Controller (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  ENCORE Vineyards (

  TIME Winery, Penticton, British Columbia

ENCORE Vineyards Ltd., a progressive, family-run, Okanagan-based company, is home to TIME Winery, McWatters Collection, and Evolve Cellars, providing a host of wines and hospitality service.

Built within a revitalized historic theatre in downtown Penticton, the heart of South Okanagan wine country, the new TIME Winery offers a tasting bar, lounge and intimate outdoor patio for guests to enjoy. TIME Winery’s full kitchen and event space provide a unique venue for your next public or private event. Summerland winery; Evolve Cellars is perched on a bench overlooking Okanagan lake, and boasts one of the Valley’s best views. A bright and airy tasting room with an onsite picnic bar and sun-drenched patios make this an essential stop in your Bottleneck Drive visit. The grounds offer a perfect setting for weddings and many special events, including yoga and corporate retreats.  

ENCORE is seeking a senior accounting manager. This individual will have effective communication skills who enjoys working as a part of a team in fast paced environment that includes wine production and sales with revenue streams from two wineries, two food and beverage facilities and banquet operations. The candidate must execute financial modelling as well as measure, analyze and forecast performance in conjunction with operating plans. Must be able to effectively advise management on the allocation of resources to best accomplish objectives and prepare reports for management. 

You will interact with team members in areas such as forecasting, performance reporting and expense management.

You will use your knowledge and skills to prepare and consolidate financial statements, analyze and reconcile accounts, analyze cash flow, build budgets and forecasts, and manage internal control maintenance.

You need to be highly adept at analytics and working in a challenging face-pace environment.


Responsibilities include:

- Complete monthly accounting close procedures and deliverables that includes journal entries, bank reconciliations and reporting

- monthly bank reporting including balance sheet, monthly P&L and other required reports 

- continuously improve the automation of the accounting and reporting process

- analyze financial information and report on financial results (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks)

- provide monthly consolidated P&L and Balance Sheet analysis for management reporting

- present balance sheet reconciliations

- command of annual budget process

- all payroll responsibilities

- daily and weekly tracking and reconciliation of costs based on source documents

- record inventory counts

- reconcile inventory balances

- responsible for financial entries including billing and collections

- oversee and supervise, daily cash reconciliation, accounts receivable and accounts payable 


- in the 4thyear towards obtaining  CPA designation, 3+ years of overall general accounting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

- previous manufacturing, job costing and inventory experience would be considered a strong asset

- must have excellent time management skills

- seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision

- Cost accounting experience highly preferred 

Proficient with the following software packages:

- Microsoft Office particularly Excel and Word

- Sage

- Squirrel point of sale system

- Sale Litre (an asset)

- Wine Direct (an asset)

Compensation will be based on experience.

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