Hayward & Co. Chartered Accountants was founded to provide high-quality services to clients through passion and the love of what we do. We are solution focused and will work with you to grow your business.

We know that now more than ever, you need better, smarter approaches to working. We will get to know you and understand the specific needs of your organisation tailoring the right advice and package for you.Working efficiently to reduce and eliminate time-wasting activities is fundamental. We understand how over-complex, often unnecessary problems or issues can clog up your day. We will work with you to help devise better and more efficient ways to do things.

As a Xero partner we can help you save time doing book-work and do more of the things you love.

We are Waikato Accountants based in Hamilton our technology enables us to provide services across New Zealand.  Email or call us on 0800 398 895 today to see if we can help you.

Our team

Stacey Hayward, Chartered Accountant

Stacey has worked with a broad range of clients in a wide variety of industry groups over the last 20+ years focusing on financial accounting and reporting, financial controls, business operations and taxation. She has a strong focus on her clients and delivering exceptional service.

She founded the firm in January 2016 after working for a BIG 4 accountancy firm for 11 years in senior management. As a public practitioner and IRD tax agent you can be confident your interests are protected and legal obligations are properly met.

Stacey is a Waikato Accountant born and bred in Hamilton, she has two children Braxton, 10 and Abigail, 8 with husband Laurence and lives on a lifestyle block just minutes from the city edge. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling. Stacey would love to hear from you so if you are contemplating that move to a new accountant, contact her today on 021 398895 or email. 

Email: stacey@haywardco.co.nz

Gillian Hunn

Gillian joined the team in 2022 providing administrative assistance to Stacey and the team.  

Gillian enjoys spending time with family and friends and when she can, is exploring the beauty of NZ in her motorhome, as well as riding her e-bike and enjoying the beach life.  

Office: 0800 39 88 95
Email: gillian@haywardco.co.nz

Ann-Marie Sutherland, Chartered Accountant

Ann-Marie grew up on a dairy farm in the Waikato.  After finishing school, took on full time study at Waikato University while working, she obtained her BMS degree majoring in Accounting & Marketing in 2010, then her Chartered Accountant qualification in 2013.

With over 15 years of public practice experience (as well as 10 + years using Xero) having worked for a variety of accounting firms within the Waikato including some time at a Big 4, she has a wealth of knowledge she loves to share with her clients.  She really enjoys helping clients in particular utilising technology such as Xero to make life easier.

When not in the office she enjoys spending time helping on the farm, currently 50/50 sharemilking with husband Kayne in Ohaupo.  The remainder of her spare time she enjoys spending with her two kids, friends, cruising in their classic car and travelling.  

 Email: ann-marie@haywardco.co.nz

Tee Weenink, Chartered Accountant

Tee is originally from Switzerland and has gained her CA qualification in 2019.  She joined the Hayward team in May 2023 and comes with over 10 years of accounting experience here and overseas.

Tee spends most of her time outside of work with her toddler and husband and enjoys going out for coffees with friends and family. She also appreciates a good cricket game together with a cold pint of lager.

 Email: tee@haywardco.co.nz

Vanessa Anderson

Vanessa joined the team in early 2021 after moving to Hamilton from Christchurch. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Canterbury.   Vanessa is busy in her last year of her post graduate study on her journey to become a Chartered Accountant.

In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys going out for coffees and seeing what the North Island has to offer.

Email: vanessa@haywardco.co.nz

Aimee Hunn

Aimee joined the team in April 2022, and comes with over 15 years of experience working with both small and very large commercial businesses across the Courier, IT, Agri, Laboratory and Veterinary sectors.  She is our local payroll guru and loves to help clients trouble shooting Xero payroll needs.

Outside of work you will find her adventuring somewhere.  Either with her teen babes, up a mountain (on a snowboard, mountain bike, or on foot), in, on or under the water, backpacking around in some exotic location or renovating whatever project she has on the go.  You will rarely see her sitting down!   

Email: aimee@haywardco.co.nz

Our values

At Hayward and Co we believe accounting stereotypes should be broken, envelopes should be pushed and each business should be valued as its own unique enterprise.

We have created our values to influence every aspect of our business from emails and phone calls to tax returns. We keep the important stuff at our core.

Here is what is important to us: 

Client Relationships - We are here for you

We are nothing without the people who partner with us as clients. We believe in fostering real relationships based on trust, understanding and respect. 

We are on your side and doing our best to ensure your business is strong and successful. 

Customised Services - We understand your business

With over 30 years of combined industry experience between our team, it is safe to say, we have seen it all. We understand there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach in new-age accounting. We apply all of our years of knowledge and understanding towards helping your business reach its next goal whatever this may be.

Modern Methods - We keep updated

We know the world is changing fast and your business needs to be at the cutting edge of its industry - the same goes for us!

We understand efficiency is king, and new technology is being developed daily that enables us to help you better.

We are and will continue to make use of any modern resources available to help us streamline your finances and optimise your results.

Efficient - saving you time and money through innovation. 

Knowledgeable - over "40" years of combined industry experience behind our advice.

Unique - approaching each business differently.

Understanding  - listening to what is important to you.

Flexible - creating a plan that works for you.

Approachable - happy to answer your questions and speak your language. 


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