Belton, Smith & Associates Ltd Chartered Accountants Whanganui

Wanganui Accountant Hayden BeltonChartered Accountant Hayden Belton


After completing different accounting roles in New Zealand and overseas, including Canada and the United Kingdom, Hayden returned home to Whanganui in 2010 as a Senior Accountant with Carey Smith & Co.


He joined Bryce at Bryce Smith & Associates Ltd in January 2012 as an Associate and in 2015 became a director, with the practice changing its name to Belton, Smith & Associates Limited.


Commercial and Rural Accounting


Hayden was raised on a farm and is currently a shareholder in a farming business with his brothers. This gives him an insight into the challenges of the rural sector while being able to focus on the commercial side of business.


With a wide range of clients, Hayden enjoys the variety that comes with each different client and believes that in this modern environment the accountant’s role should be more active for clients as opposed to just preparing tax returns and annual accounts. Technology, particularly within the accounting software field, now allows the business owners and accountants to make informed decisions sooner to benefit their businesses.


He is able to provide expert advice on structuring your business, tax planning, financial management and accounting software advice and support.  He has also assisted clients with managing their affairs with the IRD, including tax disputes resolution.


Being a certified consultant for MYOB and Xero allows Hayden to offer advice, training and support to set up or assist with accounting software, helping to ensure your business processes run efficiently and effectively.


Hayden welcomes new clients, you can email him here or phone 06 345 1166.

Contact Belton, Smith & Associates

Rawlinson & Hunter

T (06) 345 1166

F (06) 345 1167


166 Wicksteed Street

Wanganui 4500


PO Box 4386

Wanganui 4540

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