|At WLF we focus on people. Our staff and our clients are our most important assets and recognising this has seen our firm continue to grow for more than 125 years.
Working with WLF is more than just a job – as part of our team, you’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary, a generous incentive scheme, a great social calendar and a healthy work/life balance. We also recognise that your career isn’t just about time in the office and we encourage our team to give back to the community, including fundraising and volunteering activities.
We’re always on the lookout for people with strong business and commercial experience to join the team in our Hobart office. Our two main recruitment drives are through our Graduate Accountant program and Undergraduate Cadetship program. These have been running annually for many years and have continually provided students and graduates the opportunity to build a career. You can find out more about these programs below and applications are made through our website.
When you join WLF you become part of an independently owned Tasmanian accounting and advisory firm with a long-standing reputation for excellence. You will be dedicated to helping our clients succeed, working with small businesses, large corporations, government clients, not-for-profit organisations and individuals.
If you’re passionate about providing high-quality services and advice to a diverse client base, please keep watch on our available positions page.
Graduate Accountant Program
Our Graduate Accountant program is open to university students who are in the final year of their undergraduate or postgraduate accounting degree. Every year we offer a number of places in this program, and the successful applicants commence a full-time position with us in mid-February following their graduation.
We seek applicants who have enquiring minds, excellent communication skills and a commitment to excellent customer service. Our graduate Accountants have the chance to build a professional career, taking on challenging tasks with an extensive portfolio of clients. We welcome applications from international students who reside in Australia and are studying or have been studying an Accounting degree for at least two years in Australia. Click here for further information.
We are a registered training employer of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and we support our graduate Accountants through completing a CA qualification – we pay for the course fees and study materials upfront, offer paid study leave for each module and even pay you to attend our famous in-house tutorials.
Applications for our Graduate Accountant program traditionally open in February/March each year. Further details will be available on this website, including opening and closing dates for applications and our timeframe for interviews. Keep watch on our positions available page or contact us via [email protected] for more information.
Undergraduate Cadetship program
Our Undergraduate Cadetship program was established in 2006 and continues to receive great support from senior secondary schools and teachers. To date, we have seen 24 Tasmanian year 12 leavers launch their accounting career through this program.
The Cadetship program is open to applicants in year 12 who are studying/have studied pre-tertiary Accounting and are in the final stages of completing their TCE.
Each year we offer one or two places in this program, and the successful applicants commence a full-time position with us in mid-February and also commence undergraduate study in a Bachelor of Business (Accounting major) at the University of Tasmania. Our undergraduate Accountants study part-time and we provide paid study leave to attend lectures, tutorials and exams. With a number of our team taking part in this program, there are always colleagues available to provide support and advice throughout your degree.
Key dates for this year's Undergraduate Accountant Cadetship program are:
- Applications open - Wednesday 2 September 2020
- Applications close - Sunday 20 September 2020 (midnight)
- Interviews - Monday 28 September to Friday 9 October 2020 (school holidays)
- February 2021 - successful applicant/s commence their WLF career
For more information, talk to your Career Advisor or Accounting Teacher or email us via [email protected].