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Staff Accountant

Company: NexTerra Wine Company
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

NexTerra Wine Company is a premier wine producer built on the belief that great wine begins in the vineyard. Headquartered just outside of Chicago, the 125,000-square-foot facility houses an onsite winery, state of the art bottling system and multiple warehouses. Partnering with distinguished growers across the globe, NexTerra sources the highest quality grapes and nurtures each wine to its individual needs-a philosophy that has resulted in over 600 national and international wine awards. With deep industry knowledge, boundless creativity, and advanced winemaking techniques, NexTerra has grown to one of the largest U.S. producers outside of California projecting over 1,100,000 cases produced in 2023. This position is a hands-on, high-energy role for this growing entrepreneurial business and will report to the Controller. This role is a considered hybrid, currently NexTerra works four days in the office and one day remote (subject to change). RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Cost Accounting: Analyze cost variances for inaccuracies or improvements to optimize profitability. Calculate and monitor overhead rates. Using accurate costing information, collaborate with larger team to review/set customer pricing. Liaison between departments to facilitate pricing approvals based on cost/margin data. Analyze and prepare raw cost analysis (bulk wine, dry goods, freight, etc.) including monitoring actuals to standards. KPI preparation and analysis, monthly reporting, and presentation on production cost activity Assist with updating cost standards for material components regularly, manage our COGS target cost planner. Provide input to financial projections, including potential cost issues that may impact forecasted costs and profitability. General Accounting: Prepare and process bi-weekly payroll accurately and timely. Balance subsidiary reports to the general ledger. Prepare accruals in support of month-end and year-end close processes. Ensure internal controls are effective and make recommendations to improve internal controls as needed. Accounting Support: Provide back up to AP and AR as needed (vendor invoice processing/image scanning; vendor set up, maintenance, inquiries; processing ACH/check runs). Provide back up to Compliance as needed (excise taxes and reporting). EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting or Finance required. CPA certification a plus. Cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment a plus. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: --- Proficient computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. --- Excellent organizational and time management skills. --- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. --- Knowledge of general accounting principles and procedures. --- Accurate and detailed oriented. --- Ability to multi-task and accomplish all assignments in a timely manner. --- Must be dependable and trustworthy. --- Must be a team player and demonstrate positive work behaviors and attitude. --- Must be professional in interactions with suppliers, customers and staff. COMPETENCIES: Unquestionable integrity Self-starter Excellent communication skills Entrepreneurial Teamwork Strong project management skills Highly analytical Desire to grow and learn new competencies. NexTerra is an Equal Opportunity Employer Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: NexTerra Wine Company, Downers Grove , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Downers Grove, Illinois

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