Vintage Wine Estates, Inc.

  • Sr. Production Cost Accountant - Headquarters

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Rosa
    Type
    Full-Time
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Location : Name
    Headquaters
  • Overview

    Vintage Wine Estates is a dynamic, growing organization, seeking a Sr. Production Cost Accountant to join our team at our Headquarters location. We are looking for individuals who have a strong work ethic with attention to detail, who are team players and quick learners in a fast-paced environment. 

     

    Reporting to the Director of Inventory and Cost Accounting, this role is responsible for all production cost accounting activities for the company. This hands-on-role will also provide financial support to all functional areas of the business. Ensuring the day to day integrity of financial information, month/year end close processes, and general ledger reconciliations associated with inventory assets. This position provides leadership and review for all aspects of production and inventory cost accounting.

    Responsibilities

    Production Cost Accounting

    • Oversight of inventory at multiple locations, to ensure accurate and timely valuation and completion of transactional activities
    • Oversight of vineyard and harvest activities at multiple locations, to ensure accurate costing and timely completion of transactional activities
    • Perform costing of monthly bottled inventory and analyze all production variances as well as provide insight into other inventory cost fluctuations
    • Assist in accounting participation in physical inventory count activities
    • Manage invoice approval and coding, including grape payments, bulk wine purchases, grape assessments, freight, etc.
    • Assist with acquisition accounting for all inventory components of acquisition transactions
    • Assist with third party contract production customer oversight and related invoicing activities
    • Assistance with annual production budgeting oversight and variance analysis
    • Provide on-going financial reporting and analytical support to all production locations of the business
    • Ensure valuation of inventory meets GAAP requirements
    • All other duties as assigned

    General Ledger and Reporting

    • Ensure all monthly journal entries are prepared and posted to the general ledger timely and accurately for inventory
    • Prepare monthly/quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations timely
    • Lead the monthly close cycle process for inventory and work with other departments to improve cycle times and completeness of data associated with production and inventory areas of the business
    • Preparation of accurate and timely reports and other interim schedules as needed to meet both internal and external reporting requirements

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

    • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize in a dynamic fast pace environment
    • Must be a self-starter with the ability to complete activities with minimal direction
    • Must have good organizational skills and the ability to follow through on projects
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and to interact effectively with management, production, and other departments as well as outside agencies and vendors
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
    • Professional attitude and a strong work ethic
    • Well-developed analytical skills with the ability to review and examine large volumes of data to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

     

     

    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
    • 3+ years of Accounting/Finance experience within a winery environment preferred
    • Manufacturing costing background is highly desirable
    • MS NAV ERP software experience highly desirable
    • Strong computer/technical and analytical skills, primarily performed in Excel
    • Shares company values of: integrity, respect, value creation, compliance, customer focus
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work in an evolving environment with enthusiasm

     

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position
    • This position is predominately performed from a seated position
    • Must be able to stand and walk as required by job duties
    • Must be able to manipulate a computer keyboard that can involve repetitive motion
    • Must be able to use office machinery such as a copy machine, printer and computer

    Vintage Wine Estates provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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