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2023 bp Co-Op Programme (Finance & Accounting)

Be Part of Reimaging Energy

At bp, we have one thing on our mind – the energy of tomorrow. We’re helping the world get to net zero with the ambition of being a net zero company by 2050 and our early careers hires are integral to achieving this. As future leaders and technical experts, we need fresh thinking, curiosity, and a solution focus mindset to reimagine energy. Now this is the part where you come in! ​

About the Role

Based out of our Melbourne Office, a number of fantastic opportunities are on offer within bp’s Global Business Services (GBS) branch for Finance/Accounting Students to join as part of our 12-month Co-operative (Co-Op) Program. Commencing in January 2023, the Co-Op program provides students with the chance to gain experience in a real job where you can apply the knowledge you have gained at university while continuing to develop your technical and business skills.

As a GBS Co-Op student within the Finance & Accounting team, you will deliver several disciplines within the Record to Report team including Financial Reporting, Tax, Management Accounting and Compliance. This may include: 

  • Performing Period End Close (PEC) activities (including management of reporting requirements, data gathering, business sign-off and validation)
  • Analytical review of financials
  • Loss Prevention and Fraud Analytics
  • Supporting tax compliance activities 

You will also be involved in ad hoc projects, site audits and interacting with a range of internal and external customers who will challenge and develop your communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills.

About You

To be eligible for our Co-Op program you will:

  • Be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Residence
  • Currently be in your Pre-Penultimate or Penultimate Year of Study and be on-track to Graduate January 2025 or 2026
  • Be available to Start Mid-January 2023 for a Fixed-Term Period of 12 Months
  • Be studying a Finance and/or Accounting-Based Degree or similar – Double Degree is desirable but not essential​
  • Have 6+ months experience working in Retail, Customer Service and/or Office Based Work (desirable but not essential​)

Breadth of competence across the following capabilities is highly desirable: 

  • Strong personal effectiveness and leadership skills: you can communicate purposefully and clearly with a range of partners, present ideas, manage your time and are hungry to learn, develop and acquire new skills
  • Customer centricity: a customer-first mentality
  • Commercial attitude: using time and resources to find opportunities to do things more efficiently and to ensure full benefits of activity is realized
  • Digital fluency: able to understand the power of using digital tools to drive initiatives forward, identify improvement opportunities and a natural preference to automate work to eliminate inefficient work practices

About the Benefits

  • Competitive Salary Package + bp Superannuation Plan
  • Excellent Work-Life Balance & Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Collaborative Environment that Celebrates Achievements, Diversity & Culture 
  • Career Development and Mentoring Programs in a Global Organisation 
  • Convenient Location in a Newly Refurbished Office in Docklands next to Southern Cross
  • Barista Training (Make Your Coffee on Our Café Quality Machines!)

About bp 

bp's Global Business Services (GBS) is a provider of a broad range of integrated customer solutions, supporting bp's operations across Australia and New Zealand. We offer a vibrant, inclusive, collaborative work culture and a company that lives and breathes it's values of Safety, Respect, Excellence, Courage and One Team. We have a commitment to developing your career, rewarding our people with a competitive package and flexible working conditions coupled with benefits that reflect our values.

bp Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First people. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds for this role and all other current vacancies.

Opportunities are available in Melbourne

Applications close at midnight 21 August 2022

Please note that vacancies are actively filled on an ongoing basis. The closing date for the applications may occur before the stated deadline. Therefore, we highly recommend you submit your application as early as possible in order to be considered for the opportunity of your choice.

Closing in 2 months
Closing in 2 months
  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business and

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

  • 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:



    Nov 2022 (approx)

  • Closing Date:21st Aug 2022, 12:59 pm


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