Careers Guide 2016

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ASAMQ are happy to announce we have partnered up with ApplyGrad Inc to bring you a Careers Guide.

A must read for all commerce students! Get motivated to kick start your career today with our 2016 Careers Guide!

The Guide is jam-packed with details about the various steps involved in the recruitment process and industry guides on the different accounting and finance career paths.

Link to Full Careers Guide:

ASAMQ Careers Guide 2016

Happy reading!

ASA Macquarie

Careers Guide 2016




EY 2017 Cadet Program

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Choices today, shape tomorrow – Apply for the EY 2017 Cadet Program

Do you think the world can work better?

EY do. That’s why they’re committed to building a better working world. But they can’t do it without the right people. People who’ll think, act and lead globally – because that’s how business is now being done.

One decision, a lifetime of opportunity

As an EY Assurance or Tax cadet, you’ll combine full-time work with part-time university studies. It takes drive and commitment, but EY will provide you with the support you need to succeed. You’ll gain valuable experience working with clients and will be exposed to senior managers early so that you can learn from some of the best.

You’ll also benefit from the training and skills development EY provide. And when you do graduate, the professional experience you’ll have gained through the cadet program will place you head and shoulders above your peers.

Hear from EY cadets –

Tune in at

Four of EY’s cadets have filmed short videos about their EY journey and top application tips. Watch the videos here:


BDO 2017 Cadet Program is NOW OPEN!

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BDO’s 2017 Cadet Program is now open!

As a BDO cadet, you will be working full time as a paid trainee accountant whilst studying your undergraduate degree part time. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your technical skills in a practical environment AND be a part of a dynamic and diverse team.

Opportunities are available within the Audit and Private Client service lines.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get a head start on your career!

To be considered for a cadetship with BDO, you will need to meet the following requirements;

• Completed your HSC by the end of 2016
• Proven academic achievement
• Intention to study a single major degree in accounting, commerce or business (accounting major) which allows you to be eligible to study for CA program
• Australia or New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident

Previous experience with customer service (accounting or non-accounting related) is highly desirable.

To apply and find out more information on the Cadet Program, visit

Applications close Sunday 19 June, 2016.


Join EY and kick start your digital career

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There’s no substitute for getting to know us in person, so come along to our digital careers event in our office on Tuesday 22 March.  You’ll be surprised how many options there are to work in the digital space at EY whether your degree IT related or not. We’d welcome the chance to outline how you can help build a better working world at EY, answer your questions and find out about you.

You’ll meet some of our people as well as fellow students who’ve been on one of our programs. It’s an ideal opportunity to discover more about our organisation and explore what’s on offer.


The key details are;

Date:               Tuesday 22 March from 5-7pm

Time:              5pm – 7pm

Location:        EY Sydney, 680 George Street, Sydney, 2000


Don’t forget applications are currently open for the EY Graduate Program, Vacationer Program, Game Changers Club.

Apply online at


BDO Graduate Applications are now OPEN!

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BDO Australia are offering graduate opportunities in the following service lines (commencing early 2017):

• Audit
• Business Recovery & Insolvency
• Corporate Finance
• Private Clients
• Risk Advisory
• Tax – Corporate & International (please note – these roles will commence July 2016)
• Tax – Transfer Pricing


Applications close 27 March, 2016. Applications are invited from Australian / New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only.


Win an Internship with EY and Launch Your Tax Career!

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Whatever direction your future career takes, getting exposure to tax through the Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) competition is a fantastic way to kick it off.


This is an international competition that offers you the chance to:

  • Start making the contacts who’ll drive your career forward
  • Learn about the worldwide career opportunities in tax
  • Discover how a world-class professional services organisation uses tax advice to give its global clients the edge
  • Impress our judges and you could win a place on our Vacationer Program and attend the international final in Amsterdam in December


How to enter

The Young Tax Professional of the Year competition is open to all Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of Australian

Permanent Residency.  Applicants must be students in Australia studying an undergraduate, postgraduate or masters course graduating between 2016–2019.

Enter at  The deadline for entries is 12 noonFriday 29 April 2016.




Fast track your career in business and finance

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Graduate employment is at its lowest for over 30 years*. Most students rely on the internet alone to do their job search**.

What will give you the best chance of success? Go to Chartered Accountants ANZ Employment Evening to get yourself in front of the people that count:

  • Get noticed with direct access to HR professionals
  • Talk to specialists from business, finance and accounting industries
  • Learn more about employers and available job roles
  • Get top tips on how to be a successful candidate
  • Hear from Chartered Accountants who are leaders in business and finance
  • Attend and enter our passport competition for your chance to win an Apple Watch
  • Win a Lunch with CA ANZ CEO Lee White – see below


Date – Wed 9 March
Time – Registrations open at 4.30pm (Ferris Wheel open from 4.00pm-5.00pm)
Address – The Crystal Ballroom, Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point
Bring – Your Resume for a one-on-one mock interview with an employer

Book your place now, free of charge:


Win a Lunch with CA ANZ CEO Lee White – How to enter:
In 100 words or less, what person, past or present, would you choose to have a dinner with and why? Submit your answer at by Sunday 6 March for this prize that money can’t buy. The winner must be present for the announcement on the evening.
Employers that attended an Employment Evening in 2015 included:

Accru Hobart, Audit Office of NSW, Auditor General’s Department, Australian National Audit Office, Australian National University, Australian Taxation Office, BDO, Bentleys, Boyce Chartered Accountants, Brentnalls SA, Commonwealth Bank, Crofts Chartered Accountants, Crowe Horwath, Deloitte, Department of Defense, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Treasury and Finance, DFK Everalls, Dixon Advisory, Edwards Marshall, ESV, EY, Ferrier Hodgson, Fordham, GMK Partners Pty Ltd, Grant Thornton, HLB Mann Judd, Hood Sweeney, KordaMentha, KPMG, LDB Accountants & Advisors, Macquarie Group, Maxim Chartered Accountants, McGrathNicol, Monash Professional Pathways, Moore Stephens, Navitas Professional, Nexia, NSW Treasury, PCA People, Performance Education Group, Perks, Pitcher Partners, Protiviti, PwC, Reserve Bank of Australia, RSM, ShineWing Australia, Spry Roughley, Tasmanian Audit Office, Tilbrook Rasheed, Tregloans, UHY Haines Norton, University of Canberra, Vincents Chartered Accountants, William Buck, Wise Lord & Ferguson, Woolworths Limited.
Are you an International Student?

The majority of postgraduate accounting students in Australia are international***. How will you find out what you need to do to secure work in Australia?

Come to Chartered Accountants ANZ International Student Evening, where you will have the opportunity to:

  • Speak to migration specialists
  • Hear from leading facilitators of professional internships in Australia
  • Learn about the IELTS, Australian business culture and how to secure work in Australia
  • Hear from International Students who have employment in Australia
  • Develop your network with fellow International Students


Date: Tuesday 15 March

Time: 5.00pm-8.00pm

Location: Fraser and King, Level 1, Chartered Accountants ANZ, 33 Erskine Street, Sydney

Other: Light catering provided

Book your place now, free of charge:

* Source: Graduate Outlook Survey (2014): 68% of bachelor graduates from the class of 2014 had a full-time job four months after graduating – the lowest full-time employment rate for new graduates since Graduate Careers Australia began measuring in 1982.

** 2013 Graduate Destination Survey: bachelor degree graduates who had actively sought employment in the year prior to graduating, the majority (75.3 per cent) indicated they sought employment via an ‘advertisement on the internet’

*** Australian Financial Review, 2013 – International students now dominate accounting courses, making up a record 79 per cent of the 17,600 enrolled postgraduate students in 2013.


Apply to become a CA Student Representative Today!

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Pursuing a career as a business or accounting professional? Looking for an opportunity to start building your professional resume? Join the CA Student Representative Program (formerly known as Student Brand Champions).

If you’re serious about embarking on a successful business career and are passionate about inspiring your peers to do the same, then CA want to hear from you.

How being an CA Student Representative can benefit your employability?

The benefits of this paid role include:

  • professional development training to build your skillset as a business and accounting professional
  • a strong addition to your resume to strengthen your employability when you graduate
  • personal introductions to CA ANZ contacts and career experts in the industry, to help you land your first job.

CA ANZ will provide you with dedicated training such as professional presentation skills and on-boarding to ensure you are equipped with all the skills you need to kick-start your professional career.

Do you have what it takes to join CA ANZ’s dynamic team?

As a CA Student Representative you will:

  • join a team of creative and passionate students from your university to build your own networks
  • promote events and initiatives on campus face to face and through social media networks
  • attend a range of functions on and off campus, lectures and discussion groups to provide students with valuable information about CA ANZ and teach them how to connect with their future employer
  • liaise with academics and student societies to make sure we’re reaching students in the most appropriate way.


How to Apply:

To find out more about this paid role and to apply, visit


Application Dates:

Applications are now open and close on Friday, 30 October 2015.