Aspiring business professional and musical theatre director
Like many graduates before her, Emily had known of Pitcher Partners through her personal networks - in this case, through her family’s wholesale picture framing business, which has been a client of the Melbourne firm for more than 20 years.
For Emily, culture and people are everything and the longevity of her family’s relationship with Pitcher Partners, coupled with the respect shown toward the small-but-growing family business, spoke volumes. When deciding to kick-start her professional career, what better place to start than an organisation she knew and trusted and which shared her values?
“Maintaining a strong relationship over such an extended period was confirmation of the firm’s culture and values. The more I learnt about Pitcher Partners through research and the Assessment Centre, the more it solidified the belief that there was a strong focus on people.”
Emily is currently a graduate Analyst in Risk Services – the area of the firm that specialises in identifying, assessing and recommending solutions to addressing the risks facing businesses.
Tools for success
To be successful at Pitchers, Emily says you need to have a genuine interest in people. “If you have a desire to help people improve what they are doing, you can succeed. For me, work isn’t simply about the pay check – it’s about helping clients improve their livelihoods. It’s a privilege to be in that position.”
Image: Emily attributes her initial career success to ongoing development of both technical and soft skills.
While Emily acknowledges that she’s expected to work hard, the firm rewards her effort with support to grow and learn – with both technical and soft-skill development.
The unexpected upside? “I’m now eight months into my career and I feel increasingly confident to have conversations with people about a range of business processes.” Smiling, Emily says, “I couldn’t have asked for more from my first full-time job.”
In addition to undertaking her first full-time professional placement, Emily managed to direct a musical. “I received enormous support from Pitchers to pursue my artistic endeavours. From flexible working hours to make rehearsals on time, to having my colleagues attend the production - it’s a firm that cares about its people”, remarks Emily.
Emily also leads a busy social calendar inside the firm including:
- running the Social Committee for Risk Services, and;
- participating in the inaugural Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand women’s football match, competing against other financial services firms.
Pitcher Partners is made up of a broad range of people from diverse beginnings. Meet all of our career ambassadors and read their personal journeys of success here.