Wellington based PKF Martin Jarvie is to join The Baker Tilly Staples Rodway national network (Staples Rodway) from 1 April 2013.
The loss of one of its eight firms in New Zealand follows a tough year for PKF, during which BDO merged with PKF East Coast Practice in Australia and with PKF UK. Additionally, 350 of its 1,850 staff in China joined BDO China.
In a statement, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway said it had been seeking a Wellington partner "for a number of years"The firm works in accounting, auditing, business advisory and tax compliance, with a focus on small and medium sized enterprises, investment trusts and individuals.
Robert Elms, managing director of Martin Jarvie, described the decision to join Staples Rodway as "relatively easy," adding "Staples Rodway offers us a strong national network and presence, and through Baker Tilly International, a strong international network."