Cairns Undergraduate Opportunities 2024

BDO Australia
Cairns, QLD
Industry-competitive salary package
19 Feb 2024
07 Mar 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Internship


BDO (NTH QLD) is the leading full-service Audit, Tax, and Advisory firm in North Queensland, with 10 Partners within a total of 80 team members. For over 100 years our firm has provided local community support in North Queensland. We offer a unique combination of generous employee benefits, local market knowledge, career pathways, training, and technical expertise.

A Career in Business Services or Audit

We are currently seeking students who are interested in joining our Business Services and Audit teams. At BDO (NTH QLD), we understand the importance of balancing work and study, which is why our Undergraduate program is designed with flexibility in mind, offering students the opportunity to work while they complete their studies.

As an Undergraduate in Business Services, you will have the opportunity to work with a supportive team that will work with you to build a strong foundation for career progression. You will gain a solid understanding in the following areas:

  • Business reporting including payroll, superannuation, GST, financial reporting and ATO deadlines
  • Software exposure, including training and certification in systems such as MYOB and Xero.

Upon completion of your university degree, you will transition into a Graduate role where your career will then progress to developing taxation and business advisory expertise. These skills will be developed through on the job training within our supportive Business Services team environment as well as formal structured learning support.

As an Undergraduate in Audit, you will get ‘hands on experience’ in our Financial Reporting Team and be involved in real client work. You will be supported by our experienced team to build your accounting skills.

Upon completion of your university degree, you will transition into a Graduate role with the Audit team. As part of the audit team, you will often be away from the office, spending time at the client’s premises, building an understanding of the client’s business, identifying potential risks, and analysing information to provide the client and their stakeholders a level of assurance on the financial statements. You will be supported in your career development with a formal structured training program and on the job mentoring.

About you

We welcome students who are interested in joining our Business Services and Audit teams, and have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Studying a relevant qualification such as Bachelor of Business (Accounting) or Bachelor of Commerce
  • Willingness to complete additional study or working towards eligibility for CAANZ or CPA postgraduate study
  • Confidence when communicating and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess high levels of attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills as well as being willing and able to learn new technologies
  • Professionalism, partnered with an organised and proactive style.

What we offer

At BDO (NTH QLD) we want you to enjoy what you do within the office and community, and for that reason we offer a broad range of unique opportunities to suit your day-to-day lifestyle including, but not limited to:

  • A permanent role as part of the BDO (NTH QLD) team
  • A flexible working arrangement with part time hours to assist in balancing your work and study commitments
  • A multitude of learning and development opportunities
  • Social aspects of the firm include health, wellness, and community giving initiatives
  • Wellbeing programs include a daily breakfast bar, an annual Wellness Allowance and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Dress for your day policy and MORE!

What to expect when you apply?

Your application should include a cover letter, a copy of your CV, and a copy of your academic transcript. Our recruitment process will ensure that you experience an efficient and personalised experience.

Once you have applied:

  • You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application
  • Each application will be reviewed by our People & Culture team
  • Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to progress to the next stages of our recruitment process. This may include phone/video screen, face to face interviews, online assessments, and reference checking
  • All applicants will be updated via email on the progress of the application throughout the recruitment process. To keep up to date with application dates, events, and more please follow the BDO (NTH QLD) Facebook page.

To submit your application please click ‘Apply Now’ or, for further information, please contact Jecoa Selke via email at Please note that all applications must be submitted online.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.