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SMC Executive specialises in mid to senior management level recruitment to clients on both a temporary/contract and permanent basis and successfully manage the careers of experienced professionals in the banking & finance, funds management, accounting, it & operations and professional services fields.

Our clients include the major Australian banks, fund managers and investment firms, stockbroking, consulting and professional services practices as well as a select group of blue-chip corporates.

We are a specialist group of experienced consultants with long standing relationships and extensive networks in the markets in which we operate. We maintain high professional standards and pride ourselves on the core principals of Quality, Integrity, Partnership and Delivery and have built a strong reputation for upholding these values which underpin everything we do.

Consultants at SMC Executive enjoy a modern, professional and friendly working environment and are supported by the latest recruitment technology, IT systems and a strong research capability. We have an advanced recruitment database and employ a variety of candidate sourcing methods, all of which are tailored to the requirements of each assignment.


Quality – In partnering with SMC Executive you will have full confidence in our ability to identify and attract the best talent in the marketplace. Our consultants are highly networked and experienced in Executive Search methodology, but most importantly we ‘get’ the job brief and leverage our market relationships to effectively unearth top talent and deliver candidates that specifically meet the requirements of the role. We take pride in providing a ‘high touch’ consultative service to candidates throughout their job search and as you transition into new positions throughout your career.

Integrity – Credibility is paramount in the recruitment industry. And that comes from acting with integrity. As a client or candidate, you will receive honest advice, opinions, updates and feedback from SMC Executive that is accurate and meaningful. Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t simply relay information; we combine our recruitment and industry knowledge and apply this in a manner that is fundamentally trusted and delivers value.


Partnership – Consultants at SMC Executive are approachable, flexible and easy to deal with. We recognise that most recruitment engagements are specific by nature and challenging to fill, therefore a tailored approach is critical to reach the right outcome. In doing so we will form a close partnership to gain a comprehensive understanding of your business, people and working environment ensuring your brand and value proposition is represented and delivered accurately and professionally. For candidates we will listen and understand, provide support, advice and guidance to help you achieve your career aspirations.


Delivery – As we have seen over many years’ working in recruitment, repeat business comes from high quality service delivery. We are proud of the fact that many of our candidates have become clients, with long standing relationships formed through our strong reputation and consistent track record of delivering successful results. We remain committed to the task, accountable and will always keep you informed.




SMC Executive focuses our recruitment & advisory services across the following market sectors:

Banking, Finance &
Investment Management


  • Corporate & Institutional Banking
  • Financial Markets
  • Working Capital
  • Private Banking
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Investment Management
  • Superannuation & Insurance
  • Wealth Management
  • Risk (Credit, Market & Operational)
  • Operations & Back Office Leaders)
  • Compliance & Fraud

Professional Services,
Accounting & Finance


  • CFO and General Management
  • Corporate Strategy, Planning and M&A
  • Commercial Management / Decision Support
  • Financial Control and Statutory Compliance
  • Financial & Management Reporting
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Audit, Forensic & Risk Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Improvement / Lean / Six Sigma
  • Taxation

IT, Program &
Project Management


  • Project & Delivery Leaders
  • PMO & Program Managers
  • Change Leads / Consultants
  • Business / Systems Analysts
  • Communications
  • Testing



Tim Carmichael


Tim has over fifteen years recruitment experience in both the UK and Melbourne markets and specialises in the areas of front and middle office banking, and accounting, risk and strategy recruitment across the financial and professional services and corporate sectors. He has worked on a wide range of executive search mandates with broader experience and expertise in talent pipelining, benchmarking, remuneration and competitive intelligence.

Tim established SMC Executive in 2009. He is the sole owner/Director of SMC Executive and manages the Melbourne office in addition to key client relationships and senior assignments in the Australian Market. Prior to this, Tim was a Partner in a specialist banking & finance executive search firm, where he set up and ran the Melbourne business for a number of years.

Previously, Tim was a Senior Executive at a publicly listed recruitment firm where he ran the

Accounting and Finance division whilst running executive search and selection assignments across the banking and finance sector and managing key client accounts. He began his recruitment career in London before returning to Melbourne in 2000 where he joined a global recruitment business specialisingin banking and finance.

Tim is married with three children and lives in Melbourne.


SMC Executive focuses on mid-senior management level recruitment on both a permanent and contract basis. We employ a variety of talent identification and acquisition services, all of which are tailored to the requirements of each assignment.

Executive Search

Executive Search is a recruitment method generally used for senior executive or highly specialised positions where individuals are either difficult to find, not actively job seeking and/or unlikely to respond to a direct advertisement. This approach requires detailed industry knowledge and networks combined with strong research capability to comprehensively review the local and international candidate landscape and approach high calibre candidates directly and in a discreet manner. Consultants at SMC Executive are highly adept at executive search recruitment and employ a thorough assessment process ensuring core competencies are matched and cultures aligned.


Advertised Search & Selection

As the name suggests Advertised Search and Selection combines direct advertising (online and / or print) together with a more refined search process ensure appropriate market coverage in a defined timeframe. As with executive search it involves utilising our network to take informal views and opinions on suitable candidates in the market. We then combine this with utilising professional networking sites and online databases to identify and directly approach both active and passive candidates that will assist in broadening our reach.

Contingent Introductions

In addition to the abovementioned recruitment services, SMC Executive is on occasion engaged to work on non-exclusive recruitment assignments whereby we will source talented professionals through our network and from our extensive in-house database. We often meet jobseekers on a general basis and as a means of being proactive on the candidates’ behalf, as well as keeping our clients abreast of suitable talent in the market, we can facilitate informal introductions between clients and candidates which may in turn result in successful outcomes for both parties.


Interim Executive & Contract Appointments

Organisations, particularly in the current economic environment, are continuing to evolve and transform. Interim Executive and Contract Recruitment allow companies to be nimble and quickly adapt to changing market conditions whilst also enabling flexibility with regard to project related work. SMC Executive has a well-established and experienced team of contract recruitment professionals who will deliver high quality contract candidates across a variety of levels and at short notice. We have best in class online timesheeting and payroll management technology offering a wide variety of payroll management services to our clients and candidates.