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Student career stories

In a full-service professional services firm such as Pitcher Partners, you can experience a diverse range of career pathways when you join one of our student programs. Here, you can read the stories of our graduates and why they chose a Pitcher Partners firm.
Meet Emma Harpur: international accounting extraordinaire and avid sportswoman

Meet Emma Harpur, an intern with the Tax Advisory team at Pitcher Partners in Melbourne who recently achieved top grades in the Irish accounting exams, while sitting them here in Australia. Read this article to find out why working at a Pitcher Partners firm has furthered Emma’s career, while also allowing her to pursue her passion for hockey. You can read Emma’s story here.

Meet Jason Van Klaveren, a corporate finance expert and gym enthusiast

Meet Jason Van Klaveren, currently a corporate finance expert at Pitcher Partners Sydney. His exposure to a collaborative and support environment as a graduate in our Business Assurance and Advice team meant that when the time came to move elsewhere, he felt more than prepared. You can learn more about how Jason leveraged his audit experience to transition into a fruitful career in the corporate finance space here.

Meet Trish: Former pastry chef and lover of numbers and research

Meet Trish Cattolico, who is currently an Analyst in the Tax Advisory Group at Pitcher Partners Melbourne firm as part of our graduate program. Her love of numbers and accounting grew from working to understand bookkeeping and the financials in her pastry business. Now Trish applies her love for numbers to her client work as part of the graduate program. You can read Trish’s story here. 

Meet Celeste: A trivia host with the travel bug

Meet Celeste, who embarked on her journey with Pitcher Partners Sydney as a cadet in the Business Advisory and Assurance team in 2018. Her passion for continuous learning and practical application of knowledge, as well as the mentoring provided by Pitcher Partners, drove her to excel in her role. You can read Celeste’s story here.

Meet Chamara: Sports fanatic and data whiz

Meet Chamara Liyanaarachchi, a sports fanatic and data whiz who began his journey with Pitcher Partners Melbourne in 2019 when he completed the Vacationer Program. A particular highlight for him was the firm’s people and inviting culture, not just the working culture but the culture outside of work, and how that allowed him to sustain a good work-life balance. You can read Chamara’s career story here.

Meet Braedan Smith-Connor, an audit expert with an attitude to live life to the fullest.

Meet Braedan Smith-Connor, an audit expert at Pitcher Partners Sydney since 2021. Braedan values lasting friendships, mentors, and embraces diverse clients. Beyond the office, he balances gym, sports, and travel. Braedan’s positive attitude sets the stage for an exciting future in accounting. You can read Braedan’s story here.

Meet Damon: audit enthusiast and footy fan

Meet Damon Fairchild, who is an audit enthusiast by day and a footy fan by night. Damon joined the Pitcher Partners Melbourne graduate program in 2021 and, while initially he was not sure if accounting was his desired pathway, the ability to experience multiple practices as part of the program, as well as the personable and team-oriented focus, sparked Damon’s interest in a career with the firm. You can read Damon’s career story here.

Meet Aldo: tax expert and aspiring video producer

Meet Aldo Sriwahyudi, a tax expert and aspiring video producer who began his journey with Pitcher Partners as a cadet in Pitcher Partners Sydney. Working his way up through the ranks while simultaneously completing his bachelor’s degree, Aldo has developed a rewarding 8-year career with exposure to diverse on-the-job learning across tax and accounting, with many exciting opportunities ahead. You can read Aldo’s story here.

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