Ian McKinnon

ian mckinnon director forensic accounting

B.Bus / CA BV / Dip Law (BAB)

Director – Forensic Services
Financial Crime
Commercial Litigation


Ian works in the area of forensic accounting and litigation support with particular focus in the areas of financial crime, commercial litigation and infrastructure. Ian has provided forensic accounting support in the following areas: conducting fraud investigations, providing expert evidence on behalf of defendants charged with a financial crime or subject to a proceed of crime order, acting as expert in a variety of commercial disputes and providing due dilligence and financial compliance services to regulators.


  • Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Accredited Business Valuation Specialist (CA ANZ)
  • Bachelor of Accounting (University of Canberra)
  • Certificate IV in Investigations (Charles Stuart University)
  • Diploma in Law (BAB)
  • Authorised Representative, Vincents Financial Advisory, ABN 40 010 855 991, AFS Licence No 236608


Ian joined Vincents in 2002 and as well as being a Chartered Accountant, he has been admitted as a solicitor with the Supreme Court of Queensland and as a Barrister with the New South Wales Supreme Court. Previously he has worked as a lawyer, company secretary and public accountant.


  • Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) – Associate
  • Institute of Internal Auditors – Associate Member
  • Australian Institute of Professional Investigators – Member
  • Law Society of New South Wales – Member
  • Queensland Law Society – Member
  • CA ANZ, Forensic Accounting Special Interest Group (FASIG) – Subscriber
  • CA ANZ, Business Valuation Special Interest Group (BVSIG) – Subscriber
  • ICEW, Forensic Accounting Special Interest Group (FASIG) – Subscriber
  • Queensland Public Practice Committee (QPPC) – Member

Publications & Presentations

Ian has published articles, presented professional papers and provided training on a wide variety of forensic and litigation support topics. His audience has included: Federal and State Government departments including the Australian Federal Police, Crime and Misconduct Commission (Qld), Department of Immigration, Department of Education, and Workplace Relations. He has lectured at the Queensland Police Service Detective Training Economic Crime Course, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Professional Year Program and lectures at the Queensland University of Technology and the Queensland and New South Wales Law Societies.

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