About Us

Hartford Partners is a boutique and dynamic accounting practice offering specialised consultancy primarily in the areas of taxation, superannuation and business services.

We offer high quality accountancy services and accurate and timely advice with an innovative perspective. Our culture is characterised by diligence, immaculate client service and a constant desire to create the best possible outcomes for our clients. We take the time to understand the financial and personal circumstances of each and every client, so that we can tailor our services to best suit their particular needs.

Our team offers many years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to ensure that we are always able to provide the best possible solutions and advice. We invest in various training programs for our staff and directors on a continuous basis to ensure that we are always one step ahead of the constantly changing regulatory environment. At Hartford Partners we know that opportunities constantly present themselves for our clients and we must be ready to take advantage of those opportunities as they arise.

Please click on the links below if you are interested in viewing a more detailed description of the skills and expertise of each of our senior directors or staff members.


Peter Brailey

Director, B. Bus CA

M: 0414 014 782

E: peter@hartfordpartners.com.au


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Peter brings over twenty years of experience in providing taxation and financial consultancy services. During this time he has worked with a wide range of clients in numerous industries and life stages. In more recent years, Peter has become more focussed on high net worth clients and family groups.

Notwithstanding, he takes the time to ensure that the expectations of each and every client are met and exceeded. If you require an accountant who is able to cover all the angles such as business management, tax planning, business structuring, estate planning, superannuation, asset protection and all the other miscellaneous financial disciplines then you should certainly consider Peter as your advisor.

After three years as a partner with another practice, Peter decided to establish his own firm. Since then, Hartford Partners has enjoyed significant growth in terms of client base and service offering.

Peter has developed an extensive knowledge and understanding in the field of taxation. He can advise you on almost any taxation matter, including income tax, state taxes, superannuation, goods and services tax, fringe benefits tax, capital gains tax and many other niche areas. He is passionate about creating the best possible outcomes for his clients and providing an exceptional level of service.

During his time as a practising accountant Peter has gained an intimate understanding of the workings of businesses large and small. He provides strategic and business advice to many of his clients on a day-to-day basis and he can help you achieve your business goals. He can assist you in a relation to a wide range of financial issues, from navigating the complex range of choices in establishing your business structure to succession and estate planning and everything in between.

In his spare time Peter loves to get outdoors and particularly enjoys surfing, football and all sports generally. He is personable and friendly and would love to meet with you to discuss your accounting and advisory requirements.



Christopher Smith

Director, B.Bus CA

M: 0434 039 040

E: chris@hartfordpartners.com.au


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Chris began working in the industry as an accounting cadet in 2006 and today has a wealth of experience in providing accountancy and taxation services to business clients and family groups. Initially working as a founding employee of Hartford Partners, Chris became a partner of the business in 2018.

He has invaluable experience in dealing with general business and taxation matters that is of significant worth to his clients. Whether you have a business that needs assistance in streamlining administrative and compliance tasks, managing growth or planning for tax effective outcomes, Chris can assist and provide that guiding hand that is sometimes necessary. If you need advice on income tax, goods and services tax, fringe benefits tax, capital gains tax, state taxes, superannuation compliance or structuring advice, Chris will pro-actively engage with you to ensure a high-quality advice and service offering.

Chris is keenly aware of the day-to-day considerations and challenges facing business owners in Australia which is one of the many reasons he provides a range of outsourced CFO and management reporting functions for business clients. Whether your business needs taxation compliance services or assistance with managing your debtors, creditors or payroll functions, Chris’s advice or reporting services could be of great value to your business. Through providing these services, Chris is exposed to the real issues that affect businesses at a micro level and this translates to being able to develop processes and systems tailored to each individual client’s needs that ensure effective and efficient compliance and management of your finance department so you, the client, can focus on the things that are important to you.

Chris is a driven professional who is keen to understand his client’s needs and will assist in any way he can to ensure positive outcomes for the given circumstances. Should this sound like the sort of advisor you have been searching for, please contact Chris as he is always willing to discuss how he can be of assistance. Downtime for Chris will usually involve sport, whether this be attending AFL or cricket games at the SCG, or watching Arsenal play in the English Premier League. On the weekends he can quite often be found on his motorcycle out on the open road.


Kate Maczka

Kate Maczka

Senior Accountant, M. Acc, CPA

E: kate@hartfordpartners.com.au



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Kate has completed a Master of Professional Accounting, as well as the CPA. Kate has been with Hartford Partners since 2016 and through the years, Kate has developed a strong passion for reviewing small business growth opportunities & helping her clients achieve the best possible tax results through implementation of business strategies.

Kate has a keen interest in traveling, camping, cooking and reading books.


Karen Fang

Karen Fang

Senior Accountant, B.Com, CPA

E: karen@hartfordpartners.com.au



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Karen graduated from Macquarie University in 2011. She obtained her CPA in 2017 after 3 years’ experience as an Accounts All-rounder in a retail franchise head office. Karen then gained 3 years’ experience as an Accountant in a public practice before joining Hartford Partners in 2019.

Karen devotes most of her free time to raising her little boy, however she is also an avid movie fan. Karen enjoys the Marvel and Sherlock Holmes series.


Takako Teruya

Takako Teruya

Accountant, B. Bus

E: takako@hartfordpartners.com.au



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Takako completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in Sydney in 2015. She started with Hartford Partners in 2016 and during this time, she has developed her accounting knowledge and skills and is a driving force behind our firms outsourced CFO services.

Outside of the office Takako loves listening to music (especially reggae) and enjoys playing the piano. You might also find her on a dance floor as she enjoys dancing the salsa, bachata and kizomba.


Kevin Li

Kevin Li

Accountant, M. Acc, CPA

E: kevin@hartfordpartners.com.au



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Kevin graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Professional Accounting and is a member of CPA Australia. Coming with a background of working within boutique firms, Kevin joined Harford Partners early in 2019 and provides reliable taxation and accounting services to his clients. He is focused on maintaining strong relationships with our clients and assisting them with all aspects of the their accountancy and taxation needs.

Previously trained in sports aerobics, Kevin continues to pursue his passion in fitness by completing Certificate III Group instructor. He is also actively involved in volunteer work as he enjoys giving back to society. During the weekends he enjoys attending dance classes or painting at home.

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