Staff Accountant - Cost

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Jackson Family Wines (JFW) is a family-owned company based in Santa Rosa, California that includes such well-known wine brands as Kendall-Jackson, La Crema, Murphy-Goode, Matanzas Creek, Cardinale, Stonestreet, Verite, Arrowood, Freemark Abbey, Cambria, and Byron. We're risk-taking innovators with a strong belief that quality is paramount. We're always on the lookout for top talent -- individuals who possess a strong work ethic, commitment to quality and share our beliefs in healthy lands and a healthy community. In 2018, we were selected as one of the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work for the fourth year running.

As the Staff Accountant on the JFW cost accounting team you will be a key member of the team and report to the Cost Accounting Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the coordination and completion of cost rolls and work order closing.  As well as assisting with monthly journal entries and monthly reporting and tracking of COGS and manufacturing variances (MV). An ability to work independently and manage priorities in a complex environment will be key to success in this role.  We are looking for a team player with a positive service attitude who takes initiative, is motivated by getting results and will stay focused and determined until success is achieved.


  • Perform JDE cost rolls accurately and in line with the defined assumptions
  • Maintain JDE SKU COGS consistently and accurately across all required branch plants
  • Build bulk wine costs using the defined model and wine system data
  • Assist with the monthly accounting work order close and production reporting
  • Analyze and report on work order variances
  • Assist Cost Accounting team with COGS and MV reporting and forecasting


  • 2 years of accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business
  • Wine industry experience a plus
  • Competency in basic accounting principles
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, goal-oriented team environment
  • Experience working with Enterprise-wide reporting systems (JDE, Oracle)
  • Knowledge of cost accounting principles
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Flexibility in assignments is a must

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