A graduate role at Polson Higgs offers you nonstop opportunities to learn and develop your career in a supportive environment. Whatever your area of interest (tax, rural, commercial etc.), we’ll help you grow in that space.

As a graduate, your first years at Polson Higgs will be an exciting mix of learning, social activities and personal development.

You’ll start with our other graduates and share your journey together. From day one an experienced team mate will work alongside you. An invaluable asset as you learn your new role.

If you are interested in a 2025 Graduate role with us, or have any questions please email
We will consider applicants that have a maximum of two papers to complete in 2025.
Please include: A cover letter, CV and transcript in your application.


  • Competitive first year salary.
  • Significant annual salary reviews of between 7% to 12%.
  • 20 annual leave days, plus an additional two days leave, known as “Accountant Days”.
  • $1,000 clothing allowance.
  • Paid study leave and course costs covered by us.
  • Recognition and rewards for your achievements.
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives to ensure work life balance.
  • Bonuses for achieving your CA.


2023 Archway

Cullen McElroy
Cullen McElroy
Polson Higgs has a great work life balance. I’m out the door most days at 5. I actually get a chance to do all the things I enjoy and spend time with my mates after work.

Jack Hutton Atkins
Jack Hutton-Atkins
Coming from the Maniototo, I wanted to work in the rural sector. Being a member of the Polson Higgs rural team, I’m working directly with clients on their farm. On a daily basis, I get to combine my passion for farming with my degree and I love it!

Keeleigh Jones
Keeleigh Jones
In my team I’m supported by experienced managers and accountants. From day one, I have been able to ask for any help. There’s always someone close at hand to provide the support I need.

Max Chisnall 2023
Max Chisnall
I joined Polson Higgs halfway through 2023. I was initially nervous to start but everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The culture at Polson Higgs is second to none.

Sophie Strathern
Sophie Strathern
My first 12 months have been very busy, not just learning a new job, but also being involved in the social side of the firm. From playing social touch with my colleagues to boat trips on the harbour. There’s always something happening here at Polson Higgs.


Application Process 

Before you start with us in April 2025, there’ll be opportunities to engage and participate in staff events. So on your first day, you’ll know some friendly and familiar faces.


Tell us about your experiences (work, community involvement, sport and academic achievements) that may align with the role. We are looking for transferable skills like relationship building and teamwork.

Cover letter
A brief one pager introducing yourself and why you’d be suitable for the role. Expand on those great teamwork, organisational and communication skills you’ve highlighted in your cv. Tell us why you have chosen Polson Higgs and what you want from us in terms of your career pathway.

Academic transcript
You don’t need to be an A+ student to exceed, rather good application and the right papers to start you on your CA training.

The interview
This is the chance for us all to get to know each other. Present yourself professionally and come prepared with reasons why you want to work with us and how you’d be a good fit. Most importantly be yourself!

If you still require further information or would like to ask our HR team any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using this email address