Our People

Directors

John Kennedy

Director

Chartered Accountant, Degree Qualified with RG146

About John:

With over 35 years accounting experience, John started his career at Melbourne’s Mclean Delmo. In 2000, he became a salaried partner before moving onto a Directorship in 2002 at CPW Chartered Accountants. John has been a member of CPA since 1990 and specialises in structuring at all levels, taxation planning, asset protection, business acquisitions, mergers and sales, negotiations, management consulting, superannuation, valuations, research and development, estate planning and international tax.

Little known secret:

Long term, loyal Collingwood supporter, horse racing enthusiast and golf tragic.

Sally King

Sally King

Director

Chartered Accountant, Degree Qualified with RG146

About Sally:

Originally from Canberra, Sally’s accounting career commenced over 29 years ago in a chartered firm delivering audits to both some of Australia’s best known companies as well as some truly intriguing, off-the-beaten track NFPs. In 1996 Sally became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants before moving to taxation and business management where she has specialised for the past twenty five years. Sally’s expertise lies in valuations, due diligence, management consulting, taxation planning, structuring, superannuation, retirement planning and all compliance and income tax-related matters.

Little known secret:

Long distance runner with a soft spot for champagne and the Bulldogs.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Director

Certified Public Accountant, Degree Qualified with RG146

About Steve:

Hailing from the tiny town of Koroit in Western Victoria, Steve returned to his regional heartland in 2008, to head up the Kennedy King Geelong office, in the role of Director. With over 25 years of experience working as a CPA, both here in Australia and in the UK and Canada, Steve holds comprehensive knowledge and experience in taxation services. This includes a specialisation in research and development, IT, capital gains tax, fringe benefits tax, quarterly management meetings and management consulting. Steve and his team of accountants and admin staff enjoy the work/life balance the coastal region offers and take pride in supporting and engaging with the Geelong and surrounding community.

Little known secret:

Bit of a camping adventurer – more Russell Coight than Bear Grylls.

Jaclyn Trounce

Jaclyn Trounce

Director

Chartered Accountant, Degree Qualified with RG146

About Jaclyn:

Jaclyn has over 15 years’ experience in the areas of taxation and business services. She started her career working in self-managed superannuation fund management before joining Deloitte in a tax consulting role. She spent the next six years in tax consulting, specialising in superannuation, self-managed superannuation and estate planning. She also became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants during that time and regularly presented technical superannuation training. Jaclyn moved into a business services and taxation role when she joined Kennedy King in 2010 as well as overseeing our self-managed superannuation fund administration. Jaclyn is a registered financial advisor under limited AFSL and provides strategic advice in relation to superannuation, retirement and estate planning.

Little known secret:

Has a shoe collection that would make the cast from SATC jealous.

Accounting Team

Michael Douglass

Michael Douglass

Manager, Chartered Accountant, Degree Qualified

About Michael:

Michael joined Kennedy King as a graduate accountant in 2017, fresh out of university. Michael enjoys solving the number puzzle and likes to be creative in his work – but not too creative for accounting! Outside work, hiking and rock climbing fulfill his passion for the outdoors.

Tim Hinh

Tim Hinh

Supervisor (Accountant) CPA,
Degree Qualified

About Tim:

Joining Kennedy King as a Supervisor in 2021, Tim has been working in accounting firms since 2012. He works closely with the team and takes a special interest in a variety of industry sectors, including property development, construction and professional services. He likes to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle and takes every opportunity to spend time with family and friends. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and watching a good Netflix series.

Mitchell Whelan

Mitchell Whelan

Graduate Accountant, Degree Qualified

About Mitchell:

Mitchell started as an undergraduate accountant with Kennedy King in 2021, having been referred by a close friend and previous employee of the organisation. A thorough and determined member of the Geelong office, Mitchell is eager for continued skill development. Local footy and surfing get him out of bed on the weekends.

 

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Mubeen Qureshi

Senior Accountant

About Mubeen:

Joining Kennedy King in 2023, Mubeen has been working in accounting firms for the last four years. He works closely with the Senior Managers and Partners and have knowledge in various industries such as Healthcare Sector, Property Development, Retail Sector and Professional Services. In his spare time, he writes public articles and takes a keen interest in Stock Market and Economic Updates. He enjoys Spending time with his dog and family over the weekend.

Annalise Cook

Annalise Cook

Senior Accountant

About Annalise:

Annalise joined Kennedy King in February 2022 and works with the Geelong team, assisting with all things tax and bookkeeping. Annalise is always eager to learn and take on new challenges. You’ll find her in the gym or enjoying a cocktail with her friends outside of work.

 

Sue Osbourne

Sue Osbourne

Senior Accountant (Superannuation),
CPA, Degree Qualified

About Sue:

Sue started at Kennedy King in 2021 and brings a wealth of experience as a Senior Superannuation Accountant.  Outside work, Sue likes to spend time at the theatre, cinema and walking the many gardens in and around Melbourne. Travelling the world with her family is also another great passion and Sue is looking forward to more travel soon!

Hyeongman Park

Hyeongman Park

Senior Accountant, Degree Qualified

About Hyeongman:

Commencing as a Graduate Accountant with Kennedy King in 2018, Park looks after small-medium entities such as manufacturers, hospitality, property developers and doctors. As well as tax assistance, Park has a strong business and management accounting background and provides clients with support and training on Reckon, Xero and other accounting packages. Park not only loves music but is also a versatile musician.

 

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Kuniko Steverlynck

Bookkeeper

About Kuniko:

Joining Kennedy King in 2022, Kuni has over 15 years of bookkeeping experience across a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, medical and accounting. Outside work, Kuni is interested in watching live sports, going to musicals and concerts, traveling and exploring new things.

Hyeongman Park

Jacinta Stone

Bookkeeper

About Jacinta:

Jacinta is a seasoned self-employed bookkeeper with over 10 years of experience in accounting. Now part of an accounting firm, she excels in reconciling accounts, maintaining records, and ensuring tax compliance. With a passion for music and movies, Jacinta brings creativity and attention to detail to her work, providing clients with accurate financial insights for informed decision-making.

 

Support Team

Chree Hingston

Chree Hingston

PA to Steve Madden (Geelong)

About Chree:

Chree is an integral part of the Geelong team, having held her role since 2010. In her position as PA to Steve Madden and her historical knowledge of the firm machinations, Chree deals with all facets of the organisation. Other than, travelling, Chree enjoys walks with her golden retreiver Coco and spending time with family and friends.

Linda Flint

Linda Flint

Assistant to John Kennedy. CA,
Degree Qualified and a Registered Tax Agent

About Linda:

Known as a fixer and problem solver, Linda is the go-to for clients and staff alike, with her extensive practice knowledge, accrued over 13 years at Kennedy King. A qualified accountant, Linda has held the positions of Manager and Practice Manager before stepping into her current role to support John Kennedy and his portfolio of clients. Linda enjoys attending bookclub (more for the food, wine and company) and her enduring weakness is dark chocolate.

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

PA to Sally King

About Lisa:

With over 30 years of experience, Lisa is a dab hand at everything in the office. PA to Sally King for nearly 5 years, Lisa likes nothing more than organising the footy tipping competition, coordinating the staff Christmas party and treating the Kennedy King team with homemade goodies. She loves owning fast racehorses (still waiting), eating out, drinking bubbles and having a laugh or three over a Thursday night drink.

Michelle Satomi

Michelle Gerster

Office Coordinator

About Michelle:

Michelle is the friendly voice behind the phones and the cheerful face that greets you at our Hawthorn office. From being completely green to the world of financial services, through to her admirable work ethic and enthusiasm for learning, Michelle has proven to be a great asset to the Kennedy King team. She brings a sense of fun and warmth to the 9 – 5 and has the best selection of cookies for the breakroom.

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