We are passionate about our work, we are professional in how we deliver results

Atlas Partners is born from a very clear vision which Craig and Liam have developed throughout their careers. Our emphasis is on providing real, expert advice on key pieces of recruitment. This starts with listening, understanding, advising and setting a structured, tangible plan with clear expectations. Then we get to work.


Our business is built on our core values


Our people are our focus and priority


Honesty and straightforwardness in professional and business relationships


To maintain professional knowledge and skill at the highest standard


We are accountable as individuals and celebrate our accomplishments

Our Team

The Atlas Partners Recruitment Directors bring over 20 years of specific Accountancy and Finance advisory experience from across the world. We know what we are talking about.


Craig Gorton (CGMA) ‐ Director

Craig brings a valuable blend of Recruitment and hands-on Accountancy & Finance experience to his clients. As a Chartered Accountant, Craig made the switch from Finance to Recruitment to improve how the market is served with increased quality of service, active consultation and to drive his passion of aligning the right talent with the right opportunity. Having focused on Executive level recruitment across the UK and Melbourne, Craig takes his focus on the senior end of the market. With his love of the Blue & White, Craig follows the Kangaroos.


Liam Killen ‐ Director

Liam has been recruiting in Melbourne’s Accountancy and Finance market since 2014, having partnered with a broad range of clients both locally and interstate. Liam sees the recruitment process as vitally important to the success of any organisation and values the opportunity of working with some of Melbourne’s most outstanding talent. Liam graduated with a double degree from Deakin University and, in his spare time, enjoys supporting his mighty Tigers at the MCG.


Shawny Smith ‐ Manager of Accounting Support & Payroll

Shawny brings to the team several years of experience in the Accounting Support & Payroll recruitment space across all industries. From managing large recruitment projects, to emphasizing values both in her work and personal life, Shawny brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing board games and watching anything Disney!


Heshara Rajapakse ‐ Recruitment Administrator

Heshara is a LLB graduate, also currently a student majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice. At Atlas Partners Heshara is our Recruitment Administrator, managing all related candidate administration duties along with building new efficient processes to make sure everything runs smoothly, and information is captured accurately. Interests: Heshara is a huge mystery and true crime fanatic, you’ll find her on most weekends reading within this genre.


Sam Harrison ‐ Senior Recruitment Consultant

Sam recruits CA & CPA qualified accountancy & finance professionals across the Melbourne financial services, real estate and building & construction markets, amongst others, partnering with clients ranging from start-ups to ASX200 listed organisations. He identifies the importance of developing healthy relationships with both candidate and client as the key to achieving outstanding results. Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Business from Monash University.


Sascha Naismith ‐ Finance Manager

Sascha joined Atlas Partners in March 2022 and brings over 13 years of experience in accounting and finance. She is responsible for the financial management of the business including smooth on-boarding of all consultants and the payroll process.

Sascha commenced her career in Melbourne at Pitcher Partners working in the business advisory division. She then moved to industry working in investor relations in private equity (in London), then operations and treasury with Acciona Energy Oceania. More recently, Sascha has taken a career break to spend time with her family but kept her skills sharp as treasurer for her children’s kindergarten and bookkeeping for not-for-profit charity Prevention United. In her spare time Sascha, enjoys camping and exploring Australia with her family.