Brown-Forman Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards Operation Accountant in Windsor, California

Job Description:

Responsible for performing professional accounting and reporting functions for Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. Coordinates with all levels of management, within and outside of the company, to gather, record, summarize, and report financial plans, budgets, forecasts and actual results. Interfaces with the finance team and cost center managers and responds to requests for financial data and reports. Organizes information from a variety of sources to support reporting and analysis. Provides support to other financial staff members including the Payroll Time Keeper function as requested.

General Accounting (35%)

o Perform all sales invoicing and accounts receivable activity for bulk wine, grape, and miscellaneous sales including generating invoices, preparing journal entries, reporting, tracking and accounts reconciliations.

o Administer, monitor, and record Purchase Card, VISA , and AMEX Programs.

o Record, monitor, clear and reconcile all local bank account activity.

o Perform all state retail sales and use tax activity including journal entry preparation and tax return preparation, filing, and payment, and account reconciliation activities.

o Prepare other related journal entries and account analysis and reconciliation activities as directed.

Cost Center Reporting (25%)

o Prepares all department cost center spending reporting including posted transaction and budget/forecast variance reports. Research and report on spending details as directed.

o Prepare related journal entries as directed.

o Support preparation all cost center budgets and projections and related reporting and reconciliation activities.

o Track and record external warehouse and energy costs activity. Support budgets, projections, and analysis activities as directed.

Accounts Payable (20%)

o Monitor A/P activities including monitoring of vendor invoice processing and payment, directing invoices to the appropriate individual for coding and approval, research and respond to vendor inquiries.

o Submit, code and approve vendor invoices as required.

Capital (10%)

o Report and monitor capital spending activity and prepare budget & projections variance reports. Analyze spending activity as directed.

o Support the capital asset physical inventory process

Payroll and Time Keeping (10%)

o Provide backup responsibilities for hourly payroll processes and activities, including labor time recording, review and management approval of worked time, processing time off requests, time card preparation and approval, and pay check processing activities.

o Prepare and distribute all month end detailed department labor reports and budget/forecast labor variance reports. Prepare ad hoc labor reports and related journal entries as requested.

o Support labor budgets, projections, and analysis activities as directed.

Must Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in business, finance and /or accounting. Equivalent experience will be considered.

Experience: 3 years of relevant finance and/or accounting experience.

Demonstrated ability to independently prepare financial reports with accuracy and within an established time frame.

Ability to independently plan, prioritize, and execute multiple diverse work projects within the department.

Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external contacts.

Personal honesty and integrity.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to clearly discuss business issues and translate into financial and strategic implications and action plans.

In-depth understanding of and experience with personal and mainframe computer applications in finance/administration environments, including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and SAP, or equivalent ERP system.

Committed self starter with ability to work a flexible schedule to meet deadlines. # SM1

About Brown-Forman:


Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. These include many of the most well-known and best-loved wines and spirits brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, and Korbel champagnes. For more information about the company, please visit

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Business Area: Global Production

City: Windsor

State: CA

Country: United States

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 3943BR