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Finance Analyst - Credit & Collection- with high level of German

Date: Feb 11, 2021

Location: Madrid, MD, ES

Company: Beam Suntory

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.



Finance Analyst - Credit & Collection- with high level of German  


The following position is is open in MadridSpain.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Position Mission:

  • Maximize Beam Suntory International’s cash flow and liquidity proactively managing collections to minimize overdues and eliminate any risk of loss.
  • Accountable for BU/market/portfolio credit process, including the consistent application of the Global Credit Policy, periodic credit reviews of existing customers and the assessment of the creditworthiness of potential customers.
  • Ensure customers’ accounts are current and follow up with relevant party to make sure that aged items are properly documented, escalated and resolved over time.

Key Relationships:

  • Credit Manager
  • Controller EMEA
  • GBS EMEA Director
  • Senior GBS & Controlling Director
  • Commercial stakeholders for all BU’s in the Regions under scope


Role Responsibilities


As a Team member of the Credit & Collection team, he/she will:

  • Maintain independence and separation between International markets and the application of the Global Credit Policy. Abide by the policy always. Recommend changes to Credit Leaders as the business rapidly evolves in terms of geographies, routes to market and complexity.
  • Help ensure standardization globally.
  • Participate to regional and global projects where required.
  • Provide ongoing training to market-based teams, particularly Commercial.
  • Maintain customer credit files, monitor the credit granting / updating process. Propose credit  a timely manner. Escalate issues promptly where required to Credit Leaders.
  • Manage customers’ receivables in conjunctions with A&P.
  • Cooperate with collection agencies, credit reporting agencies and credit insurance providers
  • Create relations with the market-based Analysts, Commercial Leaders, KAMs, Finance Directors and any other key stakeholders across multiple locations.
  • Influence Credit leadership with transformational agendas, fostering change and implementation of best practice.
  • Support internal and external audits as needed and help maintain a solid control environment.


Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications & Experience

  • +5 years finance experience or business finance/accounting/controlling/Credit experience gained in a multinational environment, preferably US large corporations.
  • Degree and/or Master’s in Finance / Accounting / Business.
  • Prior hands-on experience on any of general ledger, receivables, payables, inventories, fixed assets, etc., will be considered an advantage.
  • Multicultural, open to deal with diverse stakeholders as well as ability to work well with cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional Team player.
  • Any offshore and/or emerging markets prior experience will be a clear advantage.
  • Fluent in English. Other languages, such as German, French will be a clear advantage.




Job Specific Competencies &/or Requirements

  • Strong communication both verbal and written
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and at pace in an ever-changing office environment
  • Open to travel up to 20% of time
  • Problem-solving skills founded on basic data analysis and financial modelling. 
  • Strong Team player
  • Mandatory SAP knowledge
  • Business acumen
  • Initiative
  • Influence
  • Presentation skills


Beam Suntory Behavioral Competencies

  • Entrepreneurial Approach
  • Creating Innovative Solutions
  • Beating the Competition Together




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.