Vacation Clerkships

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Vacation Clerkship opportunities

Who are you?

Are you a law or commerce student looking to tackle the world of tax?

Do you want to work with and learn from industry experts?

Are you looking to join a firm that will provide meaningful work and mentoring?

Then look no further than Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills.

Each year, we invite penultimate year university students with a suitable academic focus to apply for a three month vacation clerkship programme in the firm's Sydney office. Following successful completion, students may be offered a graduate position to begin in the year immediately after graduation.

We are particularly interested in students studying Law and/or Commerce (accounting preferred) or who show an interest in practising as a tax adviser. Our tax advisers are a mix of lawyers and accountants, and many are both.

Who are we?

Greenwoods is Australia’s largest specialist tax advisory firm.

We advise ASX-listed and other Australian businesses, as well as international investors and financiers with interests in Australia. We practise across various sectors, with specific expertise in Real Estate, Financial Services, Energy & Resources, Corporate & M&A, Projects & Infrastructure and Private Wealth. 

As well as our advisory work, Greenwoods is passionate about Australian tax policy and reform and takes an active role in tax law reform. 

Our reputation as one of the country’s leading providers of tax services is attested to by our top tier rankings in legal directories and the awards we have received.

What will you do?

Greenwoods is affiliated with Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading law firms and our vacation clerkship programmes are run together. As a result, you will have the opportunity to meet and build meaningful relationships with a large cohort of clerks, as well as all members of our firm. The programme is designed to build on your soft skills as well as your technical skills. You will also be involved in a number of social and networking activities.

As a Greenwoods vacation clerk you will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of tax advisory and tax compliance matters across our industry groups: Real Estate, Financial Services, Energy & ResourcesCorporate & M&A, Projects & Infrastructure and Private Wealth.

Tax Advisory is the consideration and provision of tax advice in relation to all matters including corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure, property development, financing and international transactions.

Tax compliance is the reporting obligations that arise from complying with the tax law. This includes the end-to-end preparation and review of tax reports, including income tax returns, business activity statements and other lodgement obligations.

You will be engaged in client work and be mentored by your reporting Director and a buddy.

Ready to join us?

If you are looking for your all-important vacation clerk position, please submit a general application (your CV, Academic Transcript and a Cover Letter) to our People & Culture Manager, Jackie Watt.

Applications for 2018/19 are now closed. Applications for 2019/20 will open in June 2019.