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Brown-Forman Accounting Payable Specialist/GBS PtP Analyst in Istanbul, Turkey

Meaningful Work From Day One

Serving as a business partner and subject matter expert for business units within the Europe GBS structure, the Purchase to Pay Analyst position is responsible for facilitating, coordinating financial accounting, reporting, and analytical activities with a focus on communicating quantitative and qualitative information in a clear, accurate, and timely manner. This role is responsible for the P2P operations. Working closely with assigned countries included in the cluster, in Europe/Asia and GBS on improvement activities.

What You Can Expect


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

  • Research, analyze, 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), 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.


  • 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 the invoice processing including SAP, COUPA, and other systems.

  • Be a part of Identification, planning and implementation of AP process improvements and projects to strengthen controls, maximize system resources and improve efficiency and productivity.

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

  • Assist GBS management team with special projects, may also include managing Projects.

  • Working on the tools & reports required 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 in an accurate manner.

  • Manage all queries from related to Citibank


  • Perform monthly account reconciliations. Ability to analyze and follow up with various B-F locations around the globe to resolve outstanding issues.

  • General support on VAT and other tax reporting.

  • Support the monthly closing activities

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelors or Equivalent; Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

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

  • High level of English in speaking and writing

  • 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.

What Makes You Unique

  • Experience in a paperless invoice processing “workflow” environment

  • Manufacturing Operations Accounts Payable experience

  • Strong Analytical skills

  • FMCG experience is an advantage

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.


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: Istanbul


Country: TUR

Req ID: JR-00007726