Roles I Recruit
I am part of the largest legal finance recruitment team in London. We cover all levels from entry level finance roles to Finance Directors and pride ourselves on our consultative approach.
Within the division my focus is on permanent legal finance positions from mid to senior level including roles such as: Legal Cashiering, Legal Billing, Accounts Payable, Revenue Control, Credit Control, Assistant/Part-qualified Accountant, Systems, Accounts Manager/Supervisor, Qualified Accountants, Analysts, Financial Controllers and Finance Directors.
I have been working in recruitment for more than 16 years and joined Ambition in 2005 (when it was previously called Witan Jardine). I progressed from a Consultant to a Principal Consultant.
I previously specialised in recruiting all levels of finance staff on a temporary and interim basis into the legal sector. In 2015 I decided to change focus and now recruit for permanent candidates within this sector. I have an extensive network, including many candidates and clients that have worked with me exclusively over many years.
I am currently working with several Top 100 and US law firms in London as well as boutique law firms. We have certainly seen an increase in US firms growing their finance presence in London and have been supporting them with their recruitment plans.
I previously worked on a relocation for a Top 30 law firm, on an exclusive basis, recruiting and placing 12 vacancies. We worked in partnership with the client, taking a consultative approach, meeting with them to discuss their needs, advising on salaries, market conditions and candidate skillsets.
Outside of work
I enjoy travelling, especially visiting places with a different culture as well as spending time with family and friends.
I cannot fault the service provided by Michelle Allen of Ambition when I was looking for a new position. From our initial email conversation she was so friendly and helpful, I felt comfortable speaking to her straight away. Once I got confirmation of an interview we had a few conversations/videos calls where she talked through every part of the role and also my previous experience. I really feel like she helped me get my head together so I went into the interview confident in myself. Michelle is professional yet down to earth and really easy to talk to. She went above and beyond to help me secure my dream job and I would fully recommend her.Kirsty Edwards Legal Cashier
Bird & Bird
Michelle is my principal contact at Ambition. I was very impressed by her approach and the amount of effort she put into helping me secure my last position. I have recommended Michelle in the past and would not hesitate to do so again.Ian Baldock Credit Controller
Davies Arnold Cooper LLP
Michelle is highly specialised in providing excellent recruitment services. She only provides the highest calibre people, and you know that your only issue will be choosing between the candidates. I would not hesitate to recommend, and indeed she has provided recruits for me, and also found me a position when needed so I have experienced it from both sides.Paula Mumford Revenue and Collections Supervisor
Michelle provided me with an enormous amount of support throughout my time searching for jobs. I was very impressed with her care and concern for me as a person and made the effort to contact me regularly to see how I was getting on and updating me on what was available. I've really appreciated Michelle’s approachable manner and professionalism and it has always been a real pleasure to have her dealing with my search for work knowing she will always be giving 100% and I would highly recommend her.Raj Atwal Senior Billing Communicator
McGuire Woods LLP
Michelle and the team at Ambition are quite literally the best in the business. Once again I have successfully found a permanent role to take me to the next step in my career and I would highly recommend Michelle and the team at Ambition to any candidates looking for their next role in Legal Finance. The continued support and reassurance when searching and interviewing for roles, really puts your mind at ease knowing that people with excellent skillsets are passionate about helping with bettering peoples careers. Once again, thanks Michelle and all at Ambition.Connor Treacy Legal Accouting
Michelle is celebrating 17 years at Ambition. We caught up with her to find out what's changed since she started and what valuable lessons she has...Read more