FINANCE & ACCOUNTING Graduate Program
What you can expect
Our Finance & Accounting team are trusted advisors who create and protect value every day. We safeguard our balance sheet, provide quality insights and advice to our business leaders, and support our colleagues to help make sure our business remains safe and sustainable.
We 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
2-year program with 2 x 12-months home base roles and 2-3 micro- experiences per year
Only available in Sydney, NSW
Home base areas
In contrast to rotations, our innovative program offers you 2 x 12-month real jobs. From strategy and enterprise services to finance business partnering roles, these roles provide on-the-job-training, as well as specific technical training, professional and self-leadership 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 is fully fund based on passing grades.
Micro-experiences are short 3–6-week assignments in business areas different to your home location. These experiences allow you to develop and utilise your skills in other areas across the enterprise.
Future career opportunities
Some examples of areas in which Finance & Accounting graduates are now performing across our business include:
- Consumer & Business Banking
- Customer Services & Technology
- Corporate & Institutional Banking
- Balance Sheet Optimisation & Management
- External & ASX Reporting
- Group Performance Management
- Group Audit
- Finance Transformation
- Investor Relations
- Tax Advisory
- Wholesale Funding & Treasury
Who we want
Are you keen to make a difference? Are you interested in being part of an innovative, hybrid work environment? Do you have strong communication skills? Can you think laterally? Are you interested in Finance? If so, no matter what your discipline, we encourage you 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.