Derek McElhinney FCCA

Derek is lead Chartered Certified Accountant at McElhinney & Co.

Derek is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Prior to establishing McElhinney & Co, Derek spent seven years working in the accountancy department of manufacturing companies followed by ten years working in private practice, split between mid-tier and big four accountancy firms.

Derek’s specialism is taxation of owner-managed businesses. He has had a number of articles published, where he provided clarity with respect to tax problems together with technical and practical solutions.

Derek brings all his accountancy, audit and specialist tax experience to McElhinney & Co, providing clients with unique perspectives grounded in real experience.


Kirsty McElhinney DipM ACIM
Kirsty is practice manager at McElhinney & Co and a key contact for clients directly.

Kirsty is exam qualified (and an Associate member) with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the leading international body for marketing and business development, having gained her Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. This high level qualification has enabled her to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of customer orientation.

Kirsty spent ten years working as a Business Development Executive for both a mid-tier accountancy firm and an international law firm. This experience within the professional services industry has enabled Kirsty to set up strong internal policies and procedures at McElhinney & Co, ensuring the firms files are maintained to the highest standard. In addition, and vitally, her experience means she can build strong client relationships and manage these over the long term.