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McGrathNicol Graduate Programs & Internships

At McGrathNicol you will work on some of Australia’s most complex commercial challenges.

 

We work with corporates, banks, law firms, private companies and government agencies across a range of industries to deliver practical solutions and improve business outcomes.

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Past McGrathNicol Graduate Hiring Statistics

If you’re interested in working at McGrathNicol, 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 McGrathNicol hires graduates, but more importantly what graduate degree’s and other student attributes they target for their jobs.


Months

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Job types

  • Internships (70%),

  • Graduate Jobs (30%),

Disciplines

  • Accounting (53%),

  • Actuary (14%),

  • Banking and Finance (40%),

  • Business and Commerce (53%),

  • Computer Science (35%),

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Locations

  • Brisbane (49%),

  • Perth (44%),

  • Melbourne (42%),

  • Sydney (42%),

  • Canberra (7%),

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Work rights

  • Australian Citizen (100%),

  • Australian Permanent Resident (93%),

  • New Zealand Citizen (93%),

Past McGrathNicol Graduate Programs & Internships

Check out some of McGrathNicol's past jobs they have posted on GradConnection over the last 12 months. Understanding the details about what a graduate employer is looking for well before applications have opened can sometimes be the edge you need to secure your first graduate program.


Internships

Brisbane

Actuary

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Actuary
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to all aspects of our Data Analytics services and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events

Internships

Melbourne

Actuary

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Actuary
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to all aspects of our Data Analytics services and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events

Internships

Sydney

Actuary

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Actuary
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to all aspects of our Data Analytics services and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events

Internships

Brisbane

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries and will be provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.

Internships

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries and will be provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.

Internships

Perth

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries and will be provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.

Internships

Sydney

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries and will be provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.

Internships

Canberra

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects. During your time with us, you will assist in providing advisory services for a diverse range of Commonwealth and State Government entities and will have the opportunity to shadow Partners,

Graduate Jobs

Brisbane

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements. You will receive formal technical and soft skills training, as well as mentoring on the job.

Graduate Jobs

Perth

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements. You will receive formal technical and soft skills training, as well as mentoring on the job.

Internships

Brisbane

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to each of our service offerings and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients a

Internships

Perth

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to each of our service offerings and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients a

Graduate Jobs

Canberra

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements. You will receive formal technical and soft skills training, as well as mentoring on the job.

Internships

Sydney

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries and will be provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.

Internships

Melbourne

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries and will be provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.

Internships

Brisbane

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries and will be provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.

Internships

Perth

Computer Science

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries and will be provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.

Internships

Sydney

Actuary

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Actuary
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to all aspects of our Data Analytics services and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events

Internships

Melbourne

Actuary

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Actuary
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to all aspects of our Data Analytics services and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events

Internships

Brisbane

Actuary

and 3 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Actuary
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to all aspects of our Data Analytics services and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to each of our service offerings and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients a

Internships

Sydney

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Vacationer, you will gain real world commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries. During your time with us, you will be exposed to each of our service offerings and provided with the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients

Event

Australia

Accounting

and 7 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Consulting
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Economics
  • Information Technology

Graduate Jobs

Melbourne

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements. You will receive formal technical and soft skills training, as well as mentoring on the job.

Graduate Jobs

Sydney

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements. You will receive formal technical and soft skills training, as well as mentoring on the job.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Information Technology

Learn how to tackle the cyber security threats Australian businesses face, and develop the skills required to thrive in this growing industry.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Accounting

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Business and Commerce
  • Economics

Learn how to support and advise a client through a restructuring process.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Accounting

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Business and Commerce
  • Economics

Learn how to support and advise a client through a restructuring process.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Information Technology

Learn how to tackle the cyber security threats Australian businesses face, and develop the skills required to thrive in this growing industry.

Graduate Jobs

Canberra

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Accounting

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Business and Commerce
  • Economics

Learn how to support and advise a client through a restructuring process.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Information Technology

Learn how to tackle the cyber security threats Australian businesses face, and develop the skills required to thrive in this growing industry.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Accounting

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Business and Commerce
  • Economics

Learn how to support and advise a client through a restructuring process.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Information Technology

Learn how to tackle the cyber security threats Australian businesses face, and develop the skills required to thrive in this growing industry.

Graduate Jobs

Brisbane

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements.

Graduate Jobs

Perth

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements.

Graduate Jobs

Perth

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements.

Graduate Jobs

Brisbane

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements.

Graduate Jobs

Brisbane

and 1 other

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Perth

Accounting

and 4 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Commerce
  • Consulting
  • Economics

As a Graduate, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Accounting

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Business and Commerce
  • Economics

Learn how to support and advise a client through a restructuring process.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Information Technology

Learn how to tackle the cyber security threats Australian businesses face, and develop the skills required to thrive in this growing industry.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Accounting

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Accounting
  • Business and Commerce
  • Economics

Learn how to support and advise a client through a restructuring process.

Internships

Brisbane

and 3 others

Available locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Computer Science

and 2 others

Hires applicants with degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Information Technology

Learn how to tackle the cyber security threats Australian businesses face, and develop the skills required to thrive in this growing industry.

About Us

McGrathNicol


McGrathNicol is a specialist Advisory and Restructuring firm. Our experts work with corporates, banks, law firms, private companies and government across all industry sectors and business sizes to deliver valuable advice and high-quality outcomes. Our clients trust us with the most important aspects of their business.

Our Restructuring projects vary in nature and involve dealing with businesses in financial distress. We help restore stability and deliver value. Our Advisory team focus on helping non-distressed organisations improve performance by mitigating risk, managing change and achieving growth.

Graduates and Summer Vacationers at McGrathNicol have the opportunity to gain exposure to the variety of challenges faced by Boards, CEOs and senior management.

Our people are passionate, driven, inclusive and collaborative. Continuous development is engrained in our culture and we have robust development and reward frameworks in place to support progression and generously compensate our employees.

As a Vacationer or Graduate you will receive formal technical and soft skills training, as well as mentoring on the job. We offer a unique opportunity to work closely with senior staff and Partners, learning from some of the best in the industry. Our Graduates also receive full support to complete further industry related study, or post-graduate qualifications such as the Chartered Accountants Program.

At McGrathNicol your success is ours, and ours yours.

 
 

Graduate Program

McGrathNicol


Applications to our Graduate Program are open to students in their final year, or those who have graduated within 18 months of the program start date.  Working alongside some of the industry’s most respected leaders, you will gain real world commercial experience and be challenged to think laterally to implement pragmatic solutions on high profile engagements.

Our Graduate Development Program is expertly designed to provide you with the technical knowledge required, as well as improving essential soft skills such as business writing.

 
 
 

Summer Vacation Program

McGrathNicol


Our Summer Vacation Program is open to students in their penultimate year of study.  Running for four weeks and commencing in either November or January, the program will provide you with real commercial experience across a variety of different projects and industries.  During your time with us, we aim to give you as much exposure as possible to each of our service offerings.

You will be assigned a Buddy, Time Manager and Counselling Manager during your placement, responsible for providing you with a variety of interesting work, as well as general support and guidance.  We have a unique offering in that you will also have the opportunity to shadow Partners, participate in networking events with clients and attend social functions.

High performing Vacationers may be offered a full-time Graduate role.

 
 
 

Graduate Development and Progression

McGrathNicol


If you join us as a Graduate, you will complete our specialised Graduate Development Program (GDP).

The GDP begins in your first week with a local induction to orient you with the necessary information and key people to assist you as you settle in. In your second month, you will attend a national in-house training program, which covers both technical and soft skills content, as well as team building and social functions to network and build relationships with both McGrathNicol employees and Partners.

Your professional development continues as you complete regular additional technical and soft skills training, alongside completion of the Chartered Accountants Program or other qualifications, as appropriate. 

Chartered Accountants Program

Graduates in our Advisory and Restructuring program will be offered comprehensive support to complete the CA Program, including:

  • payment of all module fees and textbooks;
  • attendance at additional lectures and tutorials;
  • external exam assistance days; 
  • access to detailed study notes and guides;
  • paid study and exam leave; and
  • national study groups as you progress through the program alongside your peers.
  • Postgraduate study support

Your development remains a priority as you progress throughout your career.

We partner with a number of leading external providers and internal subject matter experts to ensure you continue to develop as a well-rounded professional and achieve your personal and professional goals. We offer financial and study support for postgraduate courses and continued development through leading professional bodies.

 
 
 

Other opportunities

McGrathNicol


Applications for both our Graduate and Summer Vacation Programs open in February and close in March of each year.
 
To find out more, come and speak with us at career fairs – a list of events we will be attending can be found at mcgrathnicol.com/students.

Key Dates

McGrathNicol


Applications to our Summer Vacation and Graduate Programs open on Monday, 21 February 2022 for Advisory & Restructuring, and on Monday, 28 February 2022 for Technology and Data Analytics.  Our programs will close on the following dates:

McGrathNicol Key Dates

For more information, please visit our student website.

Your Application

McGrathNicol


Which Program am I eligible to apply for?

To be eligible to apply for our Summer Vacation Program, you must be in your penultimate year of study.  Our Graduate Program is open to students in their final year, or those who have graduated within 18 months of the program start date.

McGrathNicol

Our Advisory and Restructuring programs are open to business or commerce students majoring in accounting, economics or finance.  

Our Technology programs are open to students completing a STEM or IT related degree, with an interest in digital forensics, cyber security and data analytics.

For all programs, you must be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application.  To be eligible to apply for a role in our Canberra office, you must be an Australian Citizen.

For a detailed insight into the typical tasks of our Graduates, we recommend you complete our Restructuring or Technology virtual experience via InsideSherpa.

When do applications open and how do I apply?

Applications for both our Graduate and Summer Vacation Programs open in February and close in March of each year.

As we predominantly recruit for our Graduate Program through the Summer Vacation Program, we encourage you to think about your career and aspirations early and apply to join us in your penultimate year of study.

To submit your application, visit mcgrathnicol.com/students.

 
 
 
 
 

Application Process

McGrathNicol


Online application

Submit your application online. The application involves answering a few short questions, as well as uploading your CV, cover letter and most recent academic transcript.

Cognitive testing

Eligible candidates will be invited to complete online testing, which involves short cognitive assessments.

Video interview

Successful candidates will be invited to record a video interview, which requires you to answer two short questions.

Group information session (location dependent)

Our group information session provides you with the opportunity to visit our offices and network with some of our Partners and employees to provide insight into the work that we do.

Face-to-face interview

The interview component will generally be with a Partner and senior member of our team. This is the final stage of our recruitment process and we aim to make offers within a week of the interview.

We will always notify you about the outcome of your application, however during peak times it may take us a little while to get back to you. If you haven’t heard from us, please assume we are still considering your application.

Meet the Team

McGrathNicol


Employee Profile – Restructuring

McGrathNicol


What's your full name?

Rebecca Carfi

What’s your job title?

Accountant

What did you study? When did you graduate?

I studied a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Finance and Economics. I graduated in 2018. 

Where did you grow up? Important stages of your life (school, education, experience abroad, jobs etc.)

I grew up in Melbourne and attended Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg. I worked as a Customer Service Supervisor in an independent supermarket for a few years while I completed my degree.

My most notable experience abroad was when I went on exchange to Trento, Italy in 2015. While at university, I mainly travelled around Asia.

How did you get to your current job position? For how long have you had it?

I was offered a graduate position after successfully completing a four-week vacation program at McGrathNicol in late 2017. I returned as a graduate in February 2019.

Applying for your job

How did you choose your specialisation (compared to others)? / Were you weighing up any other alternatives before choosing this specialisation?

I didn’t have a set career path in mind when I started my degree. I really enjoyed studying finance and economics and even contemplated further study. However, after getting a feel for life at McGrathNicol through the vacation program, I decided that I was ready to enter the workforce immediately after completing my degree.

I wasn’t an accounting student but I chose to pursue a career in Restructuring as it seemed like an interesting specialisation and offered me the opportunity to gain a diverse range of experiences and build a commercial skillset.

What was your interview process like? What kind of questions were you asked?

The application process included an online application, cognitive testing and a video interview. I was then invited to attend an information and networking evening at the McGrathNicol office, which provided me with great insight into the firm and the people I would be working with. The final stage was a behavioural interview with a Partner and a Senior Manager.

During the final interview I was asked questions about my CV, personal interests, what I had learned from university or work experience, and why I was interested in Restructuring and working for McGrathNicol. I enjoyed the professional yet relaxed approach to the interview process and was given regular progress updates on my application, which helped to reduce the nerves!

Your work

What does your employer do?

McGrathNicol is a specialist Advisory and Restructuring firm. McGrathNicol Advisory includes services such as Forensic, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Strategy & Business Improvement, Technology and Transactions.

McGrathNicol Restructuring focus on Special Situations, Turnaround and Insolvency.

What are your areas of responsibility?

My responsibilities as a Graduate include completing a variety of tasks on insolvency engagements, including on-site visits, facilitating supplier payments and responding to a wide range of stakeholder queries.

Whilst I work predominantly in the Restructuring team, it is likely I will have some exposure to Forensic or Transactions engagements in the future.

Can you describe a typical work day? What was the last thing you worked on?

It is difficult to describe a typical day due to the changing nature of the businesses we are appointed to. We work across a diverse range of companies and industries, so no two projects are the same!

The work that I am typically involved in requires communicating regularly with different company stakeholders over the phone or via email. We work in a regulated industry and I am also responsible for supporting the managers to ensure we are completing tasks within the timeframes stipulated by ASIC.

The last project I worked on was the RCR Tomlinson Voluntary Administration. This was a very large job which involved me working on site at the RCR office for a few months. Many of my interstate colleagues worked on the engagement, so whilst it was a busy period it was great to meet others from the national team and learn from a variety of managers.

What are the career prospects with your job? / Where could you or others in your position go from here?

There is a clear progression pathway at McGrathNicol and we all take part in regular performance and development discussions.

All graduates within the Restructuring team are supported to complete the Chartered Accountants (CA) program, which I am currently working towards. The next step for me is to become a Senior Accountant, and after completing my CA I hope to progress to a management role.

McGrathNicol offers the opportunity to work on different engagements around Australia and across different specialisations. Several of my colleagues have taken career breaks to work overseas, and on occasion the firm has been able to support secondment opportunities with our affiliated firm Alvarez & Marsal who are based in the UK and USA.

Could someone with a different background do your job?

McGrathNicol mainly hires commerce/business graduates, however they encourage people from other backgrounds to apply. I didn’t complete an accounting major but McGrathNicol has supported me in completing the CA Foundations bridging course this year.

The areas that McGrathNicol specialises in require a diverse range of skills (not just related to accounting), which we learn on the job and are given training for. We have employees from other backgrounds, such as law or corporate finance, who have thrived in our environment. Most importantly, McGrathNicol look for excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong problem solving abilities and commercial acumen.

What would your career be if you weren’t doing what you’re doing now?

If I wasn’t working at McGrathNicol, I imagine that I would be working in a similar firm. I may have even completed further study at university.

Pros and cons

What do you love the most about your job? Which kind of task do you enjoy the most?

The thing that I love most about my job is the variety of engagements I have exposure to and the excitement when a new job comes in and we all have to pull together as a team. I really enjoy going out to client sites as it’s an opportunity to learn more about how different businesses are run. 

What’s the biggest limitation of your job? Do you bear a lot of responsibility? Do you have to work on weekends? Are the stress levels high?

I don’t feel like there are many limitations in my role, since I’m given a fair bit of autonomy by managers. Since I started I’ve received a lot of support from my team and my counselling manager.

We’re occasionally required to work long hours or on weekends, but our hard work is always acknowledged and we’re rewarded by having a team lunch at the end of a project. Some situations can be challenging the first time around but it’s all a learning experience.

A word to the wise...

Which three pieces of advice would you give to a current university student? They don’t necessarily have to be related to your role, or even be career-focused.

  • Don’t limit yourself to the traditional career path related to your degree, lots of employers are seeking a diverse range of students for their graduate programs. 
  • Don’t give up on your hobbies – employers like to see that you’re well-rounded and have interests outside of study and work.
  • Make the most of university breaks and travel if you can!

Employee Profile - Technology

McGrathNicol


McGrathNicol

What's your full name?

Alison Beswick

What's your job title?

Senior Analyst, Technology and Cyber

What did you study? When did you graduate?

Bachelor of Security Studies, Macquarie University, 2017 
Master of Security and Strategic Studies, 2020 
Master of Criminology, 2020

Where did you grow up? Important stages of your life (school, education, experience abroad, jobs etc.)

I have lived on Central Coast of New South Wales for most of my life, where I attended both primary and secondary schooling. I attended university in Sydney and extended on my social network by getting involved in an array of extracurricular activities and clubs, including the Security and Criminology Society and Macquarie University Football Club. I was engaged in Macquarie University's People and Community Engagement program, where I got to work with the Department of Defence in creating a cultural analysis framework for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

In my final year of my bachelor’s degree, I was awarded a scholarship to attend King's College in London, where I studied a diploma in Criminal Profiling and the Psychology of Terrorism. Throughout my university experience I developed a fascination with both criminological theory and cybersecurity, and I was able to combine my two interests by specialising in cybercrime. This area of interest led me to obtaining a graduate-level job with McGrathNicol.

How did you get to your current job position? For how long have you had it? 

Whilst still completing my master’s degrees I applied to McGrathNicol for an Analyst role whilst I finished my final semester. I have now been at McGrathNicol for 1 year and 9 months and was promoted to Senior Analyst in mid-2021.

Applying for your job

How did you choose your specialisation (compared to others)? / Were you weighing up any other alternatives before choosing this specialisation?

I have always been fascinated in national security and foreign policy, so the area of security studies seemed to be the most natural fit for me. This degree covered everything from national defence and the history of intelligence, to global politics and cyber security, so I knew I would find at least one area of interest. Turns out, I found multiple. I fell in love with the areas of criminology and cybersecurity, and as a result, I began to delve deeper into learning about cybercrime. Through references to both public and private sector organisations, I explored the motives and perpetrators of cybercrime, and how individuals and organisations face specific threats through the use of technology and highlighted the biggest challenges to information security today.

What was your interview process like? What kind of questions were you asked?

As I did not initially apply for a graduate role, I experienced a more standard interview process. Initially I was engaged by a recruiter from McGrathNicol's HR team. They asked me a series of introductory questions (particularly around my background and experience) to determine if I was a good fit for the role. The recruiter then scheduled an interview with two members of McGrathNicol's Technology and Cyber team.

They asked me what I enjoyed about the topic cybersecurity and what interested me in a role in Technology and Cyber. I was able to use real life cases I had studied throughout my degree to show my knowledge of the world of cyber. I was also asked about my knowledge and understanding of key technical concepts and practical experience. I had much greater theoretical experience, however, was assured that I would learn all the practical aspects along the way. Once I got through this round, I attended another interview with two more people from the Technology and Cyber team. This was more of a relaxed chat, where they delved more into my background and what capabilities I could bring to the team. Once I got through the two interviews, background and reference checks were done, and I was offered a role as an Analyst as part of the Graduate Program.

Your work

What does your employer do?

McGrathNicol is an Restructuring and Advisory firm. Whilst initially focussed on restructuring and insolvency solutions, they have expanded to include Advisory Services, with pillars consisting of Forensics, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Transactions, Strategy & Business Improvement, and Technology & Cyber. My area of Technology and Cyber is responsible for providing knowledge and experience to help organisations navigate technology and cyber risks.

What are your areas of responsibility?

My area of responsibility is Governance, Risk & Compliance, with a particular focus on incident response.

Can you describe a typical workday? What was the last thing you worked on?

Currently I am gaining experience across all the pillars within the cyber team, for example eDiscovery, incident response and digital forensics, so the work varies a lot day to day. Recently, I have been engaged by a large global organisation proceeding a data breach to undertake an independent assessment of their data retention and destruction policy, information security program and incident response plan to determine if these policies and programs comply with the relevant privacy principles. This involved conducting workshops with the relevant stakeholders and document requests in order to design a report to contain the findings of the independent assessment.

What are the career prospects with your job? / Where could you or others in your position go from here? 

There is a very clear avenue for career progression within the firm. I recently got promoted to Senior Analyst, and hopefully will continue this progression into a managerial role. I am currently figuring out what area of the Technology and Cyber team I want to specialise in, whether that's incident response, digital forensics or eDiscovery.

What would your career be if you weren’t doing what you’re doing now?

If I wasn’t in the world of Technology and Cyber, I would probably be using my knowledge of criminology as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst.

Pros and cons

What do you love the most about your job? Which kind of task do you enjoy the most?

  • I love the exposure to a wide variety of jobs/case studies and the ability to work across a variety of streams within Technology and Cyber to find your niche
  • Every day is different. There is always something new and exciting around the corner.
  • Networking opportunities
  • Great company culture - the environment is very inclusive with a strong team focus

What’s the biggest limitation of your job? Do you bear a lot of responsibility? Do you have to work on weekends? Are the stress levels high?

Personally, I don't see any limitations to my job. I feel like I am always given the support I need from senior staff members and am always provided with the right tools to perform tasks at the highest level possible. We are expected to deliver work with a high standard, so that can carry a lot of responsibility. There is always a high standard, however I am never short of help. I am constantly learning about professional conduct. After all, we all need to start somewhere!
With some client jobs having strict deadlines, there may be instances where extra work may be needed, but I have never felt any added stress as a result. When you are interested in the work entailed, you'll find putting the extra work in so much easier!

A word to the wise...

Which three pieces of advice would you give to a current university student? They don’t necessarily have to be related to your role, or even be career focused.

  • Don’t panic if you are not immediately sure what you want in a career! Don't be afraid to change direction.
  • Keep an open mind – being open to expanding your knowledge is the best way to really understand where your interests lie. Also take use of the services that the universities provide, so you can fill any knowledge gaps that you might have. University advisers are there to help you It’s always great to get another perspective!
  • Challenge yourself - the best opportunities arise when you step out of your comfort zone!

Burning Questions with McGrathNicol Grads

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We reached out to the current group of Graduates in the McGrathNicol Grad Program from their varying degree disciplines and within different rotations, to ask them some burning questions, as requested by students.  Thank you to the McGrathNicol Grads for their time and effort.  Let’s see what they have to say! 

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Siobhan
University of Queensland
Bachelor of Commerce - Major in Accounting

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

McGrathNicol - Forensic

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

The first 6 months at McGrathNicol have been both exciting and challenging. I have learnt so many new valuable skills and have made some really close friends. In my role within the Forensic team, I have enjoyed being involved in a vast range of workplace investigations. Each investigation is different and has its own challenges, which has kept me engaged and willing to learn more.

Was your position with the McGrathNicol Grad Program as you expected it to be? Did anything take you by surprise?

I was surprised at how quickly engagements can change and adapt. My role is definitely more exciting than I would have expected for a graduate. The projects I am involved in are definitely not something I would have expected coming out of university.

Everyone is keen on maintaining work/life balance, with that in mind what is the longest day you have put in and have you worked weekends at all?

Since starting as a graduate, I have had one long day and night spent on finalising a report for a client. Myself and the other two members of the project team stayed back after work to get the report completed. We went out for dinner halfway through to keep us fuelled!

I haven't had to work a Saturday since starting.

On a day-to-day basis, what do you work on?

On a usual engagement, I am involved in assisting with workplace investigations. Throughout this process my typical tasks usually begin with meeting with the client, setting up the admin side of the project and creating an investigation plan. Once the investigation kicks off, I usually accompany my manager and attend interviews with the complainant, witnesses and the suspect. My role in these interviews as the corroborator is to take notes and occasionally ask questions as the interview progresses. One of my main tasks throughout an investigation is to examine physical and electronic data that we have obtained, to determine the facts of a case. This can range from examining laptops, mobile phones and SharePoint data. Once we have examined the data and conducted the interviews, I assist in collating the information into a report to provide back to the client.

Have you worked on any projects at McGrathNicol?

Investigations in the following areas: financial fraud, bullying and sexual harassment, conflicts of interest, and various other misconduct and corrupt conduct matters. I have also assisted on governance and compliance reviews.

What systems do you use for your role in the graduate programme?

I mainly use data examination platforms including EDT, ADD and Cellebrite. We use these systems to analyse and review data relevant to our investigations.

What sort of support are you provided at McGrathNicol?

We have a really good counselling system at McGrathNicol. I have a Counselling Manager that assists me with day-to-day tasks and guides me through my performance and development. I also have a Counselling Partner who oversees and guides my performance and progression with the firm. Outside of my formal Counselling Manager and Partner, I feel comfortable reaching out to any of my colleagues and the other managers and partners.

What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role, and do they differ from what you envisioned?

Succeeding in my role is heavily dependent on having strong soft and technical skills. The firm offers lots of training to help develop us from when we start as grads, and we are continually encouraged to identify and seek areas we can improve on.

What are the best perks or benefits at McGrathNicol?

We are able to be involved in various community initiatives including volunteering days and corporate sports events.  Our firm has a generous bonus system which is structured to reward high performing and dedicated employees. We also have a purchased leave system in place, and have flexible working arrangements allowing us to work from home a couple of times per week. The firm's social calendar is also a great perk, which includes mid-year and end of year events, trivia nights, and casual office drinks every Friday afternoon.


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Liv
Monash University
Bachelor of Commerce – Major in Accounting, Minors in Behavioural Commerce and Business Law

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

McGrathNicol – Restructuring

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

My first six months at McGrathNicol were interesting, fun and challenging.  I worked in Forensics for the first four months across investigations, disputes, anti-money laundering projects, data analytics and document reviews.  I then moved into the Restructuring team, joining a complex voluntary administration and then liquidation of a workforce management group.  I’ve really enjoyed working across a variety of projects and workstreams and being consistently engaged and challenged.

Was your position with the McGrathNicol Grad Programme as you expected it to be? Did anything take you by surprise?

Completing the four-week Vacation Program prior to joining as a grad gave me great insight into the role.  I was surprised at how quickly I was given autonomy and entrusted with important tasks.

Everyone is keen on maintaining work/life balance, with that in mind what is the longest day you have put in and have you worked weekends at all?

In this industry, occasional long hours and weekends are needed to meet critical client deadlines.  I’ve worked a few long nights prior to creditor meetings and a few Saturdays during the first few busy weeks of the voluntary administration.  As a thank you for our persistent efforts during this voluntary administration/liquidation the team was given dinner vouchers and we’ll be having a big team lunch soon.

On a day-to-day basis, what do you work on?

There is enormous variety in my day-to-day work.  When I was working on the voluntary administration, some tasks I was responsible for included replying to creditor emails, talking to creditors on the phone, preparing payments, assisting with the preparation of the creditor reports and preparing and lodging ATO and ASIC forms. 

There is also always a business development, social and learning development aspect to my weeks; I might be attending a networking event, attending training sessions or going to a social event – no two days are ever the same!

Have you worked on any projects at McGrathNicol?

In Forensics, I worked across investigations (into financial fraud, leaking of confidential information and other misconduct), anti-money laundering projects, disputes, data analytics (including wage underpayments) and document reviews.  In Restructuring, I’ve worked mainly across the one voluntary administration/liquidation of a workforce management group and assisted with tasks on other appointments.

What systems do you use for your role in the graduate programme?

In Forensics we used Nuix to conduct investigations and document reviews.  In Restructuring, I’ve used Insol6 and clients' accounting software (such as Xero).

What sort of support are you provided at McGrathNicol?

We have a great support system – I have a buddy, a Counselling Manager and a Counselling Partner.  My buddy was my first point of contact for day-to-day queries whilst I was settling in.  I catch up regularly with my counselling manager to discuss my performance and development.  My Counselling Partner oversees and guides my performance and progression with the firm.  The project managers I’ve worked with have also been great mentors; always supportive and welcoming of all my questions.
What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role, and do they differ from what you envisioned?

Communication and a willingness to learn are key skills required.  At this level, we have very limited technical skills so the ability to effectively communicate, and a drive to learn and ask questions is vital to our development.

Continuous development is embedded in McGrathNicol’s culture so there is a fantastic learning and development structure in place to support our growth.

What are the best perks or benefits at McGrathNicol?

We have multiple social events like cocktail making and bowling, BBQ lunches on the terrace, the biennial office retreat and of course, drinks in the kitchen every Friday afternoon.  We have regular wellbeing and community events like our weekly walking and running club, volunteering days and corporate sports events.  The firm has a 60/40 policy of working in the office/from home to support flexibility and there’s the option to purchase extra leave.

We also have team lunches to celebrate the end of big jobs.


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Luke
Deakin University
Master of Cyber Security

Can you let us know what company you are working for and which area of the business you work in or which rotation you are currently in? 

McGrathNicol – Technology & Cyber

What was the first 6 months like?  What have you really enjoyed? 

The first six months of my graduate program was rewarding and eye-opening. I felt trusted and included from day one, and that drove me to want to learn as much as possible my team. I was almost immediately put onto projects and gained valuable practical experience working across a variety of different engagement types on a national level. 

I have really enjoyed the variety of work that our team gets involved in - every day is different in Technology and Cyber and that keeps things fresh and exciting.

Was your position with the McGrathNicol Grad Programme as you expected it to be? Did anything take you by surprise?

My experience in this position has been far beyond anything I was initially expecting. I came from a career in teaching music and had zero experience in the professional services world, so naturally I assumed everything would be an uphill battle; this role has been anything and everything but that.

Everyone is keen on maintaining work/life balance, with that in mind what is the longest day you have put in and have you worked weekends at all?

I'm not sure what the longest day was, but I'm sure it would have been a forensic collection onsite somewhere. 

I can count on one hand the number of Saturdays I've worked. Our team does not encourage anybody to work on a weekend unless absolutely necessary (e.g., a cyber incident takes place, we may be called to assist).

On a day-to-day basis, what do you work on?

Like I mentioned before, no two days are the same in Technology & Cyber as day-to-day can vary between eDiscovery, Digital Forensics or Cyber Defence work. Typically, my day includes interacting with clients, being hands-on with software and tools for analysis, and working with the national team on various projects.

Have you worked on any projects at McGrathNicol?

I have worked on a number of projects including in data processing, discovery, recovery, and collection for restructuring, forensic, and litigation matters, in addition to work in cyber governance risk and compliance, investigations, and incident response.

What systems do you use for your role in the graduate programme?

On a day-to-day I use industry standard tools such as Magnet Axiom, EnCase and Forensic Tool Kit (FTK) and Cellebrite for Digital Forensic investigations. For eDiscovery I have used IPro, Nuix Workstation, Nuix Discover, and Microsoft 365. Scripting languages such as PowerShell and Python, in addition to other things like SQL and some Linux distributions like Kali come in handy too.

What sort of support are you provided at McGrathNicol?

McGrathNicol has a very strong support culture. I joined the firm during the COVID pandemic and have been constantly encouraged to take time off to recharge and recover. I really admire the firm's awareness of mental health, stress, and burnout as a result of the pandemic and the nature of our work.

What skills do you think you need to succeed in your role, and do they differ from what you envisioned?

Ultimately, I think a drive to learn and develop is the best skill you can have coming into a role like this. Sure, a bit of technical understanding doesn't hurt, but all team members have so much experience and expertise in their fields that you can learn everything you need from spending time and being hands-on in the role. I think people skills are another great feature as McGrathNicol is very social; knowing how to have some fun while working is always a plus.

What are the best perks or benefits at McGrathNicol?

  • Great working culture
  • Strong career development options
  • Freedom to find your feet and work where you want
  • Feeling of being a team member rather than a number
  • Strong business development opportunities
  • Diverse streams of work to keep the days interesting

Social Responsibility

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We encourage our people to actively volunteer in the community and support them to perform one day of volunteering and/or pro-bono activities each year. Some of the causes we support include Red Dust, Lifeline, Career Trackers Indigenous Internship Program, Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

A Day in the Life

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Name – Mahin Chaudhary

Title – Senior Accountant, Restructuring 

University Attended – University of Queensland 

Degree qualification – Bachelor of Commerce and Business Management

Year of graduation – 2019

Start

6.30 AM

I wake up, get dressed for the day and head to the train station. I always listen to ‘The Squiz’ podcast as soon as I sit on the train to catch up on what’s going on in the world, followed by any other podcasts I am enjoying at the time.

8.20 AM

This is the time I start getting into the office. First thing I do when I arrive is do a high-level review of my emails to make sure I do not miss anything that may be urgent. If there is anything critical that needs doing, I will attend to it. If I am comfortable nothing immediately is required like today, I head to the kitchen and make some breakfast. There are usually a few people making their morning coffees in the kitchen, so I stay for a bit and catch-up with my colleagues.

8.50 AM

I then head back to my desk and respond to any overnight emails that need my attention. I also take note of any meetings and/or functions I have in my calendar for the day so I can plan my tasks accordingly. I then make a list of tasks that must be completed in order of priority. The world of Insolvency can be very unpredictable, so urgent tasks need to be highlighted so that even if the day completely changes, you are able to stay on top on your workload.

9.15 AM

I am working on an advisory job which is looking at a particular school and whether the school is complying with the governance and financial criteria they are required to meet. Today I am tasked to do a financial analysis of the school’s financial statements. I make sure to collate the important statements, including a Balance Sheet and a Profit and Loss. I prepare an excel spreadsheet with the important figures from these statements and do some calculations to understand their earnings. I then do some ratio analysis (including Quick ratio and Current ratio) to understand whether the school has sufficient funds to meet its current liabilities. I then prepare a file note with my findings which can then be inserted into the final report we will issue.

11.00 AM

I would usually buy a coffee in the morning, however today I have a coffee catch-up with a friend who works in the forensics service line at a nearby firm. We go to my current favourite coffee place, Archer.

11.30 AM

I tend to block some time during the morning to attend to any important calls that I may need to make. Today, I need to call a third-party for a key, which will give us access to the warehouse of a company we were recently appointed Receivers and Managers over, a wholesaler in the female clothing industry.  The manager on the job and myself will head to the company’s warehouse later today to assess any assets of the company. I also call a few creditors for another job in relation to some outstanding documents we require from them.

12.15 PM

We tend to have internal training sessions to ensure we are up-to date with the latest law reform changes and also to improve our technical and soft skills in various areas. However, today there is no training, so I head to the 7/11 downstairs to grab a sandwich. I usually eat back upstairs in the kitchen where other colleagues are eating and catching up on each other’s day.

1.00 PM

The Manager on the job and myself then head straight to the wholesaler’s warehouse after lunch where we meet the Agents. Once we arrive, we do a brief stocktake and understand the nature of equipment (desktops, printers, furniture). I make a note of the important items and liaise with the Agents who will retrieve the assets so that they may be sold, and the net proceeds be transferred to the Receivers and Managers. Once we are comfortable all valuable items are retrieved and we have provided the Agents with enough instructions, we head back to the office.

4.00 PM

There are some statutory lodgements that are required to be submitted when there is a Receivership appointment, so I spend the afternoon finalising these documents. I also draft some emails to go to the Agents in relation to the forward asset realisation strategy as well as our usual insurer for potential insurance to be applied to the assets identified at the warehouse.

5.15 PM

I am completing a Remuneration Report for another Liquidation I am working on. A Remuneration Report is essentially a report we prepare which seeks the approval from creditors in relation to our fees. Tonight, I finish up on the list of detailed tasks that were completed for the period we are seeking fees approval for. Once I am happy with the final version of the report, I send an email to the Manager on the job for approval and Partner review.

6.00 PM

I quickly skim through my to-do list to make sure I have completed everything I needed to for the day. Once I am happy with my completed tasks, I leave for the evening. Some nights we may have client meetings, panel discussions or other networking opportunities to attend, however tonight I will head to the gym which is located conveniently right under our building on Eagle Street.

7.00 PM

If I don’t have any other plans for the night, I head to the train once I’m finished at the gym.

8.00 PM

Once I’m home, I’ll have dinner with my family, have a shower, relax and watch some Netflix.

11.00 PM

I head to bed around this time and try to have a good night’s rest.

Perks & Benefits

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We offer a range of rewards and benefits for our people, such as:

  • Generous bonus program, paid insurances, and other financial rewards;
  • Flexible work options;
  • Additional leave including paid study, exam and graduation leave, career breaks up to 12 months, community service leave and the ability to purchase additional annual leave.
  • End of trip building facilities, ergonomic desks, annual flu vaccinations and provision of daily fresh fruit;
  • 24 hour access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an external, confidential counselling service for employees and their families; and
  • Opportunity to participate in a range of community initiatives, sporting events, social functions and other team building activities.

Diversity & Inclusion

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McGrathNicol is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, which reflects both our clients and our community.

Practically, McGrathNicol support this commitment through:

  • Holding our leaders accountable as role models who demonstrate inclusive behaviours
  • Ensuring a ‘level playing field’ for all through continual focus on processes and procedures that are fair and equitable
  • Promoting events which support and celebrate diversity and inclusion
  • Challenging ourselves in areas where McGrathNicol do not demonstrate diversity – asking ‘if not, why not’?
  • Engaging in an open dialogue with our people, sharing our progress and outcomes​

Our core values of respect and social responsibility ensure McGrathNicol treat our clients, colleagues and all others with fairness, courtesy and dignity, and reflect our commitment to supporting our communities, the environment and fundamental human rights.

McGrathNicol is a strong advocate of diversity within our Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, partnering with a number of student societies and industry bodies to promote a career in advisory and restructuring to a broad range of students from various backgrounds. We are also a proud member of the Diversity Council Australia, an independent not-for profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Flexibility

McGrathNicol recognises the importance of flexibility in supporting our employees to balance their work and personal lives.  We embrace and support a 60/40 (office/remote working) approach to flexible working as well as the ability for people to flex start and finish times to suit their day. 

We also provide paid study, exam and graduation leave, career breaks up to 12 months, community service leave, defence leave and the ability to purchase additional annual leave. 

Family

McGrathNicol recognises the importance of family and supports individuals to balance their careers while caring for their families. We demonstrate this commitment in a number of ways: 

  • McGrathNicol holds Family and Friends events. This brings employees and their families together for socialising and activities.
  • To support our working parents we provide 18 weeks paid primary parental leave and 2 weeks paid secondary leave. We are also pleased to pay superannuation during both paid and unpaid parental leave McGrathNicol partners with Parents at Work and Grace Papers to assist with the preparation for starting a family, during parental leave, and transition back to work

Wellbeing

McGrathNicol believes that maintaining positive health and the wellbeing of our employees is central to our high performance culture. We do this in a number of ways:

  • Holding wellbeing sessions hosted by organisations such as the Black Dog Institute, the Good Day Project, The Resilience Project and Lifeline.
  • Supporting wellness charities, such as Beyond Blue and R U OK.
  • Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, voluntary and confidential counselling service offered to all employees and their families.
  • McGrathNicol Ambassadors are trained Mental Health First Aiders as well as being equipped as EAP champions. Ambassadors from each office meet monthly to share the initiatives they have each been working on.
  • Supporting team sporting events and group exercise classes.
  • McGrathNicol is committed to supporting employees who may be affected by family or domestic violence, and provide five days paid leave to assist them during a very personal and difficult time.

Community

McGrathNicol is actively involved in community initiatives that matter to our partners and staff, including: 

  • Providing opportunities for aspiring Indigenous Australian students through our partnership with Career Trackers, as well as actively assisting Indigenous Australians in remote communities through our contribution to Red Dust.
  • Contributing to Dress for Success, a not-for-profit that empowers women by providing professional attire.
  • Supporting employees with paid community services leave to volunteer their time for causes that are important to them.
  • Contributing both professionally and personally to many other important causes. Examples include holding board roles on notable national charities such as Foodbank, RSPCA, and Special Olympics Australia.

Gender Equality

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Gender

McGrathNicol actively reviews recruitment, performance and reward processes for gender bias. McGrathNicol partners with student societies and industry bodies such as UTS Women in Business, UNSW Women in Technology, UWA Women in Business and STEM Women in order to broaden the gender diversity of our Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

Our corporate membership and involvement with Women on Boards supports women to leverage their professional skills and experience into both executive and non-executive board level roles.

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