Accounting Graduate Jobs and Programs in Sydney
Major City: Sydney
Best Accounting Schools: University of Sydney, University of New South Wales
Sectors with high demand: management accountants, low-level transactional accountants, finance analysts, internal auditors.
As the state with the largest city and highest population in Australia, New South Wales has the greatest number of accountants. It also has by far the largest pool of graduates, with universities like UNSW and Macquarie University churning out thousands of graduates, meaning employers can afford to be choosy and hire only the very highest qualified and most experienced. Preference is given to CA accredited accountants with Big Four experience. (Since the Big Four sponsor an employee taking the CA, competition is especially high for Big Four vacation and graduate positions). Management accountants, finance analysts, low-level transactional accountants and internal auditors are in particular demand. SMEs are also becoming a more attractive option for employees worried about the trend towards large companies’ offshoring their financial reporting. Sydney’s major universities are ranked highly in international lists for accounting programs – in particular the University of Sydney and UNSW are the second and third highest ranked accounting schools in Australia.
Please refer to our Graduate Accounting Jobs Guide for information on the accounting industry for the whole of Australia.