We offer everything that businesses, organisations and professionals need to grow, develop, sustain and capitalise on the opportunities available to them in Australia and internationally. Specialist directors head teams who will guide you through all of your business needs.

Winner: Greg Hayes
AccountantsDaily Editor's Choice Award
“…passionate and unafraid to speak their mind publicly and eloquently on the issues that matter.”
Michael Carruthers awarded Thought Leader of the Year
The recipient of this award personifies “business leadership, is entrepreneurial and committed to the industry.


Like many businesses, our origins were small.  Back in the early 1980s when shoulder pads were popular and the Ford/Holden debate was in full swing, Greg Hayes started a one-man practice, JG Hayes & Co, in Campbelltown on the outskirts of Sydney.

With a new partnership, the adoption of the name Hayes Knight, and a new office, we looked for our next step.  Progressively, Hayes Knight sought out like-minded professionals and in 1996, formed a federation of independent accounting and business advisory firms across capital cities in Australia and in Auckland, New Zealand.  Hayes Knight grew to be a top 20 mid-tier accounting group.

Then, in 2014, we decided to practice the strategies we preach to our clients.  As Einstein so eloquently put it, insanity is “…doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. We believed there was a better way.

Hayes Knight in Sydney and its entrepreneurial companies – Knowledge Shop and Merit Wealth – initiated a reverse takeover of ASX listed Easton Investments with Kevin White, founder and former Managing Director of WHK Group Limited (now Crowe Horwath Australasia Limited).  It was the start of a new direction and a new journey dissolving the Hayes Knight federation to allow for the expansion of the new corporate entity.  Fortune favours the brave.

Through Easton Investments, Hayes Knight is once again initiating the growth of a substantial accounting and financial services group in a business model suited to growth, development and stability.

Led by a team of diverse and highly skilled professionals, we don’t just give good advice, we live by it.

Meet our team


With strong connections across Australia and across the globe we can service your business needs no matter where they take you.

Hayes Knight is a member of Morison KSi: a global association of independent accountants, auditors, tax advisers, business consultants, and lawyers.

We know that nothing is better than good local knowledge and representation to move things along and achieve the right results when you’re operating across borders.

Our connections through Morison KSi are strong and ensure that, regardless of where you or your business need to go, we can offer you a streamlined service around the world. From the US to South Africa, Russia to Dubai, China to India, Singapore to the United Kingdom, Germany to Romania, we can help you take your next step.




Easton Investments

Easton Investments

Easton Investments Limited is a financial services company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

Knowledge Shop

Knowledge Shop

Knowledge Shop is the adviser’s adviser. We make the lives of professional advisers simpler, more efficient and well, let’s face it – less of a hassle with membership, training and knowledge.

Merit Wealth

Merit Wealth

Merit Wealth is a boutique financial services company that bridges the gap between accountants and the financial services community.


Stephen Maze Director Business Services
Mario Raciti Director Business Services
Craig Rosen Director Business Services