From starting out as a staff accountant in the Big 4, Michael’s career went from strength to strength. Broadening his skill set in financial reporting, technical accounting and corporate accounting, Michael grew his career from Senior Associate to Vice President of Accounting. This led him to reach a point in his career where he was looking for the next big challenge. Michael was eager to work for a company that was willing to invest in him to be a future leader by providing him mentorship from the executive team.
“As you move up in your career and you’re looking for more specific opportunities and challenges, you want someone who can navigate the market and help you find the roles you’re genuinely interested in. The opportunities where you can grow, be mentored and find the right work culture that fits your personality. Rose was able to line those roles up, in a way that’s hard to do when you’re only searching on LinkedIn”.
Rose reached out at just the right time. Throughout the entire process, her transparency was what Michael appreciated the most. “Good or bad news, Rose was always open and honest, I’d tell her exactly what I was looking for, and she only came to me with roles that offered exactly that”. Robert Walters successfully placed Michael as Financial Controller at Turner & Townsend.
“When it came to me hiring for my own team, I knew exactly who to reach out to”.
Michael was then in a position where he was looking to hire an assistant controller to join his own team at Turner & Townsend and took the opportunity to utilize his relationship with Robert Walters. Rose presented a quality candidate to the team that they ended up successfully hiring for the role.
Even now, both parties are still in regular communication, whether it’s calling for advice, how to get people back into the office, discuss market conditions, or just generally catch up over dinner, Michael keeps in touch regularly, something he admits he certainly doesn’t do with everyone.
Michael Firer - Financial Controller
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