HLB Mann Judd Graduate Programs & Cadetships

HLB Mann Judd is an award-winning chartered accounting firm. We are a national mid-sized firm, which means you will be part of a friendly team culture while still being presented with opportunities of leadership, personal and professional growth. 

We have offices in most major Australian business centres and provide a broad range of business, advisory and financial services. HLB is one of the fastest growing global accounting networks with a presence in 157 countries.  

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Application Process

  1. Decide which role and the office you would like to work in
    • Click on the role you would like to apply for 
    • Complete the application form
    • As a part of your application, we will require your cover letter, resume, academic record or school report
    • Applications are invited from permanent residents and citizens only
    • HLB will contact you to advise if your application has been successful and if you have progressed through to an interview
  2. Face-to-face interview
    • If you are successfully shortlisted, depending on your location, you will be invited for an interview
    • An interview means that we want to get to know you. It is also an opportunity for you to get to know us.
    • At this point, it’s a good idea to start thinking about the reasons why you want to join HLB, which division of the firm you are most interested in and any p…
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HLB Mann Judd is looking for its next generation in the Business Tax Advisory, Private Clients and External Audit divisions.

About Us

HLB Mann Judd is an award-winning chartered accounting firm. With offices in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, we provide a comprehensive range of business, advisory and financial services.

We are part of the HLB Global Network 

HLB Mann Judd is an independent member of HLB, the global advisory and accounting network. HLB is dedicated to helping clients grow across borders. Through the power of 38,732 professionals across 157 countries, we combine local expertise and global capabilities to serve client needs. 

Our tagline - together we make it happen – recognises that people are our firms’ strongest assets.

We offer students the opportunity to be part of team HLB through our Graduate, Vacation and Undergraduate programs that open throughout the year.

Application Process

  1. Decide which role and the office you would like to work in
    • Click on the role you would like to apply for 
    • Complete the application form
    • As a part of your application, we will require your cover letter, resume, academic record or school report
    • Applications are invited from permanent residents and citizens only
    • HLB will contact you to advise if your application has been successful and if you have progressed through to an interview
  2. Face-to-face interview
    • If you are successfully shortlisted, depending on your location, you will be invited for an interview
    • An interview means that we want to get to know you. It is also an opportunity for you to get to know us.
    • At this point, it’s a good idea to start thinking about the reasons why you want to join HLB, which division of the firm you are most interested in and any previous work experience that you have done that could be worth sharing.
    • We also suggest doing some research on us (check our website and social media channels) and bringing a list of prepared questions. 
  3. Offer of employment
    • The process for accepting an offer will be shared by HR in your interview
    • HR will outline the steps involved and what is to be expected following the offer
    • Once you’ve accepted our offer, we’ll give you a start date and discuss the onboarding process.
  4. Your first day at HLB
    • We have designed a program that fully supports your professional development 
    • Our grad programs vary from office-to-office. Some of the things we will ensure you have from day one is a welcome orientation, partner introductions, assignment of a mentor, formal induction program and a calendar of upcoming social events. 
    • Should you have any additional questions, we suggest contacting our local recruitment teams.

Why Join Us?

When you join the team at HLB we invest in your future by giving you all the support and skills you need to be successful.

We are a professional mid-tier accounting firm which means our clients are numerous and diverse. They include ASX-listed companies, family-owned businesses, start-ups and global corporations as well as not-for-profit and government-led organisations.

Our recognition 

What makes us stand out from the crowd is our client service approach. We care about our clients and their success. Since 2012 we have been recognised every year at the Client Choice Awards, the most prestigious awards in the industry. We have taken home the ‘Best Accounting & Consulting Services Firm’ award 8 times – no other Australian accounting firm has this many awards sitting in their trophy cabinet!   

Our people have also been recognised for their professionalism, expertise, innovative thinking, and contribution to the community. We are incredibly proud of the difference we have made to those around us – no matter how large or small. 

Future ready  

We recently celebrated our 40 year anniversary. Throughout the decades we have responded to economic challenges and ongoing regulatory change. Throughout we have remained focused on supporting our clients and our people as well as growing HLB Mann Judd in a sustainable and sensible way. We have achieved this through the strength and passion of our people. 

Together we make it happen. 

Graduate Program

Our graduate program is a formal learning experience designed to help you develop the right skills for a successful career. The program is open to recently qualified or final year Commerce or Business students with an accounting major. 

When you join HLB we will ensure you: 

  • Receive on the job training with access to partners and managers 
  • Work from day one with a broad range of clients and in a small team environment
  • Have a genuine work/life balance 
  • Are part of a social and active firm which encourages participation through group activities and events
  • Are presented with a clear career path and secondment opportunities
  • Are given the support to complete your CA studies including financial assistance, access to a mentor and generous study leave

Does this sound like you? 

  • A critical thinker who is solutions-focused
  • A real team player who thrives in a collaborative environment
  • Enjoys engaging with others – whether this is with your peers or with valued clients
  • Professional with a passion for accounting

If so – we would love for you to be part of Team HLB! 

HLB Mann Judd’s business divisions

Applications for our different graduate programs open throughout the year so we recommend regularly checking in with us. We offer roles in our different business divisions: 

  • Audit & Assurance 
  • Business Advisory
  • Tax Consulting 
  • Wealth Management 
  • Advisory (transactions, restructuring and transformation)

We recommend going to our website to learn more about our services and the types of clients we work with. 

Key Dates 

Our main recruitment periods are: 

  • February - March 
  • July 
  • September 

Our graduate and other student programs are designed to give you a head-start and the right amount of support for your professional development as you embark in a career in accounting and beyond.

Internships & Clerkships

Our internship (also known as vacationer or clerkship) program is available to students in their penultimate year of study. The program is structured to provide students with the invaluable opportunity to gain a unique insight and exposure to the different business divisions in the firm. 

  • Paid 2-8 week program 
  • Open to students undertaking a Commerce or Business degree with an accounting major
  • Winter and summer programs  

Our vacationer program will not only provide you with great experience, but it will also give you an idea of what it’s like to work at HLB and see if we are the right fit to kick start your career. 

Key dates

Applications for our winter and summer programs open throughout the year so we recommend regularly checking in with us.

It is encouraged that students in our vacationer program are undertaking the required subjects to be eligible to commence the CA Program.  

Life & Culture

In a recent nation-wide survey our graduate staff told us the 3 top reasons why HLB Mann Judd is a great place to work:  

  • Opportunities for learning and career development
  • Relationships and culture
  • Work life balance

We are incredibly proud that staff enjoy our welcoming and friendly culture.

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Our Global Commitment 

HLB’s Global CSR initiatives empower us to reach the goals we’re committed to in creating a more inclusive and sustainable future by focusing on three strategic pillars: 

  1. Diversity & Inclusion - People are at the heart of everything we do. Creating a culture that is diverse and inclusive presents opportunities for the people we work with and the clients we support.  
  2. The environment - The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time. HLB firms across the globe are working together to understand, track and quantify our environmental impact. 
  3. Communities - We help the communities we serve and operate in by donating, volunteering and offering pro bono services. Every year we participate in #HLBCommunities Day.

Perks & Benefits

Health, well-being & fun

We run different initiatives throughout the year to raise awareness and promote a healthy team. Just of few examples include office yoga and meditation classes, corporate sports and group fitness activities, free fruit and healthy (and sometimes not-so-healthy snacks) and free flu vaccinations.

Access to leadership

No matter your level of experience, you will receive ongoing guidance from your team members and partners to help you reach your full potential. We encourage an open door policy in all offices to promote sharing and discussion. All grads are assigned a mentor when starting at the firm.

Team building activities

Our robust calendar of events include birthday morning teas, anniversary celebrations, dedicated volunteer and team-building days, Christmas and EOFY parties. Whether its ping pong in the boardroom, Uno Stacko (our Adelaide team’s mash-up of Uno and Jenga) or BBQs on the balcony there is something for everyone.

CA Program support

We will provide you with the opportunity to undertake the CA program through Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ). We offer professional development and assistance through in-house training programs, study teams, peer support and outsourced courses that are designed to help you pass the program. HLB a Recognised Training Employer (RTE) by CAANZ.

Inclusive work environment

We raise awareness of diversity and inclusion issues through different events and activities. We encourage you to check out our pages on Facebook or Instagram to learn more about how we show our support.

Flexible work arrangements

We offer a range of flexible roles that accommodate both part and full time university study. We also provide time off for exam periods.

Social Responsibility

Operating in a responsible and sustainable manner is important to us. While we run our firms in line with the expectations of our clients, we also see corporate responsibility as a discipline that helps us manage risks and maximise on the opportunities available to us in a changing world.

We have recently adopted HLB’s three strategic pillars of social responsibility – diversity and inclusion, the environment, and the community. We work alongside our friends and colleagues in the HLB global community to create positive change.

At HLB, we define Corporate Social Responsibility as follows:

  • Conducting business in a socially responsible and ethical manner;
  • Protecting the environment and the safety of people;
  • Supporting human rights; and
  • Engaging, learning from, respecting and supporting the communities and cultures within which we work.

#HLBCommunities Day

One day each year, HLB firms across the globe come together for #HLBCommunites Day. The Corporate Social Responsibility initiative recognises the greater good by giving back to our local communities. 

Volunteering & community support 

We actively support a number of different organisations and participate in charitable activities throughout the year. We also provide services to selected charities on a pro-bono or concessional fee basis. Our senior leaders are active participants on a diverse range of boards and community associations.

We are committed to understanding, monitoring and managing our social, environmental and economic impact to enable us to contribute to society’s wider goal of sustainable development.

Holly

Audit Grad, HLB Sydney

We would like to introduce you to Holly. She commenced working at the HLB Mann Judd Sydney firm as a graduate auditor. Holly wanted to work for an accounting firm which offered training and career progression however she also wanted a healthy work-life balance.

What’s your ‘Team HLB’ story?

I believe mid-tier accounting firms offer a good “corporate lifestyle”. They provide training and learning opportunities, access to a broad range of clients from various industries while still working in a small team environment.

For me, HLB’s emphasis on balance was something that stood out to me during the re…

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Zaib

Tax Grad, HLB Sydney 

Meet Zaib. He moved from Melbourne to start as a grad at HLB Mann Judd Sydney in the firm’s tax team. 

What’s your ‘Team HLB’ story?

I always had a clear set of career goals in mind. After graduating, I wanted to work for a mid-tier firm which took an interest in continued learning as well as having an established CA support program. I reviewed the AFR Top 100 Accounting Firms and saw that HLB Mann Judd was well positioned in the list. A little more research uncovered that this was the firm that checked all my career goal boxes! The only decision left was whether I should relocate to a new city…

After accepting the grad role, HLB gave…

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Robbie

Grad Accountant, HLB Adelaide 

We would like to introduce you to Robbie. He joined HLB Mann Judd Adelaide at the beginning of this year after completing his degree at Flinders University. 

What’s your ‘Team HLB’ story?

The main reason I enjoy working at HLB is the relationships I’ve developed. Since day one, everyone has been welcoming and friendly. I can strike up a conversation with anyone, including the partners. I’ve also been exposed to a variety of work, which is helping me quickly develop a good knowledge of tax.

I have always been a people-person. So, for me, HLB is a good balance between a small-firm and a big-firm. It has been easy to get to kno…

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Brendon 

Senior Accountant, HLB Brisbane

What’s your ‘Team HLB’ story?

I enjoy working for a mid-tier firm. We are exposed to a broad range of clients across different industry sectors. In the business services sphere, we deliver accurate and proactive business accounting, taxation strategy, planning and compliance which have real and significant impacts on the client’s financial and taxation position.

I wanted to work at HLB Mann Judd as I believe it is known as a firm which innovates boldly and delivers superlative value for their clients. This has been recognised by HLB Mann Judd successfully winning the Client Choice Awards several years consecutively.

On th…

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Soumya

Auditor, HLB Perth 

Why are you pursuing a career in audit?

A career in auditing exposes you to so many different types of industries and companies, and I personally believe it is a good way to start your career in accounting. Auditors review the financial statements of other companies, and make sure that the information that is shared with the public is correct and not misstated.

Although I have only been in my role for a few weeks, I have been out with senior auditors for client work, and have learned how to conduct low level testing. I have been lucky to be able to work closely with my seniors as they not only tell me how to test client’s creditors or payable…

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Diversity & Inclusion

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We are seeking people who are willing to embrace our values and bring their point of difference to the team. We believe its what we do together that sets us apart. 

Diversity & Inclusion is one of HLB’s three global strategic CSR pillars. It places people at the centre of everything we do. We show our support by: 

  • Engaging in D&I related conversations
  • Advocating for workplace flexibility
  • Promoting leadership behaviour that fosters an inclusive workplace environment where diversity can thrive

“Diversity and inclusiveness is critical to the underlying success of a business. As a global organisation, we see it as our responsibility to be at the forefront of driving sustainable change.”

Tony Fittler, HLB Mann Judd Australasian Chair 

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