Senior Manager, Commercial Finance

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA Req #1393
Thursday, July 21, 2022
At The Wine Group we are passionate about our people, our future and our wine. We are America’s second largest wine producer by volume with over 1,200 employees globally across 12 locations in California, New York and Australia. We are proud to be responsible for many of America’s most beloved wine brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, Chloe, Concannon, Benziger, Imagery, AVA Grace, 7 Deadly and more. We are dedicated to our culture built on values like entrepreneurialism, innovation, social responsibility and stewardship. To learn about us and our career opportunities, check us out at and then come join the exciting journey at The Wine Group.


As Senior Manager, Commercial Finance – SG&A, you will be primarily responsible for managing the operating expense budgeting and reporting process for the SG&A organization. You will work closely with budget owners to ensure adherence to planned A&P, salary and fringe, T&E and other operating expenses. This role requires an experienced finance professional with attention to detail, technical savvy and a commercial mindset. The ideal candidate is a creative and collaborative problem solver who serves a key role in the broader Commercial Finance and Insights group, contributing valuable inputs to both the corporate and commercial P&L.  This role is eligible for remote work.


  • Generate accurate and timely monthly department expense reports and meet with leaders in Sales, Finance, Marketing and HR to update them on year-to-date performance
  • Proactively research monthly variances to drive insight into business performance
  • Lead creation of SG&A budget templates and maintain monthly budget and actual expenses in data warehouse and JD Edwards system
  • Build detailed operating expense plan as part of the annual operating planning cycle
  • Conduct quarterly forecasting to identify risk and opportunity
  • Partner with AP team to post accruals and journal entries
  • Lead operating expense component of Commercial Finance systems integration
  • Calculate quarterly royalty payments/receipts and facilitate invoicing with third parties


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s or equivalent experience in finance
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a finance role
  • Highly motivated with strong work ethic and desire for continuous improvement
  • Ability to simplify complex situations and focus on value and effectiveness
  • Knowledge JD Edwards application preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of SQL or relational database concepts preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to learn new concepts and skills quickly
  • Ability to prioritize while able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Experience in Beer/Wine/Spirits or other CPG industry is a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to work independently as well as in a team environment and be flexible to changes
  • Ability to work and succeed in dynamic entrepreneurial environment
  • Support and model all Company procedures and policies
  • Embrace and demonstrate The Wine Group Core Values – Performance, Empowerment and Cost- Mindful, and utilize them for all decision making
  • Willing to travel with overnight stays as needed


  • Primary work activities are within an office environment.
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, standing, and twisting in an office environment

At The Wine Group, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to an environment of mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristic protected by law.


Other details

  • Job Family Finance/Accounting
  • Job Function Finance
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA