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Brown-Forman Accounts Payable Specialist/P2P Analyst in Barcelona, Spain

Meaningful Work From Day One

Manage the global workflow of vendor invoices to our internal and external customers, facilitating the payment of company liabilities in a timely and accurate manner. Work with customers to resolve/troubleshoot exceptions or obstructions to this process; identify and implement efficiencies; support other payment processing centers; assist in the transition to a paperless and automated processing center environment; and provide analysis and metrics within and outside department using various reporting tools.

What You Can Expect

  1. EFFECTIVELY PERFORM DAILY ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FUNCTION FOR

DESIGNATED BUSINESS AREAS MANAGED IN EUROPE

  • Process PO and non-PO invoices through the Coupa and SAP Systems;

  • Research, analyze, and resolve vendor and customer issues in a timely, accurate and professional manner;

  • Review and approve T&E expenses in CONCUR;

  • Manage the global workflow of invoices to buyers and approvers.

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of international business practices, including currencies, basic tax laws governing those taxing bodies serviced by our department, and local customs;

  • Work with other departments at B-F where needed in support of this function;

  • Identify root cause analysis of invoice processing and posting errors and resolve errors in a timely and accurate manner;

  • Test upgrades and enhancements applied to the invoice processing and SAP accounts payable systems,

  1. TRAIN AP STAFF AND END USERS
  • Responsible for training end users on invoice processing procedures;

  • Cross-train with AP team members;

  • Maintain and update AP documentation and training materials.

  1. BACKUP AND SUPPORT GLOBAL PAYMENT ANALYST POSITION
  • Maintain Vendor Master Bank information tables in SAP and coordinate any necessary support with the Treasury or Strategic sourcing departments.

  • Maintain a close relationship with the Treasury Department to coordinate new bank setups and confirmations, as well as any returned payments.

  • Generate domestic (ACH transfers, wires, drafts, checks) and international payments; perform related audits; deliver any required reporting; and troubleshoot/resolve exceptions in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Coordinate all necessary steps/transactions relating to voided checks, stop-pays, check re-issues, and check copies in SAP and 3rd party vendor systems.

  1. LEVERAGE SYSTEM SKILLS TO FURTHER DEPARTMENTAL EFFICIENCIES
  • Develop and maintain strong SAP abilities in purchasing, general ledger and sales/order entry areas of SAP.

  • Support other global AP satellite processing centers in current AP methods and system techniques in both the Invoice Processing system and SAP.

  • Support new AP system enhancements as they arise.

  1. PERFORM AP ANALYSIS/REPORTING (ACCOUNT RECONS)
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations. Ability to analyze and follow up with various BF locations around the globe to resolve outstanding issues.

  • Generate and distribute monthly and ad hoc invoice reports.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelors or Equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.

  • Experience in an automated ERP invoice processing environment, preferably SAP or Coupa.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including extended hours.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills in English.

What Makes You Unique

  • Experience in a paperless invoice processing “workflow” environment

  • Manufacturing Operations Accounts Payable experience

  • Experience with Workday, Concur and G Suite applications

  • Italian language skills are a nice plus, but not mandatory

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

Many Spirits, One Brown‑Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‑Forman.

Nothing Better- At Brown‑Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Do not just take our word for it. Brown‑Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

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.

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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

Function: Finance - GBS

City: Barcelona

State:

Country: ESP

Req ID: JR-00007757

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