Findex

About Us

Embark on a career journey that transforms and grows as your ambitions do, with a graduate position at Findex. The possibilities are endless as you gain the technical skills, experience and opportunity to carve your own career path - no matter where that may take you!
As one of New Zealand’s leading providers of integrated financial advisory and accounting solutions, we offer a comprehensive range of accounting, audit and wealth solutions. Our network comprises of over 100 offices and close to 3,000 employees throughout regional, rural and metropolitan New Zealand and Australia.
Importantly, Findex also operates the Australasian arm of Crowe Global, ranked eighth largest accounting network in the world. It is through this global affiliation that our audit and international tax teams deliver solutions under the Crowe brand - opening the door to a world of career opportunities. 
Applications for our 2023 graduate intake are open from 14 February to 27 March 2022.

Hear below from Findex graduates past and present as they share stories of their experiences, career development and workplace culture.



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Regional presence 
At Findex we pride ourselves on having a wide and geographically dispersed presence for our clients - 80% of which are in regional areas.
We offer a wonderful opportunity for talented individuals to pursue their professional ambitions in a workplace that offers career growth and fulfillment, whist enjoying the lifestyle they love in an environment that’s best for them – be it a metropolitan city, regional centre or rural town.

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We hire students studying

Accounting

Available Positions

Why Findex? 


Findex Practical ExperiencePractical experience 
From your first day, you'll be involved in a variety of real client work and be provided the opportunities you need to become a well-rounded professional of the highest calibre. Our open-door policy also means you'll have direct access to ask questions and learn from your peers, managers and partners.
 
Findex Dynamic WorkingThe best of both worlds
Findex proudly operates within a hybrid operating model using a blend of remote and in-office teams. This means you will have the flexibility to work from home without sacrificing the face-to-face interaction with colleagues and clients. Our distributed working model is built to suit you.
 
Findex CommunityAll work and all play
Professional fulfillment isn't just about working in the right role at the right company. Having a positive culture and work/life balance is just as important, and we encourage our team members to enjoy a friendly social atmosphere and build real relationships, all while achieving great outcomes for our clients.
 
Findex Career PathwaysPathway to success
We provide you with the tools to grow a successful career through structured career pathways and development programs, comprising of global secondment opportunities, financial study support, ongoing coaching and our comprehensive in-house learning and development program, the Findex Academy.
 
Findex Academy
At Findex we have a strong commitment to learning and development, we will ensure you’re provided with the necessary soft skills, technical knowledge and professional requirements to succeed. As a graduate, you will have access to the Findex Academy, a specialised, multifaceted and innovative learning curriculum designed to support your growth and help you achieve at every stage of you career.

Career Opportunities

We offer graduate positions across a number of professional disciplines. While we can’t decide what is best for you, we recommend you consider what you enjoyed most during your studies, your interests and strengths. More information on the different business streams can be found below.

Findex Accounting and Business AdvisoryAccounting & Business Advisory
Working in Accounting & Business Advisory provides you with the opportunity to build strong relationships and interact with people all across the business. Gain experience in areas such as compliance, budgeting, cash flow, payroll services and business growth. 
Experiences and client work:
  • Closely support and manage SME, individual and corporate clients at all stages of their lifecycle.
  • Day to day accounting requirements, tax compliance, preparation of financial statements. 
  • Gain exposure to growth strategies, tax planning and asset protection.
You’ll be a great fit if you:
  • Are inquisitive.
  • Have a great attention to detail.
  • Enjoy helping people achieve their goals.

Findex Audit and AssuranceAudit and Assurance
Our Audit and Assurance division provides strategic advice to a diverse range of organisations on how they can improve their business processes and financial reporting; offering a range of solutions to help clients manage their risk and exposure.
Experiences and client work:
  • Develop an ability to provide real industry advice, whilst learning the ‘ins and outs’ of all business types.
  • Gain strong technical skills and varied experience across financial statement auditing, risk consulting and compliance.
You’ll be a great fit if you:
  • Enjoy meeting clients and the opportunity to work across a range of different business types and industries.
  • Are excited by the opportunity to work in a role where no two days are the same. 
  • Have strong critical thinking skills, attention to detail and enjoy meeting new people.

Findex TaxTax Advisory
As a Tax Advisory graduate, you will be part of a team providing strategic advice to organisations ranging from medium-sized private groups to large listed and international corporations, helping them manage their tax positions and increase their bottom line.
Experiences and client work:
  • Gain exposure to expertise in GST, Customs and Excise, Resources Taxes and Research & Development.
  • Provide research and prepare structured advice.
  • Develop skills across a variety of tax issues including legislative changes, cash flow impacts of tax payments and employee tax.
You’ll be a great fit if you:
  • Have an inquisitive mind.
  • Enjoy investigating and identifying tax principles.
  • Are a strong collaborator with good communication skills. 

Findex AgribusinessAgribusiness
Findex is one of New Zealand’s largest providers of practical accountancy and business advice to New Zealand agribusiness. 
As a graduate you will join a team of over 50 agribusiness specialists providing integrated financial services and sound advice across the business spectrum, from small family farms through to large corporate agribusiness operations. 
We have a developed a one year specialised agribusiness program to develop you into a well-rounded, rural professional. Training starts in the heart of the agri sector, Southland. After 12 months of receiving extensive training in Invercargill, the opportunity to be posted at one of our 24 offices nationwide, opens up.
Experiences and client work 
  • Develop competency in core farm accounting, GST returns and stock reconciliation. 
  • Gain expertise in using farm accounting software, Figured, MYOB and Cash Manager. 
  • Develop an advisory skill set to work with agribusiness more broadly as a trusted adviser. 
You’ll be a great fit if you… (personal attributes / interests)
  • Have a farming or broader agribusiness background. 
  • A passion for rural New Zealand and its businesses. 
  • Are a confident communicator with strong teamwork skills. 

Our Benefits

Developing and maintaining a strong culture is a vital ingredient to our business growth, and yours. We aim to support your professional and personal development through a range of financial and non-financial benefits.
  • Access to a variety of clients and innovative resources, while experiencing the advantages of an international mid-tier environment focused on building relationships
  • A distinctive leadership focused environment which encourages career advancement 
  • The opportunity to be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace and a culture that values work life balance
  • The ability to dress for your day, we trust you to decide what outfit works for the occasion
  • The ability to work across multiple service lines to experience a holistic view of Findex and Crowe
  • Opportunity for domestic or international secondments
  • Financial support to undertake further study, including your CA qualification. 

Here are just a few of the perks on offer to Findex team members.

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Hear from Our Grads




A day in the life as Business Advisory Grad (Auckland)
Lauchlan Shores

6.45 AM
I prepare for the day by getting dressed, eating a large bowl of Weet-Bix and ensuring my packed lunch of pesto pasta is prepped and ready to go. Then I make my way to the train station just down the road and begin my journey to the office.
7.45 AM
I arrive just before 8:00 which is when I make myself a coffee, catch-up on emails and update my workflow planner for the day. My workflow planner helps me communicate to my manager, so that we both know what I’m currently working on, the urgency of this work and if needed, any jobs that are available that can be assigned to me.
Findex Graduate Lauchlan Shores
8.00 AM
By 8, the proper work begins. My day usually starts by bringing in any client information that has been sent through overnight, adjusting entries in the client’s financials and providing clients information on either the tax they have to pay or if they are due for a refund.
9.00 AM
Our weekly workflow catch-up amongst the members of my pod takes place every Monday morning to go over each member’s workflow. We like to start off by talking about our antics over the weekend, and then delve into more important topics and inform each other of our progress. This helps us to be more comfortable with each other in a sometimes-demanding work environment, as I look to my pod for help on anything advisory related and can be assured that their help will come without question.
Findex Graduate Lauchlan Shores
10.00 AM
Most Monday mornings I find myself downstairs getting an Iced Coffee and reading the paper, enabling me to keep up to date with the weekend’s events and provide insightful input into pod chats.
10.15 AM
A typical day for me will be preparing financial statements for the likes of both companies and trusts and supporting their figures and making any necessary changes throughout. My work for the day can range from preparing a client’s tax return, to giving client advice on a property they purchased during the year. Thus, each day can be different.
Findex Graduate Lauchlan Shores
1.00 PM
Preferring to take a late lunch benefits me, as it beats the rush of the sushi line and shortens the afternoon. As I look over the spectacular view that my company provides me with, I reflect on all that is good in the world.
2.00 PM
Back at my desk, I’m currently preparing for that client meeting that had been on my calendar for weeks. As the graduate, it is my job to prepare all the final copies of the client’s financials so that the meeting can go as planned.
Findex Graduate Lauchlan Shores
3.30 PM
The manager, Key Relationship Manager (KRM) and I go out to meet the client. With financials in hand, I supply all the documents to the KRM and manager as they go through all the yearly figures with the client. Comparing to last years, looking forward and giving any advice. The purpose of a client meeting is to go through all the key aspects of the business’ key drivers and what keeps them running.

Although as a graduate, I do not get a lot of input, I am more there to grow and learn, taking in all the information and advice a more senior manager gives to clients.
4.30 PM
Back at my desk, I finalise the signed documents and upload them into our system and continue back to work with my pod.
Findex Graduate Lauchlan Shores
5.30 PM
After an eventful day, I wind out my day by updating my workflow and saying goodbye to my pod members. I walk towards the train station less than a minute away from the office. Instead of going back to the flat, I head straight to the gym, where some exercise to end the day really helps to relieve stress, stretch the legs after being in an office all day, and test me physically rather than the mental aspect of work.
7.30 PM
Dinner time! Where one of my rostered flatmates cooks up a storm. A typical meal consists of either chicken on rice or chicken wraps, anything to do with chicken really, a truly satisfying meal. Then there is nothing better than Netflix in bed to end out the day. I try to get an early night, to start the next day off with a bang.

Findex Academy 

At Findex we have a strong commitment to learning and development, we will ensure you’re provided with the necessary soft skills, technical knowledge and professional requirements to succeed. As a graduate, you will have access to the Findex Academy, a specialised, multifaceted and innovative learning curriculum designed to support our people to grow and achieve at every stage of their career. 


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What We Look For

We’re searching for passionate people who are driven to accelerate their career. To be eligible for our graduate program you will be: 

  • In your final year of a Commerce / Business or Commerce / Law degree with a major in Accounting or have recently completed your degree (within 12 months at the time of application)
  • Able to commence full-time work in February 2023
  • Collaborative and thrive in a team-based environment
  • Strategically focused and possess strong business acumen
  • Dedicated to providing innovative solutions with a forward-facing mindset
  • Able to adapt your communication style to fit a wide range of situations
  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident*. 
Applicants may apply once and cannot apply for more than one role across different locations or service lines. 

*You may be required to provide evidence at application.

Hear below from Findex Chief People Officer, Jane Betts, as she shares what we are looking for in a candidate and talks about our dynamic work model and life at Findex.


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Application Process

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