Accounting Graduate Jobs in Melbourne

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, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG 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.

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Store Support Centre Graduate Program – Melbourne based

Do you want to be a leader of tomorrow? Do you want to contribute your bold ideas to one of Australia's biggest and most iconic brands?

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Based in the Melbourne Store Support Centre (SSC)
Closing
14 April 2017

We take the development of high quality future leaders seriously. Our Global Management Trainee Program is an intensive 10-month rotational training program designed for the brightest, most driven university graduates.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Brisbane
Closing
1 April 2017

Are you ready to shape the future?

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
17 March 2017

Right now we have graduate roles open in all our businesses. Whether it’s a career in Strategy, Consulting, Digital, Technology or Operations you are looking for Accenture has opportunities in all.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
28 April 2017

KordaMentha is an advisory and investment firm that provides Forensic, Real Estate, Turnaround and Restructuring Services.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne Sydney Brisbane
Closing
27 March 2017

KordaMentha is an advisory and investment firm that provides Forensic, Real Estate, Turnaround and Restructuring Services.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne Sydney Brisbane Townsville Perth
Closing
27 March 2017

Starting a Career at Pitcher Partners Allows You to Shine Brightly!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
7 April 2017

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
22 March 2017

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne
Closing
22 March 2017

At P&G we want you to get your career off to a fast start. That's why we don't have a traditional Graduate program with rotations or gradual ramp-up periods. We hand you real responsibility from the moment you walk through the door.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
29 March 2017
  • Join DuluxGroup - A top 100 ASX Listed Company
  • 'Real jobs' providing 'real experience' and a strong start to your career
  • Maximise your learning through relocation opportunities
Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
Closing
24 February 2017

The Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme (GRADS) is a 12-month development program where you have the opportunity to learn about public service and contribute to a variety of initiatives.

You are employed by one department or agency but you'll get to experience placements in two more departments or agencies throughout the year.

Best of all, you are guaranteed a position with your home department and a promotion on successful completion of the program.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$55,160.00
Location
Melbourne
Closing
17 April 2017

You've studied hard and you're ready to take the next step. We understand that once you graduate, it's not always easy to find your groove. The 2018 NAB Graduate Program can help you develop the skills, knowledge and network with which to build an exciting and inspiring career.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
26 March 2017

Designed to engage and inspire you, the Sensis Finance graduate program will provide you with exposure across the Sensis business and will set you up for success as a future business leader!

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne CBD
Closing
6 April 2017

If you are ready to make a difference and take every opportunity, then a career at BHP Billiton is for you.

Applications are open from 1 March to 27 March 2017. For further information or to apply visit www.bhpbilliton.com/graduates.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
27 March 2017

Westpac's vision is to be one of the world's great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Closing
31 March 2017
  • Commerce or Accounting Major required
  • Supports your personal and professional development.
  • February 2018 start
Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
52,500-53,500
Location
Melbourne, CBD
Closing
20 March 2017

Our Audit & Assurance Services team assists listed public companies, large private and unlisted public companies, foreign owed enterprises and not for profit entities.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
52,500-53,500
Location
Melbourne, Victoria CBD
Closing
20 March 2017

Our graduate program is aimed at those seeking a career – not just a job. We place an emphasis on continuing education & provide regular, on-going, specialised training and development.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
52,500-53,500
Location
Victoria, Melbourne CBD
Closing
20 March 2017

As a graduate at our firm, we'll help you become a respected and trusted adviser to Australia's mid-size businesses and organisations. We'll equip you with the tools and skills you need to develop unique insights and tailor innovative strategies.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide
Closing
31 March 2017

The Aboriginal Pathway to the VPS GRADS provides culturally appropriate guidance and support to Aboriginal applicants through the recruitment and selection process for the VPS GRADS.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne CBD (and Regional Victoria subject to availability)
Closing
17 April 2017

Leidos have graduate opportunities in; Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Commerce, Business, Project Management.

Now seeking forward thinkers. Join Leidos to help make our communicates, our country and our world a better place for generations to come

All Leidos graduates will be employed on a permanent basis. The graduate program runs for 12 months and includes two rotations of six months each.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
2 April 2017

We'll provide you with experiences that'll shape your career for years to come. Because when you grow, we do too. With EY you can influence the future of your career, the businesses you work with and even the world you live in.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Closing
31 March 2017

The Department of Defence is one of Australia's largest organisations and has a key role as part of the Australian Government. We are seeking graduates from all university disciplines for work across the career spectrum.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$63,236 + 15.4 % superannuation
Location
Canberra (other locations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
Closing
27 March 2017

We offer opportunities to graduates who are passionate about the financial stability of Australia. As one of our graduates, APRA provides you with a structured 12-month training and development program that focuses on building your technical and professional skillset.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Sydney, Melbourne
Closing
2 April 2017

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