Fordham Graduate Program

Our people are the stars, so start your career as a Grad with Fordham!

About Fordham

Fordham is a specialist part of Perpetual Private, focusing on private businesses, established wealthy, NFP’s and large corporate trusts. Fordham is one of the fastest growing chartered accounting firms in Australia, helping our clients with specialist accounting advice which has earnt us the title of 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.

Why should you join Fordham?


At Fordham we value your development. You will be supported through a comprehensive framework throughout your career. This not only builds technical competency, but develops our people as leaders, ensuring we deliver a range of integrated, innovative and highly valued services to our clients.


We’re looking for people to work one on one with real clients who face real issues. You will join one of our high performing business services teams where you will help business owners plan, grow and manage their wealth. As Fordham is a specialist part of Perpetual, you will also have access to a widely recognised and well respected financial services organisation. Perpetual is one of Australia’s largest independent wealth managers, an expert advisor to high net worth individuals, families and businesses and the market leader in corporate trustee services.


Fordham offer a wide range of exciting benefits to employees. This includes an above market super contribution and an additional week of annual leave after one year of service. You will also be eligible to receive an annual performance based bonus, which helps set us apart from other firms. Plus you receive discounts on investment and wealth products, and eligibility for free life insurance. We have an active social club, employee referral program and salary packaging, on top of many other benefits on offer! Your wellbeing is important to us and we offer a flexible work environment to help meet your personal and professional goals. We have a strong commitment to diversity and our business practices create an environment where your individual differences are valued.

Life as a Graduate with Fordham

At Fordham our people are the stars, so you won’t be just a number! From day one you will be supported by an experienced and committed team who will guide and mentor your development while making you feel valued. In fact, we are proud to say that one of our people won the Young Accountant of the Year Award in the 2016 Australian Accounting Awards.

As an Accountant at Fordham you will be exposed to a variety of work and involved in our client’s business journey from start to finish. You will experience our business services environment and help to achieve meaningful results for our clients. Fordham will also support you through the Chartered Accountants Program with training, workshops and study leave, plus we reward you on completion of the program with a $5,000 salary increase!

What is so different about Fordham people?

We’re looking for inspiring and motivated Graduates who have the drive to succeed. We want people who love coming to work each day, not because they have to, but because they want to. You should be passionate about a career in accounting and about being a trusted advisor to our clients. Our Graduates are organised, have excellent communication skills and the ability to see the bigger picture. You will need to have completed a Bachelor Degree in Commerce or Accounting and be available to start a Graduate position in March each year.

So how do I apply!

Applications are now open. Click here to apply. Applications close 3 April 2019. For further information visit Grad Australia.

Our Graduate Program opportunities are only open to Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents.