What we look for

What we look for

Although undoubtedly important, it's not just about academic results

Equally important is an inquiring mind, an adaptive mindset, leadership qualities and motivation. You’ll need integrity, maturity, resilience and tenacity together with well developed oral and written communication skills, the ability to work successfully in a team environment and a keen interest in auditing and the public sector.

Job experiences and challenges


When we look at your job experiences and challenges, some of the things we'll consider are whether you have:

  • worked in a team
  • been involved in extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, sporting teams and university or community groups
  • been mentored or coached, or tutored someone
  • completed an internship or overseas gap year
  • been recognised for achievement (for example, at university or in your community)
  • been a military or emergency services reserve.


Functional and organisational knowledge


When we look at your functional and organisational knowledge, some of the things we'll consider are whether you have:

    • a degree with a major in accounting
    • awareness of auditing and accounting standards
    • awareness of global accounting issues
    • knowledge of how government works
    • understanding of organisational operations.




    When we look at your capabilities, some of the things we'll assess include your:

    • written and verbal communication
    • client awareness
    • listening skills
    • teamwork
    • ability to assess and solve problems
    • innovative thinking
    • results orientation
    • learning style (including being proactive and applying what is learnt).


    Personal attributes


    When we look at your personal attributes, some of the things we look for are:

    • motivation 
    • effective interpersonal skills
    • being a team player
    • time management
    • resilience
    • courage and confidence
    • initiative
    • ability to connect and network 
    • aligned ethics and values.