This is the essence of our accounting and business advisory. It has guided us since 1998.

Our Story

For twenty plus years we’ve been helping businesses from our local area and beyond; Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland and Melbourne, through to Adelaide, Noosa and Tasmania. Each of these businesses and families are important to us, which is why we take a unique approach to our accounting and advisory services.

If you’re thinking, “don’t you just reconcile numbers, make sense of legislation, and financial forecasting?” Yes, we’re passionately devoted to all things numbers, accounting, and business. But, our conviction is that these things are the foundation for something more than that; they are the means of establishing a purposeful business and healthy finances. This is where our clients come in. Each of our clients are distinctly different, and our aim is to understand their unique contexts, goals, and motivations in order to best serve their needs. Our relationships are built on understanding and trust. It’s this personal approach that allows us to help our clients become effective in their professional and personal journeys.

Our Values

Here's our commitment to each and every day


We maintain a professional approach in everything we do and say. Our work and advice is accurate, prompt and reliable.

Ethical Standards

Our commitment is to always maintain the highest ethical standards. We keep our work in-house to ensure it's done by people we know and trust.

Specialist Network

For over twenty years, we've developed an exceptional network of professionals who can help with any specialist requirements.


We have a holistic approach to the work we do. Our accounting is more than just numbers, and our advice goes beyond how to make more money (although that’s a part of it). We take into consideration each clients' unique situation in order to facilitate their goals.


We like to keep things simple so our clients don’t get lost in the details, but have a clear understanding of what the bigger picture means for them and their situation.


We build strong relationships with the people we work with; not because we have to, but because we care. This gives us the ability to understand the unique context in which we're helping guide decisions.

Our People

David Cornell

David is passionate about helping people and businesses into their full potential, whatever that might look like for them. Over the decades, he has built a holistic knowledge of what accounting can do to serve businesses and communities, and developed a deep understanding and empathy for the working-life of business-owners in a vast array of industries. David’s resilience in all things life and work has led him into endeavours such as being treasurer of Mornington Golf Club, and a specialised interest in working with broiler farms, and agri-business.

  • Bachelor of Business - Accounting
  • Completed the CPA Accreditation Program (Full member of CPA Australia)
  • Completed the CPA Public Practice Certificate Program (Holder of CPA Public Practice - Certificate)
  • Member of Tax & Super Australia
  • Member of the NTAA

Genevieve Irving

With her extensive experience in all areas of accounting, Genevieve is well-equipped to help business-owners navigate the technical aspects of their unique business. She is decidedly detail-oriented which has proven successful in the space of SMSF, business structures, and financial planning. Genevieve is committed to supporting her clients with a personalised approach, and exceptional precision in every way.

  • Bachelor of Business Accounting Major
  • Completed the CPA Accreditation Program (Full member of CPA Australia)
  • Completed the CPA Public Practice Certificate Program (Holder of CPA Public Practice Certificate)
  • Diploma of Financial of Financial Planning
  • Member of Tax & Super Australia

Meet the team

Our team is a talented mix of individuals, all united by our collective vision to empower our clients.



Jo loves the Mornington Peninsula and is your go-to for local knowledge on places to visit, eat and drink. She prides herself on keeping up to date on the ever changing SMSF space.

Alison Boellaard


Alison grew up in country Victoria. She has extraordinary listening and communication skills. She is brilliant at explaining complex topics in a way we can all understand.



Jen is our go-to person for most things! If we can’t find our keys she, knows where to find them. She has been with the business longer than any of us and she knows many of our clients just by their voice. Jen is irreplaceable.

Karen O’Sullivan


Bookkeeping is Karen's passion; she loves a challenge and has an eye for detail. She is constantly undertaking training to keep up to date with the latest bookkeeping software changes.

Louisa Pase

Corporate Compliance Manager

Louisa is our ASIC Corporate expert. Loves Melbourne Storm, and enjoys spending precious time with her family and summer days by the beach.

Rothany Ward


Rothany is bilingual in Russian and Cambodian and the adopter of two beautiful greyhounds. She has a exceptionally broad knowledge of all areas of accounting.

Want to join us?

Join our team

If you’re interested in working with Cornell Irving Partners, please feel free to get in touch with your CV and a bit about yourself. To keep updated with the latest opportunities, follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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