On June 1st, the Morgan McKinley Commerce & Industry Finance team held its first event specifically aimed at educating young finance professionals thinking of making the move out of the Big 4 Accounting firms and into the wider world of Finance.
An intimate audience was organised at the Morgan McKinley offices for any of our Big 4 candidates who had an interest in leaving professional practice. With drinks, snacks, and a meet & greet opportunity to mingle and connect with the speakers after a panel of questions, there was a great buzz that led to some of those burning questions commonly asked by potential movers being answered in an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.
We were thrilled to be joined by Clem Murdoch, Corporate FM at CPB Contractors, Richard Torrens, Head of Finance for Pinnacle Drinks, and Donal Cahalan, Finance Manager for Transactional Services at Qantas Group. All three of our speakers made the move from Big 4 under different circumstances and were keen to share their thoughts and insights on their experiences.
The panel covered a huge range of commonly asked questions including;
And much more. For now, here are the key take aways from this event:
We’re looking forward to being able to hold these events more regularly as people we connect with express interest in forging their own career paths outside of practice, and if you are interested in receiving news of the next one – email Josh Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 02 8986 3143 for a confidential discussion about your career and current roles we are working on.