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ABOUT

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.

OUR TEAM

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.

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Partner

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.

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Partner

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.

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Partner

Allisa started her career in public practice in 2010 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, including Income Tax & Capital Gains Tax, Allisa is also interested in business performance review and improvement and has very strong cloud based accounting skills. 

 

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

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Partner

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.

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Client Manager

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 and loves spending her weekends outside with her daughter or spending some time pounding the pavement around beautiful Lake Forbes.

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Client Manager

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Client Manager

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 a cloud based accounting guru and enjoys helping clients with their systems on a daily basis. Amelia is a very capable member of the team and her can-do attitude is always welcomed by clients. She brings her well rounded experience to every encounter with clients, and is always more than happy to help. 

 

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

Lauren joined the team in 2020, having been in practice since 2014. Lauren has a fantastic rapport with clients and has very strong client management skills. Her bright & friendly nature shows through every engagement.

 

Lauren's approach to work is thorough and she brings a vast amount of business services knowledge to her client interactions, always aiming to get the best results for them.

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Accountant

Felicity joined the team in 2020, kickstarting her accounting career and studies. Fliss has quickly made connections with clients through Xero support & implementations as well as a range of business service offerings. Her can-do attitude sees clients form quick a reliance on her and her sharp Xero skills help them take care of their accounting done with ease.

 

Between helping clients you'll find Fliss in the pool as a swim coach, or chasing around her 3 kids in their various sporting & social endeavours. 

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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)

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Client Liason

Jane works at Hazell & Field part-time and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, assisting the team in all things "client information". This means that Jane is often the smiling face on the end of the phone when information needs to be collected from clients to complete their work or when new clients are being on-boarded to the firm. Jane’s bubbly personality and positive attitude is perfect any role in which client communication is involved - we haven't met someone who wasn't happy to hear from her! 

 

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