Friday, April 5, 2019

WineTalent Classifieds: Controller for Wine Country Business

WineTalent is working with our client Long Meadow Ranch to find a Controller in their St. Helena offices.

Long Meadow Ranch is a family-owned agricultural enterprise producing grapes and wine, olives and olive oil, grass-fed beef and lamb, fruits, vegetables, and eggs in the Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Marin County. The Long Meadow Ranch operations also include an acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, a general store and wine tasting bar in the historic Logan-Ives House, an outdoor cafe, a farmer's market, a working garden and a variety of unique event spaces all located at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.

Long Meadow Ranch has a unique opportunity for a Controller to join our management team. Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Controller is responsible for review and forecasting of cash flow, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures, recommendations for continuous improvement, and general accounting functions for multiple affiliated entities in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This position will manage the accounting team. Direct reports include Assistant Controller, Financial Analyst as well as the Accounts Payable Specialist. The Controller responsibilities require ethical conduct and thoroughness, along with critical thinking, attention to detail and time management.

Implement, maintain, and follow a comprehensive set of policies and procedures, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
Manage and support the financial close cycles including preparation of journal entries and reconciliations
Oversight and management of daily accounting tasks including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, bank reconciliations, and daily banking tasks
Supervise periodic inventory counts and maintain a perpetual inventory system for non-financial inventory reporting
Support the budgeting and cash forecasting processes.
Approve and monitor billing activity as processed by the Accounts Payable Specialist, ensuring accuracy of accounts payable coding by departmental managers
Ensure accuracy and completeness of company sales in financial accounting software, reconciling monthly
Record inter-company accounting transactions as deemed necessary
Serve as primary contact for auditors. Oversight, preparation, and submittal of financial information in accordance with lender requirements. Monitor, track and report on all required external compliance
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 continuous improvement of processes
Perform other duties as assigned

Education, Experience and Requirements
Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting and finance
In-depth knowledge of accounting software, NetSuite and QuickBooks experience a plus.
NetSuite implementation experience strongly desired.
Proficient in MS Office including PowerPoint with advanced MS Excel skills
Wine, consumer beverage product or manufacturing accounting experience strongly preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related discipline
Experience with e-commerce and POS systems, Truvi or WineDirect preferred
Vineyard and Farming specific accounting experience, a plus
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).

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