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BDO 2020/2021 Graduate Opportunities - Cairns

BDO (Nth Qld) offers a culture that emphasises career growth, professional development, collaboration, workplace flexibility and global opportunities.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
4
Start Date
2 Jan 2021

Application dates

Applications Open
17 Feb 2020
Applications Close
29 Mar 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Degrees Accepted
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
  • Succeed in an environment where development and ongoing learning is valued
  • Be part of a progressive, innovative and technologically advanced firm
  • Collaborate and work alongside a dedicated team of experienced professionals    

About BDO

BDO (Nth Qld) is the leading full service accounting, audit, tax and advisory firm in North Queensland, with a team of nine Partners and over 65 staff. Our office is located in the newly refurbished Cairns Corporate Tower, right in the heart of the CBD. We offer a unique combination of local market knowledge, established relationships, technical expertise and form part of the global BDO network of over 88,120 people, working out of over 1,617 offices in 167 countries. 

We are proud to be named an Inclusive Employer for 2019 – 2020 by Diversity Council Australia (DCA) and to be ranked in the 2020 Top Graduate Employer lists by AAGE and GradAustralia. Our graduates are extremely important to us, as we recognise their potential to become our firm's future leaders. 

Life at BDO

At BDO, we value the difference and unique perspective of every individual. As a firm, we are committed to a diverse, flexible and inclusive culture, where everyone can be themselves at work in an environment that brings out the best in them and their colleagues. We understand that being the leader in exceptional client service begins, and ends with exceptional regard for our people. 

In addition to an industry competitive salary package, BDO (Nth Qld) offers a culture that emphasises career growth, professional development, collaboration, workplace flexibility and global opportunities. We take pride in our health, wellbeing and workplace giving programs, as well as organise a range of social activities for our team. We want you to enjoy what you do and the community of colleagues and clients you work with.

Current Opportunities

We are seeking Graduates for our Audit, Business Services and Tax teams. You will receive structured training to help you build a strong foundation for career progression. Our local and national learning and development programs will give you the best start in transitioning to professional life, and will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to excel in your career. 

What we look for in our Graduates

You will be an undergraduate currently in your final year of a Business / Commerce (Accounting) degree and have the right to work in Australia on an ongoing basis. Students in their final year of studying a dual degree including the above as well as a Bachelor of Laws are also highly regarded. You will possess the following qualities: 

  • Commitment to providing exceptional client service at all times
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • Solid academic achievement
  • Strong work ethic
  • Teamwork skills and problem solving abilities 
  • Strong IT and computer skills including Microsoft Office applications as well as being willing and able to adapt to new technologies quickly
  • Previous work experience
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities 
  • Motivation for continuous learning.

What happens once you apply?

  • You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your application
  • Each application will be reviewed individually by our People & Culture team
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete an online video interview
  • Selected applicants will be invited to attend a face to face interview 
  • The final shortlist will be required to complete online testing
  • Reference and background checking will be completed
  • 2021 Graduate offers will be made on Tuesday 5 May 2020. 

To keep up to date with key application dates, events and more please follow the BDO Nth Qld Facebook page.

For further information about student opportunities and starting your career at BDO (Nth Qld) please contact Bonnie Mueller via phone on 4046 0000 or via email at bonnie.mueller@bdo.com.au

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 29 March 2020.

* Please note that all applications must be submitted online. 

* All applicants will be updated via email on the progress of their application throughout the recruitment process. 

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
As an Associate Director in the Corporate Finance team in the Brisbane office, I'm privileged to work in a role that is both challenging and varied.

Chris Catanzaro

  • Graduate stories
As an Associate Director in the Corporate Finance team in the Brisbane office, I'm privileged to work in a role that is both challenging and varied.

Chris Catanzaro

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  • Graduate stories
My advice for graduates thinking of applying for a similar role would be to get involved in as many extra-curricular activities as you can.

Brittney Kane

  • Graduate stories
My advice for graduates thinking of applying for a similar role would be to get involved in as many extra-curricular activities as you can.

Brittney Kane

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  • Graduate stories
As an Associate Director in the Corporate Finance team in the Brisbane office, I'm privileged to work in a role that is both challenging and varied.

Chris Catanzaro

  • Graduate stories
As an Associate Director in the Corporate Finance team in the Brisbane office, I'm privileged to work in a role that is both challenging and varied.

Chris Catanzaro

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  • Graduate stories
My advice for graduates thinking of applying for a similar role would be to get involved in as many extra-curricular activities as you can.

Brittney Kane

  • Graduate stories
My advice for graduates thinking of applying for a similar role would be to get involved in as many extra-curricular activities as you can.

Brittney Kane

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