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BDO 2019/20 - Cadet Program - Sydney

We are excited to announce the following Cadet opportunities within our BDO Sydney office commencing in 2019 and 2020.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Start Date
1 Dec 2019

Application dates

Applications Open
30 Jul 2019
Applications Close
1 Sep 2019

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted


There are many world-class accounting firms, however, few offer culture as rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfilment and long term growth as BDO. We are one of the leading full-service Audit, Tax and Advisory firms in the world, with over 80,000 people working out of 1,591 offices in 162 countries.

As a member of the BDO family, you will receive continuous opportunities to work with diverse client groups and build your networks both nationally and globally in the early stages of your career. At BDO, our success is based on exceptional regard for our people. We provide a supportive, caring and trusting flexible working environment to provide our people with every opportunity to reach their full potential.

We are excited to announce the following Cadet opportunities within our BDO Sydney office commencing in 2019 and 2020.

Audit (commencing December 2019):

BDO offers one of the largest, dedicated Audit services teams in the Australian market today. Our Audit team provide clients with independent credibility for financial statements and constructive solutions toward improving their systems and performance.

Business Services (commencing February 2020):

Our Business Services team offer a full-service platform to assist our clients in building and sustaining the growth of their organisation. Our team of specialists provide services in areas such as accounting outsourcing, buying and selling, family business, business structuring and growth, tax and compliance and wealth management.

Transfer Pricing (commencing December 2019 & February 2020):

BDO Australia's Transfer Pricing practise helps clients navigate the fast-changing transfer pricing environment. We provide a range of planning, compliance, audit defence and benchmarking services; as well as developing transfer pricing policies that are defensible, flexible & in-line with the client's tax planning strategies.


As a BDO Cadet, you will have the opportunity to work full time as a paid professional whilst completing your studies part-time. To assist you during your Cadetship, BDO will provide you with a wide range of benefits and study support, such as:

  • Weekly paid study leave
  • Paid exam leave
  • Textbook allowance
  • Subsidised university administration fees
  • Subsidised CA module fees
  • In-house CA exam preparation and support
  • Fast-track towards becoming an Accountant or Auditor
  • Opportunities to build your network and profile at social and professional events
  • Specialist training, development and learning opportunities
  • Flexibility
  • Firm-wide health/wellbeing programs, corporate discounts and volunteering initiatives (through our corporate social responsibility program)


To be considered for a Cadet opportunity with BDO, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Completed your HSC by the end of 2019
  • Currently studying/intending to study a university degree with an accounting major (with eligibility for you to commence further CA study)
  • Customer-focused work experience or involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • The motivation for continuous learning and development


Applications are open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents only.

To register your interest, please submit your application by 5 pm, Sunday 1 September 2019.


The Assessment Centre and final interviews will be held on Tuesday,10 September, from 4 pm for Audit applicants and Wednesday, 11 September 2019, from 4 pm for Business Services and Transfer Pricing applicants. We ask that you please keep the applicable date available should you be successful at this stage of the recruitment process.

For more information about our Cadet opportunities and what it’s like to work at BDO, please visit our website.

Should you have further enquiries about starting your career with BDO, you are welcome to email us at [email protected]