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Brown-Forman GBS Financial Analyst International in Barcelona, Spain

Who is Brown-Forman?

BF Spain created July 2017 its Own Distribution Company after being 14 years with local leading distributor, Varma. Flexibility, creativity, managing through ambiguity, accountability, passion and conviction are essential in any role in this organization.

Brown-Forman Spain is part of international company Brown – Forman Corporation. We offer brands such as: JACK DANIEL’S, HERRADURA, WOODFORD RESERVE... We are committed to maintain and expand our leadership in the Whisky and Premium categories in Spain, through a solid commercial strategy, diverse and inclusive culture that inspires and develops people, celebrating teamwork and rewarding agility.

We have been chosen by our employees Great place to work for the last 2 years. Also we have been selected as the 1st company for women and 3rd for millennials.

Meaningful Work From Day One

Responsible for ensuring that Brown-Forman’s financial records are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), management reporting and local statutory requirements. This position has a focus on the accounting and tax compliance for several 3rd party markets in Europe with a special focus on the Dutch entity.

What You Can Expect

Finance/Accounting:

  • Manage accounting results to ensure compliance with USGAAP and local statutory requirements with special focus on Dutch entity.

  • Responsible for the correct application of new USGAAP for revenue recognition and lease accounting to several 3rd party markets entities and Dutch entity.

  • Manage external and internal audit for the Dutch entity

  • Compile, manage and process the monthly report from the Accounting providers for the entities in Romania, Slovenia and Bulgaria.

  • Act as liaison between Regional Accounting Manager, Marketing; Finance and Commercial teams.

  • Calculate, prepare and record Advertising and Discounting accruals for 3rd party markets

  • Manage the bookkeeping, cash flow and tax compliance of the several entities with the help of external providers, ensuring to meet all the local tax and mercantile deadlines and the corporate and reporting deadlines as well.

Analysis:

Assist the Regional Accounting Manager in performing insightful, clear analysis of international operations. Includes analyzing performance versus various measures to identify areas for improvement and potential problems.

Special Projects:

  • Determining expense classifications are understood by the field and company policy is adhered to.

  • Assist with Route to Consumer (RTC) issues related to new model for example, accounting for buy back of inventory, credit memos to distributors, implementation of correct accounting for new entity, set up of new vendors, MSA agreements, SAP and Coupa implementations…etc.

  • Assist Tax with local tax projects and transfer pricing studies.

  • Changes in processes necessitated by change in business.

  • Manage statutory accounts for some small European entities.

Balance Sheet Account Analysis:

Responsible for ensuring balance sheet account analyses for international markets are prepared, understood, documented and submitted in a timely manner. Assure US GAAP is followed for all entities.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Education: bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent

  • Experience in financial accounting

  • Fluent Spanish and English

  • Familiar with USGAAP and other local GAAP

  • SAP Finance experience

  • We are looking for someone who has preferably worked for one of the Big Four Accountancy companies or from a global company

Nothing Better in the Market

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay & bonus for individual and company performance. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce​.

In Brown-Forman Spain we can offer the competitive benefits package including, but not limited to flexible-working options, meal vouchers, product allowance, private medical care, participation in private pension plan and life insurance, along with global career opportunities.

*A more detailed JD is available on request

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Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Finance

City: Barcelona

State:

Country: ESP

Req ID: JR-00001956

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

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