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Our culture

Our firm’s purpose and network is unique.

Building a career at SW will see you join a hardworking and friendly team that values creating opportunities for our people and our clients. Create your own individual story and become a part of ours.

Our values

Our values are at the very heart of our firm and guide the way we interact within our firm’s teams, with our clients, and the manner in which we interact and engage with you.

Own it | Love your work | Share the load | Embrace the ride | Open doors

Social club

Our dedicated social club coordinates a range of events to fill up your social calendar. This committee is employee led and the events cater to all tastes whether it be social drinks and trivia to the Annual Ball, which is a big crowd pleaser!

Corporate Social Responsibility: Co2 Committee

Creating Opportunities Together

At SW, we are committed to giving back to our community and have an established Co2 Committee who drive our dedicated CSR initiatives. We encourage representatives from all levels, divisions and locations to get involved and make a difference to an area that matters to them most! Currently we are active in supporting a range of charities and activities such as:

  • CEO Sleepout
  • Fitted for Work
  • Liptember
  • Red Cross Blood Donations
  • Movember

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Since participating in 2017, our people have raised over $300,000 in donations for this great cause. A significant portion of people experiencing homelessness are elderly, with a 28% increase in Australians aged 55+ experiencing homelessness between 2011 and 2016.

 

Health & wellness

For the past three consecutive years, when surveyed, all staff have nominated mental health as the number one priority for our firm’s engagement and corporate social responsibility focus.

Our C02 group activates and promotes corporate social responsibility. During our mental health quarter from September to December each year we are involved in: RU OK Day?, Liptember (Women’s Mental Health), Mental Health Month (Walks, Mindfulness and meditation, Coffee breaks) and Movember.

 

R U OK Day?

We participate in R U OK Day each year to raise awareness of mental health and the important of asking each other and our staff. This involves running an initiative that encourages our staff to spend time together.

This has included a cookies and conversation morning tea in each of our offices, a free coffee at the local café to encourage staff to leave the office and talk with their colleagues and recognising the day to raise awareness via internal communications.

Learning & development

At SW we are passionate about building the capabilities of our people and supporting their career growth.

BOLD framework

Our tailored learning framework BOLD (Building Our Leadership and Development) framework clarifies behaviour and capability expectations of our employees at every level. Our programs are purpose built and tailored to our people, their profession and their personal interests.

 

Our BOLD Capability & Development Framework is used to support:​

  • Lateral and campus recruitment endeavours​
  • Performance appraisal processes​
  • The identification and the requirements for your role​
  • Focussed learning & development activities including encouraging you to take more responsibility for your own development, and​
  • Talent management efforts which help prepare our leaders for success​​.

CA Program

Your CA is our CA – as part of our Graduate program, we pay for incoming Grads to complete your CA and provide you with the required study leave.

LinkedIn Learning

E-learning is becoming a great choice for many of us – we can choose the time and place of our learning and learn at a pace that suits our commitments, both at work and at home. We encourage our people to engage in new thinking and tools as a positive way to break up their day and bring fresh ideas and thoughts to day-to-day work.

Celebrations

We love to get our social on and celebrate the big and the small moments that matter. Each office has its own unique identity and ways of engaging whether it be a themed end of month drinks, breakfast club or specific divisional get-together that celebrate the end of the busy season or a new client win.

 

We continue to support work-life balance and recognise that our people have busy lives outside of work. As an employee benefit the firm provides two additional paid days off each year for our people to enjoy.

Mental wellbeing at work

Our firm has a very strong focus on mental health and ensuring that we provide resources for our people so that they feel supported and heard. We participate in numerous mental health related initiatives, such as R U OK? Day, Liptember & Movember and staff events for National Mental Health Month.

 

In 2020 we partnered with The Resilience Project to share an online Wellbeing Series created to support our staff’s mental and physical health. This short series of webinars and resources demonstrated to our people the importance of empathy, mindfulness and gratitude to name a few. In light of COVID-19, these workshops have delivered some powerful messages to our people.

Awards

Our hard work and dedication has been recognised by our clients in the beaton Client Choice Awards for the past six years. We have also been recognised for delivering award winning intern and graduate program over the last six years.

beaton Client Choice Awards

Finalist Best Accounting Firm $50-200m | 2018 – 2023

Finalist Most Innovative Firm | 2020 – 2022

Finalist Best CX Firm, Accounting & Consulting | 2022 – 2023

Top Graduate and Intern Programs

GradConnection & AFR Top 100 Graduate Employers | #42 in 2023

Listed in the top 100 in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 & 2023

AAGE Top 35 Graduate Employer | 2017, 2019, 2020 – 2023

AAGE Top 10 Intern Program | 2017 – 2020

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