2023 intake applications are now closed.
Great careers can be defined by where they started and at Fordham we offer an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the fastest-growing chartered accounting firms in Australia. As a specialist part of Perpetual, we offer the opportunity to work in a business advisory firm with the backing of a trusted diversified financial services company.
Our four-week Vacationer Program will provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the accounting field while finishing your studies. Our workplace philosophy at Fordham is about investing in people, collaborating with peers, putting clients first, and offering an environment where diversity of thought is encouraged.
From day one, our leaders will help guide and mentor you. You won’t be just filing during the Vacationer Program. You will be meeting clients and interacting with Fordham Partners and improving your skills through technical and professional training. You will also have the opportunity to attend our end of year social events during the lead up to Christmas.
We offer a flexible work environment and are proud to be a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. This is an opportunity to experience what life is like at Fordham with the potential to kick start your accounting career with us.
Applications now closed.
Interested in finding out more?
To be eligible you will need to:
Be eligible or become eligible to undertake your CA if applying to the Fordham Accounting Business.
We work hard to recruit the best people and then even harder to keep them. Read more about the range of benefits we offer including above market superannuation contribution, five weeks annual leave, performance bonuses and discounts on investment and wealth products.
Life at Fordham
We think of Fordham as more than just a workplace. We think it’s a community where we support each other to get the most out of work and life.
Training and development
Training and development never stop at Fordham - it’s a life-long journey. Read more about our Centres of Excellence, Mentoring, Buddy Program and Technical Training.
Part of Perpetual
Fordham is a specialist part of Perpetual, an investment, advice and trustee company with a 130-year heritage of growing and protecting the wealth of its clients. This gives Fordham graduates a much greater range of possible career paths than at a traditional accounting firm.
At Fordham, training and development isn’t just something given to those on a structured graduate program. Everyone can participate. All of our people have a training and development plan tailored to their needs.
These are some of the specific training programs and benefits we run.
On your first day at Fordham you get a buddy. Their role is to make your early days easy and to help you integrate into the firm. These buddy relationships often continue for many years.
CA program support
We know that completing your CA while working full-time isn’t easy. That’s why we do everything we can to help our people pass – and we think our enviable pass rate shows it works! This support includes:
Centres of excellence
Does economics light your fire? What about tax, or the motor industry? You’re in luck! We have a Centre of Excellence for each. In these specialised knowledge forums we flesh out issues and create solutions for our clients. They also ensure that knowledge is shared and everyone at Fordham has a broad-base of knowledge to draw on when they advise our clients.
We believe that mentoring is a two-way relationship and both mentor and mentee can learn a lot from each other. Our mentoring program matches junior staff with more senior employees, giving them a chance to discuss personal or professional issues with someone outside their direct reporting line.
We run a comprehensive technical training program on both a firm-wide and individual basis. This includes regular updates on key areas where industry experts (either internal or external) update our teams on the latest thinking or regulatory changes.
We have been recognised by The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for being an employer who is committed to promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces.
We think work-life balance can work for everybody. So, we give our people the opportunity to work flexibly.
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Fordham and Perpetual has been recognised by The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) for being an employer who is committed to promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces.