Michael Dowds

Michael Dowds

Specialisation: Payroll Support, Accounting Support
Company Position: Client Services Manager
Email Address: Michael.Dowds@accountability.com.au
Phone Number: +61 2 8296 5318
Location: Sydney

Area of expertise:

Originally from Scotland, Michael has 13 years’ experience in the Accounting & Finance recruitment market. Since a permanent relocation to Australia in 2008, Michael has focused specifically on recruitment in the Shared Services & Payroll Space. This has included: success in placing interim & contract staff professionals at levels in the business sector; to specific projects assisting with the set-up of newly established functions in the AR, AP & Payroll space. Michael has strong expertise in trends driving the market – from technology; to hiring preferences & salary benchmarking. With a broad & supportive network, he is often able to source unique & specialist candidates, unavailable on the open market. He has a belief in producing qualitative solutions for clients and has powerful testimonials that underline his forthright & honest approach. As one of the Principal Consultants at Accountability, he passionately drives a positive customer service focus to all client & candidate interactions.

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Outside of work:

Michael is addicted to crazy interval training at the gym which builds mental & physical resilience. It also means he's generally bouncing around; full of endorphins!
Michael also writes creative fiction when he gets a chance outside of a grueling work schedule!


"There is a level of honesty with Michael that I just don’t get with other recruiters. I feel that Michael offers genuine and valuable solutions through his placements. I feel that he gets me and the positive team culture I like to create. I trust him to find unique & quality candidates that I need for the fast-paced & challenging environment I have at Rockpool." -Julie Hogarth, Group Payroll Manager, Rockpool