Vintage Wine Estates, Inc.

Sr. Production Cost Accountant - Headquarters

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Rosa
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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.


Production Cost Accounting

  • Oversight of inventory at multiple locations ensuring accurate and timely valuation and completion of transactional activities
  • Responsible for spirits inventory, from receiving and valuing bulk spirits through bottling cased goods. Calculate proof gallons vs. liquid gallons and match valuation accordingly
  • Keep track of vineyard and harvest activities at multiple locations ensuring 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
  • Responsible for Positive Layer costing for Items that were Sold without Costing completed (mostly mixed packs)
  • Assist in accounting participation in physical inventory count activities
  • Manage invoice approval and coding, including grape payments, bulk wine purchases, grape assessments, freight, etc.
  • Support with acquisition accounting for all inventory components of acquisition transactions
  • 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
  • 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 requirement


  • 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




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 4+ 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: integrity, respect, value creation, compliance, customer focus
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work in an evolving environment with enthusiasm



  • 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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