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
Consultant

Our Opportunities

Current Vacancies

CORPORATE FINANCE MANAGER

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 (carlswansbury@ryecroftglenton.com).

 

 

AUDIT SENIOR

VACANCY: AUDIT SENIOR

We are seeking a fully qualified accountant with a focus on leading audits from planning to completion to play a key role in the audit and assurance team. The successful candidate will also be required to prepare accounts and to be up-to-date with the latest technical knowledge. 

Ryecroft Glenton is a leading North East based business advisory firm, focused on delivering exceptional financial and strategic advice, facilitated by our core values which are to be Trusted, Clear, Strategic, Conscientious and Collaborative.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Progression opportunities
  • The People’s Pension
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Genuine work life balance

Job Role

  • Produce a detailed audit planning memorandum and discuss with Partner/Director/Senior manager.
  • Complete audits in accordance with the Firm’s audit procedures, with assistance from more senior members of staff.
  • Monitor the progress of jobs, ensure that budgets are met, address any problems that are encountered to ensure that the audit is finished within budget and timeframe.
  • Check and supervise the work of more junior staff both on site and in the office and complete any sections as necessary.
  • Sign off audit sections, address any problems or queries and compete the file before passing it to the Partner/Director/Senior Manager for review.
  • Prepare accounts for some of our larger cases, in accordance with the Firm’s procedures and within budget.

Personal specification

  • ACA or ACCA fully qualified with practice experience.
  • Demonstrable experience leading onsite audits with commercial clients from planning to completion.
  • Excellent accounts preparation skills.
  • Competent planning and completion skills.
  • Experience working with MS Excel and Word and ideally CaseWare audit software.
  • Demonstrable success leading junior members of staff.
  • Strong up-to-date technical knowledge including FRS 102 in particular.
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written, ability to deal with a variety of people in different environments.
  • Organised- ability to deal with a variety of tasks.
  • Client focused.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Able to solve complex problems.
  • Able to work well under pressure and manage deadlines.
  • Be positive and committed to the Firm and its core values in dealings with both clients and staff.

If you are interested in applying for this role please email a copy of your CV to Sara Farrey, at sarafarrey@ryecroftglenton.com

 

AUDIT MANAGER

VACANCY: AUDIT MANAGER

We are seeking a fully qualified accountant with a focus on managing audits from planning to completion to play a key role in the audit and assurance team. The successful candidate will also be required to be up-to-date with the latest technical knowledge. 

Ryecroft Glenton is a leading North East based business advisory firm, focused on delivering exceptional financial and strategic advice, facilitated by our core values which are to be Trusted, Clear, Strategic, Conscientious and Collaborative.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Progression opportunities
  • The People’s Pension
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Genuine work life balance

Job Role

  • Manage a portfolio of clients and deliver high quality audit and assurance service, including preparing and reviewing audit plans and work.
  • Plan staffing and resource for audit assignments.
  • Manage the progress of jobs, ensure that budgets are met, address any problems that are encountered to ensure that the audit is finished within budget and timeframe.
  • Review and sign off audit the audit file and address any problems or queries before passing it to the Partner for review.
  • Identify ways to maximise the relationship with the client and deliver added value.
  • Coach and develop audit staff to develop their knowledge.

Personal specification

  • ACA or ACCA fully qualified with practice experience.
  • Demonstrable experience managing audits with commercial clients from planning to completion.
  • Experience working with MS Excel and Word and ideally CaseWare audit software.
  • Demonstrable success managing members of staff.
  • Strong up-to-date technical knowledge including FRS 102 in particular.
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written, ability to deal with a variety of people in different environments.
  • Organised- ability to deal with a variety of tasks.
  • Client focused.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Able to solve complex problems.
  • Able to work well under pressure and manage deadlines.
  • Be positive and committed to the Firm and its core values in dealings with both clients and staff.

If you are interested in applying for this role please email a copy of your CV to Sara Farrey, at sarafarrey@ryecroftglenton.com

Graduate Opportunities

An exciting opportunity for Graduates

We are searching for a graduate to join our team in Autumn 2020 to study to become a Chartered Accountant.

The successful candidate 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

Application process

Send your CV and covering letter to Sara Farrey at sarafarrey@ryecroftglenton.com

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:

Angela Harvey
Ryecroft Glenton
32 Portland Terrace
Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 1QP
Fax: 0191 212 0075

Our Values

Trusted:

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

Clear:

in the way we deliver our advice

Strategic:

helping our clients build valuable businesses over the long term

Conscientious:

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

Collaborative:

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

What our clients think