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Accounting Graduate Jobs in Melbourne

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Expressions of interest are now open for the February 2020 intake of the Future Insure Graduate Program.
Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
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Number of Vacancies
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We're individuals who take as much joy from those we work with as the work itself. Driven to be the difference between a…
Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
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23 Jan 2020
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Accounting Graduate Jobs in Melbourne overview

Victoria is home to over 26% of accounting jobs in Australia, with the majority of these located in Melbourne where a number of large accounting firms have offices. Melbourne is also home to the highest-ranking accounting school in the country, The University of Melbourne, and competition for graduate roles is therefore tough.

Unfortunately, offshoring and automation are reducing demand for graduate accounting positions and employers have become more selective, seeking graduates with technical skills and work experience, as well as good grades.

Types of graduate jobs/roles

Accountants are important for every industry and play an important role in business processes and issues. Graduate jobs can, therefore, be found in accounting practices, corporations, not-for-profit organisations, government departments and small to medium-sized businesses. However, for graduates, there is often little choice in what type of role or job they will go into so flexibility is important.

The most common graduate jobs/roles are in:

  • Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Audit and Risk
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Internal Audit
  • General Management.

Biggest employers

The big four accounting firms, PwCDeloitteKPMG and EY, are the biggest employers of accounting graduates in Melbourne.

Large corporations with offices in Melbourne also hire a large number of accounting graduates. These include:

The Victorian Public Service GRADS program has an accounting and finance stream and employs approximately 30-40 accounting graduates per year.

Average graduate salaries

The average starting salary for graduate accounting roles in Melbourne is $42,000, although positions at the big four accounting firms can pay as much as $55,000. With accounting graduate salaries increasing in recent years, those in Melbourne remain less paid than those in Sydney, Canberra and Perth, where the average graduate accounting salary is $48,000.

Advice for Accounting Graduate Jobs in Melbourne


Top tips from Graduates of KPMG

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EY: a point of difference

We were invited along to the EY Sydney office to get a feel for the place ourselves.

Why did three superstar grads choose KPMG?

When it comes to attracting outstanding talent, KPMG is one of the best in the business.

Gaining the tick of approval from accountancy bodies

There’s more to advancing your accountancy career than just acquiring the relevant uni degree. Here are the other stamps…

Which accountancy specialisation is right for me?

Service line, business area, division… whatever it’s labelled, your potential future employer will ask you where you’d l…

The pros and cons of a career in accountancy

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Accounting Graduate Jobs in Melbourne Graduate Sucess Stories


  • Graduate stories
I was drawn to Capgemini by the possibility of solving interesting problems using cool, innovative technologies, to contribute something positive to others.

Eromanga Adermann

  • Graduate stories
I was drawn to Capgemini by the possibility of solving interesting problems using cool, innovative technologies, to contribute something positive to others.

Eromanga Adermann

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  • Graduate stories
The most enjoyable part of my job is working with a dynamic team of highly talented and very genuine people across the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne offices. 

Peter King

  • Graduate stories
The most enjoyable part of my job is working with a dynamic team of highly talented and very genuine people across the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne offices. 

Peter King

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  • Graduate stories
I love the buzz of working in global financial markets, and the trading floor is a stimulating and dynamic place to work.

Sarah Forsyth

  • Graduate stories
I love the buzz of working in global financial markets, and the trading floor is a stimulating and dynamic place to work.

Sarah Forsyth

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  • Graduate stories
Every day I feel like I am expanding my knowledge and understanding of such a complex area of law which gives me a lot of professional satisfaction. 

Roisin O’Sullivan

  • Graduate stories
Every day I feel like I am expanding my knowledge and understanding of such a complex area of law which gives me a lot of professional satisfaction. 

Roisin O’Sullivan

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  • Graduate stories
Lawyers need to have good attention to detail and a strong technical understanding of the areas of law in which they practice. 

Karen Evans-Cullen

  • Graduate stories
Lawyers need to have good attention to detail and a strong technical understanding of the areas of law in which they practice. 

Karen Evans-Cullen

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  • Graduate stories
As a multi-disciplinary service provider, at PwC I have had the opportunity to work with people from a range of different backgrounds.

Jonathan Chelvam

  • Graduate stories
As a multi-disciplinary service provider, at PwC I have had the opportunity to work with people from a range of different backgrounds.

Jonathan Chelvam

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  • Graduate stories
I was drawn to Capgemini by the possibility of solving interesting problems using cool, innovative technologies, to contribute something positive to others.

Eromanga Adermann

  • Graduate stories
I was drawn to Capgemini by the possibility of solving interesting problems using cool, innovative technologies, to contribute something positive to others.

Eromanga Adermann

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  • Graduate stories
The most enjoyable part of my job is working with a dynamic team of highly talented and very genuine people across the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne offices. 

Peter King

  • Graduate stories
The most enjoyable part of my job is working with a dynamic team of highly talented and very genuine people across the Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne offices. 

Peter King

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  • Graduate stories
I love the buzz of working in global financial markets, and the trading floor is a stimulating and dynamic place to work.

Sarah Forsyth

  • Graduate stories
I love the buzz of working in global financial markets, and the trading floor is a stimulating and dynamic place to work.

Sarah Forsyth

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  • Graduate stories
Every day I feel like I am expanding my knowledge and understanding of such a complex area of law which gives me a lot of professional satisfaction. 

Roisin O’Sullivan

  • Graduate stories
Every day I feel like I am expanding my knowledge and understanding of such a complex area of law which gives me a lot of professional satisfaction. 

Roisin O’Sullivan

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  • Graduate stories
Lawyers need to have good attention to detail and a strong technical understanding of the areas of law in which they practice. 

Karen Evans-Cullen

  • Graduate stories
Lawyers need to have good attention to detail and a strong technical understanding of the areas of law in which they practice. 

Karen Evans-Cullen

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  • Graduate stories
As a multi-disciplinary service provider, at PwC I have had the opportunity to work with people from a range of different backgrounds.

Jonathan Chelvam

  • Graduate stories
As a multi-disciplinary service provider, at PwC I have had the opportunity to work with people from a range of different backgrounds.

Jonathan Chelvam

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Accounting Graduate Jobs in Melbourne Day in the Life Stories


  • Day in the life

Al Bautista

Al Bautista earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Taxation at Curtin University and is now an Associate at Grant Thornton.
  • Day in the life

Al Bautista

Al Bautista earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Taxation at Curtin University and is now an Associate at Grant Thornton.
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  • Day in the life

William Gilmour

Will studied a Bachelor of Business (Psychology) at Monash University and is now a Senior Consultant at EY
  • Day in the life

William Gilmour

Will studied a Bachelor of Business (Psychology) at Monash University and is now a Senior Consultant at EY
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  • Day in the life

Laura Barber

Laura Barber studied ​a ​Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) ​at The University of Queensland in 2017 and is now an accountant at BDO.
  • Day in the life

Laura Barber

Laura Barber studied ​a ​Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) ​at The University of Queensland in 2017 and is now an accountant at BDO.
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  • Day in the life

Brittany Ryan

Brittany Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and a Bachelor of Finance from the Australian National University in 2016 and is now an actuarial associate at PwC.
  • Day in the life

Brittany Ryan

Brittany Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and a Bachelor of Finance from the Australian National University in 2016 and is now an actuarial associate at PwC.
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  • Day in the life

Jasmina Zito

Jasmina Zito studied ​a ​Bachelor of Science in Games Development/Network Security ​at The University of Technology, Sydney in 2017, and is now an analyst, Cyber Intelligence Centre at Deloitte.
  • Day in the life

Jasmina Zito

Jasmina Zito studied ​a ​Bachelor of Science in Games Development/Network Security ​at The University of Technology, Sydney in 2017, and is now an analyst, Cyber Intelligence Centre at Deloitte.
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  • Day in the life

Lucy Kemp

Lucy Kemp's graduate story. Get useful tips and information on how to find the best jobs & start your future career with J.P. Morgan.
  • Day in the life

Lucy Kemp

Lucy Kemp's graduate story. Get useful tips and information on how to find the best jobs & start your future career with J.P. Morgan.
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  • Day in the life

Al Bautista

Al Bautista earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Taxation at Curtin University and is now an Associate at Grant Thornton.
  • Day in the life

Al Bautista

Al Bautista earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Taxation at Curtin University and is now an Associate at Grant Thornton.
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  • Day in the life

William Gilmour

Will studied a Bachelor of Business (Psychology) at Monash University and is now a Senior Consultant at EY
  • Day in the life

William Gilmour

Will studied a Bachelor of Business (Psychology) at Monash University and is now a Senior Consultant at EY
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  • Day in the life

Laura Barber

Laura Barber studied ​a ​Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) ​at The University of Queensland in 2017 and is now an accountant at BDO.
  • Day in the life

Laura Barber

Laura Barber studied ​a ​Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) ​at The University of Queensland in 2017 and is now an accountant at BDO.
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  • Day in the life

Brittany Ryan

Brittany Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and a Bachelor of Finance from the Australian National University in 2016 and is now an actuarial associate at PwC.
  • Day in the life

Brittany Ryan

Brittany Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and a Bachelor of Finance from the Australian National University in 2016 and is now an actuarial associate at PwC.
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  • Day in the life

Jasmina Zito

Jasmina Zito studied ​a ​Bachelor of Science in Games Development/Network Security ​at The University of Technology, Sydney in 2017, and is now an analyst, Cyber Intelligence Centre at Deloitte.
  • Day in the life

Jasmina Zito

Jasmina Zito studied ​a ​Bachelor of Science in Games Development/Network Security ​at The University of Technology, Sydney in 2017, and is now an analyst, Cyber Intelligence Centre at Deloitte.
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  • Day in the life

Lucy Kemp

Lucy Kemp's graduate story. Get useful tips and information on how to find the best jobs & start your future career with J.P. Morgan.
  • Day in the life

Lucy Kemp

Lucy Kemp's graduate story. Get useful tips and information on how to find the best jobs & start your future career with J.P. Morgan.
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