Retail Accounts Trainee - Graduate Opportunity

St Austell Brewery
Exeter, Devon
£Competitive Plus Benefits
19 Feb 2019
19 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Retail Accounts Trainee - Graduate Opportunity (Relocate to Cornwall)
St Austell, Cornwall 

Are you an accounting or finance graduate looking to get your foot on the career ladder? Want to gain valuable industry experience while earning your ACCA or CIMA qualification?  

How does working for a multi award-winning brewery sound?  

If the above has piqued your interest, this is a great opportunity to learn, grow and succeed as a Retail Accounts Trainee.  

About Us 

We are St Austell Brewery, a family-owned, independent business that is passionate about great food and drink and delivering the very best to our customers. We produce award-winning beers and have pubs and hotels across the South West, from Bath and Bristol, to the Isles of Scilly.  

We’re now looking for a number of Retail Accounts Trainees to undertake our graduate training programme and become established members of our accountancy teams. 


This is a relocation opportunity for graduates from across the UK to move to idyllic St Austell in Cornwall for an exciting career opportunity.

Your Benefits  

- Competitive salary 
- Pension scheme  
- 20% discount on food and accommodation across our managed sites (after a qualifying period)  
- Exceptional training  
- Employee reward programme – if you do a great job, we’ll make sure that it’s recognised  
- Join a business that supports local charities, good causes and individuals in need 
- Cycle to work scheme  

This is an incredible opportunity to significantly increase your skill-set, learn from a passionate team and gain valuable insight into how a successful brewery operates.  

We are an Investors in People Gold accredited employer and will provide you with all the support you need to gain your ACCA or CIMA qualification and become a qualified accountant.  

Within a people-focused and welcoming environment, you will become one of our behind-the-scenes heroes, crunching numbers and checking figures to support the running of our 177 pubs, inns and hotels across the South West.    

Your Role 

As a Retail Accounts Trainee, you’ll perform a range of activities to support St Austell Brewery’s Retail function.  

Once you have been trained, you will:  

- Process weekly paperwork submitted from our pubs  
- Review pub ledgers and ensure all paperwork has been submitted  
- Reconcile pub debtors and deposits  
- Process journals, including accruals and prepayments  
- Assist with office duties  

About You  

To join us as a Retail Accounts Trainee, you’ll need:  

- At a minimum, a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in an accountancy and/or finance related discipline 
- The desire to learn  
- A fantastic eye for detail  
- Strong communication skills  

Other companies may call this role Accounts Trainee, Trainee Accountant, Graduate Accounts Clerk, Graduate Finance Clerk, Graduate Accountancy Trainee, Graduate Accountant or Trainee Retail Accountant.  

Those who are Accountancy, Accounts, Finance or Financial Graduates are encouraged to apply.  

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer with an Investors in People Gold award, and we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of disability, race, gender, age, sexuality or religion. 

So, if you’re looking to embark on an exciting career as a Retail Accounts Trainee, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

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