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Posted May 31st

Manager, Supply Chain Accounting

Frankfort, Kentucky

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Posted May 31st

Manager, Supply Chain Accounting

Frankfort, Kentucky

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

Manager, Supply Chain Accounting

The following positionis open in Frankfort Kentucky , United States .

What makes this a great opportunity?

Inspiring conversations around the world, Beam Suntory, is building brands people want to talk about. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for our brands, including Jim Beam® Bourbon, Sauza® Tequila, Canadian Club® Whisky, Courvoisier® Cognac, Maker's Mark® Bourbon, Laphroaig® Scotch Whisky, Larios® Gin, Whisky DYC®, Teacher's® Scotch Whisky, DeKuyper® Cordials and Liqueurs, Knob Creek® Bourbon and Skinnygirl® Cocktails. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and .

Our success and the quality of our brands are attributed to the talent of our people. Beam Suntory is composed of industry leading talent. We take pride in offering a rewarding experience to employees around the world. Training and developing our people, rewarding high performers and nurturing talented individuals is a top priority for us because, as a brand-led company, we know great brands don't build themselves. It's great people who build great brands. An equal employment opportunity employer, Beam Suntory is seeking talented, energetic, flexible individuals who are eager to put their talents and ideas to work in the exciting, entrepreneurial and rewarding environment of Beam Suntory.

Role Responsibilities

Beam Suntory is a manufacturer and distributor of spirits, with annual net sales in excess of $4 billion, with over 40% of sales from the North America market. This role will assist in the controls and shared accounting organization for the North America Supply Chain function, including operations within manufacturing and warehousing facilities. The role will work directly with Supply Chain Finance North America Controller. The position will lead teams responsible for reporting and analyzing financial results for North America Supply Chain in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, accounting principles and corporate accounting policies and procedures. Oversee and/or complete the preparation of standard monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting schedules required to meet the Company's various internal and external (to Suntory Japan parent company) reporting requirements.

Working with finance and operation functions within Supply Chain, review the control environment and lead efforts to address identify deficiencies and drive continuous improvement.

Financial Close, Analysis and Reporting
  • Manage the North America Supply Chain financial close completion monthly.
  • Complete close schedules, flux analysis and financial analysis to meet t he North America Supply Chain reporting requirements (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual).
  • Review Supply Chain local unit submissions and consolidated North America Supply Chain financial statement roll-up to ensure reporting accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ensure compliance of Supply Chain financial statements with US GAAP/IFRS requirements.
  • Review and/or prepare journal entries and account reconciliations.

Controls and Risk Management
  • Provide technical leadership to Supply Chain functions and locations to implement effective and efficient controls.
  • Support/coordinate entity specific internal and external audits. Define, implement and track resolution of all control deficiencies and audit comments.
  • Define, review, update, execute and communicate consistent policies and procedures across locations (as appropriate).
  • Maintain risk control matrices across locations and facilitate review/updates with control owners.
  • Complete segregation of duty and/or mitigating control reviews to verify no conflicts exist or are mitigated appropriately.

Special Projects and Other Responsibilities
  • Manage and support the plant based, hourly payroll team.
  • Financial Close Efficiency and continued development of a Center of Excellence for North America Supply Chain shared accounting activities.
  • Visitor experience accounting processes and oversight.

Team and People Management
  • Mentor a team of at least two direct reports on their responsibilities and career development.
  • Actively participate in the performance review and development processes.
  • Lead training / orientation sessions with finance / reporting teams.
  • Effectively work across Finance and Operational teams throughout the organization.

Forecasting and Annual Budgeting
  • Participate as necessary in the annual budgeting and forecasting process, especially for non-production locations.
  • Build and lead support organization budgets, actuals and forecasts.
  • Provide annual guidance to the locations for spending inputs.

Qualifications & Experience
  • Forward thinking - challenges the status quo and proactively and creatively identifies opportunities for improvement
  • Quickly adapts to changing circumstances and accelerates the change effort
  • Delivers on commitments with a sense of urgency
  • Develops comprehensive and actionable work plans and prioritizes multiple tasks effectively
  • Solicits and obtains input from team members and stakeholders (including business units and other functions) and synthesizes data effectively as basis for good decision making
  • Builds and leverages relationships across boundaries with key stakeholders by developing formal and informal networks to share best practices and gain consensus
  • Coaching and mentoring of direct reports for personal and professional development
  • Demonstrates knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS, Statutory and Management Reporting, and SEC regulations and keeps pace with changes in standards
  • Manages and drives improvement with relationships with other departments, and understands details of key collaboration with other groups
  • Sets a positive Control tone and influences others to do the same. Leads by example.
  • Recognizes and understands the need for overall process governance and ensures work standards and compliance are aligned to company guidelines
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related discipline.
  • CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience.
  • Previous managerial responsibility required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking skills.
  • SAP, Business Intelligence and Microsoft Office application experience required.
  • Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay and/or Product Costing background preferred.
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) experience a plus.

Note - In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our workforce while doing our part to protect those around us, Beam Suntory is requiring proof of full COVID vaccination for US salaried employees in our offices and commercial field roles as a condition of employment, subject to medical/religious exemptions.

At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant's skills and experience.
Frankfort, Kentucky