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Vice President, Controller

The Wine Group, 4596 S. Tracy Blvd., Tracy, California, United States of America Req #415
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at www.thewinegroup.com and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group. 

JOB SUMMARY


The Vice President, Controller has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of the corporate accounting functions of The Wine Group, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, treasury, general ledger and annual audit. This position will direct the establishment of the company’s accounting policies and procedures, oversee the monthly financial reporting cycle, manage the annual financial audit and treasury, payroll and accounts payable functions. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of US GAAP and be responsible for determining the appropriate accounting treatment for complex transactions impacting the company and the adoption of new accounting pronouncements.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide leadership and direction for the corporate accounting functions in accordance with the overall strategic direction of the company

  • Oversee accounting functions to include accurate and timely reporting of the company’s financial statements to facilitate management decision-making

  • Manage the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results

  • Ensure integrity of financial transactions and financial reporting

  • Manage and serve as a key contributor to the annual financial audit, including drafting financial statements and disclosures

  • Responsible for the accounting documentation and analysis of all material transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, minority interests, impairments, and debt refinancing

  • Oversee and provide guidance on new accounting pronouncements to determine impact to the company and oversee implementation as needed

  • Responsible for developing and overseeing Executive Finance department budget

  • Develop, manage and improve internal controls, fraud detection and prevention, accounting policies, and chart of accounts

  • Assist in the adoption of ASC 842

  • Work collaboratively with FP and A team to provide financial statements and management reports for analysis

  • Identify and champion process improvement opportunities

  • Review FX exposure and implement strategies to reduce volatility as needed

  • Responsible for derivative accounting including interest rate swap hedge accounting treatment

  • Review investment portfolio and seek and recommend opportunities in line with investment policy

  • Work closely with outside lenders and complete and submit any required compliance documentation

  • Develop cash forecasting model


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business

  • Active CPA is required

  • Minimum of ten years of experience in private accounting and at least three years of management experience in financial accounting or equivalent

  • 4+ years of experience from a Big 4 public accounting firm desired but not required

  • Experience with enterprise accounting systems specifically JD Edwards desired but not required.

  • Experience and background in manufacturing and/or agriculture desired but not required

  • Strong understanding and experience in application of US GAAP financial reporting requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of accounting processes and best practices

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as a leader in a dynamic environment with multiple and competing priorities

  • Execution focused and deadline driven with the ability to take responsibility for delivering quality work in a timely manner

  • Ability to work cooperatively and interface at all levels within the company

  • Demonstrated ability to build and nurture strong relationships with business partners

  • Clear and confident written and verbal communicator with the ability to articulate accurately and effectively with all stakeholders

  • Ability to think strategically and bring ideas for change and improvement to the company

  • Consistent record of mentoring and developing talent

  • High degree of ethics and professionalism with ability to handle confidential information

  • Exceptional attention to detail with ability to identify issues and propose solutions to complex situations


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying frequencies

  • Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, standing, and twisting in an office environment.

  • Limited travel to other facilities in California as required



At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.


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Other details

  • Job Family Finance/Accounting
  • Job Function Finance
  • Pay Type Salary
  • The Wine Group, 4596 S. Tracy Blvd., Tracy, California, United States of America