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What you can expect  

Our role in Finance & Accounting is to create and protect value to help the Westpac Group succeed. We provide quality insights and advice to our business leaders, playing a key role in driving the strategic direction of Westpac Group.

Westpac Group's Finance & Accounting teams span the entire business and are pivotal to the success of Westpac Group. We view our Finance & Accounting graduates as our future leaders.

The important information

18 - 24 month program with 6 month rotations

The number of rotations will depend on the duration of the program.

Only available in Sydney, NSW

Rotation areas

We will provide opportunities for you to choose rotations that interest you. From strategy and enterprise services to global shared services finance teams, your rotations will be designed to provide you on-the-job-training, as well as specific technical training and soft skills to support your career in Financial Services. To cement your standing as a professional, you are required to undertake your CA or CPA qualification, which we fully fund based on passing grades.

Future career opportunities

Some examples of areas in which Finance & Accounting graduates are now performing across our business include:  

  • Outlook & Board Strategy Review
  • Wholesale Funding & Treasury 
  • Product & Business Advisory
  • Chief Operating Office
  • Finance Transformation
  • External & ASX Reporting
  • Wealth Management
  • Tax Advisory
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking
  • Balance Sheet Optimisation & Management

Who we want

Join us in Finance & Accounting if you want to be a part of creating and protecting value, and driving strategic decision making with world-class expertise in effective finance business partnering. Graduates from all disciplines with a strong interest in finance and accounting are welcome to apply.

What our graduates have to say

“I may be a Finance & Accounting Grad, but I also studied Engineering!

I applied to Westpac Group as I felt it was a great place to start my career. The company provides a great culture to its employees and allows us to make a tangible difference to everyday Australians.

I decided on the Finance & Accounting Grad Program as I want to apply my skills to drive the strategic direction of the bank and make meaningful changes”.

Currently I am still in the Graduate Program and work within the Consumer Customer Engagement – Productivity & Insights division.

The graduate journey has exposed me to different parts of the business and various roles that have allowed me to develop numerous skills and greater clarity around the areas that suit me best.

I am most looking forward to further unique experiences and exploring different parts of the business as I progress through the graduate program.

Praneet, 2021 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.

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