Focused on Accounting Recruitment

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 and Sydney. We will work tirelessly for you.


Alexander Thompson

Partner | |

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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

Partner | |

0410 445 230

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.


Sophie Wood

Partner | |

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Sophie has over 8 years recruitment experience in Melbourne and London, working with ASX and FTSE listed companies and private businesses. She has a reputation for a caring, detailed approach to recruitment, taking the time to understand her clients and candidates’ requirements to ensure a great result for both sides.

Sophie completed a Bachelor or Business (Accounting) at RMIT University and worked in Finance before transitioning to recruitment. She has experience recruiting all levels within Finance and currently focusses on senior qualified and executive roles.


Maxime Moffroid

Partner | |

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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 Sydney. With passion, persistence and a robust knowledge of the Sydney accounting market, Maxime has a strong commitment to advising accountants on how to best enhance their careers.

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Jimmy Carruthers

Partner | |

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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.

Mike Lys

Mike Lys

Partner | |

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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.

Nancy Zhou

Nancy Zhou

Director | |

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Nancy completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne prior to commencing her career with PwC in audit. With experience in accounting recruitment at Michael Page and Sharp & Carter, Nancy has become an expert in understanding the Melbourne accounting market.

Nancy brings a knowledgeable and collaborative approach with detailed insight on the best career paths in accounting. She has built deep accounting relationships in an extensive range of industries including Logistics, FMCG, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Retail, Construction and Health.

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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.

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Cody Johnson

Manager | |

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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.

Janessa Smit

Janessa Smit

Manager | |

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Janessa is originally from NZ, where she holds a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning from the University of Canterbury. Janessa brings a deep understanding of the Melbourne Accounting Market. She understands the complexities of different companies and how a company’s culture impact peoples careers. Janessa is an experienced recruitment manager with a career that includes heading up a talent function for an ASX listed company.

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Henry Clunies-Ross

Manager | |

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Henry joined the ThompsonCook Sydney team in 2021 after commencing his career with Michael Page. Henry played professional rugby for clubs in Australia and France whilst completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney.

With a track record of best practice and a strong understanding of accounting recruitment in Sydney, Henry is passionate about building long-term relationships and guiding accountants as they grow their careers.

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Lachlan Aikman

Manager | |

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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.

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Monique Wilsone

Manager | |

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Monique began her career as an Analyst at Pitcher Partners after graduating from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance. Her experience in accounting and professional services has grown her insight and knowledge of the industry. Monique prides herself on her strong communication skills and her ability to build rapport within her network. She joined ThompsonCook to contribute to their focus on creating high quality accounting recruitment services.

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Thomas Burt

Manager | |

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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.


Georgia Matthews

Consultant | |

0477 534 366

Georgia grew up in Sydney and graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Commerce. She began her career in accounting working for Ventia and Foxtel before working with Newscorp in the Group Corporate Finance team. Georgia has a strong understanding of what drives accounting teams in leading Australian companies as well as the typical career path for accountants looking to progress their careers.

Georgia joined ThompsonCook in 2021 as a Consultant with a view to assisting accountants with their careers. Georgia oversees a number of key ThompsonCook clients including Newscorp, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Rentokil Initial and Bupa.

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Bailey Michel

Researcher | |

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Bailey grew up in regional Victoria before moving to Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University, majoring in Finance and Economics. Bailey’s strong interpersonal skills combined with his extensive financial and accounting knowledge enables him to develop meaningful relationships with both candidates and clients. He joined ThompsonCook’s team in 2021 as a researcher and is responsible for candidate research and talent sourcing.