Focused on Melbourne

We are here to assist organisations to create great finance functions. Our goal is to help clients and candidates navigate an increasingly competitive and challenging accounting talent market. Our team are astutely aware of the trends that have shaped accounting functions for almost two decades. We appreciate and understand the multiple roles and complex deliverables of finance functions. At ThompsonCook, discover better ways to gain recruitment advice and career planning insight.

Our clients want to deal with a different type of firm that is flexible, realistic and consistent when responding to needs.

Our candidates want insight, support and transparency on how to maximise their careers.

Meet Our Team

Everyone on our team brings high levels of energy, initiative and a commitment to building long term relationships across Melbourne. We will work tirelessly for you.


Alexander Thompson

Director | |

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Possessing over 9 years experience recruiting for multinational, ASX, and privately owned organisations in Victoria and NSW, Alexander has built a strong reputation for offering a transparent and professional consulting service with a host of clients and candidates.

Alexander completed an Honours of Commerce at Deakin University prior to beginning his career with Michael Page. Alexander quickly progressed to be a Director at Michael Page with responsibilities that included leading large teams while focusing on executive recruitment across Victoria’s Finance market before co-founding ThompsonCook.


Matthew Cook

Director | |

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As a frontline expert in recruitment, Matthew has been involved in advising organisations and people on recruitment strategies for over 15 years. Matthew is aware that outstanding employees deliver great results for organisations and a satisfying career goes a long way to creating a fulfilling life for people. Selecting the best employee or the best job shapes peoples lives.

Matthew completed a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University prior to beginning his career at KPMG. Matthew then joined Michael Page for 15 years and progressed to become an Australian Managing Director. He brings with him extensive experience in accounting recruitment and a strong understanding of the ever changing dynamics of accounting functions.


Maxime Moffroid

Director | |

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Maxime has over 6 years’ recruitment experience and joined ThompsonCook in February 2016. Initially starting his career with Michael Page where he was responsible for recruiting many roles with some of Australia’s leading companies, he joined ThompsonCook with a view to continuing his focus on creating high quality accounting recruitment services across Melbourne. With passion, persistence and a robust knowledge of the Melbourne accounting market, Maxime has a strong commitment to advising accountants on how to best enhance their careers.

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Jimmy Carruthers

Director | |

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Jimmy has more than 12 years’ executive recruitment experience within the accounting & finance market in Melbourne. Prior to joining ThompsonCook, Jimmy was a Senior Partner at a leading Australian search firm, and a National Director at an ASX listed recruitment business.

Jimmy brings a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing organisations and their talent management strategies, and he has a proven track-record in executing search and selection engagements for ASX listed organisations, multinational corporations, privately owned businesses and NFP entities.

Jimmy began his career as an accountant at Grant Thornton and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Deakin University.

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Sarah McKenna

Manager | |

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Sarah is an expert in accounting and finance recruitment with extensive experience in funds management, general insurance, infrastructure, property and technology. Sarah brings a knowledgeable and collaborative approach with insights and advice for all key stakeholders in the recruitment process. Sarah completed a Bachelor of Law prior to beginning her career with Morgan McKinley where she gained insights into the complex European finance sector.

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Susan Fouche

Manager | |

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With more than 10 years of finance and accounting recruitment experience, Susan has spent the last 6 years working across the Melbourne market. Her success in delivering a high quality recruitment process is achieved by her focus on being honest, transparent and consultative throughout her dealings with clients and candidates alike. She joins ThompsonCook during an exciting growth phase to work collaboratively with like minded individuals.

Jack Ymer

Jack Ymer

Manager | |

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Jack provides accounting recruitment services across a range of Melbourne businesses while being responsible for employer and candidate research for ThompsonCook. His role involves talent engagement, consulting projects and business analytics to ensure ThompsonCook is aware of key accounting professionals across Melbourne. Jack completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University excelling in Analytics and Economics before beginning his career with Acquire Learning and subsequently joining ThompsonCook.

Mike Lys

Mike Lys

Manager | |

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Mike is an expert in accounting recruitment with proven experience in retail, FMCG, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. He prides himself on providing detailed advice to finance executives to assist them to make the best decision possible when considering their next career move. Mike completed a Bachelor of Business prior to establishing himself in professional services and developing an in depth understanding of finance and accounting.

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Cody Johnson

Consultant | |

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Cody grew up in Melbourne, attending Yarra Valley Grammar School before completing a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, as well as beginning a Masters degree in International Business at the University of Melbourne. Cody begun his career at Michael Page, focusing on accounting recruitment in the Melbourne market. He has developed a reputation for his honest and transparent approach to recruitment and believes in building long term relationships to help guide people in the Melbourne accounting market.

Hayley McKay

Hayley McKay

Consultant | |

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Hayley completed a Bachelor of International Commerce prior to beginning her career in recruitment. She has strong communication skills which have enabled her to provide detailed career advice on how accountants should best navigate their career path. Hayley is an expert in providing accounting recruitment services across the key industry segments of financial services, retail, technology and private equity in the Melbourne market.

James Morrison

James Morrison

Consultant | |

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James is responsible for accounting recruitment services across the Melbourne market and assisting ThompsonCook with candidate and client research. His role involves talent sourcing and business consulting to ensure clients and candidates are aware of key accounting trends across Melbourne. James completed a Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University majoring in Public Relations. James began his career at Commodity Search Partners New York working as a research analyst before joining the ThompsonCook team.

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Lachlan Aikman

Consultant | |

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Lachlan grew up in Melbourne attending Trinity Grammar School before beginning full time employment within the education and property sectors. He joined ThompsonCook’s team in 2018 and he is responsible for employee and candidate research and transactional finance recruitment. Lachlan has an intuitive nature which enables him to grow strong, informed candidate relationships while his corporate experience has developed his communication, research and planning skills.


Lilli Cashman

Consultant | |

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Lilli completed a Bachelor of Business at Bond University before completing a Bachelor of Laws at Deakin University. Lilli joins ThompsonCook in 2018 as a Researcher. Having had previous experience working in sales, human resources and marketing she has a broad skill set and excellent communication skills.

Thomas Burt

Thomas Burt

Researcher | |

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Thomas grew up in Melbourne attending Marcelin College prior to completing a Bachelor of Sports Development at Deakin University in 2014. While pursing a career in sports management Thomas developed strong people management and communication skills. His role at ThompsonCook involves talent sourcing and business consulting to ensure clients and candidates are aware of key accounting trends across Melbourne.


Andrew Spargo

Researcher | |

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Andrew completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Bond University before moving back to Melbourne to begin his career in recruitment. Andrew joins ThompsonCook in 2019 as a researcher. Having had previous experience working in sales, human resources and customer service he has a broad skill set and excellent communication skills.


Rachel Colman

Researcher | |

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Rachel graduated from the University of Melbourne having completed a major in Psychology and a minor in Marketing. She joins ThompsonCook’s team in 2019 as a researcher, responsible for candidate and employee research. In this role she leverages the professional and personal skills she has developed across the marketing and volunteer positions she has worked in.