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What we look for

Although undoubtedly important, academic results are not all we’re looking for. 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

  • Experience working in a team
  • Role in extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, sporting teams and university or community groups
  • Mentored / coached / tutored someone
  • Internship or overseas gap year
  • Recognition for achievement (university or community)
  • Military or emergency service reserve

Functional and organisational knowledge 

  • Degree with accounting major
  • Awareness of auditing and accounting standards
  • Awareness of global accounting issues
  • Knowledge of how government works
  • Understanding of organisational operations


  • Written and verbal communication
  • Client awareness
  • Effective listening
  • Teamwork
  • Assess and solve problems
  • Innovative thinking
  • Results orientated
  • Proactive learner (including applying what is learnt)

Personal Attributes 

  • Highly motivated / proactive
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Time management
  • Resilience
  • Courage / confidence
  • Initiative
  • Networker
  • Ethics and values