2024/2025 Private Business Tax & Advisory Vacation Program

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A career without compromise starts here.

At Grant Thornton, we see the world a little differently - not for how things are, but for how they could be. And when it comes to people, we see you differently too – with near limitless potential to unlock and harness.

Every day we seek to reach for remarkable - in the opportunities we unlock, the experience we share and the results we deliver. But unleashing the remarkable in each of us takes CARE, and that connects our passion with the purpose we live by. It’s why we go beyond in the way we care for our people, clients and communities, and support them to thrive, always.

A Vacation Program with a difference

You deserve a career as unique as you are. At Grant Thornton, we strive to provide you with all the space, exposure, training and opportunities you need to truly pursue a career without compromise. 

Taking place over 4-6 weeks, our Vacation Program offers you a unique insight into what it’s like to provide accounting and advisory services to a wide range of complex and dynamic clients, and experience what life might be like as a Graduate with us. Our approach is simple: we provide you with remarkable support, remarkable exposure and the opportunity to make a remarkable impact – allowing you to unlock your potential and explore a career filled with possibilities.

What we offer you:

  • A full-time, paid opportunity to gain work experience over your university break
  • Exposure to real client work and projects with a social/community impact
  • A plethora social and networking opportunities
  • Receive mentoring and regular on-the-job feedback from your assigned buddy and coaching manager
  • A structured learning program to support the development of your technical skills and commercial acumen

Best of all, a successful vacationer experience could also fast-track you to a graduate offer!

Your opportunity

Private businesses are the engine room of the Australian economy. They cover all sectors, employ millions of people and are key to Australia’s reputation for stable, quality goods and services both domestically and internationally.

Our Private Business Tax & Advisory team helps its private clients make the right decisions for their business, their family and for themselves with advice that is holistic, practical and commercial.

We help mid-sized businesses and family groups manage the complexity of their taxation and financial reporting, and then look forward to the big picture – growing their business, growing their wealth and planning for their future via succession or business sale. Our passion for understanding our clients’ businesses goes beyond addressing technical issues to developing actionable growth recommendations.

Joining the Private Business Tax & Advisory team as a vacationer will see you:

  • work closely with your clients to understand their business operations, structure, objectives and future plans
  • develop a strong foundation in your technical knowledge by working on a range of accounting and tax compliance matters
  • preparing financial statements and tax returns
  • liaising with the ATO on behalf of your clients
  • compiling information and supporting the preparation of workpapers
  • providing support to the broader team on advisory engagements.

Our Private Business Tax & Advisory team is best suited to students majoring in Accounting and/or Tax.


To be eligible for our 2024/2025 Vacation Program, you must be:

  • In your penultimate or final year of your undergraduate or postgraduate studies; and
  • An Australian or New Zealand Citizen, a Permanent Resident of Australia or a visa-holder (subject to some conditions).

International students and graduates

We welcome applications from international students who are studying at an Australian tertiary institution.  To be eligible to apply, you will need to demonstrate that you have full time working rights within Australia at the time of your application. We recommend you review our international student and graduate eligibility information prior to starting your application.

Please note: Grant Thornton Australia will not sponsor students or graduates for the purposes of residency. Successful candidates will be required, as a condition of their employment, to maintain a current visa or where relevant, to independently apply for and obtain permanent residency.

Your application

Five easy steps to starting your career at Grant Thornton:

  • Get to know us
  • Apply online
  • Complete our online testing – the Grant Thornton Strength Assessment
  • Complete the video interview
  • Attend an assessment centre and/or interview

For more information on each step of the recruitment process, as well as tips and advice from our Early Career teams, click here.

Need additional support?

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for anyone who wishes to apply, and we warmly welcome applications from students who have a disability or identify as neurodiverse. . Should you require any adaptations to the recruitment process or need any additional support from us to help you perform at your best, please reach out to our Early Careers team on 03 8663 6124 or [email protected] to discuss your application and your individual circumstances.

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  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:
    Accounting, Business and Commerce
  • Work rights:
    Australian Student Visa, 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:
  • accepts international


  • Salary


  • Closing Date:16th Jun 2024, 1:30 pm


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