Finance & Accounting (Group Treasury)
What you can expect
Group Treasury is responsible for capital, funding and balance sheet management across Westpac. In this program you will be exposed to the “bank of the bank”. You will learn the key aspects of the Groups balance sheet management, liquidity risk, capital, finance & accounting, data and operational risk, while creating and protecting value for both our customers and the Group long into the future.
The important information
12 month program with 4 x 3 monthly rotations
Only available in Sydney, NSW
Focusing on the core functions of Group Treasury, your rotations will be designed to provide on-the-job-training, along with specific technical and soft skill coaching from leading specialists, to support your future career in banking & finance.
Future career opportunities
Some examples of areas which Finance & Accounting (Group Treasury) graduates can consider entering on completion of the program:
- Balance Sheet Management
- Liquidity Strategy
- Capital Management
- Treasury Data & Analytics
- Global Funding
- Treasury Finance & Accounting
- Treasury Risk
- Regulatory Reporting
Who we want
Join us in Group Treasury if you are interested in understanding how Westpac strategically manages economic risks to create and protect value for both our customers and the Westpac Group.
Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply however you will need to demonstrate a keen interest in economics, banking and finance and possess a diverse skillset to be successful in your application.
Please note: Whilst this stream provides exposure to aspects of market risk management, it is not a trading program. Trading experience can be obtained via application to the FM & Treasury stream.
What our graduates have to say
I studied a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Finance and Accounting) at the University of Technology, Sydney. In my spare time, you can find me enjoying live music or at a restaurant with friends.
I applied for a graduate role at Westpac Group because it’s an industry leader in the banking sector and is renowned for its flat structure. By rotating through several teams in such a diverse organisation, the exposure to people, information, and ideas, is unparalleled.
The opportunity and exposure you get as a graduate is hard to match. The fact you’re working in different teams gives you the best chance to find a role you enjoy.
Since rolling off the program…
Rolling-off into Group Treasury was an easy decision for me. It gave me the opportunity to pursue my interest in funding and capital markets, and to broaden my skillset by working on a wide array of transactions together with multiple stakeholder groups.
There isn’t really an ordinary day-to-day in my current role but that’s what makes it so interesting. My team is responsible for the planning, structuring and execution of the Group’s capital management strategy, as it relates to equity, convertible equity and subordinated debt securities.
Nick, 2020 Finance & Accounting Graduate
Eligibility and how to apply
We’re looking to fill our programs with original thinkers and innovators from all degrees of study. We embrace diversity, recognising the value people bring to us with their individual differences, qualities, ideas and insights.
To apply for our graduate program you must be in your final year of study of a university degree;
You can have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree but it must be no more than three years ago.
You also need to be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident when you apply.