This article was originally created for Hayes Knight (now Nexia Auckland).

30 June 2020

Hayes Knight is delighted to announce the appointment of two new directors and a new associate. Amanda Billington and Shelley-ann Brinkley were appointed associates with the firm in 2014 and have contributed a significant level of expertise to the teams in the Albany and Newmarket offices. These new appointments are a testament to their hard work and achievements. Combined with the three existing directors, they will strengthen the leadership team for 2020 and beyond. The senior management team will be further strengthened by Rod Brown’s appointment to associate. Rod joined Hayes Knight in 2017 and his new role is in recognition of his contribution since then.

Amanda is a member of the Business Services team providing expertise in financial forecasting, restructuring, due diligence, business valuations and KPI reporting. She has over 20 years’ experience in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, working predominantly with small to medium sized business clients across a wide range of industries.

Shelley-ann is part of the North Shore’s only specialist tax team. In addition to advising a broad range of clients, she advises other professional accountants through her work with Knowledge Shop, an educational service designed to keep members up to date with legislative changes. With over 20 years’ experience specialising in tax consulting, she advises clients on property transactions, GST, international tax, tax efficient structures, and business acquisitions and disposals.

Rod is also a key member of Hayes Knight’s Business Services team. Rod has a sound understanding of the internal workings of businesses, thanks largely to commencing his career in the commercial world. His skills include going beyond the numbers to determine what drives a business to be successful. With over 15 years in Chartered Accountancy practices, Rod is passionate about working with clients from a wide variety of industries to assist them in reaching their business and personal financial goals.

All three appointments, alongside a recent announcement regarding Hayes Knight becoming a member of Nexia International, reflect Hayes Knight’s continued commitment to growth.

About Hayes Knight

Hayes Knight Ltd is an Auckland based innovative chartered accountancy practice with offices located in Albany and Newmarket. Our approach is to look beyond the numbers to keep our clients’ businesses future fit, with our primary focus being profit improvement and growth.
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About Nexia International

Hayes Knight is a member of the “Nexia International” network (Nexia).
Nexia is a leading, global network of independent accounting and consulting

When you choose a Nexia firm, you get a more responsive, more personal, partner-led service, across the world. Nexia is a highly active network that drives quality and facilitates collaboration to enable its member firms to provide effective local and global solutions. Nexia member firms deliver a partner-led service to clients which ensures continuity, expertise and a deep understanding of the client’s business. They are characterised by people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and who can relate closely to the SME and owner-managed businesses.

Nexia firms are focused on supporting local businesses as they grow and through the Nexia network, they can also help their clients confidently venture into new international markets.
Nexia International Limited, a company registered in the Isle of Man which operates the Nexia International network, does not deliver services in its own name or otherwise. Nexia International Limited and the member firms of the Nexia International network (including those members which trade under a name which includes the word NEXIA) are not part of a worldwide partnership. Nexia International Limited does not accept any responsibility for the commission of any act, or omission to act by, or the liabilities of, any of its members. Each member firm within the Nexia International network is a separate legal entity.

The trade marks NEXIA INTERNATIONAL, NEXIA and the NEXIA logo are owned by Nexia International Limited and used under licence.
References to Nexia or Nexia International are to Nexia International Limited
or to the “Nexia International” network of firms, as the context may dictate.
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This article was originally created for Hayes Knight (now Nexia Auckland).