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Compliance & Analysis Accountant

Campari America

Campari America

Accounting & Finance, Legal
Lawrenceburg, KY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Campari Group today is a major player in the global branded spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, marketed and distributed in over 190 markets around the world, with leading positions in Europe and the Americas.

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Campari Group owns 22 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 22 countries, and employs approximately 4,000 people.

Shares of the parent company Davide Campari - Milano N.V. are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001. Campari Group is today the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry.

General Description Of The Role

This position is responsible for monthly filing of Excise Tax and Customs reports, ledger reconciliation and ensuring compliance with all Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Kentucky State Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) and government agency (such as Census Bureau) regulations. Through physical audits, the Compliance & Analysis Accountant ensures detailed records are kept throughout the distilling, maturing, blending, bottling and shipping process. The role processes drawbacks claims and calculates taxes to include flavor credits and ensures compliance with all aspects of our registration to include record keeping, formulas, security, equipment and buildings markings. The Compliance & Analysis Accountant is also responsible for on demand filing of accounting-related government agency reports. In conjunction with the Department managers, they are responsible for monthly and annual physical inventories.

Key Responsibilities And Activities

Quality

  • Provide financial oversight in the field of regulatory compliance for all plant activity, advising the Controller and Facility Director on regulations and revisions in TTB or Kentucky ABC statutes and practices pertaining to facility operations.
  • Comply with all GMP, ISO and food safety standards related to the facility.
  • Work with Internal Stakeholders to resolve any critical non-compliance issues as defined by the TTB, Kentucky ABC, or member of Facility Management Team.

Safety

  • Comply with site safety rules.
  • Comply with prescribed PPE safety requirements for designated work areas.
  • Consistently promote a safe working environment.
  • Immediately report and properly document any safety items related to you. Safety items to be reported include but are not limited to bodily injury, near misses, potential dangers, spills and/or any other accidents.
  • Comply with all relevant ISO and food safety standards. Lead and/or participate in safety meetings as designated.

Efficiency

  • Reconciliation of all general ledger tax accounts.
  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of registration throughout the distilling, maturing, blending and bottling process. This includes record keeping, security, equipment and buildings markings and tax filings.
  • Prepare and file all monthly reporting for distilling, maturing, blending, bottling and shipping process including tax filings and in conjunction with Accounts Payable ensures timely payment of taxes.
  • Physical audits of documents and record keeping in the facility.
  • In coordination with the Department managers of Maturing and Logistic, conduct annual physical inventories for barrel and finished goods.
  • Ensure all records and processing related documentation are accurately completed and stored per retention policy on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure monthly inventories are conducted of all processing, bottling and storage tanks in compliance with government records.
  • In conjunction with CTC, optimize tax incentives within the formula.
  • Support in filing the flavors and ingredients eligible for drawback or tax rebate.
  • Ensure government agency reports, compliance or accounting related, are filed correctly and timely
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by management.

Sanitation

  • Consistently maintain a neat and clean overall work area by keeping all materials, supplies, tools and other items in their place. Implement and sustain 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain).

Key Relationships

  • Direct Reports: None
  • Internal: Controller, Distillery Director, Packaging Director, Bottling Department, Warehouse Department, Maintenance Department, Accounts Payable Department, Legal Department
  • External: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC), United States Customs

Experience Required:

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required
  • MBA preferred

Experience

  • 3 – 5 years business or governmental experience in accounting / finance in Excise Tax related environment
  • Previous experience working with Consumer Packaged Goods or Alcoholic Beverage industry is highly desirable

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Functional:
    • SAP experience is required or similar business intelligence reports tool, is also a plus.
    • Work experience demonstrating high performance within current role.
    • Proven leadership skills with demonstrated experience in leading cross functional projects/teams.
    • Exceptional verbal written communication skills (i.e. strong ability to express quantitative results clearly, concisely and effectively; ability to summarize & effectively explain complex information; ability to explain GAAP/finance to non-finance individuals is required).
  • Technical:
    • Demonstrated advanced financial modeling experience. Excellent spreadsheet skills (functions/macros/pivot tables) and MS Excel power user level is strongly desired. MS PowerPoint experience is a plus.
    • Demonstrated analytical ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems is a must.
    • Previous work experience in root cause identification analyses and working with IT to find system solutions.
  • Other:
    • Exceptional verbal written communication skills (i.e. strong ability to express quantitative results clearly, concisely and effectively; ability to summarize & effectively explain complex information.
    • Innovative Problem Solving: The ability to find, implement and disseminate a culture of innovative solutions.
    • Comfortable working in a high paced, demanding work environment meeting tight deadlines. Flexibility to work as necessary to get the job done.
Essential Job Functions

  • Read, review and analyst data and narrative information made available in a variety of formats, on-line, paper reports, etc.
  • Create recommendations and/or business insights from information reviewed/analyzed
  • Working knowledge of financial systems – inputting data, retrieving information by formatting and running reports, accessing specific data fields etc.
  • Communicate effectively with multiple departments to clarify/confirm information and/or problem solve to resolve issues
  • Create presentations to frame data/information insights, conclusions and recommendations
  • Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with stakeholders from varied cultures and countries of origin.
  • Ability to travel as needed

The expected base salary for this position, if based in New York City, ranges from $109,520 - $136,900. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors and considerations. In addition to base salary and a generous employee benefits package, employees are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

At Campari Group we believe in building more value together, thus we see diversity in all forms as a source of enrichment. Our employment policies and practices ensure that we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment without regard to any individual’s race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or characteristics or expression, political affiliation or activity, age, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note to applicants:

Your application will be assessed based on your abilities, expertise, general knowledge and experience, not because of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information you may possess. You must not disclose to Campari Group any such information. In the event that you are asked a question that cannot be answered without disclosure of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information (including from a current or prior employer or their vendors or customers), you must decline to answer the question.

Notice to third party agencies:

Please refrain from cold-calling or emailing our executive leadership team or the HR community directly. The Talent Acquisition department manages centralized recruiting operations globally, including the selection and management of external suppliers. Currently, our preferred supplier list is at full capacity. To ensure we have your information on file for future consideration, we kindly request that you complete the online form provided here.