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Brown-Forman Manager, Technical Accounting-Remote in Nashville, Tennessee

"This role offers the opportunity to use GAAP accounting expertise to ensure Global

Accounting compliance, lead MDA projects, manage corporate accounting, and assist

with SEC external reporting. You will be surrounded by a team of high performing

talented people and have the opportunity to collaborate cross functionally in a company

that exemplifies our core purpose of enriching life and our ambition to be “Nothing

Better in the Market” in everything we do." -Director Corporate Accounting and Analytics,

Hiring Manager

Meaningful Work From Day One:

Provide technical GAAP guidance and expertise to ensure global compliance with

current accounting standards. Manage financial accounting, analysis, reconciliation, and

reporting with a focus on benefits and compensation, fixed asset, and lease accounting.

Serve as the Lead Accountant on MDA (Mergers, Divestitures & Acquisitions) projects.

Assist the Director of Technical Accounting in preparing 10K/Q reporting and

disclosures. This position will report directly to the Director of Corporate Accounting and

Analytics, and have two direct reports.

What You Can Expect:

● Use GAAP accounting expertise to provide practical guidance to Global Accounting

● Implement new accounting standards and ensure compliance with ASC606 Revenue

Recognition, ASC842 Lease Accounting, and ASC326 CECL.

● Collaboration with regional Controllers to ensure compliance with GAAP, corporate

governance, and policies.

● Manage quarterly balance sheet review process and present results to executive


● Serve as Lead Accountant on MDA (Mergers, Divestitures & Acquisitions) projects

and manage the accounting, process, and business integration subsequent to close.

● Assist the Director of Technical Accounting with 10K/Q reporting and disclosures.

● Create and maintain corporate policies and SOX Controls to ensure compliance with

GAAP and corporate governance. Lead the implementation of new policies and train

Global Accounting.

● Utilize Brown-Forman systems (such as SAP, BW, Workiva, Google environment,

Tableau and Excel) to retrieve data, produce reports, and analyze results.

● Execute other special projects as needed including research, project management,

presentation to leadership.

● Perform monthly and/or quarterly accounting and reconciliation when more advanced

accounting expertise is required; especially surrounding MDA project implementation

and stabilization.

Manage Financial Analyst whose responsibilities include:

● Benefit and compensation Accounting - bonus, stock based compensation,

severance, expat, and pension accounting

● Stock purchase/dividend accounting, EPS calculations

● Risk management, legal and other corporate accounting functions

● Revenue recognition accounting guidance and compliance (ASC 606)

● CECL calculations to estimate and evaluate allowance for doubtful accounts

Manage Lead Fixed Asset Accountant whose responsibilities include:

● Managing all fixed asset transactions including additions, retirements, transfers, and


● Compiles annual capital budget and monitors capex spend vs projections by project.

● Performs lease accounting and disclosures ensuring compliance (ASC 842).

● Collaborates with tax to ensure optimal tax depreciation benefits.

What Exactly Are We Looking For:

Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Accounting or Finance

Certifications: CPA required


● Minimum 7 years of experience in public accounting and/or industry

● Technical GAAP accounting expertise

● Expertise in US GAAP and the ability to translate complex standards into practical


● Thorough understanding of financial statements and how they interact

What Makes You Unique:

● Preferred MDA accounting experience

● Preferred benefits and compensation accounting experience

Job Competencies:

● Superior attention to detail with focus on accuracy, yet able to rise above the details to

tell the story

● Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills

● Ability to communicate and present in a clear and concise manner; in both verbal and

written communication

● Self-motivated to work independently and manage multiple projects within tight


● Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Excel and Google Office applications

This position is posted with multiple locations, you only need to apply to one of the postings to be considered for all locations and/or the remote work option.


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-00004840