HLB Mann Judd is a leading chartered accounting firm. Our size and structure means that you will be part of a friendly team culture while still being presented with opportunities of leadership, personal and professional growth.
If you’re interested in working at HLB Mann Judd, understanding when they have opened up applications for their graduate programs, graduate jobs and internships is helpful knowledge to have so you know when you might need to apply. Use the below information to see when HLB Mann Judd hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.
It’s what we do together that sets us apart.
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 and financial services in addition to audit, accounting and taxation services.
We offer graduates and students the opportunity to be part of a team that encourages communication, collaboration and innovation. At HLB you will discover a culture that has been created by genuine, warm and truly talented people.
Our tagline - together we make it happen – recognises that people are our firms’ strongest assets.
Watch some of our people share their stories about being part team HLB.
What makes us different?
Being a mid-tier firm means that 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.
In 2018, HLB Mann Judd was named Best Professional Services Firm and Best Accounting Firm in its revenue categories in the Financial Review Client Choice Awards. It was the fifth time our clients had voted us number one for our client service – an achievement no other accounting firm can tout.
Go to our careers pages or follow us on social media to find out more about what it’s like to be a part of the team at HLB.
What makes us unique? You do.
We offer graduates and students an opportunity to be part of a team that encourages communication, collaboration and innovation. At HLB Mann Judd you will discover a culture that has been created by smart, friendly and team- orientated people.
For students who are in their final year of study or have recently finished their degree in Accounting or Finance, we invite you to join our graduate program. At HLB, we have designed a program that fully supports your professional development as you embark in a career in accounting and beyond. Although the graduation program differs slightly in every office, most include:
- CA study support – including in-house training, peer support and outsourced courses. We are also a Recognised Training Employer (RTE) by CA ANZ.
- Flexible study options – including time off for exam periods
- Cross divisional opportunities – enabling you to move within the firm to learn which business divisions complement your strengths and interests
Every year, we commence advertising graduate roles from February through to the end of April.
Due to growth, some of our firms will also advertise graduate opportunities throughout the year. We recommend regularly checking GradConnection or our Positions Available page on our website for advertised roles.
Many of our firms offer 2 – 8 week programs for students in their penultimate year of university. Our paid vacationers benefit from gaining practical and valuable experience during the summer holiday period.
Applications for the summer vacation programs usually open mid year.
Who we are looking for
We need people who value and engage in an inclusive culture and also express empathy to those around them. For us ‘Team HLB’ is something that has evolved over time. It is what makes us authentic and unique.
Delivering exceptional client service by fostering and building strong relationships with our clients is very important to us. We therefore place emphasis in seeking enthusiastic people who have strong communications skills, are willing to learn and take direction from those around them.
We believe success comes from everyone working together to achieve a common goal.
How to apply
Go to our Positions Available page on our website. Click on the role that you would like to apply for and complete the application form. As a part of your application, we will require:
- Cover letter
- Academic record or school report
- Applications are invited from permanent residents and citizens only.
Why join us?
We invited staff from our offices across Australia to share their stories from being part of the team at HLB.
Tom from Sydney shares his experiences after joining the firm as an undergraduate and how it has shaped his career.
Zak shares his experiences as an undergraduate and graduate in the Adelaide firm as well as how the firm supported a life-changing opportunity when it was presented to him.
After deciding to join the Brisbane office, Su Jin was surprised when a partner asked her to meet with a client on her second day in the office.
Ilijana shares how her business advisory team works together in the Perth firm.
Before becoming a manager in Melbourne’s audit division, Alex took the opportunity to take a secondment placement in Los Angeles and travel.
We are seeking people who are willing to embrace our values and bring their point of difference to the team.
At HLB Mann Judd we have a common vision – to be the most highly regarded mid tier accounting firm, through the growth of our people and of our clients. To make this happen, we need to bring together people who want to share experiences, opinions and ideas.
We are committed to embracing innovative and original thinking. We are also committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion naturally complements our firm culture. Some of the different ways we do this include:
- Seeking open and candid feedback from staff
- Raising awareness of diversity and inclusion issues
- Leadership development initiatives and programs
- Providing flexibility including special leave allowances
We live our values and they are VAST
We expect our people to be:
What sort of graduates is HLB Mann Judd looking for?
We believe success comes from everyone working together to achieve a common goal. Our tagline – together we make it happen – recognises that people are our strongest asset. We are looking for graduates who want to be part of a team and enjoy working in a collaborative environment.
How many graduates does HLB employ?
The number of graduates each office takes in varies year-to-year. Our formal graduate program usually opens in January and closes late March. Sometimes grad positions open up throughout the year. We recommend regularly checking online to see what’s available at each of the different HLB firms.
What is the graduate salary?
Graduate salaries depend on the market rate, type of degree and whether or not the graduate has had prior professional work experience. We will discuss your salary in the face-to-face interview.
Can international students apply for grad roles?
If you are eligible to work in Australia permanently (citizenship, permanent residency or NZ citizen) then you will be considered for the graduate program.
Do you accept Masters graduates?
We do welcome and accept graduates who have completed a Master’s degree. Please apply online.
How do I apply for a role?
To apply online, attach your resume, a copy of your Academic transcript, and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in employment with HLB Mann Judd.
When applying, keep in mind that we’re looking for friendly, genuine and team-oriented people. We suggest referencing any experiences, interests or hobbies in your CV and/or cover letter so that we can see that you would be a good fit for our culture.
What is the selection process like for graduates?
Each year we receive expressions of interest from graduates seeking to join our program. HLB will contact you to advise if your application has been successful and if you have progressed through to the face-to-face interview.
Do you have any interview tips?
Congratulations for passing the initial review process and proceeding through to the next step. An interview means that we want to get to know you. It is also an opportunity for you to get to know us.
The most important tip we can share is ‘be yourself’. We want to get to know the real you!
There are also a few things that you can do that will help you stand out in an interview. Firstly, do some research on us. This means reading our website or looking at our social media pages (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).
We also suggest bringing a list of prepared questions. We want to see that you are curious about HLB Mann Judd and eager to learn more.
How do I accept an offer?
The process for accepting an offer will be shared by HR in your interview. They 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.
What does the first day at HLB look like?
We have designed a program that fully supports your professional development as you embark on a career in accounting and beyond. Although the grad program varies from office-to-office, from day one you will be made to feel welcome and part of the team.
Some of the things we will ensure you have from day one is:
- Welcome orientation
- Partner introductions
- Core support structure – you will be assigned a manager and a buddy
- Formal induction program which includes a competency framework, training program, benefits explanation, HR procedures and more.
- A calendar of upcoming social and CSR events – all the fun stuff!