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Francis Ford Coppola Presents

Rutherford, CA

Job Description:

Francis Ford Coppola Presents is seeking a collaborative and business-minded individual to join our team as a Controller for our group of collective businesses, ranging from wine & spirit brands, domestic boutique hotels, film production and distribution, café, short story magazine, and associated support departments. This is a newly created position that will direct the financial activities of the organization. The successful individual has an innovative, adaptable, and purposeful approach that is integral to our business.

Equity Statement: All employees shall embrace the unique contributions based on the diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, experiences, and identities of each individual as we actively create and promote a company culture that is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of all people.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Safety Statement: All employees shall follow safe practices according to the injury and illness Prevention Policy (IIPP), render every possible aid to safe operations, and report all unsafe conditions or practices immediately to any management employee or People Operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Financial Accounting (50%)
- Oversees and directs accounting department for proper recording of daily financial transactions. Direct monthly accounting close process and publishing of financial statements for ten (10) primary entities. Annual close for an additional twelve (12) entities with low activity during the year.
- Provides financial performance information to management for all businesses including domestic boutique hotel, wine tasting room, wine club, ecommerce, winery & vineyard operations, wholesale wine and spirits business, publishing, restaurant operations, film production & distribution, and cost centers.
- Variance analysis of financials
- Maintain and improve internal controls
- Develop accounting policies and procedures including policies to be followed by all departments.
- Control safeguarding of company assets through proper internal controls.
- Manage accounts payable coordinator.
- Oversee Sales and Use Tax Reporting and Payments for California and other states.
- Property Tax – annual filings
- Directs preparation of budgets for various departments, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification.
- Advises management about insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities.
- Directs staff to complete insurance renewal worksheets.
- Prepares reports required by regulatory agencies.
- Establishes relations with banks and other financial institutions.

2. Film Production and Distribution (20%)
Maintains a film library distribution spreadsheet on a monthly basis and identifies what library distribution statements are expected and follow up on missing statements and payments. Work with an independent contractor to calculate expenses and payments due to film participants when payments are received (guild residuals, gross and net participations, and distribution expenses).
Support Film Production Manager on independent film productions and projects as needed.

3. Tax (20%)
Work closely with tax consulting firm on annual tax filings.
Prepare annual tax return workpapers for tax consulting firm.
Prepare federal and state tax return extensions and estimated tax payments.
Prepare quarterly estimated income estimates for tax consulting firm.

4. Special Projects (10%)
Work with business managers to review, vet, and prepare projects including capital improvements, repairs & maintenance, and construction to prepare for approval. Routine tracking of expenditures versus budget. Responsible for software upgrades and transition (property management and accounting systems).

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises up to 3 people in the Finance and Accounting department. Provide leadership and support to the working team: coach, guide, nurture and develop the right people; “walk the talk”.

Drive company focus, manage culture, encourage a strong work ethic and foster an environment of trust and respect. Communicate and support company policies and decisions in a positive manner. Train employees to do their job and set standards for work performance. Recognize and address performance strengths and challenges of staff. Handle employee issues, concerns, and complaints in an objective and confidential manner.

Job Requirements:
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or accounting required. CPA preferred. Strong financial background with 5 years or more of experience in business or finance operations for luxury hospitality and/or resort industries.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, June 24th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Job Level:
$1‌25,OOO.OO ‍−‌ $175,OOO.OO