EOI - Graduates

Job No: SawardDawsonEO18
Location: Blackburn

Graduate Program

Whether you are nearly finished your accounting degree or have just completed your degree, considering an accounting career at Saward Dawson should be high on your priority list. We have seen a large number of graduates grow from the end of university to completing their CA and beyond. (Read more about our CA Program) We are highly experienced in catering to graduates’ needs and training them in all areas needed for development into capable practitioners.

About Saward Dawson

Saward Dawson embraces a culture of professionalism, generosity and community focus.

Great reasons to work at Saward Dawson

At Saward Dawson, we are genuine in the pursuit of the highest standards in professionalism and corporate ethics. We are large enough to provide our clients with an extensive range of services enabling our staff to experience a breadth of disciplines available in the chartered accountancy profession. However, we are still small enough to care for staff on a personal level.

Our ethos and vision

You will also have to opportunity to participate in our social events. We have a social club that organises events both here at the office as well as activities to do outside the office. These range from events like going to Bounce to having BBQ lunches. 

The Program

Graduates are provided with regular intensive training sessions covering areas such as Audit, Business Services, Tax, personal development and current topical issues. This involves fortnightly general training, monthly intensive training and specific, in depth tax training every second month. To promote the personal development of our staff, we encourage graduates to contribute to our training program by giving them the opportunity to research and present special interest topics to other staff.

Graduates are given the opportunity to serve clients at an early stage and will be assigned a division and team to work with. Initial assignments may include tasks such as auditing, tax return preparation and client accounting. Supervised client contact will commence almost immediately, giving you the opportunity to improve and expand your interpersonal skills.

You will work our normal office hours, five days a week and have the opportunity to get involved in many of the activities required to become a Chartered Accountant.

Exposure across the firm

To ensure that you will have the chance to develop all the professional competencies necessary to become a proficient Chartered Accountant, we will try to give you exposure to several of the technical areas in our practice. However, staff who have a desire to specialise in a particular discipline are encouraged in that area. We will endeavour to support you in your career goal to be a Chartered Accountant at Saward Dawson.

We assist many different organisations from sole traders to international entities and many charities. You too may have the opportunity to work on a variety of clients as you gain more exposure across the firm.

We support you

Every graduate has open access to senior staff, including partners and managers.

Combined with our high standards of training, Saward Dawson provides staff with the ideal opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. Our aim is to work with you to establish a good work-life balance.

In addition to the modern facilities and friendly team environment, we provide our staff, including graduates, with a mentoring process whereby they meet regularly with a more senior staff member to discuss their work commitments and other issues.

We provide graduates with a six monthly formal feedback sessions with a manager and partner.


We seek enthusiastic, well balanced people to join our team. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Please supply the following information:

  • a letter of introduction with accompanying resume
  • a recent copy of your academic records
  • a demonstration of your leadership capabilities
a demonstration how you share our ethos and vision
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