Brown-Forman Financial Analyst in Cour-Cheverny, France
Accounting and financial analysis.
Responsibilities include independently managing local daily, monthly and annual accounting operations within the Chambord Liqueur team. These tasks include: accounting entry (purchases, OD, payroll...etc), payments, account reconciliations, payroll coordination, travel reports (Concur), insurance records, VAT returns, corporate tax returns, overhead tracking, depreciation and assisting the Finance and Administration Manager.
Participate in IT and other development projects (as needed) by providing testing and knowledge of accounting and VAT processes.
Actively seek ways to improve accounting processes to ensure efficient turnaround times and appropriate controls are in place and implemented. Understand that Chambord Liqueur is part of a U.S. company and follow BF policies and practices. Understand BF and Chambord Liqueur rules, regulations and guidelines and ensure they are followed. Treat others fairly. Able to work with people from different cultures and communicate respectfully within and outside the team. Support a feedback culture and have a continuous learning mindset. Work consistently and to a high standard, even under pressure, commit to deadlines and keep team members informed.
Understand that he/she is part of the team and have a good team spirit.
Ensure that purchase invoices are entered correctly into CADOR and Excel as they are received
Check bank transactions, reconcile and inform the Finance and Administration Manager of the account balance.
Make payments (suppliers, Concur, Product Promotion, Live Well, Oppositions...etc)
Track exceptional expenses for the end of the month
Track overhead expenses
Follow up on training
Support the Administrative and Financial Manager when needed
Capital project analysis and support to operating teams
Reporting and analysis projects as assigned
Ensure accounting is complete, correct and on time
Enter payroll entries and ensure that it is correct
Control the provision of CP and 13th month
Review expense reports and make the necessary OD's
Monitor fixed assets and depreciation
Proactively check and monitor prepaid and accrued expense accounts to ensure they are properly recorded.
Prepare month end (entries, clock in inventory, cost inventory...etc)
Integrate sales (Back Up)
Prepare the SCOPE and LOAD with the Finance Manager
Collaborate with the Finance Manager regarding any issues or anomalies found
Prepare and declare the monthly VAT
Update the overhead file
Verify inter-company balances and prepare payments
Verify SAP balance after LOAD
Prepare BF reconciliations and submit for review
Perform accounts analysis and intercompany reconciliations.
Ensure inventory adjustments and obsolescence are processed and properly documented.
Communicate with the group on timelines, content, instructions, local accounting process...etc
Assist in the budget preparation
Prepare the annual fixed asset inventory and manage the exit entries
Prepare VAT reconciliation and duty free reconciliation
Participate in developing annual cost standards
What You Bring to the Table
BTS Accounting and Management
Experience in a complex and varied environment
Minimum experience of 5 years
Good command of oral and written English
Good understanding of monetary, financial and accounting processes
Proven experience with computer applications in a financial/administrative environment
Proven knowledge of VAT and corporate tax legislation
Personal honesty, integrity and organized work style, down to earth spirit, willingness to grow and adapt to changing environments.
Able to manage multiple tasks and accomplish them efficiently within deadlines.
Ability to work and cooperate professionally in an international environment and global network.
What Makes You Unique
Knowledge of SAP and/or another accounting system.
Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Experience in a multinational company.
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
Req ID: JR-00002372