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Senior Accountant, Supply Chain

Finance | Napa, CA | Full Time

Job Description


The position is responsible for all aspects of inventory, production, and fixed assets accounting including developing/maintaining cost systems, data analysis, reporting and other ad-hoc projects, as requested.  This role is also tasked with seeking ways to improve business processes, reduce costs and risks.  This role is based at the Redwood Road winery in Napa and reports to the Controller.


  • Grape Supply and Vineyard Accounting
    • Assisting with development of annual vineyard operations and grape supply budgets
    • Vineyard and grower grape cost tracking and reporting
    • Valuation/costing of grape production from own vineyards
    • Partner with vineyard operations team to ensure:
      • Accurate tracking of weigh tags
      • Maintenance of grape purchase contracts
      • Timely and accurate payments to grape growers
      • Preparation of annual grape crush reporting

  • Production and Inventory Accounting
    • Valuation and costing of bulk wine, finished goods, and other inventory
    • Manufacturing accounting for finished goods production
    • Accounting processes supporting purchase and/or sales of bulk wine inventory
    • Allocation/application of overhead costs to inventory
    • Coordinate and supervise physical inventory counts
    • Reconciling general ledger inventory balances to sub-ledger systems
    • Manage, maintain, and improve relevant aspects of information systems supporting inventory accounting and valuation


  • Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis
    • Assisting with development of annual production budgets
    • Producing monthly financial reporting to production leadership
    • Participation in quarterly financial reviews of production departments
    • Provide relevant financial support for new product development (NPD)
    • Developing and implementing processes to monitor and report cost control initiatives
    • Preparation of inventory analyses in support of annual audit and tax returns

  • Capital and Fixed Asset Accounting
    • Routine maintenance of accurate fixed asset records and coordination of asset verification efforts
    • Ensure compliance with company capital expenditure and fixed asset policies and procedures
    • Record, report, and monitor capital spending, fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions
    • Prepare and file property tax returns
    • Preparation of fixed asset analyses in support of annual audit and tax returns


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related analytical discipline.  Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible accounting and finance experience; thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and common financial control practices.  Previous winery and/or consumer packaged goods (CPG) accounting experience is highly desirable, especially in cost accounting capacities.   

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  This position requires professional maturity, strong interpersonal and business partnering skills, high attention to detail, focused work ethic, the ability to work well in cross-functional teams, and ability to independently organize work and resolve challenges.   Advanced computer skills are a necessity, especially MS Excel.


  • ERP - Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Bulk Wine Sub-Ledger system - Winemaker’s Database
  • Vineyard Operations Management - AgCode
  • Fixed Asset Accounting – Bloomberg Tax & Accounting (BNA)
  • Financial Reporting - Jet Reports & Targit
  • Financial Planning - Adaptive Insights

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.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • stand, walk, climb stairs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • sit, operate a computer keyboard, telephone and other equipment
  • read, talk and hear for extended periods of time

The Hess Collection Winery offers a competitive base salary plus bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, matching 401K plan, and Paid Time Off (PTO).