Getting the right start in your career can make all the difference.

We’re proud of the fact that many of our graduates go on to have long careers at Fordham and work their way up to Partner. The Fordham Graduate Program is an essential component in building our pipeline of talent and will support you to grow your skills to deliver exceptional outcomes in an environment of high performance and integrity. You will be provided with career development and the support you need every step of the way.

Fordham is one of the fastest-growing chartered accounting firms in Australia. We help our clients with specialist accounting advice which has earnt us the title of a trusted advisor. As Fordham is a specialist part of Perpetual, you will also have access to a widely recognised and well-respected financial services organization to ensure we take the best of Perpetual and Fordham to our clients.

As a Fordham Graduate Accountant, you will be exposed to a variety of work and involved in our clients' business journey, from start to finish. Fordham will also support you through the Chartered Accountants Program with training, workshops and study leave, plus rewarding you on completion of the program with a $5,000 salary increase.

Most chartered accounting firms steer their people into specialist teams where they are stuck all their working lives. Not at Fordham.

From Day 1, you’ll be working closely with our senior advisors on real projects for our clients. Throughout our structured graduate program you’ll develop the broad skill set you’ll need to advise our clients on every facet of their businesses.

Our clients need well-rounded advisors.

We work with the leaders of some of Australia’s largest and most dynamic private businesses, established wealthy, NFP’s and large corporate trusts. They need advisors who have the expertise and all-round knowledge to match theirs.

That’s why we make sure our graduates have a solid understanding of business, taxation and accounting fundamentals. Add to this, CA support and qualifications, great career building, “soft skills” training and a team structure that provides mentoring and coaching and you can see why our graduates become Australia’s leading advisors.

Interested in finding out more?

To be eligible, you will need to:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application
  • Have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degree within the last three years of the program start date
  • Be willing to relocate to the location of the role you are applying to
  • Have a credit or above GPA
  • Be eligible or become eligible to undertake your CA if applying to the Fordham Accounting Business.


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The Graduates

We look at the Fordham Graduate Program through the eyes of a senior partner, a ten-year graduate and a brand-new Graduate Accountant.


Fordham and Perpetual believe in flexibility and diversity – and the importance of bringing smart young people into the business.