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Brown-Forman Accounts Payable Specialist in Barcelona, Spain

Who We Are

Brown-Forman Czechia s.r.o. has been operating on the Czech market for 20 years and opened its own distribution in Slovakia in 2023. The company is based in the heart of Prague and distributes and sells super-premium spirits from an international portfolio. These include American whiskeys JACK DANIEL'S Tennessee Whiskey, Woodford Reserve, Irish whiskey SLANE and also Scotch whiskeys Benriach and The GlenDronach, tequilas EL JIMADOR and HERRADURA and last but not least, rum DIPLOMATICO and gin GIN MARE.

The company in Czechia and Slovakia has approximately 70 employees. Brown-Forman's goal is to maintain and strengthen its leading position in the super-premium spirits industry in the Czech and Slovak Republic. It intends to achieve this through a solid business strategy and by leveraging its strong and unique company culture, which is built on the values of diversity, inclusion and collaboration. All of this has contributed to the company being awarded BEST EMPLOYER 2022 by Kincentric.

Meaningful Work From Day One

Serving as a business partner and Subject Matter Expert for business units within the Europe/Asia GBS structure, the Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for facilitating and coordinating financial accounting, reporting, and analytical activities. You will be responsible for the Procure to Pay operations and work closely with assigned countries in the cluster, within Europe/Asia and GBS, on the improvement activities.

What You Can Expect


  • Process PO and Non-PO invoices through the Coupa and SAP Systems

  • Research, analyse, and resolve errors and vendor issues in a timely, accurate and professional manner according to invoice processing standards and compliance

  • Maintain professional and effective communication with internal and external customers in a timely and persistent manner using superior customer service skills

  • Provide general support for Procure to Pay COUPA processes

  • Develop expertise in T&E expenses reimbursement process and system (CONCUR) to assist in travel expense reimbursement, performing T&E controls

  • Ensure established financial controls are adhered to and evidence is retained

  • Provide general support for Citibank issues working with employees and Citibank administrators

  • Assist with other countries in Europe as backup, where needed

  • Escalate problems to the management as appropriate


  • Responsible for training end users on Accounts Payable, T&E procedures and Coupa

  • Cross-train with GBS team members, experts

  • Take part in maintenance and update of documentation (Standard Operating Procedures,country-specific documentation ) and training materials


  • Act as an SME (subject matter expert) for the country cluster

  • Test upgrades and enhancements applied to invoice processing including SAP, COUPA, and other systems

  • Be a part of Identification, planning and implementation of Accounts Payable process improvements and projects to strengthen controls, maximize system resources and improveefficiency and productivity

  • Help to work on the standardization of the processes across Europe and Asia

  • Assist GBS management team with special projects, which may also include managingProjects

  • Working on the tools & reports to improve and monitor the process


  • Maintain Vendor Master Bank information and coordinate any necessary support with the Treasury or Strategic sourcing departments. This includes receiving all banking from both employees and outside vendors

  • Perform payment runs: Generate Domestic and International payments; perform related audits; deliver any required reporting; and troubleshoot/resolve exceptions in a timely and accurate manner

  • Manage all queries related to Citibank


  • Perform monthly account reconciliations.

  • Ability to analyse and follow up with various BF locations around the globe to resolve outstanding issues

  • General support on VAT and other tax reporting

  • Support the monthly closing activities

Required Experience & Education:

  • Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

  • Experience: 2+ years experience in an automated ERP invoice processing environment preferably SAP or COUPA

  • High level of English (spoken & written), and a high level of Czech and/or Slovak

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent customer service/communication skills and an ability to develop/maintain effective work relationships with customers at all levels and with other team members

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Experience working with international currencies, taxes, and business processes including determining resolutions to issues, errors, etc

  • High energy level, ability to work independently, and multi-task effectively in a Service Organization

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

Preferred Experience & Education:

  • Experience: Experience in a paperless invoice processing “workflow” environment

  • Manufacturing Operations Accounts Payable experience

  • FMCG experience

What We Offer

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

Please find below some highlights of the competitive benefits that we offer:

  • Hybrid-working options

  • Premium medical care with Canadian Medical / EUC

  • Salary compensation during sickness

  • Product allowance

  • Financial well-being benefit

  • Along with global career opportunities


Business Area: Global Finance

City: Prague 1


Country: CZE

Req ID: JR-00007077