Make Sure You Take the Right Path out of Big 4

Josh Hawkins
May 24, 20173 mins read

Morgan McKinley’s Accounting and Finance team are excited and proud to have 3 exceptional panelists from top class businesses at our exclusive event which we invite our Big 4 network to attend.

This evening event, held on 1st June will be focusing on the journey our panelists took when they made their first move out of the Big 4. There will be a Q&A session during the evening and it will be an ideal opportunity for Big 4's to network and get a better understanding of the options they have when they move.

We have seen a steady increase in demand for Big 4 first movers across our Commerce and Industry clients. Our panelists will be sharing their experiences and advising you on what businesses look for when they are recruiting.  This will help prepare you when making your first move out of practice and put you in the best position when interviewing for roles in the future.

About the panelists

Clem Murdoch – Finance Manager – CPB Contractors
Clem started his career at a Chartered firm in the UK where he became a qualified Chartered Accountant. He then joined The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland where he was a Consultant for one year before moving to State Street as a Fund Accountant. His move to PwC Bermuda as a Senior Associate for just under 2 years gave him great experience in order to move to Deloitte Australia as a Client Manager. From here Clem joined CPB Contractors as a Senior Accountant before quickly being promoted to Group Finance Manager.

Donal Cahalan – Finance Manager – Qantas
Donal began his career at Ernst & Young in Ireland working his way from Graduate through to Manager. During his time there, he was seconded to the Melbourne office for a period of four months. After five and a half years at EY Ireland, Donal made the move to Australia where he completed a short contract role with BHP Billiton before securing a position within PwC as Manager in Capital Markets Accounting Consulting Services. He was then promoted to Senior Manager before making his move in to industry. Donal is now Finance Manager at Qantas.

Richard Torrens – Head of Finance – Pinnacle Drinks - Woolworths 
Richard began his career at PwC in the UK before making the move to PwC in Sydney working in Audit and Business Advisory. He then made the move back to the UK to Ernst & Young where he secured a position as Manager in Transaction Services. His first move from Big 4 was into the travel industry with a global business called TUI Travel. Here, Richard was promoted from Commercial Finance & Planning Manager to Divisional Finance Director and then Head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Richard moved back to Sydney and joined Woolworth's as the Head of Finance- Strategy, Planning & Analysis for Supermarkets before moving into his current role as Head of Finance for Pinnacle Drinks.

So if you want to join us in taking a look into the different pathways available to first movers, then please register as soon as possible! The evening will also give the opportunity to network with other Big 4 professionals and speak to Accounting & Finance recruitment consultants.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 1st June 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Morgan McKinley Offices, Level 2, 17 Castlereagh, Sydney, NSW 2000 (find us)

REGISTER HERE

 

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Associate Manager
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