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Matthew Cooper

Specialisation: Finance & Accounting, Work for Us
Company Position: Associate Director
Email Address: matthew.cooper@ambition.com.my
Phone Number: +603 2300 7240

My Background

I began my finance recruitment career in the UK back in 2005, partnering with multinationals to attract the best finance talent into their business. After 7 years in London, I relocated to Asia and spent 5 years in Singapore, focused on mid to senior level finance search across the SEA region, before relocating to Kuala Lumpur to lead Ambitions Finance & Accounting division in Malaysia.

Roles I recruit for

I focus on mid to senior level finance positions within the commerce industry and shared services across Malaysia, from managers to director to the C-Suite. My team recruits across Finance & Accounting, FP&A, and commercial finance, tax, treasury, and audit, within Multinational Corporations, SMEs, and Shared Services. 

What my clients and candidates say about me

“I have come to appreciate Matthew’s sound advice, personable demeanor and honest opinions on both roles as well as companies. He is professional and has a high level of integrity. With the increasingly competitive landscape within the industry which in my view tends to lead to short-termism and a tendency to treat both candidates and clients as a source of revenue, Matthew's ability to establish a very personal & human relationship is a differentiating factor and a breath of fresh air. I thoroughly enjoy working with him and would recommend him strongly to any prospective candidates, recruiting managers and employers."

“I had a great experience working with Matthew earlier this year. He is receptive and approachable and works to ensure a win-win situation for the hiring company and the candidate. He is able to think beyond the silos of job descriptions and industries to find a true fit in terms of culture, skill sets, and interests. I highly appreciated his pro-activeness, dedication, candor, sound advice, and thorough professionalism. He brings a level of personal attention and focus that sets him apart from many others in the recruiting industry.”

Outside of Ambition

Like many, I love to travel and explore new places, cultures, history, and architecture. I have been fortunate in being able to visit some incredible countries around the world. I am an unashamed bookworm and am always reading something new – anything from the classics of literature to autobiographies and historical fiction. I also enjoy cooking, entertaining, Formula One, and golf.