Craig Thompson, Managing Director Michael Page: Advice for young CAs


“Don’t take the first job you get offered, when you have just done your articles,” says Craig Thompson, Managing Director in South Africa for recruitment firm Michael Page. On Thursday Thompson met with Melle Eijckelhoff, director of CFO South Africa, the networking platform for CFOs and Finance professionals.

Thompson and Eijckellhof discussed the job market in South Africa and in the rest of the continent and the success formula of Michael Page. Thompson also had some in depth advice for CFOs, finance professionals and companies looking for skilled people. The full interview will be published on this website in the following weeks.

CFO South Africa has rapidly become the leading CFO community in South Africa. The website connects finance professionals to share knowledge, exchange of interests and open up business opportunities. CFO SA also organizes round tables, executive dinners and other events for CFOs, often partnering with key players in the South African finance world.

Michael Page has grown over the last three decades to become one of the world's leading recruitment companies, specialising in selection across a broad range of sectors and job types. The company opened offices in South Africa in 2006, initially concentrating on accounting opportunities, but the focus has since extended to include banking, sales, mining and engineering and more. From offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town the firm recruits permanent, temporary, contract and interim opportunities.

In the picture from left to right: Melle Eijckelhoff (CFO SA) and Craig Thompson (Michael Page).

If you also would like to share your ideas with the CFO community, please get in touch with us to arrange an interview. Please contact Jurriën Morsch on [email protected].

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