Accountant (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Cakebread Cellars

  Rutherford, California

Job Summary:
Performs and supports a variety of functions within the Finance Department. Responsibilities include cost accounting, bank reconciliations, inventory management, fixed asset reporting, and tax return preparation and insurance renewals. 

Essential Functions Include:

1. Develops, implements and maintains systems to accurately capture and account for costs associated to the production of cased goods and other food items.
2. Recommends and develops procedures, modifications and improved cost accounting techniques and methods.
3. Tracks monthly cost and volume activities, reconciling to winemakers database and the general ledger.
4. Completes annual book and tax lifo calculations and forecasts of the same.
5. Performs analysis and develops useful and actionable reports on cost trends.
6. Develops cost forecasts for budgeting and long term planning purposes.
7. Analyzes and reports on variances between actual and budgeted costs.
8. Budgets and tracks bulk wine reserve.
9. Prepares final costing package for annual audit.
10. Reconciles bank accounts for all entities.
11. Manages inventory level at each warehouse initiating transfers as required.
12. Reconciles monthly inventory identifying material variances.
13. Coordinates annual physical inventory count by outside auditors.
14. Analyses warehouse cost identifying savings opportunities. 
15. Maintains accurate records of fixed assets accounting system in BNA Fixed Assets System.
16. Records monthly entries for asset depreciation into AMS from BNA data.
17. Ensures BNA Fixed Assets System reconciles to general ledger.
18. Identifies and reports CIP project costs, monitors project timeline, ensures project cost accuracy and proper classification for project assets, and ensures proper timing of transfer from CIP to asset listing. 
19. Prepares documentation and data for annual insurance renewals.
20. Handles insurance claim documentation with CFO for claim submissions for any loss occurrences.
21.Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual state sales and excise tax returns 

Qualifications Include:

•  College degree in Accounting 
•  MBA, CPA, or CMA desirable
•  Wine industry experience preferred
•  3 years of accounting, cost accounting and/or financial analysis experience required 
•  Knowledge of budgeting, costing systems, and inventory valuation
•  Strong experience with computerized financial accounting systems; advanced proficiency with Excel spreadsheets and financial modeling applications
•  Experience with AMS, Wine Makers Database and AgCode preferred
•  Understanding of journal entries and general ledger structure
•  Ability to perform detailed work and analysis with an advanced level of accuracy, often with tight and conflicting deadlines
•  Ability to follow complex verbal and written instructions
•  Demonstrated commitment to excellence and high standards
•  Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
•  Ability to manage priorities and workflow
•  Ability to be a team player and work well with others and have a friendly demeanor
•  Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
•  Positive role model and ambassador for Cakebread Cellars within the community

Physical requirements include:

•  Ability to communicate in a clear, understandable speaking voice, capable of communicating complex information to others
•  Accurate and clear vision and hearing 
•  Capable of following complex directions
•  Ability to accurately complete detailed reports and forms
•  Ability to remain seated for extended periods of time. Job duties of this position are performed primarily from a seated position 
•  Maintain sufficient digital manipulation skills necessary to utilize a computer keyboard 
•  Sufficient body dexterity to bend, stoop and reach for or otherwise gather documents and files
•  Ability to climb stairs. Work site for this position is located in an upstairs area of building 
•  Ability to lift up to 25 lbs (ledgers, computer paper boxes, etc)

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