Accounts Finance Manager

Howard Vineyard
20 June 2024
53 bald hills road, Nairne, SA, 5252, nairne, Australia
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Closing Date
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Account/ Finance Manager;

Howard Vineyard is a premium family-owned wine company with several locations across the beautiful Adelaide Hills with an attached Cellar Door and Hospitality Venue.

Howard Vineyard is one of the most respected and fastest growing wine businesses and tourism destinations in South Australia. With our blend of grape growing, winemaking, hospitality operations, this is an exciting opportunity to join a collaborative team environment.

An exciting position has become available in our growing team for a driven Accountant/ Accounts Manager to support drive our team in providing an exceptional level of financial information.

We are looking for a can-do attitude, enjoys working with others, leading by example and is passionate about delivering exceptional customer service. The individual will be an effective communicator, display leadership qualities and have an eye for detail. Operating from Howard Vineyard scenic cellar door location just out of Mount Barker.

About the Role:

Reporting directly to our General Manager, your primary responsibility is to review and reconciling all accounts, taking on all responsibility for reporting, tasks related to bookkeeping and presentation of financial documentation.

This is a full-time position, responsible for the small details and big picture of all financial operations of the consolidated business.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Providing financial reports and ongoing to the Board of Directors.
  • Providing financial support to the management group, ie weekly results, costing and management reporting.
  • Preparation and collation of the budgets, monthly and annually.
  • Book-keeping and inhouse accounting services.
  • Analysis of sales and cost performance and related metrics.
  • Management of staff employment contracts.
  • Joint management of OHS&W.
  • General administration such as insurance, staff records, negotiating annual overheads.
  • Cash flow forecasting (consolidated group)
  • Allocation of costs, revenue to account codes. Data input.
  • Invoicing, cash collection
  • Annual budgets
  • Book-keeping for Amos Vignerons Pty Ltd and Grape Fusion Joint Venture
    • Daily reconciliations and banking
    • Maintenance of the Charts of Accounts
    • Profit & Loss
    • Balance Sheet
    • Asset register
    • Bulk and packaged wine inventory
    • Vintage costings, invoicing and levies
    • Trial annual reports for submission to group accountants (Accru Harris & Orchard)
  • Payroll services
  • Statutory reporting (BAS, WET, PAYG, super etc)
  • Monthly financial reports and progress compared with budget
    • Business units
    • Sales metrics
    • Inventory & stock weeks remaining.
  • Monthly reporting to directors and shareholders.
  • Statistical analysis of costs, sales, margins and metrics.
  • Ad hoc financial analysis as requested.
  • Interpersonal skills:  ability to build and maintain collaborative and cooperative working relationships with staff, customers and partners & suppliers.
  • Planning skills: to prioritise tasks and objectives and to meet schedule, deadlines and budget targets;
  • Managing work: effectively manage time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently and to quality expectations.
  • Results orientation: ability to achieve objectives consistent with board vision and shareholder expectations.
  • Team work:  promote a happy and collaborative workplace.
  • Customer service:  ensure the delivery of a consistent and high-quality product (wine grapes & wine) and hospitality service.
  • Ethics and integrity:  interact in an open and honest manner and consistently demonstrate objective, impartial ad fair behaviour.

The successful candidate will be reliable, punctual and hardworking. Have sound communication skills and a passion to exceed customer expectations every time.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • A passion for the wine/ hospitality industry and are committed to delivering accurate and efficient financial documentation.
  • 5 + years’ experience in the wine industry required.
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to stay calm under pressure
  • A highly motivated team player with the ability to multi-task.

To apply in confidence please send your CV and cover letter addressing the skills and qualifications requested to our GM email

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