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 7, 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.


Our Team

Ross Mackenzie is the principal of the business, a tax consultant 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 into the office.

Jenny Peters has extensive experience in working with businesses, investors and SMSFs in all areas of tax and accounting.  She is an avid reader and enjoys many camping trips with her family.

Debbie Skinner has worked for Mackenzie + Co since the very start (1993) and is a registered BAS Agent 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.


Mel Micallef is a Geelong local and joins the Mackenzie + Co team with over 10 years of experience in accounting and a passion for working with clients to get the numbers right!  She has two teenage sons who keep her busy, and when she isn’t running them about, you will find her spending time with family or enjoying some quiet time at Yoga.

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 children and enjoys spending time gardening and with her horses.

Varie Falconer is one of our receptionists.  Varie has three grown children and enjoys reading and socializing in her spare time