Graduate Programmes

WBNZ Grad Connection Statement More than just a jobYour future

William Buck offers not just a job, but a rewarding career. As a progressive firm of Chartered Accountants and Advisors, we have opportunities for enthusiastic graduates looking to build their futures in Auckland, Tauranga, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. 

We here at William Buck know that happy, confident and motivated employees are the key to a successful business.  We regularly enjoy each other’s company, with regular social functions throughout the year including shared morning teas, monthly drinks, our annual retreat and team challenge, there will be plenty of opportunities to get to know your team and other colleagues. Our active social club also organises a range for more informal activities including dinners, sporting events, lawn bowls and quiz nights.

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Our clients, their future

We focus on helping businesses within the middle-market create a great future. We assist private and publicly listed companies, community organisations and individuals. Remaining true to this our core client base enables us to develop a depth of knowledge and expertise to provide the best advice.

For you, it means you’ll be working with clients from a wide range of industries and have the ability to apply your skills to assist them from day one.

While you will work in a particular division you’ll work closely with team members from other service lines and locations to provide the best solution for each client.  Bringing our services together in a collaborative manner ensures our clients received the right advice at the right time.  



WBNZ Grad Connection Statements our aspiration for you

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Learn, perform and progress

For you, our philosophy of Changing Lives means we provide you a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities that have a positive impact upon your life. We want the knowledge and skills that you gain here to have lasting value and be a solid foundation for your future.

We aspire to be an important part of your journey through life. We hope that William Buck and the wider William Buck group will provide you with a place to build your future.

Day one . . . your future begins

Our comprehensive graduate training schedule will ensure you develop a solid technical foundation on which to build your future. A highlight of the training schedule is the William Buck College, which takes place in the first couple of months of your employment with us. The William Buck College is a 2-3 day intensive course providing practical skills that can be put to use right away. It also provides you with the opportunity to meet graduates from the whole William Buck group across Australia and New Zealand.

A commitment to lifelong learning is critical to your success and your professional development continues throughout your career with internal and external training courses, secondment opportunities and career-long learning programs.

As a graduate you’ll be eligible to commence the Chartered Accountants (CA) Program through Chartered Accountants New Zealand and Australia. As this program is crucial for your professional growth and development we do everything possible to ensure you’re supported through this course.

As a Recognised Training Employer (RTE) we have a large number of our team working through their CA qualification at any time. This means you will have support from others doing their CA programme, your personal mentor and everyone else in the team who wants to see you succeed in becoming a Chartered Accountant.

We provide generous assistance to you when you are studying towards your CA qualification in the form of time off, payment of course fees and assistance with the purchase of text books.

Participating in our mentoring programme, you’ll have regular career reviews with your Manager and Director and benefit from hands-on advice from other senior leaders within the firm to ensure you have the necessary support to achieve your goals.

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WBNZ Grad Connection Statement Meet some of our team 1Let us introduce some of our graduates. They talk about their experiences and why they are passionate about being an accountant at William Buck! 


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Take the next step in your future

So you are keen to join one of New Zealand’s best places to work? We look forward to hearing from you.

We take the responsibility of deciding who to invite to join our team very seriously. We have a few steps in our recruitment process that help us reach a decision. We know that this process is as important for you as it is to us. It’s your chance to get to know us and to decide whether our firm is the right place to begin your career.

Applications will open March 2019.

Please ensure all applications include:

—    A cover letter
—    Your CV detailing your employment history, education details and contact details.
—    A copy of your university transcript.

In your cover letter make sure to tell us why you are passionate about being a Chartered Accountant and what you would do personally to live up to the aspirations of Changing Lives. We want to see a glimpse of your personality, uniqueness, values, and what's in your future. 

We review applications as they arrive, so for your best chance to join our team, and take the next step in your future get your application in ASAP!

We try to keep things simple and personal so just send your application to We hope that this gives you the chance to be a little innovative and give us a glimpse of your personality, uniqueness, values and aspirations. 

We look forward to hearing from you. Good luck


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