TRANSITION TO COMMERCE PROGRAM

A HPR CONSULTING INITIATIVE

 

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WHY DID WE CREATE TRANSITION TO COMMERCE?

In Sydney, we work with many professionals from Big 4, 2nd Tier and other accounting & advisory practices considering their career plans, with the inevitable question that crosses the mind: "Should I leave the profession and get into an industry role?"

Naturally, if you are in this field you are bombarded with a cloud of advice, some of which isn't exactly accurate or generalised to the point it doesn't really relate to your personal goals, values and strengths. We believe strongly in building a career that suits you, and sometimes that means staying where you are a little longer and building, other times that means taking yourself to the market and making a move. There is no right or wrong, just a "right for you".

In order to demystify the move from chartered, we believe it is best to extract honest and real stories from leaders that have made this move successfully and learned lessons along the way. This is delivered in a group mentoring set up to ensure there is the chance to have open conversations and engage with the leaders we have selected.

THE PROGRAM

The program is broken into two sessions and attendance to both is compulsory to ensure we respect the time provided by the speakers and leverage the power of the ideas generated from the group.

SESSION ONE

In this session, we explore the transition to commerce with three leaders, capturing the different experiences and common themes that lead to "success" and career growth in industry. Each has a different story and profile to ensure you realise the range of opportunities, and all have been willing to share honest stories about failures, successes and perspectives you should consider when you look at this career move.

SESSION TWO

Career management expert and author, Brad Eisenhuth, will workshop the concept of career management and building a framework around your career decisions to help you identify and strategically investigate career moves that could be right or wrong for you. Like our first group of speakers, Brad is honest and will give you a "recruitment sell", but genuine insights from the work he does in the career management space.

ANDREW NYE - GM FINANCE - HT&E

Andrew spent several years at PwC in audit and assurance, both in Australia and the UK. As a Senior Manager, he made the move to commerce in 2013 joining Network Ten as their Group Financial Controller. Andrew is currently the General Manager of Finance at HT&E, an ASX listed media company.

 

JON WOOD - GM FINANCE - BROADSPECTRUM

Jon worked for KPMG, covering audit, assurance, and advisory, both in Australia and the UK. As a Senior Manager he specialised in Infrastructure, Construction, and Real Estate and made his move to commerce in 2014 joining Broadspectrum as their Group Financial Controller.  Jon is currently a divisional General Manager of Finance for Broadspectrum.

MEGAN RICHARDS - GROUP MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT - WHITEHAVEN COAL

Megan worked for KPMG in the UK and Australia in Audit and Assurance, leaving the firm as a Senior Accountant. On leaving, she picked up a great role as the Group Management Accountant with Whitehaven Coal just over 12 months ago. She also works with a CFO mentor who has played a role in supporting her transition and development.

BRAD EISENHUTH - CEO & FOUNDER - THE OUTPERFORMER

Brad is the author of CFgrOw: Staying in the driver's seat on the path to CFO, (published Feb 2015) which is recommended by CAANZ in Acuity. He has appeared in the Australian Financial Review, Navigating Career Crossroads by Jane Jackson, Acuity Magazine, ShortList and other publications. Brad has presented on many environments ranging from professional membership bodies, universities, corporate finance teams and other leadership groups.

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE TO THE TRANSITION TO COMMERCE PROGRAM

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Dates: Weds 15th November & Weds 22nd November 2017

Time: Arrive at 5:30pm 

Address: Industrie & Co, Level 6 - 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
 

NOT SURE OR MORE QUESTIONS?

Get in touch with Richard Holmes or Mitchell Parsons to see if this program is for you. You can reach out to them at [email protected]

 

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

We realise that the recruitment market has bombarded auditors, business services and accounting practice professionals for a long time. While the industry isn't reflective of what it should be, we ask that you appreciate HPR Consulting is not like other firms and the events are created to provide value to you. If you do decide to join we ask that you:

1. Attend both sessions

2. Support the development of the program by providing honest and constructive feedback

3. See it as an opportunity to grow and develop, not a chore.

 

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