THREE young accountants from Yorkshire will be making a move to Australia as part of a programme designed to give people in the profession international industry experience.

Jessica Swaithe, Matthew Haw and William Benton, all work for BHP, which has offices in St Mary’s Court in York.

All three, who work in the firm’s audit division, have been accepted to work at Bentleys Chartered Accountants in Brisbane on a four to six month secondment. Bentleys and BHP are both members of Kreston International, a global network of accountancy firms.

BHP’s Audit Partner, Lisa Leighton, said: “The application process was competitive, but all three had the right experience and skill-sets to succeed. The secondment offers an excellent opportunity for high performers to develop their experience of international work and to build an understanding of Kreston International. It’s also a great way to transfer knowledge between the two businesses.”