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Brown-Forman Senior Accountant, Slovakia in Prague 1, Czech Republic

Who is Brown-Forman?

For more than 150 years, the Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the lives of generations with high-quality alcoholic brands.

On the Czech market, Prague-based Brown-Forman Czechia s.r.o. distributes and markets a selection of premium and super premium spirits from the international portfolio. These include the American Whiskeys JACK DANIEL'S Tennessee Whiskey, Woodford Reserve, FINLANDIA Vodka, SLANE Irish Whiskey as well as the Scotch whisky Benriach and The GlenDronach and the tequilas EL JIMADOR and HERRADURA.

Around 5,200 employees worldwide look after the brands from Brown-Forman, which are sold in approximately 170 countries. The company, which has been family-run since 1870, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. In Prague, the company has around 50 employees. Brown-Forman is committed to maintaining and expanding our leadership in the Whisky and Vodka categories in Czechia through a solid commercial strategy and by leveraging a working culture which is based on the power of diversity, inclusion and collaboration.

Meaningful Work From Day One

The additional location for the role is Slovakia (home based) with some travelling to Prague (no need to relocate).

This position covers senior accounting, tax reporting and invoice processing functions for BFCZ’s sales operations in Slovakia (sales, inventory, marketing) and for Brown-Forman Slovakia s.r.o. (sales people only).

What You Can Expect

All accounting entries for Brown-Forman Slovakia s.r.o.

  • Process invoices for marketing services (A&P), office costs (SGA) and costs of sales (COS) (inventory, warehousing, strips stamps, tariffs) for Slovakia

  • Manage month end close accruals for A&P, SGA, COS and Discounts in Slovakia in close cooperation with the Marketing, Sales and Finance team

  • COS in Slovakia: manage monthly closing for all manual adjustments and price variances.

  • Discounts in Slovakia: manage monthly closing for Discounts outside of the rebate tool (CCM)

  • Prepare reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts – inventory, AR, AP, accruals, tax accounts

  • Manage payments for Brown-Forman Slovakia s.r.o.

  • Manage payroll data flow and execution for Brown-Forman Slovakia s.r.o. (calculation itself is provided by a third party)

  • Statutory YEC – statutory financial statements, statistical reporting and related responsibilities for Brown-Forman Slovakia s.r.o.

  • Prepare VAT returns and related reports (Summary Report, Transactional Report) for both BFCZ in Slovakia and Brown-Forman Slovakia s.r.o.

  • Calculate, book and issue invoice for MSA or similar revenue for Brown-Forman Slovakia s.r.o

  • Prepare excise tax returns and related reports for BFCZ in Slovakia

  • Calculate CIT accrual on a quarterly basis for Brown-Forman Slovakia s.r.o.

  • Provide necessary support to external tax advisers for CIT calculation for Brown-Forman Slovakia s.r.o.

  • Make sure that any changes in tax reporting requirements in Slovakia are implemented, manage IT support for SAP changes as needed

  • Primary in house expert in CIT , VAT and excise tax matters in Slovakia – provide guidance to the rest of the accounting team and the whole organization

  • Contract management - review of new contracts in Slovakia for Accounting and Tax compliance

  • Backup for Senior Accountant Szechia – mainly for A&P invoice processing and monthly closing

  • Backup for Sales Controller – sales price maintenance on SAP, credit notes, sales invoice distribution

What You Bring to the Table

  • High School/GED/Secondary School; College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Finance preferably

  • At least 8 years’ experience in accounting in FMCG, of which minimum 4 years as a Senior Accountant, Chief Accountant or a similar position

  • Excel (actively using functions like vlookup, sumif, pivot tables)

  • SAP – experience with FI module is a must, inventory management is a plus

  • Very good knowledge of the Slovak VAT, Excise Tax and accounting law and at least basic knowledge of the CIT law

  • Fluent in Czech and English

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. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce​.

In Brown-Forman Czechia, we offer a competitive benefits package including, but not limited to, flexible-working options, product allowance, paid sick leave, meal vouchers, 25 days of holidays and private medical care, along with global career opportunities.


Business Area: Global Finance

City: Prague 1


Country: CZE

Req ID: JR-00005253