We are a Chartered Accounting firm NOW interviewing for accountants, due to organic growth!

Undergraduate to Senior Accountants wanted – feel the difference!

“Creating a sustainable and socially responsible healthcare system”



The best deserve the best – this is why we need you now!

Can we offer the same or more than the Big 4? – Yes, because we are smaller and have a nationally recession proof niche market!

What is life like at Health and Life?

An interns view– Jakob’s story! To find out more click here.

We are not the Big 4 but operate like we are and use the same paperless US technology and processes. Death and taxes are inevitable and  for decades we have operated nationally in both areas. So at Health and life you get the best of both worlds. How do we know? CEO and Founder of Health and Life – David Dahm used to work for the Big 4.

We offer:

Fast career advancement It’s often easier to move up through the ranks in a smaller firm than in a larger one. That’s a big benefit  if you are looking for a clear career path.

Friendly culture Large firms can be impersonal places to work. You need a great personality with us because you are working closely with great staff and clients. You are not working in a small room all day just processing information. Many graduates leave bigger firms after just a few years, disillusioned by their experience.

Less bureaucracy and politics Office politics is a big negative if you want to do your job to the best of your ability. Smaller firms tend to have less of it, and less red tape too. That makes it easier to get things done.

Varied work At a large firm, you might just be a small cog in a big machine, doing the same work day after day. But in our practice we have a more varied, diverse and interesting role. You do not do the same job every 6 months. The more you learn the more you earn.

A big 4 firm may have an office in Manhattan it does not mean you will get any work experience on these clients. Why because they like to employ the best locally – like we do. It is hard to compete in an international workforce. If you work in one city or State you will usually work in that area  and not beyond its borders. At Health and Life 98% of clients are located all over Australia from Esperance to Katherine, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth etc. Our client footprint reads like a weather map. You will receive a truly national experience that is beyond  the numbers.

Mentoring It’s easier to interact with the Director and senior staff in a smaller firm, and  it is easier to learn from them. This is a big plus point if you are a truly ambitious graduate.

Career Security A smaller firm offers more job and career security because you are not just another number if the firm suddenly loses a big client. The working relationships are more intimate and responsive, because you are more multi-skilled and have direct client contact you are  more valuable.

In the last 30 days – All over Australia, this is who are interested in us and why? Are you?

Can your future boss prove that they have a pipeline of job security and opportunity for you?
Only if we are in your top list of five employers should you apply.

Watch this video*: http://youtu.be/xmij1LMI_eY
* We do not endorse the contents of this video, however we thought it was worth a look!

We promise you don’t have to sleep under the desk!

We really care about…..

“Creating a sustainable and socially responsible healthcare system”

Do you want to join us?

You won’t grow fast unless you work with the people at the top!

In terms of career, professional and personal development opportunities, we offer
more than a traditional public practice accounting firm.

We are located in the Adelaide CBD, opposite the new Ernst & Young Building

Under/Graduate Accountant
(no experience required, must be a permanent resident, completing commerce degree)

Total Remuneration (package inclusive of super)

Graduate  (1 year at H&L)            up to $60,000 p.a.
Undergraduate                              up to $50,000 p.a.
Seniors                                           up to $80,000 p.a.

At Health and Life you work with a Director from day 1 and not 5 years later.

Just a little about us and what we are after….

Established in 1992, we are an exciting high profiled entrepreneurial national Chartered
Accounting, Taxation and Practice Advisory firm.

We are a high growth, recession proof, paperless firm with state of the art facilities and

Opportunities for the right applicant exist within the firm for fast career progression.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in preparation of advice
  • Ensuring that accurate statutory financials are generated
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts
  • Benchmarking client and preparing recommendations
  • Reviewing files and technical support
  • Classifying client work in according to priorities and delegating accordingly


  • An interest in tax and accounting
  • Prepared to undertake the CA or CPA program. Must have 4 legal and tax
    subjects in your degree which ensures eligibility for tax agent registration.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills. A lot of work Is conducted over the phone
    or by email so clients need to quickly understand what you are saying.
  • Prepared to work your way up. Establishing a solid career is your first
    priority. Work life balance is important, but some sacrifices may need to be made
    to get ahead.
  • Ability to keep calm because you are happy to research things properly so you can
    provide valuable opinions.
  • Ability to think outside the square
  • Solutions and team work driven

Are you looking for a dynamic and diverse role, seeking to develop your business skills beyond the books,
and looking for a role based in the heart of Adelaide CBD? Then this is the role for you!

Making a difference in the community is just as important as being successful.

Do you have what it takes?

At Health and Life, indifference does not get you a career with us. You do need a sense of humour, an ability to think outside the square, and an ability to remain calm and work hard in a rapidly changing environment.

This following is a test to see if you have the persistence and attention to detail we are looking for.

We are looking for people who want a career and not just a job. It is an important decision for both
of us.

Can you pass the Health and Life Attitude Test?

To figure out if we are the right fit for you, consider the following…

Positive change is your friend and not your enemy. At Health and Life no day is the same, it is an extremely exciting. It is highly progressive and stimulating intellectual environment. We are making a huge difference in the national healthcare system and the community, and you can be part of it.

We receive many applications. For this reason we are making it difficult to apply. We only want great staff members and not just good workers. We will only contact you if you are the right fit. How do we know if you are not right fit?

You are persistent and have great attention to detail.

By reading our “Are we the right fit for you?” slides below you will know what to do next to
get a job with us.

Will you receive a response?

In the end we will only offer professional and long term careers that make a difference because that is what you want as well. You will have shown that is more than a job to you.


You will be automatically rejected if your cover letter does not:

1. Demonstrate you have watched our slides; and
2. Tell us why you want to work in the health care industry; and
3. Read without grammar and/or spelling mistakes and errors; and
4. Send us your draft or final academic transcript; and
5. You may only have one attempt at applying. Past applicants are not eligible to reapply.

So now you know the main reason why we cannot progress your application
beyond this point.

For those who are prepared to take this test keep reading.

It takes time to find the right fit. We will take as long as is necessary.This is why we keep running this advertisement all year round. We want employ talented people like you.

If you hear from us, you have a 90% chance of securing a job if our CEO David Dahm calls you.

We can guarantee you our CEO reads every application.

We promise you will hear from our CEO within a week if you answer our ad correctly. Have fun applying, it will be an experience. We will give honest feedback. I hope to see you as part of our committed and hard working team.

Why did you not hear from us?

On the flip side if you don’t read or apply for our ad properly, do not expect to hear from us again. Some instant feedback is you do not have the attention to detail or persistence we are looking for.

We are honest about feedback. You cannot grow and develop at Health and Life unless your are prepared to receive constructive feedback. It is a two way street. We are also prepared to listen, where your hard work, skills and experience exceeds that of your peers.

What is it like to work at Health and Life?

See “Are we the right fit for you?” statement.

Less of a job, more of a calling

Working at Health and Life is a whole different experience. Because whatever you do here, you play a part in creating some of the best solutions to people’s most important decisions in life.

You will be promoting achievement of financial and health literacy with integrity; alleviating poverty and ill-health in the international community and helping people discover all the amazing things they can do with this knowledge. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it giving back, and it’s a rush.

Click here to find out whether are we the right fit for you slides?

Read on

Other Tips!

A must watch before you apply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDqzTe04pn0

How to find the perfect career?

Find out more about our CEO and Founder David Dahm Linked In Profile.

*These slides have been adapted from the Netflix Freedom and Responsibility Statement. We believe in many of the ideas and values and is worth sharing. Enjoy.