Grant Thornton Graduate Programs & Internships

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Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Accounting
and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Business and Commerce
  • Compliance

Empowered. Supported. Inspired. This is what starting your career at Grant Thornton can offer you. Are you ready to embark on a remarkable career?

Hybrid remote
Closing in 10 days

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Accounting
and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Business and Commerce
  • Compliance

Empowered. Supported. Inspired. This is what starting your career at Grant Thornton can offer you. Are you ready to embark on a remarkable career?

Hybrid remote
Closing in 10 days

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accepts International

Accounting
and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Business and Commerce
  • Law

Not just a number. A remarkable career starts here - apply now and join Grant Thornton as a graduate in 2023!

Emma Zeibari

Audit and Assurance - Perth

Find your passion in your studies and the career you want to be in. Remember a job takes up a lot of your time, you want to have fun while doing it!”

What's your job about?

I work at Grant Thornton (GT) Perth as an Audit Associate. As an auditor, our role is to assess clients’ financial accounts to ensure completeness and accuracy. I am part of an engagement team that will be placed on a client for 1 – 4 weeks depending on the scope of the works. An engagement team will generally have an Associate, a Senior Associate, a Manager, and Partner. Our genera…

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Lillian Poh

Transfer Pricing Tax – Melbourne

“I really enjoy being able to take a deep dive into the companies and industries that our clients operate in. I work with clients who develop all types of innovative products and services which I never even knew existed prior to working.”

What's your job about?

I am a graduate of the Transfer Pricing (TP) team, a specialist team of the firm’s Tax division. More specifically, TP is an area of tax which focuses on the tax outcomes that arise from dealings between related companies in multinational enterprise groups.

I assist with writing reports which quantitatively and qualitativ…

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James Dang

Private Business Tax and Advisory - Melbourne

“As I gain more experience, I am given the opportunity to assist with the more complex items such as tax returns for companies and trusts, tax advice pieces and even business reports.”

What's your job about?

Grant Thornton is a professional services firm that prides itself on providing meaningful advice and solutions to a variety of dynamic organisations. My role is as a graduate associate within the Private Business Tax & Advisory division which specialises in delivering taxation services and business advice to an array of clients ranging in size and scale from small…

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About Us

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. We help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice.

Proactive teams, led by approachable partners  - we use our insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions.

Reach for remarkable

At Grant Thornton, care is just as important as capability because we believe that the experience is as important as the outcome.

We strive to provide a strikingly different experience – one that’s more personal, proactive, authentic and agile. To achieve that, we focus on investing in and building our relationship with our clients.

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With our values at the core, we seek out diverse perspectives and challenge when necessary to deliver positive progress for your business. No matter your industry, business lifecycle stage, market or growth plans, our experienced professionals are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for you and your stakeholders.

A values-led organisation

Together, our purpose and values serve as our driving force and guidepost for all our interactions so that our clients, our wider community and people within our own organisation have a strikingly different experience. 

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Our purpose and values articulate what is important to us and how to shape a better future.

We care for our people, clients and communities and support them to thrive.

Our values underpin the purpose and are the guiding behaviours and actions to help realise it.

Why Join Us?

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At Grant Thornton, you are at the heart of everything we do.

So, what can you expect? From day one, you will be empowered to build a career that is truly your own. We’ll support you every step of the way with access to top-notch training, remarkable leaders and a culture that will inspire you to reach your potential. We want you to learn more, be inspired to expand your horizons and discover exactly what you’re capable of.

A firm that is as unique as you

Here, we do things differently. We’re not just a leader in Audit & Assurance, Tax, Financial Advisory, Private Advisory and Consulting – we have an approach that’s uniquely Grant Thornton. Our culture inspires and enables you to pursue your goals and reach your potential. We’re passionate about our clients’ success – and we care deeply about our work and each other. We’re committed to our people, our clients, and our community.

And our size and success means we can offer remarkable opportunities as you develop your career. With a global network spanning more than 135 countries, we have the reach to take your where you want to go!

Your career, your way

You’ve studied hard, and now you deserve the best start to your career. We understand that no two careers are the same, that’s why we’re committed to developing and supporting graduates like you who are looking to carve out a career that’s uniquely yours. The possibilities are endless – where you take your career and how fast you get there is up to you.

3 key reasons why you should consider beginning your career at Grant Thornton

A focus on your learning and development

As well as on-the-job learning, you’ll enjoy a program of structured training – starting at orientation to immerse you in our business, vision, purpose and values. Once you’ve joined your team, you’ll continue to be supported by a broad range of blended learning experiences to help you develop your technical and business skills, knowledge and confidence.

Join us as a graduate and we’ll also support you to complete the Chartered Accountant (CA) Program. In addition to covering the costs of your fees and study materials, we’ll also provide you with in-house masterclasses and paid study leave to help you prepare for and sit your exams.

Make a meaningful impact

In addition to your client work, you’ll also have plenty of opportunity to be involved in initiatives and causes that are meaningful to you.

Passionate about diversity? You might like to join our DAWN committee, who work to celebrate our people’s diversity and foster inclusive work environment. Or perhaps PRISM, our LGBTI+ & Allies Network, is where you can offer your support.

Is volunteering close to your heart? Get involved with the Grant Thornton Foundation or our Social Responsibility Committee to support the broader community.

No matter what’s important to you, there’s an opportunity to make an impact at Grant Thornton.

A career that is uniquely yours

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to career progression, so we’ll give you the guidance and support to help you get to where you want to go.

No two careers are the same. Your future at Grant Thornton might see you progress in your team or experience life in a different city on secondment or with a permanent move. Or you may look to broaden your horizons and spend time in a different country with one of our global member firms. Where you take your career and how fast you get there is up to you.

Graduate Program

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Applications open: February

Starting your graduate program at Grant Thornton is a remarkable step in your career. From day one, you’ll be an integral part of our team – working alongside some of Australia’s leading industry experts on complex projects for a range of dynamic and emerging business.

Exciting? Absolutely! But we also know that starting as a graduate can be challenging.

That’s why when you join us as a new graduate, you’ll be supported every step of the way. Starting as part of our national cohort, you’ll take part in a comprehensive induction and training program to ensure you’ve got the skills to hit the ground running.

In addition ample formal learning sessions, you’ll also receive plenty of on-the-job learning opportunities as well as regular coaching and feedback from your team leaders. We want you to learn more, be inspired to expand your horizons and discover exactly what you’re capable of.

Our open and team based structure will give you the opportunity to interact with senior business leaders from early in your career and you will have exposure to a wide variety of clients, benefiting from the knowledge and experience of your colleagues along the way.

Ready to get started?

We have graduate opportunities available in:

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Tax (including Corporate Tax and Specialist Tax)
  • Financial Advisory (including Corporate Finance, Restructuring Advisory and Forensic Consulting)
  • Private Advisory
  • Consulting (including Risk Consulting)

Please note: service line opportunities are dependent on office location.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for our Graduate roles, you must be:

  • planning to complete your studies by mid 2023, or have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree within the last two years
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia.

Internships & Clerkships

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Applications open: February

Program duration: 4-6 weeks (depending on office location)

Our vacation program offers you a unique insight into what it’s like to provide real advisory services to our clients and experience what life might be like as a Graduate in one of the world’s leading professional services firms. You will get to know us, our clients and start learning more about yourself.

You’ll be given the opportunity to work in one of our five service lines – Audit & Assurance, Tax, Private Advisory, Financial Advisory or Consulting – where you’ll be empowered to take on real-world challenges, working alongside remarkable business leaders to support a wide variety of dynamic client. There’ll be challenges along the way, but you’ll be supported at every step.

You’ll also get to know your new colleagues, fellow vacationers and our business, purpose, values and vision by participating in our clubs and committees, attending networking and social events, undertaking projects with a social/community impact and receiving mentoring and feedback from your assigned coach.

At the end of the program, you’ll have gained a wide range of skills and experience that will support your learning and development through the remainder of your studies and beyond.

We predominantly recruit our graduates through our vacation experience program – so a successful vacationer experience could also fast-track you to a graduate offer!

Ready to get started?

We have graduate opportunities available in:

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Tax (including Corporate Tax and Specialist Tax)
  • Financial Advisory (including Corporate Finance, Restructuring Advisory and Forensic Consulting)
  • Private Advisory
  • Consulting (including Risk Consulting)

Eligibility:

To be eligible for our vacation program, you must be:

  • in your final or penultimate year of study (i.e. 2nd year of a 3 year degree, 3rd year of a 4 year degree)
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia.

Application Process

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Key dates

Applications for 2023 graduate roles and our 2022/2023 will open as follows:

Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane/Adelaide/Perth:

Applications open – 21 February 2022

Applications close – 27 March 2022

Cairns:

Applications open – 14 February 2022

Applications close – 18 April 2022

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Application updates

We are fortunate enough to receive a large volume of applications for our graduate and vacation opportunities each year. We want to ensure every application is assessed individually and fairly so for this reason, assessing each application takes time. We ask for your patience and understanding throughout the application process.

You will always hear back from us regarding the outcome of your application – so if you have not been contacted yet, that means your application is still being considered, and you will hear from our team as soon as possible.

Applications for each office and service line are reviewed at different stages, however, we aim to minimise the wait time for candidates wherever possible. We will keep you updated at each stage of the recruitment process.

If you have submitted an application, please ensure you regularly monitor your email and check your junk/spam mail settings as further updates regarding your application will be delivered via email.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our Graduate roles or our Vacation Programs, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

For graduate opportunities, you must be:

  • planning to complete your studies by mid-2023, or have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree within the last two years
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia.

For our vacation program, you must be:

  • in your final or penultimate year of study (i.e. 2nd year of a 3 year degree, 3rd year of a 4 year degree)
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia.

Adjustments to the recruitment process

We recognise, appreciate and harness our people’s individual skills and talents. This helps us create a strong and dynamic organisation where we foster innovation, curiosity and diversity of thought.

We are an inclusive employer and committed to ensure our workforce is representative of our diverse society, including those who identify has having a disability. We therefore make reasonable adjustments and adaptions to our recruitment process to ensure it is inclusive for anyone who wishes to apply.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to progress through the recruitment process, please contact Kate Minns, Senior Graduate Recruitment Business Partner on 03 8663 6436 or at [email protected] to discuss your application and your individual needs.

Social Responsibility

We’re passionate about making a difference in our communities

Through our sustainability and community engagement initiatives, we aim to contribute to society through creating lasting benefits that empower others to thrive.

In addition to our national pro-bono program, offering free or heavily discounted work for charities and social enterprises supporting marginalised and disadvantaged people in our community, we also partner with a number of local and global organisations. Some of our highlights include:

  • Our ‘Committed to the Community Program’ (C2CP) which provides employees spend one day per year undertaking volunteer work. The C2CP has seen employees support various charitable and community organisations, including: Shave for a Cure, Movember, CEO Sleep Out, Whitelion Bailout and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
  • Developing, funding and hosting the Red Dust Games – a mini Olympics for young people from remote Indigenous communities.
  • Partnering with Fitted for Work for International Women’s Day in the form of running a corporate clothing drive and makeup for donation to assist them with their outfitting service. Fitted for Work assist women in need to get back into the workforce by providing them with clothing to attend interviews, career and interview coaching sessions and CV writing services.

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Grant Thornton Foundation

In October 2014 we launched The Grant Thornton Foundation to build a co-ordinated approach to charitable giving across Australia.

The Grant Thornton Foundation’s vision is to deliver tangible benefit to our community partners and unlock the potential for growth in our community.

We select our National and Local Charity Partners through our commitment and focus on supporting young people at risk of homelessness and mental health issues.

Our people have contributed to these organisations in a number of ways – including through donations, organised fundraising days and events

Perks & Benefits

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What we offer you

We are committed to helping our people live a life they love. Our people are high-performers and we want to promote a healthy work life balance that enables them to keep performing at their best.

Besides your salary, we provide a suite of programs and benefits to help you achieve your professional, personal and well-being goals throughout your career with us.

Health and wellbeing

  • Complimentary gym membership
  • Healthy food options – fresh fruit and breakfast items
  • Health checks and sessions (including flu vaccinations)
  • Local office sporting teams and fitness groups
  • Access to confidential counselling and wellbeing coaching through Assure, our EAP

Lifestyle

  • Grant Thornton Foundation and volunteering opportunities
  • Social Responsibility Committee activities
  • DAWN: our diversity committee
  • PRISM: our LGBTI+ & Allies network
  • Local office Social Clubs and regular events

Work-life

  • Flexible working (see more info below)
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave
  • Early access to long service leave
  • Purchasable additional annual leave
  • Support for unpaid leave/career breaks
  • International and domestic secondments

Financial

  • Funded CA qualification
  • Funded professional membership
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Health insurance discounts and benefits
  • Corporate deals and discounts
  • Employee referral incentives

Flex at Grant Thornton

The compelling client experience we’re passionate about creating at Grant Thornton can only be achieved through our people. We’ll encourage you to influence how, when and where you work, and take control of your time. In the process, we know you’ll be more engaged, energised and enthusiastic, and driven to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients and grow our business.

This support of personal and professional aspirations is what drives Flex Appeal – our program to encourage flexible working practices. We encourage conversations about flexibility across the firm, and want to empower you to consider working arrangements that work for you, your team and your clients.

We’ve had people work flexibly to meet caring, sporting, volunteering and side-gig commitments. How can we help you create the balance right for you?

Diversity and Inclusion

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Our people come from diverse backgrounds, with their own unique skills and talents. This helps us create a strong and dynamic organisation where we foster innovation, curiosity and diversity of thought.

We not only treat everyone fairly, we celebrate the breadth and diversity of experiences and perspectives that people bring to Grant Thornton.

DAWN (Diversity at Work Now)

DAWN – our Diversity at Work Now committee – seeks to build awareness, headline and celebrate diversity and create an inclusive and welcoming work environment across each office. Local committees in each of our Australian offices drive the celebration of diversity for all our people.

Nationally, DAWN leads the organisation and celebration of events such as:

  • International Women’s Day
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Mental Health Week
  • International Men’s Day

Awards, accreditations and memberships:

  • 2021 AWEI Bronze Employer Award
  • 2021/2022 Family Inclusive Workplace Certified
  • 2021/2022 Diversity Council of Australia Certified Inclusive Employer
  • Pride In Diversity Member
  • Diversity Council Australia Member
  • Asian Leadership Project Member
  • Australian Marriage Equality

PRISM - our LGBTI+ & Allies Network

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PRISM: LGBTI+ Inclusion

PRISM is Grant Thornton Australia’s employee network group formed in 2018 to strengthen the company’s culture of inclusion by supporting and empowering the full spectrum of individuality.

 

Grant Thornton uses the acronym LGBTI+, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and (+) identifying other gender identities and sexualities not explicitly identified in this acronym, such as Asexual, Gender diverse, Queer or Questioning.

As a national network of LGBTI+ people and allies who passionately and actively advocate for diversity initiatives within the LGBTI+ community, we are raising awareness of issues faced by LGBTI+ people at work and in our communities more broadly. The focus of the network is to promote a respectful, supportive and equitable culture and to work collectively to increase the visibility of LGBTI+ inclusion both in our workplace and within our broader sphere of influence.

What we do to support our people:

  • We facilitate the celebration or recognition of LGBTI+ days of significance such as PRIDE, Mardi Gras, IDAHOBIT and Wear it Purple across our national offices.
  • We provide and curate ongoing LGBTI+ awareness learning opportunities and resources.
  • We provide a central point of LGBTI+ focused resources and supports for our people.
  • We’re building a community of visible Allies at all levels of the firm.
  • We undertake regular engagement, inclusion and pulse surveys to track progress and inform actions.
  • We collaborate with other Grant Thornton employee network groups to create a supportive intersectional network for everyone.
  • We create a safe space were our LGBTI+ people can seek out or provide support, share lived experience and know that they belong.

LBGTI+ inclusion is important at Grant Thornton, and we have explicitly called out LGBTI+ inclusion in the following policies:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Guidelines
  • Parental Leave Policy
  • Leave Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program Policy
  • Workplace Behaviour Policy
  • Family and Domestic Violence (under review)
  • Gender affirmation policy (in creation)

Recent achievements we’re proud of:

  • Jan 2022: All Grant Thornton Australia offices will have All Gender bathrooms and change rooms available
  • Oct 2021: Pronouns in email signatures made available to all Grant Thornton Australia team members
  • 2021–2022: Recognised as an Inclusive Employer by Diversity Council Australia
  • 2021: AWEI Bronze Employer Award
  • 2020: Removed formal dress code so that team members can dress for their day in an authentic way regardless of their gender identity (including people who identify as trans, gender diverse or non-binary), expression, cultural identity and heritage
  • 2019: AWEI Bronze Employer Award and Global Diversity award winner at the Grant Thornton International awards

Our diversity partners

Grant Thornton is proud to be associated with a number of organisations that support diversity in our workplace, including:

  • Diversity Council Australia
  • Pride in Diversity
  • Australian Marriage Equality

We support diversity in the workforce and recognise the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) team members to live and work, free of prejudice and discrimination, with all the essential freedoms enjoyed by other members of our organisation and the broader community

Awards, accreditations and memberships:

  • 2021 AWEI Bronze Employer Award
  • 2021/2022 Diversity Council of Australia Certified Inclusive Employer
  • Pride In Diversity Member
  • Diversity Council Australia Member
  • Australian Marriage Equality

 

Gender Equality

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At Grant Thornton, we recognize the benefits of diversity in leadership and decision making. Our Gender equity action plan focuses on attracting, retaining and developing talented women at all levels of their career. We are committed to growing a culture of inclusion by continuing to develop consciously inclusive Leaders who value unique perspectives, challenge gender bias and stereotypes and are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. At present, 52% of Grant Thornton’s team members are female.

Career and development

We are inclusive and supportive of team members no matter where they are along their career life journey, team members are provided a coach to support them, offered access to funded professional memberships, funded CA qualifications and educational support.

Investments in leadership capability include our:

  • Inclusive Leadership training
  • Inspirational Leadership Program
  • Accelerated Development Program
  • Women in Leadership connection events

Flexible careers

Individual flexible work options, known as Flex Appeal and access to purchase leave or career breaks ensures you have the work life balance you need.

Health and wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is cared for through some of our key employee benefits such as:

  • Free annual gym membership
  • Access to Unmind – mental wellbeing app
  • ASSURE wellbeing and coaching
  • Discounted private health insurance

Leading supporting for parents and caregivers

Parents and caregivers are supported through industry leading paid parental leave (all genders) inclusive of birth, adoption, foster carers and still birth as well as access to Circle In – parent and caregivers support platform.

Grant Thornton was officially certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace on September 28, 2021. Family Friendly Workplaces certification recognises organisations for their proactive efforts to support employees align their work, caring and wellbeing needs, endorsing them as a Family Inclusive Employer against a set of National Work + Family Standards.

The certification process provides feedback and benchmarking on our policies, practices, promotion, leader enablement and measurement across four core family friendly categories of activity – Flexible Work, Parental Leave, Family Care and Family Wellbeing.

Champions for Action

Grant Thornton is proud to be part of the Champions For Action movement consisting of global business figures leading the charge for gender diversity and specifically addressing gender parity at the senior management level.

Hear from Grant Thornton’s National Managing Partner Nicole Bradley on Champions For Action.:

Awards, accreditations and memberships:

  • 2021 AWEI Bronze Employer Award
  • 2021/2022 Family Inclusive Workplace Certified
  • 2021/2022 Diversity Council of Australia Certified Inclusive Employer
  • Diversity Council Australia Member

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