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Who we are

We can help you build a career in finance where your accounting skills are crucial to business support. 

We provide specialist advice, strategies, information and policies on financial and capital management matters, as well as comprehensive investor relations. 

Our finance teams provide financial support to our Board, our shareholders and a vast number of businesses. We work closely with all areas of CommBank and help set the overall Group strategy.

We are responsible for:

  • Performance measurement. We help CommBank understand and manage the performance of its various businesses
  • Advice. We advise each business unit about project management and also provide services such as consulting, taxation advice, decision support, management information system design and competitor analysis
  • Governance. We ensure that the appropriate levels of financial control and governance are maintained, including management of regulatory projects

Our program

Summer Intern Program
10 weeks from December – February. This program gives you exposure across our business; you’ll receive training, networking opportunities, be supported by a buddy and have the chance to contribute meaningfully to our business.

Graduate Program
Our graduate program is a two-year structured accounting rotational program, consisting of four, six-month rotations chosen by you.

Areas to choose from include:

  • Business and Private Banking Finance
  • Group Audit
  • Group Finance
  • Group Treasury
  • Institutional Banking & Markets Finance
  • Retail Banking Services Finance
  • Wealth Management Finance

Types of work could include:

  • Communicating with all levels of management and negotiating with senior management.
  • Data analysis, interviewing internal stakeholders, desktop research, development of strategic ideas and facilitating workshops/ discussions.
  • Developing ongoing customer relationships.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the business. Influencing change.
  • Understanding and analysing business processes.

Program features

  • Real work. You’ll have the opportunity to work on projects that will be implemented
  • Training and development. A structured training program plus we provide financial support to all FS graduates to complete the CA or CPA programs
  • Work with key stakeholders. Learn from and network with some of the best and brightest
  • Diverse experience. You’ll be exposed to the different skills and experiences necessary to successfully move into more senior roles
  • Stability. Permanent role guaranteed upfront (pending satisfactory performance)
  • Support. A Graduate Program working group – a group of people dedicated to the development of our graduates in FS. Support from Certified Accountancy professionals and mentoring and buddy support

Are we right for you?

Who we look for
You are interested in developing your accounting skills. You are a fast learner, proactive, self-motivated, open-minded to new ways of doing things, analytical with an ability to translate financial trends into business opportunities, have strong communication skills and are a team player.

Degree types
We consider graduates from:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial studies
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Technology

Where can we take you?

You can aspire to a variety of different roles within our team, including:

  • Capital Planning Associate - assists with the development of performance and financial reporting solutions
  • Finance Manager - provides critical support to the business by focusing on financial control, management reporting and financial advice
  • Investment Development Associate - assists with the reviewing of internal and external investments and structured finance transactions
  • Reporting Analyst - assists with the development of performance and financial reporting solutions.

What our graduates say

I joined the 2008 FS as a Strategy Analyst and now work as a Strategy Manager in the Institutional Banking and Markets team.

The program was great. Being able to rotate into different areas was a fantastic learning experience. It gives you confidence that you will make the right choice when choosing a permanent role in the bank. I specifically enjoyed being placed on a project to develop a new to market client offering which was truly innovative

Aside from rapid up-skilling that takes place, the program provided me with a huge range of contacts who I can still turn to for advice for today. Working with incredibly talented and friendly people makes Commonwealth Bank a great place to work.
Julian, a 2008 FS Graduate.

To hear more about life at CommBank read some of our current graduates’ blog posts.