Freixenet USA

Finance Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Sonoma
Req No.
2021-1148
Category
Accounting/Finance
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Gloria Ferrer Finance Manager is responsible for accurate and timely financial planning, analysis & support, as well as, budget development, metrics, KPI’s, and system maintenance.  This role reports to the GM with support of the FXM Controller. The Senior Finance Manager will produce reports regularly using financial data & systems, and working collaboratively across the management team to analyze business performance and strategy. Responsible for understanding inventories, depletions and compliance for the long-term sustainability of Gloria Ferrer. This role will also act as the key liaison between the Winery and the Accounting team headquartered in NY.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure Gloria Ferrer financial policies, budgets and forecasts are consistent with company objectives. Recommends policies relating to accounting and/or modifying or eliminating outdated policies.
  • Monthly and Weekly Analytics development and review by department
  • Assist with year-end and monthly closing to ensure accurate and on-time financial reporting
  • Support all departments in monthly review of expenditures, OPEX and CAPEX.
  • Leads budget and forecast development and presents annual budget to the GM for approval.
  • Ensures Gloria Ferrer financial policies, budgets and forecasts are consistent with FXM policies.
  • Assists with reconciling general ledger accounts. Prepares and posts adjusting journal entries. Confirms financial statements and trial balance.
  • Serves as Gloria Ferrer representative for inquiries from outside of the company.
  • Supports on all audits, maintains regular contact with appropriate auditors.
  • Ensures all financial transactions comply with the current state, federal and any foreign agency statues.
  • Responsible for protecting, recording and reconciling the assets of the company. Reviews new company contracts, leases and legal documentation for financial liabilities.
  • Supports CAPEX process by conducting return on investment calculations, an annual asset audit and determining appropriate depreciation of capital assets.
  • Reviews intercompany account reconciliation’s, including inventory and costing.
  • Continuous review of financial policies and internal controls to recommend modifying or eliminating outdated policies and procedures, and keeping up to date SOP’s
  • Focus on Sparkling and still wine costing, and inventory management
  • Reviews & monitors accounts payable system
  • JEDOX cross trained and support

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides financial input to overall management strategies.
  • Proactive communication with FxM team.
  • Ensures Gloria Ferrer culture is consistently supported in all business and employee interactions, including legal and ethical aspects
  • Other duties and projects as required.

Qualifications

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.  

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree, in Finance or Accounting or relevant field is preferred; and seven to ten years related experience and/or training which includes successfully managing an accounting function that had responsibility for General Ledger; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • MBA/CPA is a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and financial modeling
  • Attention to accuracy and detail required
  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing, and implementing policies.
  • Demonstrated success in effectively dealing with staff, customers and agencies.
  • Understanding of data analysis, forecasting and standard cost accounting
  • Computer proficiency (PC) to include Internet & E-mail (use of attachments), Microsoft Office Suite. Wine industry associated software, AMS, SAP and ADP experience helpful
  • Preferable wine industry or beverage alcohol accounting and finance experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or be able to travel in a timely manner.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

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 many hours at a 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
  • Employee should be able to taste and smell wine and wine products

 

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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