Accounting Graduate Program application

Accounting Graduate Program applications are now open. Whether you are nearly finished your accounting degree or have just completed your degree, considering an accounting career at Saward Dawson should be high on your priority list. We have seen a large number of graduates grow from the end of university to completing their CA and beyond. (Read more about our CA Program) We are highly experienced in catering to graduates’ needs and training them in all areas needed for development into capable practitioner.

About Saward Dawson

Saward Dawson embraces a culture of professionalism, generosity and community focus.

Top benefits of joining Saward Dawson as an employee.

At Saward Dawson, we are genuine in the pursuit of the highest standards in professionalism and corporate ethics. We offer a wide range of services and opportunities for our staff to explore various aspects of the chartered accountancy profession, while still providing personalised care.

The Program

Graduates are provided with regular intensive training sessions covering areas such as Audit, Business Services, Tax, personal development and current topical issues. This involves fortnightly general training, monthly intensive training and specific, in depth tax training every second month. To promote the personal development of our staff, we encourage graduates to contribute to our training program by giving them the opportunity to research and present special interest topics to other staff.

Graduates are given the opportunity to serve clients at an early stage and will be assigned a division and team to work with. Initial assignments may include tasks such as auditing, tax return preparation and client accounting. Supervised client contact will commence almost immediately, giving you the opportunity to improve and expand your interpersonal skills.

You will work our normal office hours, five days a week and have the opportunity to get involved in many of the activities required to become a Chartered Accountant.

Exposure across the firm

To ensure that you will have the chance to develop all the professional competencies necessary to become a proficient Chartered Accountant, we will try to give you exposure to several of the technical areas in our practice. However, staff who have a desire to specialise in a particular discipline are encouraged in that area. We will endeavour to support you in your career goal to be a Chartered Accountant at Saward Dawson.

We assist many different organisations from sole traders to international entities and many charities. You too may have the opportunity to work on a variety of clients as you gain more exposure across the firm.

We support you

We provide all graduates with access to senior staff, including partners and managers. Our high training standards and supportive environment allow you to develop both professionally and personally. We also offer a mentoring process for regular guidance and feedback. Graduates have formal feedback sessions every six months with a manager and partner.

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our team. If you are interested in this opportunity, we would be delighted to receive your application.

Making Application

To apply for a graduate role at Saward Dawson, please send your CV and an introductory letter to;

Your introductory letter should include;

  • Why you are interested in working at Saward Dawson
  • Your latest academic transcript
  • Your working rights (student visa, p-r or citizenship)