Tenzing is a Chicago-based wholesale distributor of wine, spirits and sake. Tenzing is inspired by the Sherpa guide and the Nepali word for balance, or equilibrium. Founded in 2010 by a group of passionate wine & spirits professionals including Master Sommeliers Ken Fredrickson, Douglas Marello and Fernando Beteta, the company’s philosophy combines education, customer service and high-quality wine and spirits products. Our core values are represented in our HIWIRE acronym: Humility, Innovation, Will-to-prepare, Integrity, Respect and Excellence. Now one of the premier small distributors in the country, Tenzing is a leader in the fine wine and craft spirits segments of the market. The offices contain a kitchen and multipurpose workspace for client education and entertainment, which also houses the Tenzing Bar Lab—where Chicago’s foremost mixologists come to experiment and invent.
The Finance Manager acts as the lead finance resource for Tenzing Wine & Spirits. This role reports to Tenzing’s Founder and General Manager, and works directly with Tenzing’s management and functional teams, as well as the primary financial interface with Breakthru IL and Breakthru Corporate teams. The Finance Manager is responsible for all aspects of Tenzing financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, the annual budgeting process, as well as oversight of supplier pricing and price support systems, liquor tax compliance, and local accounting, accounts receivable, and accounts payable processes.
This position is a full-time position based at our Tenzing offices in Chicago, IL and will report to Tenzing’s Founder and General Manager. This position will manage one direct report, Business Analyst.