Undergraduate & Graduate Positions
Maxim is looking for exceptional graduates as well as undergraduates in their final years of study to commence their career whilst completing their studies.
Whilst working part time through their final years of study, our undergraduate program supports students to grow into our next wave of outstanding accounting graduates.
We are looking for undergraduates and graduates with the following characteristics:
- completed or working towards completion of a commerce or accounting degree;
- focused on a career as a Chartered Accountant;
- ability to work in a team based culture;
- pro-active and self-motivated;
- high performing individuals with proficient organisational and project management skills; and
- strong presentation and communication skills (both verbal and written).
Career Development & Mentoring
Maxim provides staff with a career plan to empower them to grow their skill set. We provide opportunities for staff to identify further training requirements and discuss potential career opportunities. We believe that goal setting with your mentor and the partners is a valuable tool in helping develop the careers of our staff. As a practice we place an emphasis on providing guidance, training and mentoring programs to support the development of our staff.
Career development at Maxim is an ongoing process where discussions about a person’s goals, progression and development happen throughout the year. Formal staff reviews occur twice a year, however we consider these a checkpoint and encourage staff to interact with the managers and partners on a regular basis so the direction of the business and staff goals are aligned.
Training & Development
To be ahead of the game, Maxim understands the importance of the ongoing development of both technical and professional service skills. Structured training programs are regularly reviewed and updated by the partners and managers to ensure all employees are aware of developments in a broad range of technical and professional advisory skills such as project management and client engagement services.
As Maxim enjoys collective learning, the majority of the training sessions are run internally by Maxim staff. This encourages participation and engagement. Maxim also organises an external expert to present regular tax updates and sessions on specific tax topics.
Maxim collates all available market data on salary and seeks to exceed staff expectations. Maxim understands the benefits of a great team, and that to maintain a high performing team culture there needs to be remuneration packages reflective of this performance.
Maxim has tailored bonus schemes for different levels of staff which are designed to recognise and reward client focused and team based behaviour.
Relationships & Client Interaction
As Maxim believes in an advisory and team based approach to client service, we understand the importance of providing opportunities for staff of all levels to interact with clients. We focus on developing these skills in our staff from the very beginning of their career and believe this is a key reason Maxim continually produce exceptional advisors.
The induction program aims to prepare new employees for their future at Maxim by providing them with an understanding of the firm, our core services and the skills they require to begin their journey. The induction program also contains a variety of training modules including knowledge-based, technical and practical sessions. New employees will be introduced to the Maxim team, gain an understanding of Maxim’s core services, consolidate their knowledge of financial statements and structuring, and gain an understanding of our advisory philosophy.
In addition to this, new employees are paired with a mentor to assist them in their Maxim career including guiding them through formal and informal evaluations.
Chartered Accountants Program
We require all our professional staff to become Chartered Accountants. As Chartered Accountants, staff are bound by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) training and development requirements in order to maintain their Chartered Accountant memberships.
Maxim provides candidates with a CA member within the firm to act as their CA mentor and assist during each stage of the Program. We ensure all candidates have the necessary resources available to successfully complete the program.
Maxim will pay the following costs up-front for staff undertaking the CA Program:
- enrolment fees;
- reference material which includes Candidate Study Guide, workshops and CA Study Masterclass; and
- five days paid study leave per module.