Australian Government Graduate Program - Accounting and Financial Management

Are you interested in work that makes a difference? We're hiring graduates interested in finance, commerce, business or accounting who are eager to strengthen their professional skills.

  • Commence a full-time position in an Australian Government department or agency, with a generous salary range between $50,000-$80,000 a year
  • Advance to a higher classification and salary at the successful completion of the 12-month program
  • Undertake rotations in different work areas
  • Access on-the-job and formal learning and development opportunities

About the role

As an Accounting and Financial Management graduate, you will work on projects that make a difference to the Australian community. 

You'll work in collaborative teams and build your professional and technical skills in a diverse range of areas, while supporting the Australian Government's decision making through the provision of high quality problem-solving, analysis and advice.

You'll be supported and encouraged to undertake further learning, development and study, including professional qualifications such as those offered by Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia.

Most graduate roles are based in Canberra. Some roles may be available in other Australian cities and major regional centres. Relocation assistance 

Find your fit

Successful applicants will be matched with a suitable position in a participating Australian Government department or agency. In 2022, more than 60 agencies placed graduates from the Australian Government Graduate Program.
You’ll have the opportunity to nominate your preferred placement when you apply.

Who can apply

Accounting and Financial Management graduates solve problems in a diverse and dynamic work environment. We are looking for enthusiastic and adaptable graduates who are interested in meaningful work that makes a difference to the Australian community.

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Have or will have completed a Bachelor degree or higher by 31 December 2023
  • Have completed your qualification between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a valid Australian Government security clearance once accepted into the program
  • Be willing to undergo any police, character, health or other checks required

How to apply

The selection process for this program typically includes:

  • An online application, where you’ll upload your resume, academic transcript and proof of your Australian citizenship
  • Online testing and/or video interview, which may involve problem solving, numerical reasoning, and behavioural or emotional testing
  • Assessment centre, where you might participate in activities such as panel interviews, group presentations or written tasks
  • Matching and offers, where successful applicants are matched with a suitable placement in an Australian Government department or agency

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business and
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen
  • Work from home:Hybrid remote
    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:
    Canberra, Regional New
  • Salary

    60k - 80k plus 15.4% super

  • Closing Date:17th Apr 2023, 6:00 am


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