Thursday, November 30, 2017

WineTalent Classifieds: Winery Accounting Manager

WineTalent is working with our client Long Meadow Ranch on a winery accounting role.

Long Meadow Ranch is a family owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award-winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Long Meadow Ranch has a unique opportunity for an Accounting Manager to join our administration to provide quality customer service to our ranch and winery management team, our business partners, our customers and our vendors.  Reporting to the Controller, the Accounting Manager will be responsible for review and forecasting of cash flow, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures, recommendations for continuous improvement, and general accounting functions for Long Meadow Ranch Partners, L.P. and LMR Wine Estates LLC in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  This position requires ethical conduct and thoroughness, along with critical thinking, attention to detail and time management.
The Accounting Manager will follow generally accepted accounting practices, adhering to the policies and procedures set forth by the company.

      Maintain a comprehensive set of accounting policies and procedures.
      Prepare journal entries and perform reconciliations in support of monthly and year-end close.
      Manage daily accounting tasks including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, bank reconciliations, and daily banking tasks.
      Supervise farm production periodic inventory counts and maintain perpetual inventory system for non-financial inventory reporting (tons/lbs/etc).
      Assist with the budget/reforecasting and cash forecasting processes. Approve and monitor billing activity as processed by the Accounts Payable Specialist. Ensure accuracy of accounts payable coding and work with appropriate departmental manager if billed incorrectly. Record overhead allocations as needed.
      Ensure accuracy and completeness of  LMR Wine Estates LLC direct-to-consumer sales in financial accounting software, reconciling monthly.
      Record royalty revenue and other intercompany accounting transactions as deemed necessary.
      Monitor, track and report on all required external compliance for Ranch entity, including organic certifications, water system compliance, etc.
      Participate as a team member on key business initiatives, including cost accounting, workflow management, and customer correspondence protocol.
      Evaluate, recommend and implement policies, procedures and systems related to company efficiency, productivity and internal controls.
      Solicit​ ​and​ ​act​ ​on​ ​feedback​ ​from​ ​manager,​ ​peers,​ ​and​ ​other business​ ​partners.​ ​Contribute​ ​ideas,​ ​energy,​ ​enthusiasm​ ​and​ ​support​ ​to​ ​the​ ​continuous​ ​improvement​ ​of​ ​the process.
      Other duties as required.

Education, Experience and Requirements
      Minimum of 3 years of experience in general ledger accounting practices
      Wine or consumer beverage product accounting experience required
      Farming and livestock specific accounting experience, a plus
      Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related discipline
      In-depth knowledge of Accounting Software including QuickBooks
      Experience with Targit or similar sales and depletion reporting software
      Experience with ecommerce and POS systems, WineDirect preferred
      Proficient in MS Office including PowerPoint with advanced MS Excel skills
      Sharp attention to detail with good oral and written communication skills
      Able to work in a team environment as well as operate independently
      Able to lift 40+ lbs
      Valid driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record
      A pre-employment background check is required

Compensation and Benefits
      This is a full-time, salaried position.

      Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k).

Interested in this job?  Please email your resume to amy@winetalent.net.  All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

WineTalent Classifieds: Winery Financial Analyst in St. Helena

WineTalent is working with our client Long Meadow Ranch on a Financial Analyst job opening.

Long Meadow Ranch is a family owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award-winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Long Meadow Ranch has a unique opportunity for a Financial Analyst to join our Finance team to provide quality service to our winery management team, farm production team, and other business partners. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for the financial reporting and analysis for multiple entities, management and oversight of LMR Wine Estates LLC inventory, wholesale revenue and receivables reporting, and other ad hoc analysis as deemed necessary. This position requires ethical conduct and thoroughness, along with critical thinking, attention to detail and time management
The Financial Analyst will follow generally accepted accounting practices, where applicable, adhering to the policies and procedures set forth by the company. 
Responsibilities:
•  Generate and distribute budget to actual variance reporting and document management meetings. Perform analysis, including both financial and non-financial metrics. Provide commentary on significant budget variances.
•  Complete daily labor cost analysis for all departments.
•  Manage Wine Estates sales and inventory data reporting for distribution to Targit and wholesale sales team. Ensure accuracy and completeness of data. Provide support and analysis as needed.
•  Manage Wholesale Logistics Coordinator, whose responsibilities include daily wholesale sales order processing and fulfillment, cash receipts application, and inventory movement. Assist with international shipment requirements on “as needed” basis. 
•  Ensure accuracy and completeness of cased goods and packaging inventory reporting. Reconcile inventory in multiple locations. Effectively manage relationships with third party warehouse, shipping, and logistic companies.
•  Maintain current Wine Estates receivable balances, distributing customer statements on “as needed” basis. Calculate and submit broker commissions for payment. Provide oversight of customer sales incentives processed by Wholesale Logistics Coordinator.
•  Participate as a team member on key business initiatives, including cost accounting, workflow management, and customer correspondence protocol.
•  Other duties as required.

Education, Experience and Requirements
•  Minimum of 3 years of experience in financial analysis and/or general ledger accounting practices
•  Wine or consumer beverage product accounting experience required
•  Farming and livestock specific accounting experience desirable
•  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related discipline
•  In-depth knowledge of Accounting Software including QuickBooks
•  Experience with Targit or similar sales and depletion reporting software
•  Proficient in MS Office including PowerPoint with advanced MS Excel skills
•  Sharp attention to detail with good oral and written communication skills
•  Able to work in a team environment as well as operate independently
•  Able to lift 40+ lbs
•  Valid driver’s license and maintain a safe driving record
•  A pre-employment background check is required

Compensation and Benefits
•  This is a full-time, salaried position.
•  Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k).

Interested in this job?  Please email your resume to amy@winetalent.net.  All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

WineTalent Classifieds: Winery Ambassador: Luxury Wine Club Management

WineTalent is working with our St. Helena, California based winery to find a wine club manager to drive new business to the winery's luxury portfolio wine club. This will be done by cultivating relationship with local businesses while developing the guest experience for the luxury portfolio at the winery and at the private estate vineyard. 

Seeking an entreprenurial spirit that is poised, elegant and a true hospitality professional, this winery is looking for a key member of their team. 
Responsiblities: 
  • Execute a member-centric guest experience when hosting luxury portfolio members and their guests. 
  • Creating diverse tasting room offerings that cater to the luxury guest. 
  • Cultivate a strong relationship with current members, members of the winery's other wine clubs and VIPs. 
  • Work closely with the hospitality team to create unique and highly enjoyable experiences. 
  • Increased sales from wine club members and increased membership and retention levels. 
  • Foster and build on relationships with other businesses within the wine industry that will create continuous referrals and repeat business. 
  • Maintain reservations, protocols, follow-ups, standards, trainings and reporting. 
Qualifications: 
  • Expertise in selling luxury, lifestyle goods. 
  • Excellent wine knowledge and hospitality experience. WSET and CSW Certifications highly desirable. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management, Communications, Business, Finance or related discipline. Related work expeirence in lieu of a degree will also be considered. 
  • 5+ years of hospitality experience. 
  • Knowledge of retail and hospitality software database systems. 
  • Ability to lift, move and carry wines up to 65 lbs. 
  • Valid Driver's License and insurability by company.
All communications will be kept completely confidential.  Please email your resume to amy@winetalent.net.

Monday, November 6, 2017

WineTalent Classifieds: Accounting Manager - Ranch

WineTalent is working with our client, Long Meadow Ranch, on an Accounting Manager - Ranch position.  

Long Meadow Ranch is a family­ owned and operated producer and purveyor of world-­class wine and food that is economically successful and socially responsible using diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods. We produce award ­winning wines, handcrafted extra virgin olive oils, grass-­fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.

Long Meadow Ranch has a unique opportunity for an Accountant to join our administration to provide quality customer service to our ranch management team, our business partners, our customers and our vendors. Reporting to the Controller, the Accounting Manager – Ranch will be responsible for the financial reporting and analysis, cash flow forecasting and review, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures, recommendations for continuous improvement, and general accounting functions for Long Meadow Ranch Partners, L.P. in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This position requires ethical conduct and thoroughness, along with critical thinking, attention to detail and time management.

Responsibilities:
Maintain a comprehensive set of accounting policies and procedures
Complete daily labor cost analysis for all departments
Prepare journal entries and perform reconciliations in support of monthly, and year end close
Manage daily accounting tasks including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, bank reconciliations, and daily banking tasks
Provide monthly budget to actual variance reporting with detailed analysis, including both financial and non-financial metrics
Supervise periodic inventory counts and maintain perpetual inventory system for non-financial inventory reporting (tons/lbs/etc)
Develop and manage the budgeting/reforecasting process and the cash forecasting process
Participate as a team member on key business initiatives, including cost accounting, workflow management, and customer correspondence protocol
Monitor, track and report on all required external compliance including organic certifications, water system compliance, etc.
Evaluate, recommend and implement policies, procedures and systems related to company efficiency, productivity and internal controls
Other duties as required

Qualifications and Requirements
Minimum of 3 years of experience in general ledger accounting practices
Ranch, including farming and livestock, specific accounting experience desirable
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related discipline
In-depth knowledge of Quickbooks preferred
Proficient in MS Office including Powerpoint with advanced MS Excel skills
Sharp attention to detail with strong oral and written communication skills
Able to work in a team environment as well as operate independently
Able to lift 30+ lbs
Must have a valid California Driver’s License
A pre-employment investigative consumer report is required
Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried position.
Competitive compensation depending on experience plus benefits including medical/dental insurance, paid vacation and 401(k).