Vintage Wine Estates, Inc.

Sr. Financial Accountant

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

Overview

Reporting to the Manager of Inventory and Cost Accounting, this role is responsible for 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 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 inventory reconciliation- Cased Goods, Bulk Wine, Dry Goods and Merchandise for Bank reporting needs
  • Handle Third party Revenue and Expense reporting and margin analysis
  • Responsible for providing support to Compliance for Import and Distilled Spirits
  • 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
  • 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 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

  • 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:

  • 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

 

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

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