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Brown-Forman Accountant in Tokyo, Japan

Brown-Forman Asia is one of the operational units of the Brown-Froman International division. Asia presents one of the largest opportunities for Brown-Forman globally and is expected to continue to be one of the most significant growth contributors to the company. With Japan and China as key markets, B-F Asia is composed of 19 countries with 100+ employees distributed across offices in 10 key mega-cities. From a portfolio perspective, Asia is largely led by our flagship Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, presenting a large opportunity for our Super Premium portfolio of American Whiskeys and Single Malt Scotches.

Meaningful Work From Day One

This role will be responsible for the accuracy of the accounting books in Japan, and comply with both US GAAP and local statutory requirements, in a timely manner. We are looking for someone who is passionate about process improvement (ie. accounting process efficiency and effectiveness) and challenging the status quo. Also, we are looking for someone who can drive results independently, and at the same time work with business partners collaboratively.

What You Will Experience

Procure to Pay (P2P)

  • Ensure sufficient liquidity for local operations, request funding when required

  • Prepare vouchers for vendor payments

  • Prepare payments for employees and vendors via online banking

  • Bank reconciliation

  • Review of employee expense reports in Concur

  • Process distributor’s (Asahi) invoices via Coupa

Record to Report (R2R)

Accounting

  • Generate accounting entries and upload monthly trial balance to SAP

  • Perform monthly closing in Yayoi and SAP, investigate and resolve anydiscrepancies between the two systems

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations and analyze B/S fluctuations

  • Provide support to the Finance Manager in the provisioning for credit returnsdestruction of goods and margin discounts from Asahi

  • Be the point of contact for any accounting or tax queries

  • Liaise with the local accounting provider (Asahi Accounting) on local statutory reporting requirements

Tax

  • Review the local tax compliance work prepared by Asahi Accounting, including income tax, consumption tax and property tax filings.

  • Complete quarterly tax provision in OneSource

Commercial Finance / FP&A

  • Generate weekly / monthly depletion/inventory reports

  • Discount, SG&A and A&P analyzing and reporting

  • Provide support to Japan Finance Manager for any financial analysis, planning and management reporting requirements

  • Assist in quarterly projections

Internal control

  • Partner with the Finance Manager to ensure internal control procedures and B-F global accounting policies are being followed by the whole organization

  • Complete quarterly testing of distributors’ recommendations recharges per Internal Audit

Process improvement

  • Identify gaps and explore opportunities to improve process efficiency and systemimplementation (SAP Lite)

Other support

  • Provide translation assistance to the Japanese field team when working with US headquarter’s requests, when needed

  • Ad hoc requests, including some administrative duties

We Are Looking For People Who Has

  • Nissho Boki 2nd Grade preferred

  • Accounting degree, CPA or near completion

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills - Fluency in English required

  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role

  • SAP experience preferred

  • Yayoi experience preferred

  • Excellent PC skills in Excel

  • Experience in the FMCG or liquor industry preferred

Immediate available is highly preferred*

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Business Area: Global Finance

City: Tokyo

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Country: JPN

Req ID: JR-00001768

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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