Commercial Finance Analyst, JUSTIN

The Wonderful Company LLC in Los Angeles, CA

  • Industry: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance - Financial Analyst/Examiner
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $113,765.00 - 179,550.00 / Year*
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery is seeking a Financial Analyst candidate for a non-traditional finance position providing gold standard support to the Sales and Marketing departments. The Commercial Finance Analyst provides financial analyses and support to internal customers in the Sales teams, the Marketing team, and the Senior Executive Team, as well as within the Finance organization.

The Analyst is responsible for all aspects of their analyses: formulating the plan, determining the data requirements, extracting and manipulating the data, conducting the analyses, determining the conclusions and then communicating those to the working team in a concise and organized fashion. One of the most important aspects of the job is to take a very large quantity of customer data and analytic results and condense it down into a coherent story with clear, easy to follow conclusions and implications. The Analyst must build and maintain strong relationships with members of both the Sales and Marketing teams, since he/she will regularly interact with the Sales and Marketing leadership and must be able to do so in a confident and professional manner.

This role reports to the Commercial Finance Manager and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Here's what you'll do:
  • Efficiently compile, organize and analyze complex financial information and raw data; interpret data to explain past financial performance and project future results.
  • Prepare monthly close and journal entries; monthly department-level financials with variance explanations, department-level forecasting and budgeting, and assessment of key business metrics.
  • Aid in the development of various budgeting and forecasting templates for global sales and marketing functions; prepare and oversee preparation of annual departmental budgets and quarterly forecasts.
  • Develop complex weekly and monthly reports for forecasting, sales trends, and financial results analysis.
  • Develop metrics and reports to assess, monitor, track and improve discounts/promotion effectiveness.
  • Develop reports to assess, monitor, track and improve the product allocation / inventory relationship as it pertains to current and future sales.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing teams to monitor budget adherence and ensure proper financial decisions, including supporting and monitoring invoice submissions.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams throughout the organization to understand changes in the competitive environment, promotional offers, production, and our own products to inform management reporting and forecasting, as well as to identify and implement improvement opportunities in our business processes and reporting tools.
  • Create and provide sales templates to facilitate sales retention, growth and management.
  • Independently manage other ad-hoc finance/sales/marketing projects as assigned.
Here's what you'll bring to the table:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics or a related field is preferred
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in FP&A or related field; experience in CPG/beverage or Wine industry is a big plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; strong Excel and PowerPoint a must; experience with Microsoft BI is a plus
  • Strong and meticulous analytics and strategic thinking skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Collaborative team player, with proven ability to build strong internal customer relationships and actively partner and cooperate with cross-functional teams
  • Hands-on / Roll up your sleeves approach, working with the team to produce high quality work products; we are a detail-oriented organization and will drill to invoice-level data when needed
  • Meet all deadlines / deliverables; we are a fast-paced environment with strict timetables to ensure we complete all assigned work
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently with a high sense of urgency and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to interact regularly with department leadership and senior executives in a confident, concise, and professional manner
  • Candidates must be comfortable with constantly shifting priorities
Here's what we'll bring to the table:
  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental, and 401k with match eligibility.
  • Subsidized gym membership.
  • On-site subsidized high end cafe offering farm to table meals and snacks.
  • Free on-site yoga classes and other wellness-focused activities.
  • Wonderful Giving ( -- allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice.
  • Free tobacco cessation programs.
  • Work-Life integration.
  • All the FIJI Water and Wonderful snacks you may want in the office.
  • Discounted tickets to various LA attractions.
  • We are bicycle-friendly, with newly installed bicycle racks available to all LA-based employees.
Located in Paso Robles, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for crafting world class wines using Bordeaux grape varieties. Widely recognized for their iconic ISOSCELES Bordeaux blend, JUSTIN is also known for their Cabernet Sauvignon. The property at JUSTIN features a Tasting Room, luxury suite accommodations and a Restaurant -- making it one of the only wineries on the Central Coast to offer all three options. In addition to its stellar hospitality offerings, JUSTIN consistently receives top honors around the world, establishing JUSTIN as a leader in luxury Bordeaux variety winemaking. In 2015, JUSTIN was named "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. JUSTIN wines are available through discerning fine wine retailers and restaurants throughout the United States, or directly from the Winery via JUSTIN's Tasting Room, on-line store or to members of the exclusive JUSTIN Wine Society wine club. To discover more about what makes JUSTIN so unique, visit

The Wonderful Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

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