Molly Lockwood, the Director of Human Resources at Sobel & Co., brings more than 20 years of experience to this position. As a result of working with accounting firms of all sizes, including the “Big Four,” Molly has been able to establish ‘best practices’ at Sobel & Co. based on the knowledge she has gained across a wide range of diverse situations.
Molly began her career in human resources with Deloitte, a well-known and highly regarded international accounting firm. At Deloitte she originally supported the Human Resource Director, the Recruiting Director and the Benefits Director. While working closely with these three directors, she quickly acquired the knowledge necessary to advance first to Recruiting Coordinator and then to Professional Development Coordinator.
With each role Molly gained new insights and knowledge. She went on to become a Human Resources Specialist at Edward Isaacs & Co. LLP and worked with the firm through its merger with RMS McGladrey Inc. In that capacity, she managed employee relations, recruiting for both college students and experienced staff, performance management, salary administration, training and development and employee benefit communications for approximately 350 partners and employees. She was especially valuable as she assisted in reorganizing departments, running orientation programs and counseling employees during the merger process.
Leveraging her previous experience, Molly was highly regarded for having developed an array of programs, such as compensation and referral bonus programs, tuition reimbursement programs, new hire orientation programs, grief counseling programs (in the aftermath of 9/11) and increasing on-campus awareness which lead to a tremendous leap in the firm’s acceptance rate. Molly went on to become the Human Resource Director at other New York accounting firms including Loeb & Troper and large regional firm, JH Cohn, LLP.
Credentials, Awards and Professional Associations
- Earned the RSM McGladrey Leadership award for her efforts in creating teams
- National Courage Award for maintaining her composure during the 9/11 attacks and for her ability to assist others in coping more effectively after the attacks
- Member of SHRM, The Society of Human Resources Executives
- Graduated from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication