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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
WineTalent Classifieds: Winery Staff Accountant in St. Helena, CA
WineTalent is working with Long Meadow Ranch on a Staff Accountant role in their St. Helena, CA 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 Staff Accountant to join our Finance team to provide quality service to our winery management team, farm production team, and other business partners. Reporting to the Controller, the Staff Accountant will provide general accounting support, maintain financial reports, records, and general ledger for multiple affiliated entities. This position requires ethical conduct and thoroughness, along with critical thinking, attention to detail and time management.
Facilitate and complete monthly close procedures
Preparation of journal entries, analysis and reconciliation of general ledger accounts
Support accounts payable where necessary, including corporate credit card processing and facilitating employee expense reimbursement
Accounting for fixed assets: Maintain fixed asset roll forward, including supporting fixed asset detail listings and related depreciation schedules Interface with other team members to monitor progress on capital projects and facilitate cost segregation studies
Liaison with sales team and order processing team to effectively manage wine accounts receivable. Conduct periodic conference calls with California wine broker to ensure timely cash collection
Record and reconciliation of inter-company billings
Support other critical accounting areas as needed, such as inventory and payroll
Monitor and ensure quality data transfer between accounting software and various other systems. Improve upon transfer files where needed
Assist with annual financial audit and preparation of tax return work papers. Prepare schedules for - and provide support to - auditors and tax accountants
Assist with documentation and monitoring of internal controls
Assist in preparation of monthly sales tax returns and other governmental compliance reporting where necessary
Collaborate with Controller to ensure that the financial information is prepared in strict adherence with US GAAP, company’s policies and procedures and sound financial management practices
Education, Experience and Requirements
Minimum of 3 years of experience in general ledger accounting practices
Wine or consumer beverage product accounting experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related discipline
Experience with QuickBooks and/or NetSuite preferred
Proficient in MS Office 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).