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Accountant/Senior Accountant

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
Aug 6, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Fordham

At Fordham, we specialise in helping Australia's leading business owners and Managers with all facets of their business.

We're one of the country's fast growing Chartered Accounting firms, with a national footprint comprising 20+ Partners and over 150 staff working in top-grade CBD offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth.

Our industry leading Business Advisors enjoy a varied breadth of work, helping clients build both their business value and personal wealth.

We think our unique business model, coupled with our drive for our people's growth and diversity, makes us a great place for ambitious people to realise their potential and thrive.

About the role

As an Accountant at Fordham, you will:

  • Work as part of a team to deliver exceptional outcomes to business owners and business managers
  • Prepare financial statements and tax returns for individuals, partnerships, trusts, companies, and SMSFs
  • Work on tax compliance, including Division 7A, FBT, CGT, payroll, and other indirect tax calculations
  • Prepare and implement tax planning strategies and initiatives
  • Research tax, business structuring, wealth, and asset protection issues

About you

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or commerce
  • Have commenced or completed CA/CPA studies
  • Approximately 1-3 years' experience in an Australian Chartered or CPA accounting firm

  • Experience with privately owned groups with multiple entity types and individuals
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and time management skills


Our unique culture is underpinned by our three organisational behaviours, Stretch, Own it, Make an impact.

Employee benefits
  • Work from anywhere in Australia for up to one month each year
  • An annual allowance to empower you to prioritise your personal wellbeing
  • Access to LinkedIn learning, study support and commitment to supporting professional development
  • Lend your expertise and support Indigenous organisations to achieve their own development goals with a six weeks' secondment with Jawun

Diversity and inclusion
  • WGEA Employer of Choice for gender equality since 2018
  • Strong commitment to all aspects of Diversity and Inclusion through a robust 7 pillar strategy
  • A growing number of employee-led networks who work to raise awareness and drive continued change
  • We support over 50 Indigenous communities through Native Title Trusts, helping to secure the communities future. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where diversity is celebrated and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities. Our goal is to provide a work environment that enables you to thrive, whatever your circumstances.

Perpetual strongly encourages our employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 for the safety of our team and stakeholders. Some roles may require that full vaccination is maintained for the safety and well-being of our clients. If this is applicable to the role that you have applied for, we will ask you to share your status as part of the application process. You will be provided with the relevant information during the recruitment process if you are currently not up to date with your vaccinations or are medically exempt.

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