Job description

Phantom Creek Estates is located in the heart of the stunning South Okanagan.  They are currently seeking an experienced Winery Controller to lead their accounting team.  This position may be based in Oliver or their corporate office in Richmond. 


The Controller reports to the General Manager and is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the accounting and financial reporting function for Phantom Creek.  As part of the leadership team, this is a chance to contribute to the growth of a winery dedicated to delivering outstanding wines and memorable wine country experiences.


Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Full-cycle accounting including accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, cash management, payroll, etc.
  • Production of regular financial reports and monthly, quarterly and year end financials
  • Management of the annual budgeting process,
  • Analyses and evaluation of financials and variances and provision of recommendations
  • Payroll, Tax reporting, Tax filings
  • Implementation and maintenance of accounting records,
  • Implementation and enforcement of internal controls, accounting policies and procedures ensuring compliance with accounting rules, principles and laws,
  • Oversight of the audit process including liaison with external auditors, and
  • Maintenance of risk management and disaster recovery plans.



Beyond a CPA designation, and previous senior accounting and leadership experience, the Controller must have led the accounting function in a winery before.  Strong inventory and cost accounting knowledge, experience with accounting software including ERPs and a strong business acumen round out the job requirements. Our ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to handle multiple conflicting priorities, and enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment.    


If this sounds like you, please apply online.  All applicants will receive a response and interviewing will begin once a suitable candidate group has been identified.  The posting will close once the position has an accepted offer.