Brown-Forman Jr Accountant in Istanbul, Turkey
What You Will Do in This Role
Serving as a business partner with the EurAsia & IMEA GBS structure and the Turkish business unit, the P2P 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 with a focus on Turkey accounts payable issues. The owner of this position will work under EurAsia & IMEA GBS structure and should be able to work remotely and accurately being on top of all Turkey’s AP topics.
What You Can Expect:
EFFECTIVELY PERFORM DAILY A/P FUNCTION FOR DESIGNATED BUSINESS
Process invoices through the e-invoice system and SAP Systems
Work with the e-invoice provider for error and problem resolution.
Research, analyze, and resolve vendor/customer issues in a timely, accurate and professional manner
Manage the global workflow of invoices to buyers and approvers. Interact where needed to efficiently accumulate general ledger coding, authorizations and other information to facilitate timely and accurate payments
Significant communications with internal and external purchasing relationships.
Work with suppliers on invoice processing standards and compliance.
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.
Test upgrades and enhancements applied to the invoice processing including SAP and other systems.
Maintain professional and effective communication with internal and external customers in a timely and persistent manner using superior customer service skills.
Develop expertise in associated systems and processes including T&E expenses
Assist in travel expense reimbursement process
General Accruals – basic accounting
Tracking and expensing the prepaid spendings.
Prepare spend analysis and reconciliations
Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures
Responsible for tax declarations except CIT, Advance Tax and taxes related with importations
Support the monthly closing activities following Turkish GAAP & IFRS as well as US GAAP
Perform other GBS/Accounting duties as assigned.
B. TRAIN GBS STAFF AND END USERS
Responsible for training end users on invoice processing procedures
Cross- train with GBS team members
Maintain and update documentation and training materials.
C. BACK UP AND SUPPORT SR ACCOUNTANT POSITION
Maintain Vendor Master Bank information tables in SAP and coordinate any necessary support with the Treasury or Strategic sourcing departments. This includes receiving all banking from both employees and outside vendors and entering in SAP.
Maintaining a close relationship with the Treasury department to coordinate new bank
setups and confirmations, as well as any returned payments.
Coordinate all necessary steps/transactions relating to stop-pays, check reissues and check copies in SAP and 3rd party vendor systems in a timely and accurate manner.
D. LEVERAGE SYSTEM SKILLS TO FURTHER DEPARTMENTAL EFFICIENCIES
Develop and maintain strong SAP abilities to act as a SME (subject matter expert).
Develop and maintain strong SAP abilities in purchasing, general ledger.
Support other GBS satellite processing centers in current AP methods and system techniques in SAP.
Develop skills for approval processes of AP’s.
Support new AP system enhancements as they arise.
E. PERFORM AP ANALYSIS/REPORTNG (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 for internal processing and operational KPIs.
What you bring to the table:
● Bachelor’s degree in Accounting , Finance or Business Administration
● 3-5 years experience in SAP and AP/AR processes in a MNC
● Strong analytical and problem solving skills
● Excellent internal and external customer service/communication skills and an
ability to develop/maintain effective work relationships with related parties at all levels
and with other team members
● Proficient in Microsoft Excel and G-Suite Apps
● 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
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-00002308