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Dr Lachlan McDonald-Kerr Lecturer Forensic Accounting, Accounting & Data Analytics

Lachlan is a Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Data Analytics at La Trobe University. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Bachelor of Accounting with first class honours, and has obtained numerous awards for academic merit including the D.M. Myer's University Medal, Dean's Medal, Deans Commendation Award and Emerald Literati Award. Lachlan is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Chartered Accountant (CAANZ), and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Additionally, he is currently a Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Melbourne Chapter) and the Executive Officer for the Course Advisory Board (Department of Accounting).

Lachlan has extensive teaching experience across the Accounting curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has developed and taught a range of subjects across the Accounting curriculum - including forensic accounting, governance and risk management, public sector accounting and accountability, taxation, financial accounting, and management accounting. Lachlan has also established and delivered professional development workshops for teachers of accounting in secondary schools, as well as accounting workshops for secondary school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Prior to becoming an academic, Lachlan gained experience in the private sector within numerous professional accounting firms, focusing on the specialist areas of forensic accounting, personal and corporate insolvency, and taxation. Throughout this time, he was involved in complex liquidations, business reconstructions, bankruptcy investigations, the construction of detailed valuation reports and proposals for purposes of litigation in the Family and Magistrates Courts, as well as submissions of detailed investigative reports to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Insolvency Trustee Services Australia, the Australian Taxation Office and other regulatory bodies.


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