Other Graduate Opportunities

Accounting and Audit

The diversity of the Bank's operations means that accounting and audit graduates are involved in a full range of financial and management reporting, investment accounting, and internal audit and assurance services.

Responsibilities of accounting graduates in Finance Department may include analysing accounting issues and developing policies, accounting for the Bank's portfolio of Australian dollar and foreign exchange investments, and budgeting, forecasting and analysis of the Bank's costs.

Graduates in Audit Department are involved in a variety of audit engagements, including both internal control and efficiency audits, data analytics and system reviews. The Audit Department is an independent assurance function, to examine and evaluate Bank activities and provide an objective assessment to senior management and, through the Audit Committee, to the Reserve Bank Board. Audit Department also provides control advice to management, including on projects. Graduates are involved in a variety of engagements, with a focus on both internal controls and efficiency, data analytics and system reviews across all of the Bank's products and business units.

Payments Settlements

Graduates have a unique opportunity to work in our Payments Settlements Department, which is responsible for operating critical infrastructure that supports the Australian payments system, including the Fast Settlement Service, which provides real-time settlement for payments made using the New Payments Platform.

As part of Payments Settlements Department, a graduate will be at the centre of helping to formulate business policy for our critical payment systems. The position therefore offers a unique and interesting insight into the operational work of a central bank and provides the opportunity to work in an area that is contributing every single day to the public interest, since reliable, safe and efficient settlement infrastructure is essential for a modern economy.

Discover more about Payments Settlements.

Key Dates

  1. 12 February 2020: Applications open.
  2. 11 March 2020: Applications close.
  3. April 2020: Assessment and face-to-face interviews.
  4. May 2020: Program offers to applicants.
  5. February 2021: Program commences.

The Bank reviews applications as it receives them and may invite suitably strong candidates to undertake assessments immediately.