Brown-Forman Senior Accountant - Africa / GTR in Gurgaon, India
Responsible for Brown-Forman’s US GAAP, statutory accounting, management reporting, local compliance and certain financial analysis for Africa and GTR. The business in these regions is growing and diverse and it includes a variety of business models. Ensure the accuracy and integrity of Brown-Forman’s financial records with respect to (a) US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), (b) local statutory requirements, (c) all relevant tax regimes, including US and local income tax purposes as well as local consumption tax/ VAT/ GST, and (d) management reporting.
Manage accounting results of Africa and GTR region to ensure
compliance with USGAAP and local statutory requirements.
Manage the bookkeeping, cash flow and tax compliance of the Africa
business, ensuring to meet all the local tax and mercantile deadlines
as well as corporate and reporting deadlines. This includes income tax,
withholding tax, GST, advance tax and transfer pricing requirements,
primarily for Africa.
Preparation of accounting entries and/or compilation and review of all
the information and data received from the service providers for all the
markets in the region
Process local transactions (vendor invoices and T&E claims) for Africa,
including recording of entries and initiating payments
Maintain Asset Register, manage CAPEX transactions and related
Assist the Finance teams by providing superior accounting support.
Actively participates in the accounting/finance process by providing
insight and support to the Accounting Manager and Regional
Liaise with tax consultants, third party accountants and internal and
external auditors for issues and questions regarding the business unit.
Coordinate with payroll providers to ensure smooth processing of
payroll, related compliances and accurate booking of entries
Maintain MSA in accordance with local statutory requirements. Manage
intercompany and expatriate accounting and billing.
Prepare tax reporting packages and account reconciliations.
Make accruals and adjustments on a monthly basis.
Monthly journal entry submissions on salesforce for individual line
items over USD50K
Support with ad-hoc projects (new systems implementation, process
Miscellaneous reclassifications and adjustments
Bachelor in Accounting or Finance or Commerce plus three to five
years of experience in accounting field. Demonstrated knowledge of
generally accepted accounting principles (US and local)and financial
reporting / analysis.
Experience with local accounting and tax practices and regulatory/
compliance requirements, especially those of US GAAP
Chartered Accountant or equivalent
Prior experience in working with SAP, or exposure to another ERP and
ability to learn SAP quickly
High Level of Proficiency in MS office Suits – Excel and Word.
Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to produce accurate
Self starter, Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and
Accommodate to business partners in different time zones.
Ability to work with heavy workloads and complete high quality work
product within established time frames.
Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to develop
and maintain effective business relationships.
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-00000719