McKay was raised in a family of seven kids, which made for some very active and busy times. One point of interest that most of the kids shared, to some degree, was an interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy. This point of interest for McKay has led to a love of related topics in math, science, languages, cultures, and history, which in turn has ended up developing into a general love of knowledge and education.
McKay came to accounting through a side door, so to speak. After spending close to ten years in information systems development, deployment, and management, he was introduced to the world of accounting. As he delved deeper into accounting, McKay felt the financial systems reflected the same points of interest as the more general computerized information systems with which he had been working. Upon finding the accounting to be as fun as the coding and development he had been doing, he decided to move into public accounting.
McKay has focused on auditing, providing financial and compliance audits to a variety of customers. He enjoys assisting clients through analysis of their systems, looking for areas that work well and areas that can be improved, to allow for more effective and efficient systems and operations. McKay has not forsaken the IT world, though; as he still provides and oversees information systems assessments and audit services.