Choose your service line

Choose your service line

Grant Thornton Australia offers graduate positions throughout our organisation, and each is a little different.

To help understand our different service lines, please see below.

Audit & Assurance

Audit & Assurance operates with one central principle: to deliver audits of the highest quality for the benefit of our clients and the wider business community. We do this by providing independent verifications on financial statements, assessing processes and controls as well as providing recommendations to ensure our clients are compliant with regulatory requirements.

We have a broad range of listed and non-listed clients from industries including technology and media, consumer products and retail, health and aged care, financial services, energy and resources, food & beverage.

Throughout your journey in Audit & Assurance you will have the opportunity to build your technical, leadership, business development and growth advisory skills to ensure you have the right skills to delight our clients. Our global reach offers you with the opportunity to work overseas in one of our offices through either a short or long-term secondment across Australia, Europe and the US. 

Our national audit practice has shown consistent growth over the last few years – we are the largest audit practice outside of the Big 4 – and with this growth we have invested heavily in a new global audit methodology and supporting technology to ensure we are consistently providing high quality audits for our clients.

 

In Audit the day will change depending on the time of the year, and whether you are on a client site or not

“In Audit the day will change depending on the time of the year, and whether you are on a client site or not. You will be exposed to a variety of clients who operate within different industries, each offering their own unique circumstances and challenges. Through this exposure you will experience different approaches to strategy, governance, culture, finance models, processes, systems and controls which will develop you as a professional.

As an auditor it is your responsibility to obtain evidence from the client to ensure the information presented in their financial statements is correct. This requires you to work closely in a collaborative environment with a senior accountant, manager and partner, and the client. As you gain further experience, the number of clients and responsibilities you manage will grow; ensuring that you are constantly challenged, your skills rapidly develop and that every day is interesting!”

Meet one of our Audit clients, Teachers Mutual Bank Limited

Founded in 1966, Teachers Mutual Bank Limited is one of the largest mutual banks in Australia, with over 198,000 members and assets of over $7 billion.

Listen to Steve James, CEO talk about contributing factors to Teachers Mutual Bank Limited significant growth and their approach to responding to changes in the market.

Financial Advisory

Grant Thornton’s Financial Advisory team helps clients achieve their goals and increase their shareholders’ wealth. We provide corporate finance; recovery and reorganisation; and forensic accounting expertise to complex transactions across diverse geographic jurisdictions for clients both locally and overseas.

Corporate Finance

Our Corporate Finance specialists support clients through key events of the business life cycle, including investment, divestment and growth. Key offerings include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Valuation
  • Transaction advice
  • Independent expert reports
  • Capital markets
  • Debt advisory
  • Payments advisory

In the last 12 months we’ve advised on the successful sale of AudioXtra to AUTOBACS SEVEN, acted for Turi Foods on their merger with a global food supplier, and advised Jupiter Mines on one of the largest IPOs in the metal and mining industry.

There is no average day in Corporate Finance...

“There is no average day in Corporate Finance, each day comes with its own unique challenges and new opportunities. In the Melbourne team an Associate works across the four service lines we offer: due diligence, financial modelling, mergers & acquisitions, and valuations. This means that one day may involve building financial models, analysing financials and writing reports whereas the next may involve preparing pitch books and calling potential investors to advertise a business we are selling. The diverse range of work means that while some days you are in the office, others you will be at a client’s site talking to senior management to understand their business, their risks and their opportunities. With an incredibly supportive team and the opportunity to make an impact every day, the Corporate Finance team at Grant Thornton is an exciting and rewarding place for a graduate to work”.

Recovery & Reorganisation

Our Recovery and Reorganisation specialists design innovative and commercial solutions for businesses in a range of industries. We work with owners, managers and lenders, to create reorganisation plans that include financial and strategic analysis and managerial assessments to move struggling businesses towards a more successful future, particularly in the areas of:

  • Insolvency and corporate turnaround
  • Administration and receivership
  • Bankruptcy

Meet Tianne Nagy-Jones, a Senior Manager from the Melbourne office. Tianne was recently recognised by the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA) with the President’s Award.

There is such a huge range of work in recovery and reorganisation and it changes every day...

“There is such a huge range of work in recovery and reorganisation and it changes every day. The one certainty is that you will be engaging with a broad range of stakeholders which might be banks or other financiers, employees, business owners or management.

In a formal insolvency we look to maximise value for the benefits of creditors, so alongside attending to our statutory requirements you may be part of a team trading a business through this process, assisting with its sale, investigating the causes of its failure or tracking down assets for the benefit of creditors.

In other restructuring advisory engagements, we look to identify and highlight financial risk and provide advice to stakeholders to preserve value or turnaround poor business performance so you may be analysing financial results to identify the causes of underperformance, and working with business owners, management and other stakeholders to design solutions to improve or reduce risk.”

Forensic Consulting

Our Forensic Accounting team support businesses and individuals through dispute resolution, loss of profit quantification, and business fraud. We also have experience in forensic and investigative accounting to unravel numbers and provide an independent, robust report that our clients can trust – whether it’s for civil or criminal proceedings, regulatory disputes or insurance claims.

Specific offerings include

  • Litigation support
  • Loss of profit calculations
  • Valuations
  • Expert reports
  • Fraud investigation, management and prevention
  • Investigation

Read some of client alerts released by the Forensics team – such as the increasing risks of foreign bribery or advice for clients regarding the recent Whistleblower reforms.

In Forensics, each day presents a new and unique challenge...

“In Forensics, each day presents a new and unique challenge. The morning can be spent undertaking business valuations where you might analyse the financial statements of a business in the automotive industry before moving on to research the trends around housing construction. Working closely with managers and partners, you work to develop an understanding of the business that you’re valuing and how the operations of this business or the industry can alter value. This culminates in the engagement team reaching a final value for the company to assist clients in their litigation proceedings.

The afternoon might be spent in a meeting with clients discussing the results of a forensic investigation. This could include clients from mid-level management level to a board of directors, and it’s important to be clear and engaged when discussing the potential breaches of contracts, company policy or regulations.

Sometimes work can carry on into the evening, when a networking event enables you to meet and connect with a wide range of referrers over a well-earned drink. These events are a great chance to meet industry professionals and connect with new people in a casual environment.”

Private Advisory

Grant Thornton helps its private clients make the right decisions for their business, their family and for themselves with advice that is holistic, practical and commercial.

We help mid-size businesses and family groups manage the complexity of their taxation and financial reporting, and then look forward to the big picture – growing their business, growing their wealth and planning for their future via succession or business sale. Our passion for understanding our clients’ businesses go beyond addressing technical issues to developing actionable growth recommendations.

Our privately held business experts work in these main areas:

  • Taxation Compliance and Planning strategies
  • Financial Accounting and Management Reporting
  • Structuring and business consulting
  • Family office services
  • Wealth advisory
  • Succession/exit planning
We act as growth advisors to a diverse range of Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s)...

“In Private Advisory, we act as growth advisors to a diverse range of Small to Medium Enterprises (SME’s). Compliance is our bread and butter and most days involve the preparation of tax returns for companies, trusts and individuals. Using the in depth knowledge gained about the business during the compliance process we’re able to analyse the performance of the business to identify areas of growth and forecast the likely performance of the business into the future enabling us to provide our clients with realistic and tailored solutions. As Private Advisory is all about our client’s growth the day often involves participation in meetings and discussions with clients. Closely supported by managers and partners there is the opportunity to provide thoughts and insights on the actions necessary to ensure the client continues to comply with Australian laws and regulations, and reaches their operational and strategic goals.”

Meet one of our Private Advisory clients, Redback Boot Co Pty Ltd

Redback Boots is an Australian footwear manufacturing company, owned by the Cloros family who have a boot-making tradition spanning five generations back to the early 1900s.

Listen to Mark Cloros, Co-founder & Director talk about the companies journey and the influence of technology and changes in client expectations has had on shaping their business.

Grant Thornton Consulting

Grant Thornton’s consulting capabilities support the needs of our clients across their growth life cycle by ensuring our clients have access to diverse skills to solve increasingly complex global challenges. We help our clients identify opportunities, deliver results, minimise costs, manage risk, improve performance, and leverage both talent and technology.

Our advisory services include:

  • Strategy & growth
  • Performance improvement
  • Technology advisory
  • Human capital
  • Business risk

Our Consulting team has been working closely with Volt Bank, which in January 2019 became Australia’s first neobank.

There are so many opportunities to work in different parts of Australia on a range of projects...

“Most of the time in Consulting is dedicated to client projects – this could involve resolving technology problems, risk issues, or questions of how to get the most out of their people. One day could be ‘on site’ at a client’s office and the next, doing desk work in support of a project. There are so many opportunities to work in different parts of Australia on a range of projects. Our daily activities will vary between completing analysis in Excel, writing reports in PowerPoint, running interactive client workshops, sitting in on meetings, and workshopping client solutions. The average day is a lot of fun!

Within the first year, you will learn how to take initiative when delivering work, that it is important to speak up in meetings, to take responsibility for the work you produce, and that you need to ask for the types of work that interest you. Additionally, a key learning was the different styles of writing required for emails, reports and presentations. Ultimately, it’s about getting an introduction to consulting life and working in the Grant Thornton environment”.

Tax

Many businesses think about tax too late and pay a high price. We listen to our clients, invest the time to understand their needs, and put in place efficient tax structures. We assist our clients in all tax matters, in Australia and globally.

Our Partners adopt a holistic approach to our clients’ business. We develop a deep understanding their business and industry needs and help our clients navigate the implications of the changes to tax rules and other important developments throughout the year.  To support our client’s growth we also participate in deal teams to provide tax advice for major transactions.

Our Tax team includes:

  • Corporate tax
  • Indirect tax
  • Remuneration tax
  • Transfer pricing
In the first year, you learn new things everyday...

“An Associate in corporate tax is mainly responsible for preparing clients’ income tax returns, and assisting with advisory work. This often involves research into various areas of taxation law, calling the Australian Taxation Office and preparing client deliverables. So there is plenty of research, calculations and discussion to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes; and lots of laughs too!

In the first year, you learn new things everyday –managing your workload, collaborating with the managers and other team members, building client relationships, developing your tax technical skills and delivering tax advice to clients. You often encounter tax issues that you have never considered before, plus there are regular changes in tax legislations, so learning is continuous.  We also participate in tax technical trainings to keep up to date”.

Meet one of our Tax clients, Springfield City Group

Springfield City Group has created a community for 37,000 residents – including schools, transport networks, retail and job opportunities. 

Listen to Raynuha Sinnathamby, Managing Director talk about customer-centricity as a key driver of growth. The aim is to ensure you not only meet customer expectations, but strive to exceed them.