Qualification(s): BCom (Hons), C.A.
Paul McCarthy is the Chief Financial Officer at Maurice Blackburn and is based at the Melbourne office. Paul is a chartered accountant and oversees all aspects of financial management at the firm, including financial planning, reporting, transaction processing, and data and analytics. He joined the firm in September 2020.
With more than 20 years’ experience, including working in a range of leading consumer focused organisations and roles spanning finance, operations, assurance, commercial, strategy and corporate development, Paul also works closely with the senior leadership team and the Board to progress company strategy.
Paul previously worked at 7-Eleven where he was responsible for group safety and the fuel business. He was also instrumental in developing compliance frameworks for the company’s major wage repayment programs, which saw 7-Eleven pay more than $170 million in unpaid wages to over four thousand franchisee employees.
“Safety in the workplace and payment of fair wages are some of the basic rights of everyday Australians and helps form the backbone of healthy families, communities and economies. Equally, companies ought to recognise such community standards and positively respect their obligations and place in our society, in order to continually grow and operate successfully.”
Paul has also held senior corporate roles at Foster’s Group, iSelect, and BlueScope Steel. He was an investment banker and adviser at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs JBWere, and PwC and has advised many ASX listed companies, as well as large global and private companies.