Company Management Accountant

Bleasdale Vineyards
22 May 2024
1640 Langhorne Creek Road, Langhorne Creek, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
June 7th
Annual Salary
Negotiable based on experience and suitability for the role


About Bleasdale: Established in 1850, when English migrant Frank Potts travelled through the region and noticed its potential through the rich, fertile soils and enormous red gum trees lining the banks of the Bremer River. It was with these red gum trees that Frank and his descendants were to craft the 3.5 tonne lever press and wine vats that can still be seen in the winery today. Bleasdale is a renowned and historic winery seeking to continue its transformation as a modern wine brand. Bleasdale Vineyards has earned an enviable reputation achieving some of the wine industry’s highest awards - including being named 2024 Halliday Winery of the Year.

Bleasdale is Australia's second oldest family-owned and operated winery, renowned for premium Langhorne Creek dry red table wines and luscious fortifieds also including a range of Adelaide Hills cool climate aromatic white table wines.

Key Objectives of this Role:

  • Oversee the finance and financial management functions of the business including projected profitability, analytics and lean manufacturing
  • Managing and maintaining end of month processes (utilizing Xero accounting and Vinsight winery management software) including financial statement preparation, stock control, plant and equipment registers and quarterly BAS / PAYG requirements
  • Provide monthly financial management information and report to relevant manager (including Actual v Budget reporting for revenue and expenses)


  • Prepare monthly sales analysis reports including monthly sku/variety inventory stock to sales ratio
  • Prepare monthly financial commentary, with variances to budget by departments, forecast and last year
  • Prepares annual budget including cashflow forecasts, identifies key budget issues and presents to management
  • Implements improvements in the budget process
  • Review and maintain production and product costings
  • Provide analysis and ad-hoc reporting of production, sales and other accounting or financial functions
  • Manage compliance with all Workcover, Superannuation and other regulatory and statutory requirements
  • Manage cash position, oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
  • Oversee the payroll function and related HR matters (including month end) and ensure compliance to relevant awards
  • Oversee IT Systems (ITC) data security, system maintenance and training requirements
  • The key contact with the company's financiers (bank / auditors / accountants / insurance)
  • Prepare all relevant finance arrangements and documentation for the business
  • Prepares end of year financial statements and supporting documentation
  • In conjunction with the company secretary, address corporate affairs issues and manage shareholder ledgers and payments
  • Attend when required at monthly board meetings to address relevant management reports
  • Actively seek and promote company cost saving measures and or improvements
  • Manage yearly vintage costing
  • Oversee annual insurance requirements
  • Review customer contracts and price increases
  • Manage other statistical reporting such as ABS / Industry statistics
  • Other duties as required

Key skill requirements:

  • Holds an accounting or commerce degree
  • Ideally holds a current certificate as a certified practicing accountant
  • Leadership skills and the ability to drive improvement within the business
  • Outstanding planning and organization skills
  • Contribute to quality and improvement initiatives
  • Ensure all documentation and work is carried out in a high standard
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office and strong computer and IT skills
  • Extensive experience in finance and administrative procedures
  • Previous experience in a senior accounting or financial position advantageous
  • The role at all times will be carried out in a safe and effective manner, working within WH&S policies set out by the winery and in accordance with the SA work Health and Safety act

Hours: Full-time, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (or Part Time for the right person with accompanying supporting roles will be considered)

Renumeration package: Negotiable based on experience for Full time employment (or Part Time with accompanying support roles will be considered)

Benefits: Staff wine allowance included in package, with access to additional wine purchases at staff prices.

Location: Based at the Bleasdale winery in Langhorne Creek, SA. A portion of working from home is possible as agreed with the General Manager. This role ideally suited to a full time equivalent (or part time role with accompanying structured supporting roles.)

How to Apply: if you think you are the right fit for this job, please send a cover letter and CV to Bleasdale General Manager, Leigh Warren:

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