Join the LDB graduate accountants program

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Join LDB and be part of a firm where you are a valued contributor, not just a face in the crowd. Our professional yet friendly work environment nurtures talented, dedicated and supportive staff who ‘Work As One’ to assist clients strategically.

Get access to professional development training, guidance and mentoring that focuses on your long-term career aspirations.

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Get valuable, hands-on experience

For more than 20 years the LDB graduate program has developed well-rounded Chartered Accountants through our commitment to professional development. Our graduates will get the opportunity to work with a range of clients including ASX listed entities; clients based in Silicon Valley, Japan and London; clients across the manufacturing, hospitality, medical, and property development sectors; as well as tech start-ups and gamers.

At LDB, you’ll get hands-on experience and exposure to our large and varied client base.

Embrace a modern workplace

Our open door policy gives you the opportunity to work directly with managers and partners at LDB as we service a diverse client base. Our client service comes first and we proactively engage with them at the LDB office, at the clients’ premises, and digitally via technology. To meet the ever-changing needs of our clients and modern technology, we have embraced cloud accounting and a paperless workplace.

Join a positive workplace culture

Located a 3-minute walk from Blackburn train station and just a 20-minute drive from the CBD, our modern offices accommodate more than 70 staff. As a large multi-disciplined firm with a specialised focus on accounting and advisory, superannuation, audit, wealth solutions and property, we pride ourselves on our culture and work hard to maintain it.

From providing a free daily lunch to a firm-wide income protection insurance policy, to our monthly charity initiative on casual clothes day, and team activities or birthday celebrations, we recognise that if you are going to spend half your waking hours with your work family then it should be an enjoyable experience.

Access training and professional development

To enrich your professional development, we have structured our graduate program to ensure you gain a deeper understanding of LDB’s entire business. With the assistance of your graduate mentor, we will organise secondments to give you the opportunity to work across all areas of our firm.

Our designated Chartered Accountant coordinator will also assist you as you undertake the program, helping you enroll in each subject and coordinate the paid study leave and financial support we offer as we sponsor you through the program.

Review of LDB Graduate program

“The LDB graduate program has helped me to develop my professional skills through engaging with partners and managers of the firm. Everyone at LDB is friendly and accommodating and with the support of my team, I was able to maintain a work life balance when studying for the Chartered Accountants program.”

“The time I spent at LDB was extremely valuable and rewarding. I felt extremely welcomed and included within the workplace and really enjoyed getting to know what LDB is all about. I thoroughly enjoyed working and being trained by a great team of positive people. The internship program offered at LDB has been extremely well thought out and covers so much more than I expected.”

“Everyone at LDB was friendly and welcoming from my first day. My other team members have always been available to help with my training and very generous with their time.”

Graduate requirements

  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicants must hold a degree such as a Bachelor of Business/Commerce, with a major in accounting
  • Applicants that have met the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand requirements will be highly regarded.

Desired graduate skills

Communication skills

  • Communicate problems and ideas clearly and concisely
  • Liaise with staff, and external clients and organisations.

Personal skills

  • Time management
  • Take responsibility for own actions
  • Flexible and adaptable.

Interpersonal skills

  • Open minded and responsive to new ideas
  • Work well in teams and be a genuine contributor
  • Accept and provide constructive feedback

Personal attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Have career aspirations
  • Interested in and aware of business developments
  • Desire to exceed the client’s expectations
  • Desire to continue developing both professionally and personally.

Decision-making skills

  • Ability to identify and analyse problems
  • Seek and develop solutions.

Register for the LDB Graduate program