Fordham Vacationer Program

Kick start your career as a Vacationer with Fordham!


About Fordham

Fordham is a specialist part of Perpetual, focusing on private businesses, their owners and their families. We are one of the fastest growing chartered accounting firms in Australia and help our business owner clients understand and manage their business, build and protect their wealth and plan and structure their lives. 

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 Vacationer with Fordham

Our four week Vacationer Program will provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the accounting field. From day one you will experience the drive and dedication for excellence we provide to our business owner clients and be supported by committed professionals who will help guide and mentor you. You won’t be just filing during the Vacationer Program! You will be involved in real life assignments such as meeting clients, interacting with Fordham Partners and be involved in technical and professional skills training. You will also have the opportunity to attend our end of year social events during the lead up to Christmas. This is an opportunity to experience what life is like at Fordham with the potential to kick start your accounting career with us!

What is so different about Fordham people?

We’re looking for dedicated and driven second year/penultimate year accounting students who are passionate about a career in accounting. You should have exceptional communication skills and the ability to think outside the box, along with a keen desire to learn and apply your university studies to real life experiences. You will need to be available to commence our Vacationer Program for six weeks starting from the end of November.

So how do I apply!

Applications are now open. Click here to apply. Applications close 5 May 2019.

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