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Brown-Forman Procure to Pay (P2P) Processing Analyst UK & France/BELux in London, United Kingdom

What You Will Do In This Role:

Serving as a business partner with the Europe GBS structure and the France and UK business units, 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 UK and France accounts payable issues.The owner of this position will work under Europe GBS structure and should be able to work from London and work is partially remote, partially

office-based and accurately being on top of all UK and France AP topics.

Meaning Full Work From Day One:

A. EFFECTIVELY PERFORM DAILY A/P FUNCTION FOR DESIGNATED BUSINESS AREAS:

  • Process PO and Non-PO invoices through the invoice digitization system and SAP Systems 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.

  • 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 including SAP, COUPA, and other systems.

  • Maintain professional and effective communication with internal and external customers in a timely and persistent manner using superior customer service skills.

  • Work with invoice digitization processor for error and problem resolution.

  • Provide general support for Procure to Pay COUPA processes, ensuring linkage to day to day invoice processing activities.

  • Develop expertise in associated systems and processes including T&E expenses (CONCUR).

  • Assist in travel expense reimbursement process General Accruals – basic accounting Prepare spend analysis and reconciliations Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures Fixed Asset Accounting General support on VAT and other tax reporting.

  • Support the monthly closing activities following UK GAAP 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 GLOBAL PAYMENT ANALYST POSITION

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. Maintaining 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 (same but no checks) payments; perform related audits; deliver any required reporting; and troubleshoot/resolve exceptions in a timely and accurate manner.

D. LEVERAGE SYSTEM SKILLS TO FURTHER DEPARTMENTAL EFFICIENCIES

Develop and maintain SAP and Invoice Processing system skills 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 both the Invoice Processing system and SAP.

Develop skills to support scanning and processing of automated invoices by third party provider.

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.

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Skills:

High level in English and French speaking and writing

Experience in a paperless invoice processing “workflow” environment

Manufacturing Operations Accounts Payable experience

Time management

Strong Analytical skills

FMCG experience is an advantage

Able to work remotely

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.

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

City: London

State:

Country: GBR

Req ID: JR-00003166

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