Position Profile

June 5, 2023

POSITION TITLE: Accounting Supervisor/Cost Accountant

REPORTING TO: Controller

LOCATION: Calistoga, CA (94515)

OUR CLIENT: Beverage Company

The Company is creating a new position for Accounting Supervisor/Cost Accountant, and seeks someone to manage and maintain the functions and duties of their accounting needs.


The Accounting Supervisor/Cost Accountant, under the direction of the Controller, is responsible for financial statement and report preparation, and for supervision and control of the general accounting area. This includes general ledger, payables, payroll, fixed assets, budget reporting, and statistical accumulation. This individual is also responsible for assisting departments with annual budget preparation and budget reviews; reviewing entries to the general and statistical ledgers to assure accuracy; assisting in recruitment of personnel; supervising a staff of 4 people; operating standard office equipment; and designing and utilizing computer reports and output. The employee's work location will be at the company's Calistoga facility. The employee will need to be familiar with current and new regulations and guidelines relating to finance and accounting principles.


1. Supervises and trains those employees in accounting, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
2. Regularly reviews entries to the general ledgers to assure accuracy and compliance with established accounting principles and procedures. Prepares general ledger entries.
3. Prepares financial and statistical reports as required.
4. Coordinates and prepares for financial audits as required by company policy, governmental regulations, or other organizations.
5. Assists departments in the review of budget reports and in preparation of annual capital, expense, and activity budgets.
6. Assists in the preparation of the annual budget and coordinating the completion of all applicable reports.
7. Performs Bank Statement Reconciliations
8. Prepares and/or reviews required tax returns.
9. Recommends changes in financial policies and procedures, as necessary.
10. Monitors established internal controls to assure proper compliance.
11. Recommends systems and procedures applicable to the Cost Accounting function.
12. Prepares and updates all cost estimates.
13. Prepares standard cost updates for Item Master file.
14. Responsible for new-product cost estimates and providing recommendations for cost efficiency in new-product design.
15. Prepares and reviews income/expense analysis.
16. Provides Marketing and General Accounting with product sample costs.


1. Assists in the preparation of cost reimbursement reports and other interim reports as may be required.
2. Assists with planning and implementing changes in the accounting system.
3. Assists in the recruitment of personnel and evaluates personnel under own supervision.
4. Performs and directs special projects as requested.
5. Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
6. Assists in auditing and costing of all inventories.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.

The preceding examples are representative of the assignments performed by this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive.


1. This position requires a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and three (3) years' experience in manufacturing or public accounting assisting a manufacturing operation; or any combination of experience, education, and training which would provide the level of knowledge, skill, and ability required. A CPA is also highly desirable.
2. Knowledge of technical and professional principles and skills of accounting and finance, including a strong working knowledge of cost accounting.
3. Knowledge of data processing capabilities and procedures, including the use of computers.
4. Knowledge of appropriate management and supervisory skills to supervise general accounting staff.
6. Ability to maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, management, and department head staff and various agency personnel.
7. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with a wide range of people.
8. Two years of supervisory experience.
9. Experience with preparation of Financial Statements
10. Must have an excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills
11. Must possess strong working knowledge of Excel.
12. Knowledge of VAI Systems 2000 Software a plus.


· Must have strong attention to detail, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to work quickly within a fast-paced environment.
  • Roll-up-the-sleeves - hands-on attitude. This is not a position which delegates, but which prioritizes in a high-demand environment.
  • Ability to effectively organize time and workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and support staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate well with upper levels of management.
  • Team player; must have experience as an active participant at the management and strategic level, with the ability to contribute to the decision making, strategy and execution of team priorities.
  • Strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Commitment to success and the growth of the company; "get it done" attitude.


    Bachelor's degree required. Finance, Accounting, Business or related degree. CPA is a plus.


    Opportunity to work in a growing, name brand beverage company, with the opportunity for career advancement in a growing and profitable company. Competitive Salary and benefits, including medical, dental, generous 401k matching, vacation, sick time off, flexible work environment, and a great culture. The position will be challenging, and fast paced, with lots of opportunity to learn and develop a variety of skills, and best of all... it's a beverage company!


    To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, cover letter and salary history to:
    Lisa K. Locke
    Locke and KEY Executive Search
    Phone: 510-533-2005
    Fax: 510-533-2055
    Email: lklocke@lockeandkey.com
    Website: http://www.lockeandkey.com/