Finance Manager - Wineries and Viticulture

Date: 21 Jun 2024

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

About us

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments through our amazing wine brands. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes loved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, Petaluma, Croser, Banrock Station, Mud House, Jam Shed, Tatachilla, Brookland Valley and many more. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more.

About the role

The driving force behind our business is our people – we have over 1,000 staff across Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Americas, and every one of us is passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary through our amazing wines.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist with managing the value creation pipeline; ideation, quantification and execution
  • Assist with delivery of the Capital expenditure budget in full and on time; ensure capital allocation decisions are maximised
  • Manage delivery of the viticulture and wineries financial performance; embed a strong R&O and forecasting process
  • Deliver the annual budget and strategic planning process for viticulture and premium wineries
  • Manage the blend variance management, forecasting and approval process with winemaking to ensure product optimisation targets are achieved
  • Manage the annual vintage costing process
  • Ensure cost visibility is enhanced and communicated to Sales & Marketing on a timely basis
  • Provide inputs for formulation of winery and viticulture strategy in partnership with operation directors
  • Ensure all key balance sheet reconciliations have been completed in line with predetermined time lines and are supported by valid, complete and accurate data.
  • Manage year end process and requests for information and liaison with External Auditors.
  • Manage the ANZ levy process including consultation with external advisers & auditors where applicable.
  • Timely and accurate delivery of monthly management reporting, including future focused insights
  • Management of R&O’s in order to achieve the full year plan
  • Timely and accurate build of forecasts and annual plan financials (forecast accuracy)
  • Timely and robust completion of projects and other specified tasks
  • Delivery of value creation pipeline

What you'll bring:

  • University degree in accounting/finance or related discipline
  • CA/CPA professional accreditation
  • 5+ year’s experience
  • Technical proficiency in accounting standards and statutory regulations
  • High level analytical and problem solving skills
  • Advanced MS Excel skills with exposure to modern ERP financial systems.
  • Good planning and prioritising capability
  • Strong written & verbal communication

What you can expect:

Accolade Wines will provide the ideal climate and a hand-picked rewards package for you to make a difference in our successful and growing business. 
You will also have access to: 

  • Wine allowance and access to unique wine specials 
  • Flexible working (Up to 2-3 days working from home) 
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Start your weekend early with our Fast Friday finishes! 
  • Modern office located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD
  • Loyalty Leave 
  • Accolade Wines Anniversary day off 
  • Go Beyond Day - making a different in your local community 
  • Access to an extensive online learning library 
  • Private Health Insurance Discounts 
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Various exclusive employee discounts  

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