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General Ledger & Financial Reporting Clerk I

Job Name

General Ledger & Financial Reporting Clerk I

Country:

Costa Rica

City:

Escazu

Function:

Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

RTR - Cash Accounting, General Ledger and Financial Reporting Supervisor

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Paola Olivera

About the role

Your Opportunity

This clerk will support the Finance Organization and Operations team, being responsible for the General Ledger and Financial Reporting processes for a group of legal entities, enabling the accurate and timely submission of financial information every period, through creation and review of allocations, accruals, foreign exchange revaluation, internal controls, performing and reviewing reconciliation of several balance sheet accounts, period end close support,, support process standardization projects, journal entries review, financial reporting master data maintenance, profit centers allocations,  and any other General Ledger  and Financial Reporting support.

About You 

Bacardi Enterprise Service is looking for high performing individuals who are success driven and interested in a career at Bacardi. The accounting clerk position is a highly competitive role structured to strengthen accounting and finance competencies. You will gain experience managing General Ledger processes while also gaining exposure General Ledger, Period End Close & Consolidation. This role provides support and training needed to develop a well-rounded accounting and finance skillset, which will be the foundation for advancing your career Bacardi.

Responsibilities

With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Perform tasks related to the General Ledger team within the Bacardi Enterprises Services, which serves over 84 legal entities and Corporate Headquarters operations
  • Participate in the execution of the following tasks:
    • Coordinate month end close activities for the legal entities under her/his scope.
    • Responsible for accounting information reported for the legal entities under her/his scope as result of the processes executed in share service center.
    • Foreign exchange rate revaluation, analysis, posting and reviewing.
    • Creation and posting of recurring entries 
    • Calculation, review and posting of several accounting journal entries related with accruals, allocations, reclassifications, amortizations, write offs, payroll, and others. 
    • Perform clearing of general ledger accounts.
    • VAT accounts netting and clearing.
    • Performing and reviewing reconciliation of several type of accounts prepaid, accruals, advances, equity, capital, suspense, retained earnings, some receivables, and others. 
    • Perform carry forward process for LL and NLL
    • Perform profit centers corrections.
    • Carry forward process for fiscal year end. 
  • Communicate effectively with internal Bacardi clients as necessary to ensure that work is properly delivered.
  • Influence the markets to follow the correct procedures and policies. 
  • Consistently meet or exceed Service Level Agreements pertaining to accounting processes.  
  • Ensure General ledger accounting procedures conform to GAAP and Bacardi financial policies and procedures.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Previous experience in Accounting, using SAP platform.
  • Analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage his/her time efficiently. 
  • Ability to push creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing company practices and mindsets. 
  • Detail oriented with the ability to capture information in a clear, concise manner and can adapt information for various audiences.
  • Proactive individual that can collaborate and build effective relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Works well in a team environment and is a self-starter that continuously is thinking on how things can be done better.
  • Knowledge of standard business practices and professionalism in a customer service environment 
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (outlook / excel / word / PowerPoint / Teams)
The following experiences are preferred:
  • Experience in the Spirits and/or FMCG industry is a distinct advantage.
  • Solid knowledge of Bacardi Business Partner/Shared Services/Centre of Expertise.
  • Experience in Shared Services environment preferred.
  • Foreign language skills (English 80%) preferred.
Personal Qualities
  • University degree in Accounting/Business/Finance or related discipline.
  • Ability to communicate in English. 
  • Proactive individual that can collaborate and build effective relationships across all levels of the organization.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.


Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.