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Brown-Forman Senior Accountant - USA and Canada in Louisville, Kentucky

The Senior Accountant supports the Americas Controller and is responsible for a wide range of accounting and financial analysis for USA and Canada. This position will work with USA and Canada Finance divisions and other cross functional groups within the organization. This position will lead initiatives to identify accounting, process or SOX control issues within USA and Canada divisions; will have an opportunity to recommend process re-engineering to drive accuracy and efficiency; and will work with the Americas Controller to strategize accounting and control advice to the region’s finance team and lead resolutions within USA and Canada divisions.

Areas of responsibilities:

  • Operations:

  • Prepare the USA and Canada Full Accrual entry (i.e. estimate of brand expense) and financial analysis

  • Review and post discount accrual entries prepared by Division’s finance team

  • Work with Division’s finance team to manage 77-17 funds and Distributor Investment funds agreements, payments, reconciliations and accounting

  • Manage POS accounting and reconciliations; identify and resolve SAP and Image seller’s systems’ interface issues

  • Calculate US Broker’s commissions and bonus payments and accruals

  • Calculate brand royalty and license fee payments and accruals

  • Manage miscellaneous journal entries e.g. coupons and rebates; USA and Canada sales bonus accrual; marketing research, consultants or agencies expenses accruals, payments and prepaid amortization

  • Ensure accuracy and documentation of reclass entries and year-end accruals requested by region’s finance team

  • Manage year-end accounting close process for USA and Canada divisions

  • Prepare Balance Sheet Accounts Reconciliations

  • Ensure SOX Control compliance

  • Analytics and Advisory:

  • Work with USA and Canada Finance to understand significant Full Accrual adjustments

  • Analyze discount accruals for accuracy and work with USA and Canada divisions to resolve identified issues

  • Review contracts prior to execution (e.g., consultants, licenses, commissions) and determine accounting treatment and provide business advice

  • Analyze and quantify the expenses under Accounting Conventions

  • Assist with month-end financial analysis review

  • Assist/Lead Special Projects and Initiatives:

  • Analyze and implement US GAAP requirements across all USA and Canada divisions e.g. change in GAAP for revenue recognition, expense classification changes/reviews, etc.

  • USA and Canada Roadshows for training sales team

  • Development and implementation of internal controls guidelines e.g. Control Checklist for finance team

  • Development and implementation of new Accounting Policies e.g. Establishing prepaid threshold limit

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration with more than 5 years of accounting or finance experience

  • CPA or working towards a CPA

  • SAP knowledge is preferred

  • Ability to work efficiently on Excel and Power Point

  • A high level of energy and drive, strong work ethic

  • Excellent communication skills, confident, a persuader

  • A team player who demonstrates a partnering attitude and capability

  • Demonstrated experience working with, and across multiple teams

*For this position, we are not offering a corporate relocation package. However, in some cases, there may be relocation assistance provided based on the business budget.

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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: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00000591

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.

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