Top 25 Accounting Graduate Employers

Posted by James Fan

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As Australia’s biggest graduate jobs site, we feature over 200 major graduate employers to an audience of 150,000 registered graduates each year.

This gives us a rich, detailed dataset from which to develop rankings for the top graduate employers for each capital city and each discipline based on applications made through our website. This data was anonymised prior to analysis.


The Top 25 Accounting Graduate Employer Rankings 2014

Here’s the Top 25 Accounting graduate employers ranked by the number of applications made to their Accounting  graduate program in 2014. To check out the Top 25 employers for each of the other capital cities, and for each discipline e.g. Arts, Commerce, Engineering and more check out the interactive

The Big4 Accounting firms were very well represented, with KPMG (1st), Deloitte (2nd) and EY (6th). PwC didn’t appear in the rankings, as they chose to rely more heavily on their internship program for their graduate recruitment needs in 2014 but have traditionally been a very popular graduate employer.

The Big4 were followed by the mid-tier accounting firms, with Protiviti, Grant Thornton, Nexia and BDO the most popular. It’s interesting to note that firms in non-accounting industries such as Accenture, Pitcher Partners, Ford Motor Company and Procter & Gamble also had a strong showing, with their in-house accounting function graduate programs even beating out some of the mid-tier accounting firms. Finally, there was some interest in government accounting programs too, with the Audit Office of NSW< Queensland Government and Australian Taxation Office appearing in the rankings too. 


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