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Commercial Finance Analyst-Beer
San Francisco
Permanent Full Time

If you love working with numbers, have 1-3 years' experience in a Finance role and have a passion for Craft Beer - this is your ideal role!

Role Purpose:

Responsible for partnering with our Little Creatures leadership team to provide actionable insights through analysis and reporting. Reporting to the Commercial Manager, this role is a key member of the Finance team and works closely with the Little Creatures Mission Bay managers and Wholesale sales team in San Francisco requiring periodic travel to the venue.


  • Support LC Mission Bay with CAPEX projects to ensure project managers are kept up to date on project spend and assets are capitalized timely
  • Build effective management reporting tools for business partners to track performance vs. plan (P&L, Monthly hours and Overhead reporting)
  • Build & maintain item costing & wastage analysis on all food & drink menu items
  • Provide the Wholesale Sales team with Monthly Sales, Depletion, and marketing spend reporting
  • Create & maintain a daily aged accounts receivable (AR) report for Wholesale sales team
  • Reconcile the quarterly Sales team commission payments
  • Create and update all forecasting models for beer sales (venue & wholesale) for accurate demand & production planning
  • Support all New Product Development (NPD) activities acting as the liaison into our broader Finance & Supply Chain teams
  • Provide Month End Close support through Site Inventory Reconciliations, Deliver charges review and Variance to Cost of Sales (COS) analysis – researching and providing commentary on any material variances
  • Support the annual planning and forecast processes (AOP/CAF) for Operations ensuring alignment of key assumption drivers with business partners
  • Develop financial and commercial acumen of key stakeholders


  • 1 to 3 years' experience in delivering business results through risk and opportunity identification and planning
  • Delivering system and process continuous improvement initiatives
  • Track record of generating and sharing insights to align stakeholders on the next steps


  • Strong action orientation to deliver accurate outcomes
  • Ability to build strong relationships across business units and functions
  • Ability to handle high levels of ambiguity and complexity
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities across stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, able to succinctly share key issues
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change and continuous improvement
  • Proven ability to develop an in-depth understanding of key business drivers


  • Degree qualified in business or related field
  • Advanced Excel skills crucial
  • Modeling and Forecasting skills crucial
  • Experience with Micros a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Little Creatures Diversity Statement:

Lion and Little Creatures is committed to upholding the values inherent in equal employment opportunity. The company strictly prohibits the discrimination against any person based on race, ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local laws. Employment decisions are made strictly upon the basis of business needs, job requirements, and individual merit. Beyond the mere prohibition of discrimination, Little Creatures encourages and promotes a diverse workplace and knows that the diversity of its people is a source of strength.