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Cost Accountant

Boisset Collection

St. Helena, CA

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Position Summary: The Cost Accountant plays a critical role in the accounting, financial reporting and analysis of wine inventory and cost of goods sold. This position is responsible for maintaining the overall accounting structure of dry goods inventory, updating wine costing, as well as performing the accounting, reporting and reconciliation for bulk and grape purchases and sales, farming and vineyard development costs, wine production and other operational costs associated with inventory and production. This position ensures that all wine inventory and cost of goods sold are accounted for in accordance with Company, GAAP, SEC and other regulatory guidelines.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
-Documents and communicates standard operating procedures and policies pertaining to the company’s inventory and cost accounting methodology. Makes recommendations to improve or streamline procedures.
-Maintains the company’s cost accounting system, including set up of standard cost estimates, reconciliation to actual costs and implementation of revised cost through the inventory sub-ledger and general ledger.
-Coordinates between production and marketing to prepare bill of material requirements for ongoing and new products, identify and implement cost savings strategies
-Performs monthly general ledger close for dry goods, grapes, bulk wine, in-process and finished goods inventory. Ensures timely and accurate preparation and review of reserves and accruals, journal entries, account reconciliations, variance analysis, management reports and other financial analysis as required.
-Prepare, review and present inventory valuation analyses on a routine basis to finance and operations leadership teams.
-Prepares monthly management reporting on farming, wine production and facilities operations.
Administers all grape and bulk wine contracts. Serves as the financial liaison between the production teams and finance management to execute new contracts, renewals, or addendums.
-Calculates and prepares grower payments and reconciles to grower contracts.
-Calculates, prepares and processes grape and bulk wine sales transactions.
-Assists with production planning, analysis, and budgeting activities related to wine inventory costs.
-Develops allocation methods for overhead and labor costs.
-Prepares and analyzes accounting schedules in preparation of financial statements, tax reports, and other internal and external reports as required.
-Support quarterly and annual audits by the external auditors, assist in documentation, audit, and lead schedules.
-Assists with related special projects as required.
-Performs other duties as assigned by the manager.

Minimum Qualifications
-Minimum Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in related field or equivalent; advanced degree, CPA, or CMA highly desirable.
-Minimum four to six years of experience in general accounting. cost accounting or combination of both.
-Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), cost accounting theory, and financial aspects of manufacturing.
-Experience in building and managing key metrics and operational reporting (beyond just producing financial reports).
-Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
-AMS & Nexus software experience a plus.
-Attention to detail and accuracy, with a high level of integrity.
-Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
-Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
-Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work amidst constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
-Strong organizational, project, and time management expertise; critical attention to deadlines.
-Effective communication skills, verbal and written, with employees and external parties at all levels.
-Passion and curiosity for continuous process improvement.

Additional Functions:
-Comply with all company safety policies, practices, and procedures. Participate in safety training and report all unsafe conditions or work practices.
-Participate in team efforts and perform additional duties as needed.

Necessary Skills:
-Language: Ability to speak and understand basic English required for all positions.
-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports, financial reports, legal documents, and policies and procedures. Ability to write detailed reports and compile supporting data. Ability to effectively present information to management, clients, outside consultants, and other business contacts, and to facilitate meetings or training sessions as needed.
-Math:Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations, equations, data or scientific analysis, statistical theory, and/or other functions. Ability to understand and apply concepts of algebra, calculus, and geometry. Ability to recognize and correct inaccuracies when using a calculator or computer spreadsheet.
-Logic:Ability to apply common sense understanding to multiple tasks, analyze and solve practical problems, prioritize and delegate tasks and projects, work both independently and as part of a team, and adapt to frequent changes in the work environment.
-Computer:Possess intermediate/advanced computer skills which can include e-mail, internet, word processing, spreadsheet, basic database activity, graphic arts, and/or publishing.

Work Environment
-Primarily in a well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor setting with adequate ventilation. This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Moderate noise levels typical of public space: public conversations, telephones/cell phones, large groups.

Schedule and Travel Requirements
-Primarily a set weekday schedule but may require seasonal overtime.

Boisset Collection is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, November 24th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
Mid-Level