Mae Alvar

Mae Alvar

Specialisation: Accounting & Finance
Company Position: Consultant - Sydney
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Phone Number: +61 2 9249 5001

​My background:

I’m a passionate recruiter who is a genuine advocate of adding the “human touch” to human resourcing.

I’m an accountant by profession and worked for global automobile and IT companies. Moving to Sydney, I wanted to use my accounting technical knowledge and have the avenue to change people’s lives; and recruiting in the finance space exactly does that for me!

I specialise in temporary and contract roles in accounting and finance in the Sydney market. Coming from an accounting background, I am more able to align the role requirements and the skill sets available in the market, and offer consultations regarding current market and employment trends and industry updates.

Success for me is a few things:

  • Being able to help my client find the right talents for their team with short turnaround time, enabling them to achieve targets and goals.

  • Helping my candidates find the right role for them, for their professional growth and of course with ripple effects for their families.

  • To my community, as every role I successfully work on, I donate money to my chosen charity as a way to pay forward! The world can surely use some good energy going around!

Outside of work, I am a “cool mum” to my cheeky 10-month old! I love to paint and chase sunsets and waterfalls. I am also a big fan of the lost art of personally handwritten post cards, so when we do work together, you can expect to get one from me (and with toeprint from bub!).

Roles I recruit:

  • CFO

  • Head of Finance

  • Financial Controller

  • Finance Manager

  • Senior Tax Manager, Tax Manager

  • Commercial Analyst & Finance Analyst

  • Finance Systems Analyst

  • Finance Business Partner

  • Senior Financial Accountant/Financial Accountant

  • Tax Accountant

Recent Project:

We were engaged by a client who was finding it hard to backfill a company accountant role, where the incumbent was already halfway through his notice period. They had already advertised and worked with different agencies for weeks. The client said they received the same profiles from two different agencies which shows how shallow the talent pool in the market is.

As I am well-networked with immediately available accountants, I reached out to my network with the skill sets they are looking for, sent my shortlist with 24-hours turn around, interviewed the same day and offered and accepted afterwards!

The client was able to do a proper hand over making sure the deliverables are looked after, and the candidate was very pleased with how quick and efficient the whole process had been.

What my clients and candidates say about me:

“Mae is a recruiter who is truly interested in people and works hard to get the best result for all involved. When I responded to a vacancy Mae had advertised, she asked all the right questions to make sure I was a good fit for the role. She then gave me the confidence, and some helpful tools, so that I could do my best at the interview. Thanks to Mae, I am now happily employed in a new role”

“My first contact with Mae was during the recruitment process for a temporary accountant role for a beverage company. Mae kept me up to date with every aspect of the interview and feedback session. I subsequently accepted the contract and have been working closely with the staff to enable a smooth year end closure for this startup company. Thank you to Mae for recommending me.”