Cairns Graduate Program 2024/25

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


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 for our 2024/25 graduate program. Our graduates are very important to us, as we recognise their potential to become our firm’s future leaders. For the right candidates, these positions provide strong pathways for career development, as part of our growing firm.

As a Graduate in Business Services, you will have the opportunity 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.

Your career development 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 a Graduate in Audit, you will get ‘hands on experience’ and be involved in real client work. You will be supported by our experienced team every step of the way. 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 Business Services and Audit teams, and who have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • In their final year of study or have previously completed 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
  • Possess high levels of attention to detail
  • Confidence when communicating and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT skills as well as 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:

  • Industry competitive salary packages
  • Professional development and career growth opportunities including CAANZ funded study support and access to our national training and development programs
  • Flexible working arrangements and work from home office set-up allowance
  • International secondment opportunities
  • A progressive family support program which includes paid parental leave of up to 26 weeks for the primary career and return to work support
  • Social aspects of the firm including health, wellness, and community giving initiatives
  • Wellbeing programs such as a daily breakfast bar and 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.