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Brown-Forman Credit collection Cash Apps and Accounting Belgium GBS in Paris, France

Who is Brown-Forman?

Brown-Forman, an American family-owned company headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky (USA), is one of the world's ten largest producers of wines & spirits. The group employs roughly 4900 people in more than 160 countries. At Brown-Forman, diversity & inclusion is part of our daily life and culture. The main brands of the portfolio in France are: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Woodford Reserve, Chambord, Finlandia, Herradura and El Jimador, BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh. Brown-Forman France has been a Great Place to Work since 2016 and signatory of the Diversity Charter, subsidiary of the group.

Meaningful Work From Day One:

As the CCCA Analyst you will be serving as a business partner with the Europe GBS structure and the French business unit, and you will be responsible for the collection of overdue accounts, payment application, claims & rebate adjustment, disputes settlement, conducting regular credit reviews, credit hold releases, 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, but not limited to, France/Belux accounts receivable issues.

What You Can Expect:

  • Coordinate with the Account Manager, Customer Services, and Accounting teams regarding collection, claims deduction, cash application, banking operations, and unblock customer orders as needed.

  • Conduct periodic credit review and recommend credit lines to new and existing customers per Credit Policies and Procedures.

  • Coordinate with the Rebate Manager and Customer Services Manager regarding cash application, related rebate programs (chargebacks & credit memos & rebates payments).

  • Advising and implementing appropriate credit policies, processes and limits for every customer and periodic updates working closely with Commercial Finance and other partners.

  • Verify that transactions comply with financial policies and procedures.

  • Set up and maintain accounts receivable files and other financial records.

  • Reconcile the customer balance and the credit situation with the collaboration of Finance and Sales Force.

  • Coordinate the creation and maintenance of customer files with the GBS Master Data Manager.

  • Preparing weekly customer aging & shipment reports. Sharing information with appropriate parties concerned.

  • Oversees and coordinates with Finance and Customer Services teams any and all Customer Hold releases.

  • Other accounting duties as required (e.g. accounts reconciliations, JE, close process for both Local & US GAAP).

What You Bring to the Table:

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

  • Experience: several years of experience in accounting or related areas (i.e., A/R. Credit, Cash applications, and or an equivalent process area

  • Experience in working with SAP - or similar ERP software

  • Fluent communication skills in French and English

  • Strong analytical skills to solve problems with tools and technologies.

  • Strong intellectual curiosity, problem solving and conceptual skills

  • The ability to plan, prioritize, and complete work with speed and accuracy

  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership

What makes you unique:

  • Education: Masters Degree (M.A., MBA or Equivalent); Accounting and Finance

  • Experience: Experience in setting customer credit limits and terms

  • Working knowledge of accounts receivable, collections, cash application, dispute management.

  • Working knowledge of SAP’s FSCM module and tools for digital transformation and automation

  • Flemish/Dutch knowledge would be an advantage.

Nothing Better In The Market:

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure our sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay & bonus for individual and company performance. At Brown-Forman France, we can offer a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to flexible-working options, product samples, private pension plan and life insurance, participation in private health insurance, and top IT tools (IPad, Iphone, Laptop), along with global career opportunities.

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: Paris

State:

Country: FRA

Req ID: JR-00002709

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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