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Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

4.2
  • #5 in Government & public service
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Taxation and Accounting Graduate Program

Adelaide, Albury, Brisbane, Canberra, Gosford, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Perth, Townsville, Wollongong

Opportunity Expired

At the ATO, you'll do work you can't do anywhere else. Work that is meaningful, diverse and makes a difference to all Australians.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
5-10
Salary
AUD 70,280 / Year

Start Date
1 Feb 2025

Application dates

Applications Open
4 Mar 2024
Applications Close
11 Apr 2024

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights

Australia

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Student Visa
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What we provide?

  • A full-time, 12-month, award-winning graduate program
  • a competitive starting salary of $70,280 (plus 15.4% super) as an APS3
  • an excellent social and networking base with fellow graduates
  • inspiring work rotations to develop your skills and explore different areas of interest
  • work-life balance including flexible working from home arrangements and generous leave entitlements
  • career progression to a permanent APS 4 level role of more thant $86,800 ($75,279 plus 15.4% super), relevant to your stream, when you complete the program.

What you’ll do  

At the ATO, we strive to design solutions that turn problems upside down, building cutting-edge systems that engage, and make it easier to do the right thing. As a Taxation graduate, you’ll get an opportunity to manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems by helping people understand their rights and obligations or managing areas of non-compliance with the law.  

You will get the opportunity to experience a range of client engagement activities including:  

  • Provide expertise and technical knowledge of relevant policy, procedures, legislation and frameworks to resolve moderately complex to complex issues based on a range of client information or circumstances
  • Conduct and/or support a range of client engagement activities including early engagements, verification, risk reviews, audits and advice in relation to client obligations and determine appropriate assurance actions
  • Liaise with clients or their intermediaries on sensitive issues in a professional manner to influence outcomes, to obtain information and provide advice, including early engagement, education and support, through multi-channels and digital environments
  • Review and research business processes or services to provide and implement recommendations to achieve more efficient outcomes
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of projects, strategies and initiatives that support and deliver assurance
  • Conduct quality assurance activities and develop and implement appropriate strategies to address findings largely governed by established guidelines and procedures

You’ll receive tailored training and mentoring from subject matter experts to enable you to reach your full potential.

Who you are  

We’re looking for people with curious minds, who can demonstrate a passion for Australian Government initiatives, enjoy outside-the-box thinking, sharing ideas and building relationships.  If this sounds like you, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.   

Who can apply 

To be eligible to apply, you must have completed your university degree within the last five years or be in your final year of study. At the time of commencing our program, you must have completed all your course requirements.  

The program starts in February 2025. You must be an Australian citizen and willing to undergo police, character and health checks as required.

Next steps    

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply today. 

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

country
eligibility

Australia

Australia

Australian Citizen

Australian Permanent Resident

Australian Student Visa


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The thing I love most about ATO is that the work we do has real-world implications and impact on the community. I had the opportunity to speak to the employees and hear their stories firsthand and achieve meaningful results for them.

Zoe Penson

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love most about ATO is that the work we do has real-world implications and impact on the community. I had the opportunity to speak to the employees and hear their stories firsthand and achieve meaningful results for them.

Zoe Penson

  • Graduate stories
Meeting new people and thinking outside the box to find the most innovative and effective approach is a daily occurrence in my role.

Liam Bangay

  • Graduate stories
Meeting new people and thinking outside the box to find the most innovative and effective approach is a daily occurrence in my role.

Liam Bangay

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love most about ATO is that the work we do has real-world implications and impact on the community. I had the opportunity to speak to the employees and hear their stories firsthand and achieve meaningful results for them.

Zoe Penson

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love most about ATO is that the work we do has real-world implications and impact on the community. I had the opportunity to speak to the employees and hear their stories firsthand and achieve meaningful results for them.

Zoe Penson

  • Graduate stories
Meeting new people and thinking outside the box to find the most innovative and effective approach is a daily occurrence in my role.

Liam Bangay

  • Graduate stories
Meeting new people and thinking outside the box to find the most innovative and effective approach is a daily occurrence in my role.

Liam Bangay