At Hazell & Field, our clients come first. What sets us apart from other accounting firms is our innovative and proactive approach. Our core services such as tax and compliance are undoubtedly important, but it’s questioning the status quo and making improvements to our client’s situation that’s really important to us. We provide a proactive, responsive and professional service that helps you get the most out of your business.

We are changing the way rural businesses interact with their accountants by providing a complete service offering to you – our clients – across the life of your business as well as your personal financial and investment needs. And, throughout the process and for the duration of our working relationship, there’s a common theme – adding value to our client’s situation.

We want to make a difference to you, we want to help you improve – that goes to the heart of who we are and why we are different. We pride ourselves on this and ask you to hold us to account on this commitment, which we achieve through innovation.

As well as taxation services, we also advise on business improvement, business structuring and asset protection, SMSF and financial planning as well as estate and succession planning.


As the local employer of choice, Hazell and Field seeks to employ the best and the brightest. The firm has high calibre staff, all of whom are encouraged to think in an innovative way always questioning the status quo.


Matt is a founder of Hazell & Field and is one of the firm’s Business Advisory Partners. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has almost 20 years experience in public practice. Matt grew up on a farm near Grenfell, NSW which his family still operate. Matt’s farming background has given him a strong understanding of the farming sector and what it takes to run a successful farming enterprise. During his time in public practice Matt has worked with a large variety of successful local and regional businesses and farming families.

Matt lives in Forbes with his wife and three children. A devoted family man, Matt also enjoys supporting the Forbes Platypi and is an active committee member of the Rugby Club’s annual President’s Lunch.


Nick has over 20 years experience as a Chartered Accountant and more recently a licensed financial advisor. Nick has a particular interest in taxation planning, business structures, asset protection,  strategic planning for businesses and self-managed super funds. During the last 20 years Nick has had stints working in banking and finance in London and for a Big 4 accounting firm in both Australia and the United States. Nick works closely with a variety of small to medium family owned enterprises in communities surrounding Forbes, Orange and the Central West region.

Nick lives just outside of Forbes on a small farm with his wife Melinda and their four children.

Client Manager

Allisa has 10 years experience in public practice, starting her career with Matt & Nick as a cadet shortly after they first established the office. She is a Chartered Accountant and is well known for her innovative and proactive approach to servicing her clients. As well as experience in business service offerings such as tax minimisation strategies and business performance review and improvement, Allisa has very strong cloud based accounting skills and is continually looking at ways these systems can be adapted to various industries to help improve her clients approach to business.

Allisa lives in Forbes with her husband Tyson. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and being involved in local community groups.

Client Manager

Justin is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years industry experience in private practice, commercial and government sectors, working both overseas and in Australia. Justin enjoys partnering with businesses of all sizes to achieve success by providing insight and advice on business structuring, cloud-based automation and successful financial management. Justin enjoys working across a variety of industries including agriculture, mining, transport, hospitality and health.

With extensive experience in business structuring Justin has a strong focus on asset protection and tax minimising strategies for clients across the firm.

Justin enjoys running and team sports as well as being active in a number of local sporting organisations. He lives in Forbes with his wife Melissa and two boys.

Senior Accountant

Steph is a Chartered Accountant and is well known for attention to detail and the quality of work she produces for our clients. Steph enjoys her day-to-day contact with clients and working directly with them, providing a broad range of services from ad hoc business advice to specialised cloud accounting support.

Steph was brought up on a sheep farm along with her three sisters and has a strong country work ethic. Steph lives in Forbes with her partner and their young daughter and loves spending her weekends being active in a variety of team sporting pursuits or just pounding the pavement around beautiful Lake Forbes.


Amelia joined the Hazell & Field team in 2016 as a Cadet Accountant, after gaining financial services and business administration skills in her prior role. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Business through Charles Stuart University, studying via distance. Amelia is our most recent cloud based accounting guru and enjoys helping clients with their systems on a daily basis. Amelia is a very capable addition to the team and her can-do attitude is always welcomed by clients.

Amelia’s keen footy skills mean you’ll often find her on the field, winning a game or out training with her team.

Lending Specialist

Sue has over 10 years experience as a finance broker and has acquired a substantial number of contacts within the financial services industry over the years. Sue has an amazing work ethic and a can-do attitude when it comes to offering advice and service in respect to loan broking.

Sue can offer advice and assistance in relation to home loans, business loans and equipment finance.

Suzanne Cohen is a credit representative (418957) of BLSSA Pty Ltd ACN 117 651 760 (Australian Credit Licence 391237)


Jane works at Hazell & Field part-time and on Tuesdays & Thursdays she is the smiling face clients see at our front desk. Jane’s bubbly personality and positive attitude is  perfect for the role, as she’s the first point of contact clients have when they walk in to our office.

When Jane’s not at work she spends time with her four children and husband on their family farm outside of Forbes.


Based in Forbes, Hazell & Field has a long association with the Central West.

Matt Hazell and Nick Field, founders of Hazell & Field, are both from Forbes and were previously partners with a large regional firm which operated an office out of Forbes. For the past six years, Matt and Nick have established themselves and their services in Forbes and are now a completely new standalone accounting and advisory firm.

With a distinct visual identity and clear commitment to providing exceptional client service, we aim to be a leading accounting and advisory firm in the Central West.