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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At ALDI, our people are the key to our success. Our comprehensive 18 month Graduate Program will kick-start your career and fast-track your path to retail leadership. ALDI - Where the CHALLENGE is as big as the REWARD.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$85K -$152K package including superannuation + Car*
Location
NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, ACT - Both Regional and Metro Areas
Closing
31 March 2017

We take great pride in our Management Trainees, and great pride in the work they do. As such, we invest heavily in their training, support and development.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne - CBD & Inner Suburbs
Closing
9 April 2017

We provide support, mentoring and development opportunities to each and every one of our employees to ensure that their experience with us is rewarding, enjoyable and fun.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide
Closing
20 April 2017

The Future Leaders Programme suits graduates who want a career with real purpose. It's an accelerated development programme that equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to move quickly into senior positions at GSK.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne, Abbotsford
Closing
7 April 2017

Next Gen Nestlé is a two year program where you'll be exposed to the broad spectrum of career opportunities and distinctive culture for which Nestlé is renowned.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
9 April 2017

The Credit Suisse Analyst Program offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging work environment and gain unique insight into the global financial services sector.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Location
Positions are available in Sydney and Melbourne.
Closing
6 April 2017

Start your career as a BDO Graduate.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Cairns, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne
Closing
10 April 2017

The ACCC/AER Graduate Program is an intensive program that combines on-the-job learning with formal training.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$59,104 - $67,667 (plus 15.4% superannuation)
Closing
2 April 2017

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
$62,650 - $72,170
Location
Canberra & Melbourne
Closing
2 April 2017

At Ericsson, what YOU bring as an employee shapes our success.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Melbourne and Sydney

Are you ready for an empowering and inspiring opportunity? Apply now for Flight Centre's Retail Leadership Graduate Program to get your career on the right path for take-off.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Retainer plus uncapped commission
Location
Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast

IP Australia is a Government agency with a passion for bright ideas. We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the fast-growing world of intellectual property (IP).

Type
Graduate Jobs
Location
Canberra - Melbourne

Our Operations Graduate program is a unique fast paced two year development program accelerating Graduates into our next generation of senior operational leaders. There are 3 streams in the Operations Graduate program, Supermarket Operations, Coles Express Operations and Distribution Centre Operations. You will develop your people and commercial leadership skills as well as enjoying plenty of support to turn big ideas into memorable customer experiences.

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
14 April 2017

Coles is looking for passionate, high achieving Graduates to join our award-winning 2 year Store Support Centre (SSC) Graduate Program. Across the duration of your program you will be exposed to real challenges and responsibilities, and invited to express your innovative ideas to help Coles be a little better every day. As a Coles Graduate we will invest in your development by providing you with a wide range of exciting and challenging experiences that will set you up to become a future leader at Coles!

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
31 March 2017

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

Type
Graduate Jobs
Salary
Competitive
Closing
28 April 2017

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

Type
Graduate Jobs
Closing
7 April 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

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

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

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

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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