know good relationships and trust aren’t established overnight, so let’s tell you a bit more about us.

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway is an independent accountancy firm that has operated for more than 70 years. We have a wealth of knowledge across eight offices nationwide, and pride ourselves on offering big firm capabilities with a personalised touch. As a member of Baker Tilly International we also partner with independent practices in key financial cities throughout the world.

Our team understands doing business in New Zealand and will help you crunch the numbers, realise opportunities, and move to the next level.

We care about your ambitions and are committed to helping you grow your wealth, using our deep knowledge to come up with practical solutions and innovative ideas. We also think proactively about what services would help you, and how to make them affordable and effective.

Emissions Trading Scheme legislation is tricky and so is applying accounting and tax rules to the forestry sector, therefore it’s advisable to see a specialist in that field to ensure you are getting the right advice.

If you are interested in learning more about the ETS and how joining may work for you, contact our Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland specialists Kathryn Cropp (Business Advisory Services), Mike Rudd (Taxation Services) or Nigel de Frere (Audit & Assurance) on (+64) 9 306 0463, or email