October 18, 2021
Ngata name to inspire next gen Māori accountants
Accounting firm BDO has launched a scholarship for Māori accountancy students in their final year of study.
It’s called the Sir Henare Ngata Scholarship in honour of the first Māori chartered accountant, whose firm set up after his return from World War 2 eventually became the BDO Gisborne practice.
BDO Māori sector lead Angela Edwards says Māori are significantly under-represented in the profession, making up just 2 percent of accountants in Aotearoa.
The three national scholarships on offer will include $7500 for study-related costs, internship at a BDO firm, and mentoring from BDO for the final year of study.