Job Status: Filled

Finance Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Roebuck Estates (

  Petworth, West Sussex, England

Roebuck Estates owns and manages a collection of vineyards in exceptional locations throughout Sussex.  We are a rapidly expanding company committed to producing the highest-quality English sparkling wines for global distribution.  The Finance Manager position is a high-profile role which reports to the General Manager and involves direct contact with the Company’s Board of Directors.

The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for month-end close process including maintenance of the general ledger, bank reconciliation and producing financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement)
  • Prepare and maintain annual budgets and forecasts
  • Maintain, manage and analyse production and sales data
  • Prepare monthly or quarterly management reports including forecasting, budget variance, production and sales data
  • Identify opportunities to introduce, streamline and improve systems and process efficiencies
  • Provide analytical support to the Executive team and Board in order to drive strategic and operational decisions
  • Oversee year-end audit and tax filings
  • Assist GM as needed on a variety of projects

The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Degree educated (Accounting/Finance or associated subjects a plus)
  • 4+ years of experience in an accounting or finance position
  • Experience in wine business financial or management reporting a strong plus
  • Excellent accuracy and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • The highest standards of professionalism and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to tight deadlines.
  • ACCA, CPAA or equivalent a plus
  • Experience with Sage preferred

Compensation & Benefits:  

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Discretionary annual bonus plan
  • Healthcare Plan
  • Pension Plan

The Finance Manager position will be based full-time in the Petworth area, West Sussex.  The successful candidate will live within a reasonable commute.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]  The closing date for applications is Friday 6th November 2020. 


Located near Petworth in West Sussex, Roebuck Estates was founded by Michael Smith and John Ball, whose belief in the potential of the English wine industry sparked several years spent searching for and acquiring the perfect vineyard sites.  Today, the Company owns and manages multiple vineyards throughout Sussex and produces award-winning English sparkling wines which are sold in the UK and distributed globally.  Roebuck Estates maintains its focus on crafting traditional method sparkling wines from the classic Champenoise varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.



£30k to £45k per annum

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