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We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, particularly those underrepresented within the wine trade, such as women, disabled and Asian, Black, and ethnic minority candidates.


Reports to: Head of Finace and Resources
Closing date for applications: 25 April

The Finance Officer offers support in all areas of accounting and finance for the IMW’s Head Office and the investment company, MWEC.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, highly organized, analytical, and able to problem-solve. It is essential they possess good insight and understanding of procurement and workflow systems; can show a proven track record in finance and administration and possess strong experience in the key job responsibilities.

A full job description can be found here.


Key responsibilities

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be confident using Sage Intacct, a Web based financial management solution or a similar web-based system utilising purchase orders and sales order entries;
  • Be proficient in MS Office including Word, Outlook, and advanced Excel skills;
  • Have a good understanding of Merchant service providers such as Global Payments and American Express services;
  • Understand payment gateway services such as Sage Pay

They will be able to:

  • Raise customer invoices in local and foreign currencies and match up incoming payments.
  • Perform credit control duties.
  • Add supplier invoices via workflow procurement and AP; reconcile supplier aged analysis against supplier statements and prepare payments in both local and foreign currencies and match up payments to open item invoices.
  • Cash management.
  • Reconcile local and foreign currency bank statements.
  • Cost allocations consistent with budget guidelines.
  • Assist with providing Sage Intacct workflow support to the team.
  • Customer focused, dealing with enquiries from Supporters, Students, and Masters of Wine.
  • Prepare information for the year end audit and assist with audit process

Person specification

The post-holder should be able to work independently within the finance and administration team, have strong writing skills and respect the need for confidentiality. Fluent written and spoken English is essential.

Salary and conditions of service

  • Salary: £35,000 – £42,000 per annum 
  • Place of Work: 6 Riverlight Quay, Kirtling Street, London, SW11 8EA – hybrid office/remote working
  • Status: Permanent
  • Must have right to work in the UK.

What we offer

• Competitive salary: £35,000 – £42,000 per annum
• Hybrid/flexible working policy (with a minimum of 3 days p.w. on site)
• A dynamic, fast-paced, and ambitious workplace environment
• Generous annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays
• Employee Pension scheme (8% employer contribution)
• Statutory sick pay and occupational sick pay allowance
• Employee insurance scheme (group income protection)
• Travel / season ticket loan