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2022 Finance Graduate Program

About the opportunity

Our Finance Graduate Program builds on the experience gained from our successful program for legal graduates. The program promotes and supports an integrated approach to learning, where graduates build capability through a range of “formal” and “informal” learning experiences, ranging from day-to-day work activities, through to the more traditional face-to-face learning programs. We will provide a CA/CPA qualified mentor to support you through your professional accounting qualification.

Graduates will gain on the job experience by rotating through the different teams within our Finance Group to provide a strong understanding of the workings of a Finance group. This will include a number of shorter rotations in the operational areas of the Finance group and more substantial exposure to the Financial and Management accounting teams.

During the program you can expect to be involved with:

  • Observing and “on the job” learning in relation to all Finance matters including financial accounting, matter accounting, financial planning and analysis, procurement, payroll, treasury, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly reports and reconciliations
  • Assisting in the preparation and analysis of the financial statements and reports to accurately reflect the group’s financial results.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the monthly management reports including commentary and variance analysis and assisting in the budget and forecast process.
  • Gathering and analysing financial information on cost, pricing, expenses and revenue
  • Participating in finance and operational projects
  • Attending relevant internal training sessions, team meetings and other firm information sessions
  • Developing an in-depth knowledge of the finance department and wider firm
  • Proactively seeking work from your supervisor and the wider finance team
  • Keeping up to date with industry related issues and developments to enhance personal performance/development
  • Building relationships across all groups and teams, looking for ways to cross-skill and collaborate.

What qualifications and skills are we looking for?

  • Business degree (including Accounting, Commerce or Economics) with a minimum credit/B average, completed in either 2020 or 2021
  • Enrolled in the Australian CA/CPA program commencing in 2022

We’ll also expect you to be curious to learn with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

You’ll want to get involved, roll up your sleeves and really immerse yourself in the learning and experience on offer. You’ll be calm under pressure, able to prioritise and have a strong client service attitude. It goes without saying that you have strong numerical skills and are proficient in using Microsoft Office software.

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority. So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow.

What else we’ll offer

  • Formal and informal flexible working patterns and leave arrangements
  • Holistic wellbeing programs to support mental and physical health, including access to a broad range of mental health resources, gym memberships, flu vaccinations and skin cancer checks
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Access to a large range of learning and development opportunities
  • A detailed framework to support working parents in balancing their personal and professional priorities
  • Corporate discounts on health and general insurance, superannuation advice and other products and services
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of pro-bono and community impact programs, and inclusion network

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the apply now link and complete an online application form.

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Closed 4 months ago
Closed 4 months ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Accounting, Business and Commerce, Economics

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen

  • Locations:


  • Closing Date:30th Jan 2022, 12:59 pm


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