Aspiring to succeed in finance?
Danny Camm spent 6 years working in finance and now operates as a specialist finance recruiter in London. Each week, Danny will speak to guests ranging from middle management up to the C-suite to establish what it takes to achieve success in finance.
SiF 38 - Gary Hanson - Audit Partner, BDO
Joining me today is Gary Hanson. Gary started out his career with Winney Murray, who were then what we would class as a "Big 4" firm today (although there were 5 of them). He then went onto Binder Hamlyn and EY, progressing to Senior Manager level, before making the move to BDO, where he spent 34 years, many of which as Partner. During his time as Partner, Gary built out the Cambridge office, operated as a point of liaison between the UK and US and sat on the Partnership Council.
SiF 37 - Terry Reynolds - Senior Finance Practice Manager, RPC
Joining me today is Terry Reynolds. Terry began his career straight out of school, choosing to dive directly into the world of law through a Legal Cashier Assistant role with Linklaters. Terry has remained in the legal space every since and over the last 10.5 years progressed to Assistant Financial Analyst with Linklaters before transitioning to RPC. With RPC, he has developed from Finance Analyst to Senior Finance Practice Manager over 6.5 years, obtaining the CIMA qualification along the way.
SiF 36 - Elaine Darby - Director of Undergraduate Education, Royal Holloway
Joining me today is Elaine Darby. Elaine graduated from Southampton University with a degree in English and decided to join PwC's grad scheme. Having qualified as an ACA with PwC, Elaine moved on to a Consultancy role at Arthur Andersen before becoming a Senior Consultant at KPMG and then joining Deloitte. She spent 6 years at Deloitte, progressing to Senior Manager level, before ultimately deciding to make the move into teaching. After 3 years as a BPP tutor, Elaine became a Lecturer in Accounting at Henley Business School. After 8 years there, she joined Royal Holloway, where she is now Director of Undergraduate Education.
SiF 35 - Amit Lakhani - Investment Director, The Zeal Group
Joining me today is Amit Lakhani. After graduating from UCL with a degree in Economics & Statistics, Amit explored a few potential career opportunities, with roles as Investment Assistant at Thomas Miller and then Data Analyst at Geonomic and Arriva Bus respectively. Having settled on Data Analytics, Amit moved to The Zeal Group, where he has spent the last 4.5 years progressing from Investment & Data Strategy Analyst to Head of Corporate Development and now Investment Director. Amit now also undertakes a number of NED / Advisory roles for related ventures.
SiF 34 - Ibrar Raja - Group FC, The Restaurant Group
Joining me today is Ibrar Raja. Ibrar joined Deloitte having completed a degree in Management & Systems. He also spent some time at Wilson Wright & Co, a smaller firm, before moving into industry with TJX Europe. Here, he undertook roles as a Senior Internal Auditor and European Corporate Accounting Manager before moving to Telecity Group. At Telecity Group, Ibrar first operated as FC, before taking on a role as FD of part of the group. Since leaving Telecity Group, Ibrar went on to a Group FC role with Bestway for 2 years and now is FC of the Restaurant Group.
SiF 33 - Mat Steer - Associate Director, Deloitte
Joining me today is Mat Steer. Mat joined PwC on their Consulting & Audit split scheme, having graduated from Warwick with a degree in Politics with French. During his time at PwC, Mat spent time both in audit and consulting, as well as undertaking a client secondment. After joining PwC's New Law team and being a key part of the team's growth, Mat recently moved on to Deloitte as an Associate Director where he remains in the New Law sphere.
Really good to hear about the careers of different finance professionals
Really good content
Very helpful to hear different perspectives and routes within finance. Each guest has their own unique story and zones in on different elements of their career. Highly recommend
A very easy and enjoyable listen!
A very easy listen. Gives a breadth of journeys within the finance industry and illustrates that there is no ‘right’ way to get to the top. Success often comes with many failures, mistakes and challenges, this podcast gives you some valuable career tips from seniors within the industry and how they made it to where they are today. Highly recommend it to upcoming finance enthusiasts.