About Mackenzie + Co
Mackenzie + Co is a dynamic team of dedicated professionals who strive to provide proactive and innovative services in all areas of accounting, taxation and business advice. Collectively we have extensive experience over many areas and can draw on previous situations to help you meet your current challenge.
Mackenzie + Co has staff with broad knowledge. Ross gained extensive experience in agriculture, property development, investments via trusts and SMSF’s, and small business when working with Ernst & Young in Melbourne and London. We have a team of 10, including accountants and support staff, and we cater to clients all over Australia offering specialised services in farming enterprises, small businesses, professionals and all types of entities particularly Trusts and Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF). We provide services to many self-funded retirees.
Ross Mackenzie is the principal of the business, a tax consultant, a qualified financial planner and has extensive experience in agriculture, property development, investments via trusts and SMSFs. He is a father and grandfather, enjoys working on his small farm and sometimes brings his dog Nudge into the office.
Daniel Hogan has worked in public practice for over 15 years; he enjoys working with small to medium businesses to provide business strategy advice (including start-ups) and tax minimisation. He is a dedicated family man who also attempts to toughen up his ‘accountant hands’ with manual labour in the way of amateur carpentry and gardening.
Heather Palmer has over 30 years of experience in providing tax advice to individuals, businesses and SMSFs. She has two sons, enjoys the outdoors, sport and wildlife conservation.
Debbie Skinner has worked for Mackenzie + Co since the very start (1993) and as a Certified Xero Partner her particular interest is in training clients on Xero to give them the tools to make informed business decisions. She is a mother to three children, a keen (but not so accomplished) tennis player and loves cruising and cocktails.
Lesa Macpherson joined Mackenzie + Co in 2016, she enjoys helping clients to find solutions by working with them on bookkeeping and accounting matters. She has two children and loves outdoor adventures.
Heather Edwards is one of our receptionists and provides administrative support to the firm, she is the smiling face you see when you walk in the door. She has a young son and enjoys running and playing netball. She is currently on maternity leave.
Sherree Howard works in all areas of administration within the office, specialising in SMSF and ASIC Corporate compliance. She is a Geelong local and lives with her husband and their three children, when she’s not at work she can be found catching up with friends.
Kate Pratt is one of our receptionists and provides administrative support to the firm, she is the friendly voice on the phone. Kate loves being a mother to two small children and enjoys spending time gardening and with her horses.