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Manager, Finance - Cost Accounting

Job Description
COMPANY SUMMARY
Constellation Brands, Inc. is the world's leading premium wine company, and offers a wide range of career opportunities in sales, marketing, operations, production, finance and administration. As a part of the Constellation team, employees are encouraged to improve their skills and performance throughout their careers through various professional and educational development programs. Constellation provides a robust onboarding program in addition to ongoing training initiatives to help employees integrate into the organization quickly and maximize their growth potential.
POSITION SUMMARY
The candidate will be a key and highly visible member of the Operations Finance group, working as a leader in the organization, overseeing general operational postings and working closely with the director and other managers in the team to streamline processes. The work requires a high-level of Excel competence, process orientation, problem-solving ability, attention to detail, strong organizational and leadership skills.
An ideal candidate possesses a solid accounting background, an out-going personality, effective communication skills, thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment, and bring a true passion to their work. Cost accounting background and/or manufacturing / operations background is a plus. Preferred CMA or CPA candidate with strong accounting background. This candidate must be comfortable with innovative ideas, validating assumptions, and constructively challenging the status quo to ensure that plans are aligned with overall company objectives.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead a key portion of the Cost Accounting team, streamline processes and realize efficiency gains.
Manage Bulk Cost Accounting team; responsible for:
Ancillary Services
Bulk Costing and Analysis
Bulk Inventory and Analysis
Bulk Variance Analysis and Reporting
Both material and overhead
Lead bulk cost accounting reporting efforts, working closely with Operations Finance and FP&A leadership to develop and maintain reporting and processes
Manage relationship with Operations teams responsible for bulk inventory, blends, and Ancillary businesses
Cross functional role with other managers in both the cost accounting group and the greater operations finance group.
Work closely with reporting function to streamline inputs
Oversee month end close process / Journal Entries, recons
Work cross-functionally with general accounting, technical accounting, winery support
Develop tracking reports and analytics to help identify opportunities
Identify and develop tools / processes to enhance analysis, reporting, and forecasting
Ad hoc analysis to support key business decisions (i.e. financial modeling)
Special projects as assigned
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's Degree in finance (MBA preferred), accounting, economics or business preferred, with 5-7 years of financial experience.
Preferred General Accounting and/or Cost Accounting background
Highly motivated, results oriented individual who excels in a dynamic environment.
Proven analytical skills, attention to details, and a solid knowledge of key finance and accounting concepts.
Aptitude to set priorities while managing multiple tasks, as well as proficiency for follow-up.
Individual who can take a project from inception to completion without extensive supervision is ideally suited to this position.
Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.
Proficient PC skills: MS Office - predominantly Excel (pivot tables, filtering, and look-up formulas).
Experience with Hyperion, JD Edwards, and Insight reporting tools
Experience with legacy AS400 (RPG) systems
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Lifting may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Location
Napa, California
Additional Locations
Acampo, California
Job Type
Full time
Job Area
Finance & Accounting
Equal Opportunity
Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).

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