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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).