Pitcher Partners Graduate Programs & Internships

Pitcher Partners is an independent association of firms located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney. Its founding mission to be the leading firm servicing the middle market has not changed since 1991. Over almost three decades, Pitcher Partners has experienced outstanding growth and success working with clients from a broad range of industries. Across Australia, Pitcher Partners has over 110 partners and more than 1,400 staff.

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Application Process

  1. Submit your online application

    Complete an online application covering your motivation to apply for the program, work, team and leadership experience, extra-curricular activities, academic results, eligibility to work and more. You will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application.

  2. Attend a networking evening (optional)

    Before applications close, candidates are invited to our office to learn more about the firm, network with our current graduates, managers and partners and gain further insights into the graduate experience program.

  3. Online assessment

    Complete a 50 minute online psychometric test comprising of cognitive ability and personality assessments.

  4. Video interview

    You will receive a link to complete a video interview, which will take around 10 minutes to complete. You wi…

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About Us

Pitcher Partners is an independent association of firms located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney. Its founding mission to be the leading firm servicing the middle market has not changed since 1991. Over almost three decades, Pitcher Partners has experienced outstanding growth and success working with clients from a broad range of industries. Across Australia, Pitcher Partners has over 110 partners and more than 1,400 staff.

As one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, Pitcher Partners specialises in providing a range of accounting and business advisory services to middle market businesses, including privately owned, foreign controlled, government owned and not-for-profit organisations. We have the resources and depth of expertise of a major firm, but with a boutique firm feel. 

Our clients trust our people for their breadth of professional experience, depth of technical expertise and, most importantly, the level of personal understanding and involvement we bring to their affairs.

Whether you’re looking for vacation, internship or graduate program experience, at Pitcher Partners you will have the opportunity to shape a career pathway that suits your interests and expertise.

Application Process

  1. Submit your online application

    Complete an online application covering your motivation to apply for the program, work, team and leadership experience, extra-curricular activities, academic results, eligibility to work and more. You will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application.

  2. Attend a networking evening (optional)

    Before applications close, candidates are invited to our office to learn more about the firm, network with our current graduates, managers and partners and gain further insights into the graduate experience program.

  3. Online assessment

    Complete a 50 minute online psychometric test comprising of cognitive ability and personality assessments.

  4. Video interview

    You will receive a link to complete a video interview, which will take around 10 minutes to complete. You will be asked some questions about yourself and your background, to help us get to know you and understand more about your motivations for applying for our program. We won’t be asking any behavioural questions in this interview, so you don’t need to practice your STAR responses just yet! We encourage you to do your research and be able to clearly articulate why you want to join Pitcher Partners and why you selected the interest areas you did.

  5. Participate in an assessment centre

    Held in our Docklands office, you will participate in group activities and an individual interview with senior leaders. You will have the opportunity to hear from one of our partners, have some nibbles, meet some of our current graduates, and get a tour around the office. The interview will be behavioural based so we recommend you practice the STAR technique and come prepared with some questions for your interviewers and the other PP people you will meet on the day.

    If you are interstate, overseas or have special requirements at the time of the assessment centre, you will be able to participate in separate assessment activities and interviews.

  6. Receive an offer

    Successful applicants will receive a call from our early careers team to be offered a graduate role. If you accept, you’ll be sent a formal offer. Candidates who were unsuccessful will also be contacted at this time.

Why Join Us?

Making careers personal

Your career should be your calling, not just a job. As a full-service firm, Pitcher Partners provides you with opportunities to build breadth of experience, cultivate deep technical expertise and chart a clear path to leadership and career progression. Our people work with a broad range of businesses on matters such as deal advisory and transactions, investment advisory, audit, taxation advice, international taxation matters, cross-border business structuring, internal audit, and data and analytics projects, to name a few.

As a graduate, you will work on a variety of projects across diverse industries and clients. With a solid grounding and experience with one of Australia’s leading accounting and business advisory firms, you’ll find your passion and begin to personalise your career pathway. 

Starting a new job can be daunting, but our warm and friendly culture will immediately put you at ease. Care is one of our core values, and this is reflected not only in how we engage with our clients but also in how we look after our people. You will also be matched with a buddy, join other graduates throughout the year for social events and engage in valuable learning activities. 
Our foundational learning journey includes technical learning experiences, business acumen training and professional development opportunities. 

A graduate program with a difference

When you join the Melbourne firm’s graduate program, you will benefit from a comprehensive 24 month program that builds your breadth and gives you the opportunity to undertake three experiences across the different areas of accounting and business advisory within the firm. 
 
Across each 8-month experience, you will have the chance to learn about a different area of the firm, build your networks, work with a variety of clients and build your technical knowledge.

At the end of the program, you’ll know exactly where and how you’d like to deepen your technical expertise as you set a plan for career progression and chart your pathway to leadership.

Make your career personal with Pitcher Partners.

To learn more about the Melbourne Graduate Experience Program click here

Graduate Program

A graduate program with a difference

Our two-year Graduate Experience Program in Melbourne provides you with the opportunity to experience the many career possibilities that working in a full-service accounting and advisory firm offers. You will be exposed to a wide variety of clients and industries with two to three experiences that align to your studies and interests.

As a graduate your journey will be guided by a dedicated buddy, manager, mentor and graduate program manager and complemented by close interactions with partners and senior staff. You will also be involved in an industry leading learning and development program and receive ongoing technical, personal and professional development opportunities.

Upon completing the two-year program, you will graduate into an experienced analyst role within one of our practice areas that best aligns to your interests and skillset.

Applications for our Melbourne program typically open in February, April and July each year.

Please visit our website to learn more about our graduate programs across the country.

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Internships & Clerkships

Our Summer Vacation Program is the perfect launch pad to your career at Pitcher Partners, giving you the opportunity to apply your university studies to real world practice. You will be constantly challenged to learn and grow supported by peers and senior leaders. 

Aligned conveniently with most university’s summer breaks, our eight-week Summer Vacation Program runs from late November to early February each year. Open to penultimate year students, you are able to choose the practice area you’d most like to learn about, with opportunities in external audit, internal audit, management accounting, tax, HR, marketing, finance, investments and more! 

As a vacationer at Pitcher Partners, you will:

  • Get paid to kick start your career with a leading middle market accounting and advisory firm
  • Grow your skills working with experts in their field on real client work, including opportunities to attend client meetings and work from client sites
  • Participate in tailored learning and development sessions, including practice group spotlights to learn about the different types of work and careers available at the firm
  • Give back to the community and volunteer at FareShare during work hours

At the end of the program, you’ll receive detailed feedback on your performance and may receive an offer to join our Graduate Experience Program, ready for when you graduate.

Applications for our Melbourne program typically open in February, April and July each year.

Please visit our website to learn more about our internship programs across the country.

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Maggie

Maggie

Bachelor of Accounting, Analyst

Self introduction

Maggie joined Pitcher Partners Melbourne as a Graduate in 2021 and has recently graduated the program. Maggie’s first experience (rotation) was in the Business Advisory & Assurance team, where she gained a passion for audit work. To diversify her experience, Maggie completed her second experience within the Investment Advisory team, which Maggie said gave her a “better understanding of how the work we do can impact clients and see how different business work”. Knowing that audit was where she wanted to be, Maggie returned to the Business Assu…

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Ashutosh

Ashutosh 

Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws

What was your experience in the Summer Vacation Program like?

"Working at Pitcher Partners has been great as you are able to integrate into a group over a short period of time and the work I have completed has had a direct impact on a client's outcome. Each person's experience is unique, and the firm provides support in helping you create your own journey, even as a Vacationer. With open communication valued and sought for by all the managers, I was able to lay out my intentions for the program in an extensive framework, and work with my manager to achieve my goals over the course of…

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Life & Culture

Pitcher Partners has the resources and depth of expertise of a major firm, but with a smaller firm feel. We give our clients the highest level of personal service and attention. That’s our difference.

Values

Values

Together, we create great futures.

CARE

Put people at the heart of everything we do.

COURAGE

Make brave choices and challenge the status quo.

ONE FIRM

Work and lead as one team.

ENERGY

Find a way and make it happen.

HONESTY

Build trust and do what is right.

Perks & Benefits

Flexibility

We’re big believers in having a work-life balance and enjoying a flexible approach to work. Chat to your manager about hybrid ways of working.

Office perks

Onsite cafe with free coffee, free morning tea, end of trip facilities, and sit/stand desks

Study support

We offer financial and study support to undertake your CA/CPA/PLT, including full payment of subject fees, paid study leave, and in-house Masterclasses (for CA). Our people can also apply for study support for other job-related postgraduate courses

Wellbeing activities

Enjoy heavily discounted massages in the office ($5 for 15 minutes), and participate in discounted pilates classes in the office before work

Buddy program

All new employees have a dedicated buddy within their practice group, who is there to show you the ropes and be a sounding board for any queries

Tailored learning and development

Our interns and graduates have a structured learning calendar, including technical, personal and professional development opportunities

Rewards program

Access to discounts, promotions and exclusive offers on lifestyle and retail expenses, like cinema tickets, food, fashion, travel and leisure, via our Rewards provider

Salary packaging

From your pre-tax salary, you can package annual leave, work related expenses, novated car leases, airline club memberships and more, as well as make extra contributions to your superannuation

Paid parental leave

We take care of you and your growing family. We offer 14 weeks paid leave accessible after six months of employment with us

Social Club

Our Social Club organises regular informal and formal social events, including an annual ball, family day, footy finals drinks, and more

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Our EAP provides confidential, free counselling support to our people and their immediate families to help them work through personal or work-related challenges in a positive way. Employees can also access financial, legal, dietician and wellbeing coaching services

Employee referral program

Know someone who would be a great fit for Pitcher Partners? Our current employees can receive referral bonuses by referring great people to the firm.

Discounted health insurance

Take care of yourself with discounted health insurance at select providers

A Day in the Life

Name: Katherine Meredith

Job Title: Analyst – Business Advisory & Assurance
University: La Trobe University
Degree qualification: Bachelor of Accounting
Year of graduation: 2020

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6:30

The first thing I hear each morning is my alarm. The sun is streaming through my window, and my cat is asleep at my feet. I’ll grab my phone and do a quick check on the news in bed before I get up. The most important part of my morning ritual is my cup of tea. If I don’t have it, I can’t function. Thankfully today I am working from home so I can  drink my tea and have a leisurely piece of toast. 

8:30

I start work. First thing. Emails. I check through to see if anything has changed while I was away from my computer. Then I read through my list of tasks from the night before to plan my day. I check to see if my client has given us the support we requested for the audit and send a few follow-up emails.

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9:00 

Today I am speaking with our client's payroll manager to discuss how they run their payroll system. I prepare for the meeting by going over last year’s notes and prepare a set of questions. Then the meeting commences on Teams, our videoconferencing and messaging software. We all catch up with some general chit chat before getting to the business of the meeting, and asking my questions. I get the necessary information and note down our client’s answers to update the workpaper later.

12:00

I catch up with my manager and the rest of the team to give them a rundown of the meeting, mentioning any issues that I noted that we may need to check when we are doing field work.

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12:30

The most important part of the day. The daily lunchtime quiz. Anyone within our group can join and participate. This year I was asked to be quiz master. We always use a New Zealand quiz and we often have to rely upon our New Zealand colleagues for the answers. It’s a lot of fun and we learn lots of interesting facts. After the quiz it’s off to make myself a healthy wrap and catch up with my flatmates.

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1:30

After dislodging my cat from my chair it’s time to get back to work. I spend some time updating the workpaper I had a meeting about earlier by going over my notes and updating what has changed from the prior year. I spell check it and do a once over before I send a message to my AIC (Auditor in charge) to let them know it’s complete.

4:00

I need to call the ATO this afternoon. This means spending some time listening to hold music until the call is picked up by one of their agents. I am following up on a previous request to check on the progress. I give them my reference number and we discuss the request. No luck today. Still not done. I send an email to my Manager with the details of the call and the reference number. 

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5:15

Work’s done for the day. I write my list of remaining tasks, numbering them in priority. I finish off my time sheet and close my laptop. Time to relax for a little while on the couch before starting my study time for CA. I try to do at least an hour each night, so I don’t have to spend all of my weekend studying. 

7:00

I am called for dinner. Wasn’t my night to cook so one of my flatmates made dinner for the household – lucky me! Today it’s a chicken and apricot tagine with couscous. YUM! We enjoy dinner and catch up on each other’s day.

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9:00

Tomorrow I am heading into the office, so I prepare a wrap for lunch and put it in the fridge ready to grab the next morning on my way out. I pack up my laptop and make sure I have everything ready for the next day. 

10:30

It’s bedtime now. I retreat to my bedroom and watch some YouTube videos before I go to sleep. My cat curls up around my feet and I am rocked to sleep by the sound of her purring. So, I am ready for the next day’s work.


Stefano Alderuccio

Analyst – Insolvency at Pitcher Partners Melbourne.

Stefano Alderuccio studied a Bachelor of Accounting / Bachelors of Laws and Diploma in Languages (Italian) and is now an Analyst in Insolvency at Pitcher Partners Melbourne.  

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8am  

Whether you're working from, the office or, in this case, working from home, routines are essential. 

Even though the work commute has shrunk from 60 minutes to 60 seconds it's still important to get ready for work and have breakfast.   

8.30am 

It's time to head into the home office and start the workday. A key work-from-home tip is to have separation between work and living, if possible. Try to set up a dedicated workspace. And, if you have the room, a work space that isn't in your bedroom. I found working in a separate room broke up my workday and gave me the space to relax and switch off in the evenings and on the weekend.

To start my day, I check my emails and add items to my to do list, and highlight items based on priority and what tasks I should do today.  

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9am 

My first task of the morning is drafting letters to banks requesting bank statements. The purpose of requesting bank statements is to undertake bank statement reviews, where we can examine the company’s statements to identify any transactions that we would like to know more about. If the funds have been improperly transferred to avoid paying creditors for example, it may be a potential claim that we can make to claw back money for creditors.  

10.00am  

I then have a Microsoft Teams meeting with some colleagues and a Director. In the meeting, the Director explains that there will be opportunities for us to undertake advice work on behalf of a client to assess relevant solvency and risk issues that may arise in with a firm’s suppliers. 

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10.30am 

So, given there's no office water cooler chats, I still like to check in with someone from my division over Teams. This morning I have a quick chat with Ryan where we discuss what we are working on currently, anything new we've learnt and our plans for the weekend. We also discuss our earlier meeting. This is a great time to grab a coffee, tea or snack and charge through the morning. 

10.45am

I receive a call from a colleague asking if I have capacity for a task, which I do and gladly accept. I query the timeframe for the task, as some items will be urgent, whereas others not so urgent. Working out what’s a priority as soon as possible helps you to plan so you can avoid missing any deadlines. Even though we can’t communicate in person, asking questions is easy, and functions like sharing your screen ensure you and your colleague can be looking at the same document at the same time. 

11am

A not so urgent task that I decide to undertake is an Income Assessment, to determine how much income a bankrupt company has earned and whether they have reached their income assessment threshold in order to contribute to their bankrupt estate. 

12.30pm

It's time for lunch and I am fortunate enough to have my partner as a work from home buddy. We always try, weather permitting, to go for a half hour walk to get some fresh air and hopefully enjoy the sunshine! 

We head back inside and have some leftover risotto for lunch while chatting.

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1.30pm 

Another Teams meeting this time with a partner and manager to discuss a current liquidation. It seems like there are a few hold ups with this one and the partner needs to make some calls to get the file moving along again.  

2.30pm

It is time to call the ATO and follow up once again on an updated Proof of Debt to be submitted by the department. It seems like there will be a dividend in the liquidation, but before this can occur, we need updated Proof of Debt paperwork from creditors. 

5pm

I check my emails for the last time today and organise my to do list in preparation for the next day's work. I have now realised that being organised now will save you later on when things are busier, and you don’t have as much time to prepare.

6pm

It's time for some exercise and I have recently signed up to F45 to work off a thoroughly enjoyed summer break.

8pm

After dinner it's time to get stuck into some CA study. It's now my second unit and I realised following my first that it is best learnt by chipping away at it and studying multiple nights of the week in smaller blocks rather than in one big chunk over the weekend.

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