Michael Hau joined our Birmingham office in April 2002 as a trainee accountant and he quickly progressed to a senior level upon completing his professional qualifications. Leaving the firm in 2005, Michael now works as Head of Financial Management at Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group responsible for the financial management of a wide portfolio of healthcare contracts.
Remembering some highlights about his time at UHY, Michael said “I had the opportunity to work on a number of public and private assignments which has allowed me to really develop a range of skills whilst adding value to the client’s business. I was also one of those fortunate enough to attend the UHY Forum in Grazalema, Spain, which I found to be an extremely rewarding experience in many ways and would recommend to those who really want to fast track their careers.
My time at UHY has proved to be instrumental in shaping my career and allowing me to develop the skills, competencies and commercial acumen needed to meet the ever changing challenges in NHS Financial Management. In particular, as a trainee you are given exposure to a wide range of assignments, encouraged to take on responsibility at an early stage; be accountable for your own actions and most pivotal in my opinion to work as a team and support each other to achieve wider strategic aims.
Much of what I have achieved to date is without doubt a credit to the rigorous training I received whilst a trainee embarking on this incredible journey and to be able to see the bigger picture.