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Brown-Forman Senior Accountant in Tokyo, Japan

Meaningful Work From Day One

Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the accounting books in Japan, comply with both US GAAP and local statutory requirements, in a timely manner. This role will improve the overall internal control environment and accounting process efficiency and effectiveness through new systems & processes implementation and will support the transition to our own distribution model in Japan from an accounting and compliance perspective.

What You Can Expect

● Ensure financial statements are accurate and compliant with both US GAAP and local statutory reporting requirements.

● Complete month end and quarterly close procedures including journal entry postings and partner with the Finance team to ensure clarity of accounting entries.

● Prepare and submit balance sheet reconciliations in Blackline. Proactively investigate variances and resolve any issues.

● Liaise with the head office corporate accounting team, bank relationship manager, accounts payable and treasury teams to resolve banking or payment related issues

● Support implementation of new accounting systems and processes as part of the transition to our own distribution model.

● Assist with accounting queries from local and corporate business partners and provide training on accounting policies and procedures to the business.

● Complete bank reconciliations, cash forecasts and ensure sufficient funding for ongoing operations.

● Review and approve local tax compliance work prepared by E&Y, including income tax, consumption tax and property tax filings. Complete quarterly tax provision in OneSource.

● Partner with the Japan Leadership team to ensure strong internal control procedures are established and global policies are being followed by the whole organization.

What You Bring to the Table

● Deep and technical knowledge in accounting, with at least +3 years experience in a related field

● College/University with degree in Accounting

● Business English Fluency, both oral and written

● Proven ability to learn to navigate in new systems (i.e. SAP)

What Makes You Unique

● College/University with degree in Accounting

● Nissho Boki Grade 2

● SAP experience

● Experience working in a multinational organization

Who We Are

We believe great people build great brands. And we know there is Nothing Better in the Market than a career at Brown-Forman. Being a part of Brown-Forman means you will grow both personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to solve problems, seize opportunities, and generate bold ideas. You will belong to a place where teamwork matters and where you are encouraged to bring your best self to work.

Many Spirits, One Brown‐Forman- We believe that an inclusive culture, one that values the diversity and unique perspective of each individual, allows us each to bring our best self to work and leads to greater teamwork, creativity, and trust.

Cultivating a Caring Culture- We know that our strong culture is one of the many reasons people love working at Brown‐Forman.

Enriching Life. Enriching Careers- At Brown‐Forman, we craft products known for bringing people together. Our employees have made us what we are today and are the reason for our success. Don't Just take our word for it. Brown‐Forman is consistently recognized as a Great Place to Work® in countries around the world.

What We Offer

Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of

premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.


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

Function: Finance

City: Tokyo


Country: JPN

Req ID: JR-00007237