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


Imagine working for a company that welcomes you in, inspires you to bring your best self to every opportunity, and encourages you to grow and develop your career in a resilient and fun industry. Brown-Forman offers our employees this kind of career and environment and has for more than 150 years.

Together, we proudly live and work by our values, striving each day to be better and do better as people, as a company, and as members of the communities we call home. Brown-Forman is amongst the top 10 global spirits companies in the World. You will be working with some of the World’s most iconic and valuable Spirits Brands like Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve, Chambord, Finlandia Vodka and Slane Irish Whiskey.

Come have a seat at our table.

Meaningful Work From Day One

This role may be based in Prague or home-based in Slovakia with some travelling to Prague (no need to relocate).

Primary accounting and tax person for Brown-Forman Slovakia, providing support to Regional Accounting Manager Czechia & Slovakia in various accounting activities; to make sure that all data is properly accounted for in the financial system using corporate policies and local accounting and tax legislation; to deliver correct and reliable data on time.

What You Can Expect

Reporting (Slovak LE (Core) + support Czech LE):

  • Corporate Income Tax - draft calculation and provide necessary support for the tax advisor (Yearly basis).

  • Calculation and submission of Corporate Income Tax provision for US GAAP purposes (Tax Package) (Quarterly basis).

  • Preparation of the Tax Questionnaire (with the special attention to the information of the current and future changes in taxation, and evaluation of the risks we keep on our operations).

  • VAT: preparation and filing of the tax return and related reports (EU Sales List, Electronic VAT Ledger, Intrastat) (Monthly basis), checking payments.

  • Statutory reporting preparation including but not only (Annual Report, Financial statements and Notes), including required adjustments in between the local Stat and GAAP in SPL ( Yearly Basis).

  • Excise tax return and related reports (Monthly basis) including filing and payment.

Transfer pricing reports

  • Preparation Explanations upon the requests from tax authority related to VAT, Corporate Income Tax and other types of statutory reporting.

  • Collaboration with Tax advisers and External Auditors (in time review and submission of the tax returning's and reports).

  • In time payments to the Governmental officials Taxes and other kind of the Fees, including strip stamps.

Reconciliations (Slovak LE (Core) + support Czech LE):

  • Blackline tool - Preparation, review and submission of reconciliations for the balance sheet accounts ie (critical and non-critical accounts) (Monthly).

  • JE supporting files preparation and submission (Monthly).

  • SOX control review (Monthly).

  • Intercompany transactions reconciliation (Monthly).

Intercompany operations (Slovak LE (Core) + support Czech LE):

  • Marketing Service Agreement invoice processing – Czech Republic LE & BFC: preparation of calculation, acts, reports, invoices.

  • Marketing Service Agreement invoice processing – Czech Republic LE & Slovakia: preparation of calculation, acts, reports, invoices.

  • Supply agreement processing – Czech Republic LE & Slovakia: reconciliation of intercompany balances.

  • Collaborate with representatives of different BF companies. Build trustable and productive relationships.

Visual Lease (Slovak LE + Czech LE):

  • Collection of car lease contracts including changes, input and maintenance of car lease data in Visual Lease application.

  • Collection of office lease contracts including changes, input and maintenance of office lease data in Visual Lease application.

  • Review of other types of leases to determine capitalisation for US GAAP.

  • Monthly posting and review of the visual lease transactions.

Coding and booking of Operations not covered by BF GBS team (Slovak LE (Core) + support Czech LE):

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

  • Material Ledger monthly closing procedure (including review of the correctness COGS & Revenue recognition).

  • Fixed assets management and depreciation postings.

  • Car costs processing (both entities).

  • FX revaluation - reconciliation between US GAAP and Local requirements, adjustments postings in SPL.

  • Collaboration with Payroll provider and payroll data flow ( including postings in SAP) and execution (calculation itself is provided by a third party).

  • Review expense classification and provide guidance to the PTP team and to the organization.

Contracts and addendums (Slovak LE (Core) + support Czech LE):

  • Tax and Accounting review of new contracts and their changes (Sales, Marketing, Office contracts) in line with the local Contract Approval Policy.

SAP localization requirements & other company systems adoption:

  • Participation in the RTC Slovakia project (optimization of the operations, tests, trainings, feedback).

  • Management of necessary changes in SAP (BF process improvement initiatives, local legislation).

  • Leading and directing SAP consultants both locally and globally, settling timelines for updates, testing results of project work and delivering the feedback in case of issues.

Improvement of organizational effectiveness:

  • Bring together B-F’s global standards and local requirements, support BF global initiatives and implement them locally.

  • Provide guidance and trainings to the local team on the BF policies, procedures and 360° vision of the company activities to support automation and optimization of internal processes.

  • Collaboration with Sales, Finance, Supply chain teams - building professional and transparent relationships.

Internal Controls:

  • Handling and updating Local processes & policies (in collaboration with Regional accounting Manager).

  • Developing SOP for the assigned operations for Slovakia.


  • Business partnership to the Commercial team in Czech and Slovakia.

  • Other ad hoc projects needed to support Regional Accounting Manager and Finance.

What You Bring to the Table

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field.

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

  • Experience in an international company with a matrix organization.

  • Knowledge of SAP; Coupa, Concur or Visual Lease is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions independently based on logical assumptions and factual information.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects to completion by agreed deadlines.

  • Clean criminal record.


  • English speaking and writing (fluent).

  • IT literate, including strong knowledge of Excel, Google.

  • Knowledge in Tax and Accounting regulatory documents, MSFO.

  • Responsible, team player, with good time management skills, with a positive working attitude and diligent working approach.

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