Flying Embers is a premium beverage innovation platform focused on building organic alcohol brands made for the modern drinker. The company was founded in Ojai, California, with the vision of combining age-old fermentation techniques with modern science to create craft, quality drinks without compromise. The company brews its bold and imaginative hard kombuchas and hard seltzers with plant-based ingredients; including botanicals, superfruits, and adaptogens. The brand was launched during the 2017 Thomas Fires, when flames threatened to destroy the founder's home and innovation lab. Today, Flying Embers donates 1% of all sales to firefighters, first responders, and the communities that they serve through their nonprofit organization, the Embers Foundation.

Our products are now sold nationwide, and our business continues to experience significant year over year growth.

We manufacture our entire range of products at our cutting-edge production facility in Ventura, CA (where our company HQ also resides). Our co-founder, Bill Moses, previously started Kevita Kombucha (acquired by Pepsi) and is an industry leader in premium, fermented beverages. Flying Embers recently closed a $20MM Series C round from a top-tier group of private equity firms including Power Plant Ventures, Quadrant Capital, Monogram Capital Partners, and Beechwood Capital.

To learn more visit FlyingEmbers.com or @FlyingEmbersBrew on Instagram.

Position Summary

As Accountant you will report to the Director of Finance and serve as a critical link and facilitator between the finance and operations department. Responsible for inventory management, costing and transaction management of the company’s ERP system, Encompass. A key function of this role is managing accounts receivable and accounts payable. As the resident expert in how the organization produces and tracks inventory, you will also leverage this knowledge and insight to guide workflows and projects that will reduce costs, increase operating efficiency, and increase operating leverage.

Position is remote but must be able to travel to the Company's headquarters in Ventura, CA for meetings, as needed.

Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities

  • Partner with department leaders and perform monthly inventory counting and inventory variance analysis
  • Establish inventory targets, provide forecasts and reporting/analysis for variance forecast
  • Prepare and file monthly, quarterly, and annual compliance reporting related to alcoholic beverage manufacturing and shipping
  • Manage Warehousing and Freight spending by establishing an annual forecast, monitor monthly activity and closely track capacity utilization
  • Utilize BoMs to project category spend and support SKU margin analysis and improvement
  • Perform monthly analysis of COGS and research any discrepancies compared to forecast
  • Analyze manufacturing activities to investigate variances to ensure accurate inventory costing and gross margin performance
  • Assist with yearly audit functions and provide timely supporting documentation
  • Assist with other month-end activities as needed
  • Provide accounting and administrative support to the Director of Finance as needed

Other Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities to streamline accounting processes, enhance existing procedures and opportunities to improve the utilization of our financial system
  • Oversee and execute on-going maintenance and improvement projects
  • Create ad hoc reporting as needed
  • Track compliance reporting and handle internal and external processes
  • Ensure documentation, such as training guides and procedures are maintained and regularly updated

Qualifications

  • BA or BS Degree
  • 4+ years of experience working within manufacturing accounting
  • Existing experience working with SAP Business One strongly preferred
  • Strong project management skills and verbal/written communication
  • Strong judgement, professional maturity and responsible decision making
  • Team player with a strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Ability to demonstrate reliability and work in a fast-paced setting, ability to multitask
  • Highly organized and detail oriented

Equal Opportunity:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position as a result of evolving business needs