Financial Analyst
Constellation Brands - Oakville, CA

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Job Description:
Are you looking to take your analytical skills to the
next level? Do you feel like you have mastered your
current role and are looking for the next big challenge
in your career?
Constellation Brands is seeking a strong analytical
individual to support west coast operations business
units. This team member will be responsible for
financial reporting and analysis for Robert Mondavi,
Franciscan, and Ravenswood wineries.
This right individual for this position will possess
exceptional analytical skills, high integrity and will
build strong professional relationships with various
leaders within the business. The Financial Analyst will
serve as a resource & mentor to Operations staff by
demonstrating professionalism and providing insightful
financial analysis into business operating performance
vs. plan and ensure best practices are being met. In
addition, they will provide leadership and guidance to
ensure positive employee relations as well as maximize
productivity and efficiencies that are consistent with
corporate values and the targeted culture.
Day to day responsibilities will include
  • Assist with ongoing costing initiatives and
participate in monthly packaging meetings
  • Responsible for the supervisory review and processing
of Manufacturing Accounting work orders and related COGS
Variances
  • Monthly review with purchasing and winemaking
regarding obsolete supplies, vintage turns, and keeping
inventory disposal records accurate and up to date
  • Provide support and analysis related to all West Coast
Ops physical inventory counts and inventory forecasts.
Assist in the development and maintenance of inventory
controls
  • To complete these duties, the ideal candidate is
required to travel among the wineries that are
supported. Occasional travel for finance meetings and
training
  • Analyze/review CAPEX requests – Assist project
managers as needed
  • Provide localized Fixed Assets assistance to
Divisional FA Department as needed
  • Analyze CIP projects details to understand their
impact towards future winery expenses
  • Assistance with divisional month end close
  • Manage month end/year end close for assigned
facilities in timely manner
  • Manage monthly expense review with winery management
team (GM &staff)
  • Provide insightful commentary on winery variances in a
timely and accurate manner
  • Researches spend, creates and posts Journal entries
  • Manage yearly planning process with winery management
team (GM &staff)
  • Drive to continually develop, document and improve
month-end reporting turn-around times and accuracy
  • Provide Quarterly account analysis & reconciliations
as needed
  • Maintain strong financial controls for all functional
areas
  • Ensure business and reporting processes are consistent
across wineries
  • Develop ad hoc financial analyses, particularly those
which support process efficiencies and new business
opportunities
  • Special projects as assigned
Recommended Qualifications
  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance plus 2-5 years of
experience in a financial analyst role
  • Experience in manufacturing or agricultural processing
is highly desirable
  • Strong GL accounting skills
  • Advanced Excel skills – Advanced pivot skills
required.
  • Familiarity with AS 400, JDE, COGNOS and Insight is
desirable
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication
skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
Open Date : 2013-03-11 14:00:00
Division/Department : Finance--Operations
Skills : Accounting - > Budget Analyst, Auditor,
Financial Analysis, Accounting Management
% of Travel Required : 0-10%

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Constellation Brands, Inc. is an international producer and marketer of beverage alcohol with a portfolio of wine brands complemented by...