Anton Hayward


Anton is a Partner in our Financial Reporting and Assurance department. He leads two of our practice areas: International and Not-for-Profits. Anton has extensive experience working with privately held and publicly traded companies. He has been involved with companies in the real estate, technology, services, manufacturing, distribution, captive insurance, insurance, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, broadcasting and motion picture industries.

Anton Hayward also has international experience including working with companies from Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Greece, the U.K., South Africa, Brazil, Canada, Chile and Mexico, reporting in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and requiring International Standards on Auditing (ISA). In addition to managing audit clients in a variety of industries, Anton has led and performed many acquisitions and diligence engagements, many of the engagements cross-border.

Prior to joining Bennett Thrasher, Anton was the founding partner of a leading firm of chartered accountants in Johannesburg.  Anton held main board appointments of three publicly traded companies and was a trustee of two pension funds. He also held various CFO positions during his professional career of more than thirty years.

He graduated from the University of Pretoria with two Master Degrees in Finance and Accounting and started his career with KPMG. Anton is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the states of Georgia and New York and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) and New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA). Anton is a past Treasurer of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce. He has made numerous presentations and public appearances as a financial and industry expert during conferences and international film and television markets and acted as associate producer of a number of motion pictures and television series.