MEET THE TEAM!


Gillian Pendlebury, CPHR
Partner
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Administrative Staffing and
Accountant Staffing  

With a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Certificate in Human Resource Management (2005) from Saint Mary’s University, Gillian gained experience in administrative, client service and human resource support roles before joining Accountant Staffing and Administrative Staffing in 2007. As Senior Recruitment Consultant, Gillian manages all of the recruitment for administrative and office management roles plus entry level accounting and finance positions. Having completed her CPHR designation in 2013 and becoming a Partner in 2016, she is a key contributor to our ongoing success and will continue to lead and grow her division by providing local clients with high professional standards.

Gillian’s positive, outgoing personality and her passion for recruitment are evident. Her efficient use of technology and ability to manage multiple priorities enable her to respond quickly to clients and candidates. She is an active member of the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia, serves as a Mentor Liaison with FUSION Halifax (People Factor Action Team) and volunteers with local organizations including Ronald McDonald House.

Troy Yeo, CPA, CA
Partner
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Accountant Staffing

Troy joined Accountant Staffing in 2006 as a Senior Recruitment Consultant and became Co-owner in January, 2010 of Accountant Staffing and Administrative Staffing. He is a Chartered Accountant whose experience includes nine years with Ernst & Young’s Halifax, Perth (Australia), and Toronto offices. Troy manages accounting and finance searches at the senior level.

Throughout his career, Troy has been in numerous audit, accounting, taxation and advisory roles. This experience combined with his work with Accountant Staffing has provided him with a strong background in accounting and finance along with exposure to a variety of industries. This enables Troy to clearly understand the needs of his clients and match them with the skills and aspirations of candidates.

Troy’s personal approach with candidates has allowed him to build a solid network of candidate referrals. His network is extensive and, consequently, Troy has been very successful working with Professional Accountants within Atlantic Canada as well as those seeking to return or relocate here.

Along with his wife Michelle MacEachern, Troy owns Geddes Custom Furniture located in the north end of Halifax. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Re-Jigged Celtic Music Festival and he was an active member of the Board of Directors for ALS Nova Scotia from 2008 – 2014 and the Alumni Association of Acadia University from 2008 – 2012.

Carmen Dockendorff, BBA
Partner
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Accountant Staffing

Working with Accountant Staffing since the company was formed in 2002, Carmen became Co-owner in January 2010 of Accountant Staffing and Administrative Staffing. She has played a key role in the development of recruitment processes and specializes in the recruitment of junior and intermediate level accounting positions. Carmen’s professionalism and attention to detail combined with her excellent ability to assess candidates and their “fit” within organizations has resulted in a loyal and appreciative client base.

Carmen has over 12 years experience in the field of Human Resources combined with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from U.P.E.I. (1990) and a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Saint Mary’s University (2002).

Carmen is a member of the Human Resource Association of Nova Scotia, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Saint Mary’s University & U.P.E.I. Alumni Associations, and has volunteered with a variety of organizations including Habitat for Humanity and The Atlantic Film Festival. She has volunteered recruitment assistance and consultation with not-for-profit organizations and actively participates in promoting positive change within her community.


Victoria Craven, BA
Recruitment Consultant
Accountant Staffing and
Administrative Staffing

Victoria has been a valuable member of Accountant Staffing and Administrative Staffing since 2011. She attended Saint Mary’s University and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus on languages in 2009. During this program, she had the opportunity to study abroad in France for a year and travel across Europe. She went on to study at NSCC, completing the Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management program in 2011. Prior to and after graduation, Victoria gained recruitment, human resources and client support experience with such organizations as the Employee Services Department at NSCC.

Victoria’s focus is the selection and placement of qualified candidates for contract and permanent positions. She specializes in all levels of administration and junior-level accounting placements, developing strong candidate and client relationships within these areas of expertise. Her excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills are instrumental in identifying star candidates and ensuring clients receive the highest level of service.

She is an active member of the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia and plans to pursue the CPHR designation in future.

Laura Sandeson
Office Manager
Accountant Staffing and
Administrative Staffing

Laura joined the Accountant and Administrative Staffing team in the fall of 2015 and provides a welcoming and positive atmosphere for clients, candidates and her colleagues. Her communication skills and dedication to efficient processes make her an invaluable member of the firm. Laura further refined her skills through the Applied Communication Arts Program (2003) at NSCC, 5th Class Power Engineering Certificate from SAIT (2009) and with an Interior Design AEC at IADT in Montreal (2005). As her education implies, she is very adaptable and has proficient problem-solving skills, which helps create a harmonious work environment.

Laura has worked in education, retail and construction industries, where she gained both administrative and leadership experience. She was thrilled to apply the knowledge she gained working at The Banff Centre to a more recent role at the Art Gallery of NS in the summer of 2015. Working with the community’s children for the AGNS’ Summer School of the Arts program was perfect for her integration back into Nova Scotian life. Being an integral part of the community is extremely important to Laura and she has previously been involved with Amnesty International, Greenpeace and 4-H organizations. She currently enjoys being a first-time homeowner, artist, paddler and camper in her spare time.

Ellen Power, BA
Recruitment Associate
Accountant Staffing and
Administrative Staffing

Ellen joined Accountant Staffing and Administrative Staffing in 2013 after completing an Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management (2013) and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (2011) from MSVU. She has gained professional experience through a variety of employers including an internship with Dalhousie University’s Human Resources Department.

Ellen supports the Recruitment Consultants in the recruitment, selection and placement of candidates for contract and permanent positions. Her positive, solution-oriented approach and flexibility are key traits for assisting clients and staff.

As a member of the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia, she plans to pursue the CHRP designation in the future. She enjoys volunteering with the Memory Lane Heritage Village and is an avid kayaker and skier in her spare time.