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, 9 and Abigail, 6 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

Lisa Hammington, Chartered Accountant

Lisa joined us as BAS Manager in July 2020.  She completed her Bachelor of Management Studies at the University of Waikato.  She has spent the last 15 years working in Wellington. 

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys trail running, spending time with family and friends, or taking her dog to the beach.   She is currently learning to ride her new Harley Davidson which you may see from time to time parked outside our office.

Email: lisa@haywardco.co.nz

Te Aurere Edwards

Te Aurere has completed her Bachelor of Applied Management at the Waikato Institute of Technology.  She started with us in 2019 and recently returned in 2021 after spending some time in commercial accounting.

Te Aurere enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Email: teaurere@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.

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

Email: vanessa@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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