For those wishing to pursue a career in accountancy, there are opportunities within Ryecroft Glenton (RG) to study whilst obtaining practical experience with excellent personal development opportunities beyond qualification.

We encourage applications from enthusiastic, high calibre graduates from all disciplines for Chartered Accountancy training contracts.

We also take applications from school leavers to take the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) exams after which there may be the opportunity for study towards further qualifications.

From time to time, other vacancies occur throughout the firm in both technical and support roles. We welcome speculative applications from exceptional candidates for experienced, graduate and school leaver positions. Please send your CV along with a covering letter explaining why you are exceptional. 

If you would like to apply for a position within the firm or to know more about current vacancies, please contact Geoff Cawthorn or Sara Farrey at our Newcastle Office.

Sara Farrey
Sara Farrey
Practice Administrator
Geoff Cawthorn
Geoff Cawthorn

Our Opportunities

Current Vacancies


RG Corporate Finance (“RGCF”) are currently looking To recruit a corporate finance manager to join our award winning Corporate Finance team .

  • Role: Corporate Finance Manager
  • Type: Permanent, Full-time
  • Location: Jesmond, Newcastle


Award winning, RGCF delivers clear and creative transaction related advice to our clients, achieving tangible results.  We provide proactive advice to businesses at all stages of their life-cycle, including advising clients who are looking to raise growth and development capital or refinance, whilst advising businesses that may be looking to acquire another business to achieve step change growth. We also advise clients on how to go about improving the value of their business, in anticipation of us advising on the ultimate sale of the business.

RGCF was recently named one of the top financial advisers in the region by Experian and has won many awards, including the Corporate Finance Deal of the Year Award at the 2018 NE Accountancy Awards, whilst our Head of Corporate Finance, Carl Swansbury was named Dealmaker of the Year at the 2018 Insider Dealmakers Awards.

This role is suitable for a qualified accountant with practice experience or a qualified accountant who is currently working in industry. 

The key duties of the role are:

  • Providing expert advice and guidance to clients;
  • Producing business plans, information memorandums and business valuations;
  • Carrying out detailed research to identify potential strategic buyers;
  • Preparing detailed financial models;
  • Helping to market businesses for sale;
  • Leading transactions.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a qualified accountant;
  • Have practice experience;
  • Be driven to deliver excellent client service;
  • Have a track record in delivering to tight client deadlines;
  • Enjoy networking with business owners and other professionals ;
  • Have excellent communication skills and be confident speaking to clients face to face, over the telephone and by email;
  • Have excellent IT skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Corporate finance experience would be advantageous but not a necessity.

The role offers a competitive salary, along with a healthy performance related bonus, pension and 25 days holiday plus Statutory holidays. We also offer additional benefits such as the option to purchase an extra 2 days holiday etc.

All enquiries in relation to this role should be directed to our Partner and Head of Corporate Finance, Carl Swansbury (




An exciting opportunity for Graduates

We are searching for graduates to join our team in September 2020 to study to become Chartered Accountants.

The successful candidates will gain work experience with us whilst studying for the ACA qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) under a level 7 Accounting Professional Apprenticeship.  There may also be an opportunity to study for the joint ACA and Chartered Tax Adviser qualification.


Who are we

Ryecroft Glenton (RG) is a leading North East based accountancy and business advisory firm, founded in 1901 and dedicated to delivering exceptional financial and strategic advice to our clients.

What we offer 

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid tuition for professional exams with a national training provider
  • Sensible balance between work and study commitments, which from experience has a positive impact on exam results
  • Promotion opportunities following qualification
  • Excellent social opportunities

The job role

Training rooms

We have dedicated rooms where graduates are based, together with a training supervisor who ensures that they are provided with comprehensive on the job training.

Our clients

We act for a wide range of clients from small local businesses to large national and international corporates, delivering accounting and tax advice, carrying out audits, advising on acquisition and disposal mandates, as well as providing strategic growth & development advice.

Graduate work experience

From day one our graduates are given the opportunity to prepare clients’ accounts from start to finish, to prepare tax computations and to assist in audits of organisations based both in the North East and nationally. They will also have the opportunity to prepare VAT returns and management accounts for clients using the latest cloud software products.

Beyond qualification

Most of our graduates stay with us for the longer term due to our track record of providing opportunities to progress to more senior positions. Following qualification, there is the opportunity to specialise within one or more of our 6 service lines.

Candidate specification

  • 2:1 graduate in any discipline
  • Minimum BBB at A level (or equivalent)
  • Minimum B grade in both English and Maths GCSE
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent social skills
  • Organised
  • Able to work within a team
  • Able to work well under pressure and manage deadlines

 Case studies

To find out what it is like to be a graduate with RG read these testimonials from our former and current graduates.

Jon Routledge

After graduating from Newcastle University in July 2007, I joined RG as a graduate trainee, and started working towards my ICEAW Chartered Accountant qualification in September that year.

Having a relevant degree (Accounting and Finance) I received some exemptions, although at the risk of making myself sound old, many fewer than are now available. My training contract ended in September 2010.

After qualification I was offered the option of moving to work in a different service line, having been primarily engaged on accounts and audit work up to that point.

I chose to spend time working in personal tax and business tax as I had always found tax interesting and I wanted to gain a broader understanding of the area. In our industry it’s at the qualified stage when chartered accountants tend to get itchy feet, but I can honestly say the thought never crossed my mind. I knew I could achieve whatever I wanted here, and I had thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at RG over the previous three years.

I looked after a portfolio of personal and corporation tax clients whilst studying for the CTA exams and after being promoted to manager in April 2012 moved back into the audit and assurance department but retained a portfolio of personal tax and corporation tax returns.

I completed my CTA exams in November 2013 and became CTA qualified in January 2014.

Since then I have continued to manage a portfolio of audit clients whilst also becoming more involved in the business tax side of the business, including taking responsibility for a sizeable portfolio of corporation tax cases.

I was promoted to senior manager in July 2015, and after almost 11 years at the firm, Director in May 2018. This year has seen further changes in my role, with more emphasis on the business tax side.

Looking back over the past decade or so, I couldn’t ask for more in terms of the career progression opportunities I have had, and the people I have worked with.


Tony Anderson

I joined RG as an Audit and Accounts Assistant in September 2016 after completing a Business Management with Finance degree at Nottingham Trent University.

During my time at university I’d analysed many sets of accounts but didn’t know about the process of producing accounts. What I liked about RG is that you were given a chance to do this within the first few weeks and every week I gained confidence in my ability to produce accounts with the training I received. The support from your training supervisor and fellow trainees is invaluable.

I have worked on clients from a wide range of sectors during my time at RG, including agriculture, professional services and manufacturing. The experience of a trainee is varied; I have done everything from bookkeeping, preparing VAT returns and management accounts, preparing year end accounts to attending large audits.

I am sitting my final exam in November and will complete my training contract at the end of December. My first three years have been very enjoyable, and the work environment that we have here at RG has contributed to that. My colleagues have all been very approachable and supportive, especially when exam season comes around. 

After work the social life at RG is very active. I play for the RG football team and attend various social events.


Sarah Pilton

I joined RG as an Audit and Accounts Assistant in September 2017 after completing an Accounting degree at Northumbria University.

Even though I completed an Accounting degree, I didn’t really know about the end to end process of creating a set of accounts and RG gave me that insight within the first two weeks! Sitting in a training room with other graduates and a dedicated training supervisor has really helped me develop more quickly in my role, as someone is always on hand to explain any queries I may have.

The past 2 years have seen me develop both as an individual and as a professional, gaining experience in preparing accounts and tax computations for a wide range of businesses including charities and limited companies.  I have also been part of a team on several audits during the period, including that of a multi-national manufacturer.

As a trainee, we receive study leave to go to college and complete our professional exams which is not easy alongside work commitments. However, the firm have been enormously supportive throughout this process and I have even had qualified colleagues helping me revise.

There is a vibrant social life at RG. As well as regular nights out organised by the staff there is a Sports and Social committee which organises events that are subsidised by the firm.

RG is the perfect environment in which to train as it feels more like a family than a firm!

Application process

Send your CV to Sara Farrey at

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment day at our offices on 18 November 2019, where they will have a series of interviews and assessments.

The deadline for applications is 31 October 2019.



Graduate Opportunities

The application process for graduates wishing to join RG in September 2020 is now open. See Graduate Vacancies above for more details. 

Accounting Apprenticeship Opportunities

If you would prefer to start working straight after completing your A levels and avoid the expense and debt of University, you may wish to consider applying to train with us to become an accounting technician.

For the duration of your training, you will be based in a dedicated, modern and well-equipped training area where you will be given the opportunity to prepare clients’ accounts from start to finish, to prepare income tax computations and to assist in audits of organisations based primarily in the North East.

Tuition for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) exams is provided by means of day release with a national training provider. Progress on courses is closely monitored and supported by the partners. All staff participate in ongoing training via external courses and internal seminars.

Once you have qualified as an accounting technician there may be an opportunity to study towards further professional qualifications.

Within RG, there are regular social events and a number of sports teams giving opportunities to participate in competitive events and network with other professionals.

If you are interested in finding out more about qualifying as an accounting technician with an independent firm of accountants based in Newcastle and have a grade A or A* in GCSE Mathematics and at least a grade B in GCSE English language then please send your CV and a covering letter to:

Sara Farrey
Ryecroft Glenton
32 Portland Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
Fax: 0191 212 0075

Our Values


to put our clients first, to get it right first time


in the way we deliver our advice


helping our clients build valuable businesses over the long term


we go the extra mile to get the job done; we truly care about our clients and their businesses


with each other, with our clients and with our professional friends

What our clients think