Cost Accountant

5/19/22 - Luckenbach Road Whiskey Distillery Fredericksburg, TX

Job Description

As our new Cost Accountant, you will be joining our dynamic accounting team in a fast-paced and fun environment at our Fredericksburg, Texas based HQ. In this role, you will wear many hats, but your main responsibility will be to oversee the preparation of organizational budgets, operational costs, purchasing and bookkeeping. A high level of organizational ability and in-depth familiarity with QuickBooks Online are necessary for success in this role. You will report directly to our CFO but work daily with other members of our team to support the growing needs of our operation. As a key member of a tight knit team, the Cost Accountant is responsible for all aspects of product cost preparation and analysis for well-known brands Luckenbach Road Whiskey and Pura Vida Tequila. Partnering closely with operations to complete vintage costing and manufacturing variance analysis the Cost Accountant provides key insights that aide in operational decision making. The ideal candidate for this role is a dynamic team player who is also able to work autonomously and take ownership of projects. Clear communication is vital to success in this role as it partners across the organization both locally and with Pura Vida Tequila in Mexico. We have our own way of doing things. We call it conviviality! It is our way of being, and something unique you feel and experience when working for Frontier Spirits. We are committed to conviviality which means you will be Empowered to Perform, supported to succeed, and acknowledged for the value you bring. You will be Proud to Belong to Frontier Spirits. We are a local family focused on building an unrivaled portfolio of iconic brands including Luckenbach Road Whiskey and Pura Vida Tequila.

QUALIFICATIONS
BS or BA in Accounting, Finance or Economics . [3+] years of direct, relevant experience in Cost Accounting, manufacturing, CPG, alcohol industry • Prior experience in cost accounting/production analysis . Ability to utilize experience to continuously improve processes • Excellent modeling skills using Excel; advanced PowerPoint, Word, database skills . Proficiency in Microsoft Dynamics or similar software suites • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; attention to details; Willingness and ability to grow with a fast-growing organization • Strong knowledge of financial and accounting concepts . Strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to work with diverse groups and departments within the Company • True team player and self-starter with a keen sense of urgency, who likes to see the big picture and focuses on details • Ability to multi-task and take accountability (i.e., knows when to ask for guidance/coaching when needed) . Ability to handle multiple priorities . • Deadline-oriented with ability to organize assignments, set priorities and carry out plans . Prior industry experience a plus PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES • Transaction Management & Governance . Manage QuickBooks for multiple entities . BOM Management • Budgeting, Reporting & Analysis . Work order entry / management to build product costing within the accounting system • Receipt of all raw goods in to accounting system . Receipt of imported finished goods into the accounting system, validation of landed costs • Support month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing and audit activities . Reconcile inventory accounts on a monthly basis • Complete monthly account reconciliations and financial performance analysis . Report to the TTB all movement of liquid in the distilleries • Execute & Improve Close Processes and the Environment of Control . Analyze bulk whiskey stock costing • Monitor processes and controls relating to financial transactions, recommending and implementing improvements with the CFO • Complete routine, activity-based cost reviews (monthly/quarterly models, manufacturing variances, and all other cost analysis) • Determine what efficiencies and cost savings can be produced with the import business . • Monitor and analyze costing on all new products, including but not limited to product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods • Coordinate with FP&A Manager to develop annual budgeted costs for production SKUs • Support Operations Teams in Project and Productivity Execution . Support and execute adhoc projects as assigned by CFO • Partner in the completion of the site annual physical inventory process and related reconciliation • Reconcile balance sheet inventory accounts relative to production usage for ingredients, bulk whisky, and dry goods.

Contact Justin Braune at jbraune@frontierspirits.com to apply.