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Senior Staff Accountant

Gloria Ferrer Winery

Sonoma, CA

Job Description:


The Senior Staff Accountant plays a vital role in the day-to-day financial operations, ensuring accuracy, compliance, and timely and strategic reporting. Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, this position collaborates with all accounting team members to maintain the integrity of financial data. Additionally, the Senior Staff Accountant provides advanced analytical insights that are important for informed decision-making at the senior management level.

•  Lead, prepare and record journal entries accurately and in compliance with advanced accounting principles.
•  Lead the monthly closing process by performing journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, and other key tasks to ensure accurate monthly financial reporting.
•  Conduct ad hoc financial analysis and reporting, providing actionable insights to support strategic decision-making.
•  Assist in managing monthly reconciliation of CAPEX and marketing budget, identifying variances and making recommendations.
•  Collaborate in developing, refining, and implementing accounting policies and procedures to enhance efficiency and compliance.
•  Prepare annual schedules for external auditors and provide the required information for testing and assistance.
•  Ensure all audit requirements are met, and audit findings are addressed promptly.
•  Provide backup support to the accounts payable function as needed, assisting with invoice processing and payment verification.
•  Reconcile accounts receivable and prepare invoices for customers. Address any discrepancies or issues related to customer accounts promptly.
•  Consolidate monthly department expenses and provide monthly and year-to-date analysis to each department head.
•  Assist in the preparation of the annual budget, collaborating with various departments to ensure accuracy and alignment with strategic objectives.
•  Stay informed about changes in accounting standards and regulations and assist in updating accounting policies accordingly.

Ensure that the Gloria Ferrer Culture is consistently supported in all business and employee interactions. Including, ethical and legal aspects, compliant with state and federal law and GF policies and procedures

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must be a team player and ability to think with a safety, sustainability, and quality mind-set.

•  Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, or related field is preferred, or 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
•  Prior winery experience highly preferred.
•  Strong working knowledge of Excel required.
•  Advanced proficiency in Excel and strong computer skills (PC) including Internet and Microsoft Office Suite.
•  AMS system experience is a plus.
•  Familiarity with Direct to Consumer software systems is a plus (Commerce7).
•  Attention to accuracy and detail required.
•  Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with a diversity of internal and external customers.
•  Ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
•  Must be 21 years of age or older.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
•  Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds
•  Must be able to see clearly enough to a) drive safely b) recognize employees c) work on the computer for long periods of time.
•  Must be able to work long hours when required
•  Must be able to sustain the repeated use of hands as well as long periods of standing, sitting, walking and bending

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, May 22nd
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
$7O,OOO.OO ‍−‌ $‌8‍5,OOO.OO plus incentive bonus