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
Partner

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).

 

 

ACCOUNTS SENIOR

VACANCY: ACCOUNTS SENIOR

We are seeking an accountant, who will be exam qualified or qualified by experience, to prepare management and year end accounts for a wide range of businesses including partnerships and limited companies.

RG is a leading North East based advisory firm, focused on delivering exceptional financial and strategic advice.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Study support
  • The Peoples Pension
  • Programme of staff sports and social events
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Part time hours available

Job Role

  • Prepare year end accounts in accordance with the firm’s procedures for clients in a wide range of sectors.
  • Prepare management accounts for a variety of clients to strict deadlines, identifying trends and providing insightful commentary for clients.
  • Work quickly and efficiently, while managing a portfolio of recurring work
  • Provide accounting assistance to other teams and colleagues when required

Personal specification

  • Practice experience, preparing annual accounts and schedule D tax computations for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies and experience in preparing VAT returns either by hand or using modern cloud accounting software.
  • Good IT skills (especially Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • 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.
  • Self managed and organised.
  • Focused and committed to excellent client service

If you are interested in applying please email with your thoughts on why you would be a good fit for the role, attaching a copy of your CV Sara Farrey, at sarafarrey@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 Peoples 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 Peoples 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

PAYROLL ASSISTANT

VACANCY: PAYROLL ASSISTANT

We are looking for a Payroll Assistant to work within our busy department.

Job Role

  • Preparing weekly and monthly payrolls for various clients.
  • Checking own inputs and producing files for review.
  • Assist with daily departmental signing runs.
  • Filing payroll data with HMRC.
  • Processing all elements of payroll, including court orders and student loans for clients’ employees.
  • Processing auto enrolment pension deductions, issuing enrolment letters to employees for clients.
  • Answering all queries relating to clients’ payroll in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensuring data accuracy and quality of output is of the very highest standard.

 What we are looking for in our new Payroll Assistant

  • No experience is needed – full training will be provided.
  • 2 reviews a year will allow rapid salary increase and promotion, subject to performance.
  • Excellent communication & organisational skills are essential.
  • Ability to manage time, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Diligent, flexible and adaptable with a positive attitude and commitment to learn.
  • Starting salary between £16,500 – £18,500.

Our clients really do see us as being a part their business and team. Our approach is to be clear, focused and have a passion for what we do.

So…… if you are interested in joining our payroll team, please email a copy of your CV to Sara Farrey, at sarafarrey@ryecroftglenton.com

PAYROLL SENIOR

VACANCY: PAYROLL SENIOR

We are looking for a Payroll Senior to work within our busy department.

Job Role

  • Preparing variable frequency payrolls for numerous clients, including all elements of payroll (e.g. court orders, student loans).
  • Checking own inputs and producing files for review.
  • Reviewing files and work prepared by colleagues.
  • Filing payroll data with HMRC.
  • Processing auto enrolment pension deductions, issuing enrolment letters to employees and making submissions to Pensions Regulator on behalf of clients.
  • Assisting less experienced colleagues and clients with general and technical queries.
  • Ensuring data accuracy and quality of output is of the very highest standard.

 What we are looking for in our new Payroll Senior

  • Strong organisational skills are essential, including the ability to meet multiple daily, weekly and monthly deadlines.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be flexible, in a very busy department.
  • Previous experience of STAR Payroll Professional would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Outlook and Excel
  • Salary depending upon experience and qualification.

Our clients really do see us as being a part their business and team. Our approach is to be clear, focused and have a passion for what we do.

So…… if you are interested in joining our payroll team, please email a copy of your CV to Sara Farrey, at sarafarrey@ryecroftglenton.com

Graduate Opportunities

The positions for graduates to start in September 2020 have now been filled. 

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