Asahi Europe & International
Full-time  •   Prague
Seniority: Mid level  •  Education: Bachelor

Company overview 

Asahi Europe & International is part of Asahi Group Holdings, a global beer, spirits, soft drinks, and food group with leading positions in European and Asia-Pacific markets, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan. As of November 2020, Asahi Europe & International Group runs 19 production facilities in 8 countries across Europe and is the custodian of some of the best beer brands in the world, including Asahi Super Dry, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and Kozel. Within the Asahi Group, the remit of Asahi Europe and International is also to develop and manage all export markets globally, outside of Japan and Oceania. Covering 90 markets and with over 10,000 passionate colleagues on board, the business is well positioned to inspire people around the world to drink better.   

Asahi Europe and International (asahiinternational.com) 

Functional overview 

ABS encompass a broad range of financial activities designed to support businesses in their day-to-day financial operations, long-term planning, and compliance with regulations. These services are crucial for maintaining financial health, making informed decisions, and achieving the overall financial objectives of the organization.  The key outputs of ABS are to provide accounting services including the summarizing and reporting of financial transactions of a business, preparing financial statements, managing accounts payable and receivable, and ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards and regulations.  ABS is also responsible to adhere to multi-jurisdiction financial regulations and reporting requirements, including ensuring compliance with these regulations and ensure accurate and timely reporting to relevant authorities. In addition to this, ABS is to use effectively use financial software and systems to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and enhance data security. 

Join our team as the AR Accountant

Purpose of the role

As AR Accountant, you will be responsible for invoicing and billings, debit and credit notes, maintaining accurate records of post receivables entries, cash applications and remittances. 

In addition, this roles support In-Market Credit Team in analysis of receivables and AR related controls where appropriate. 

On a daily basis you will
 

  • Generate/check accurate customer invoices based on approved orders and delivery documentation.  

  • Verify invoice details, including pricing, discounts, and taxes.  

  • Collaborate with sales and supply chain teams to resolve billing discrepancies promptly, ensuring seamless transaction processing. 

  • Efficiently apply customer payments to relevant accounts, reconciling received payments with outstanding invoices. 

  • Address discrepancies promptly, ensuring accurate and up-to-date financial records.  

  • Check payment processes to enhance efficiency and minimize errors.

  • Monitoring overdue accounts, collaborate with local Credit team, when necessary contacting customers for payment, and assist in negotiating payment plans when necessary.  

  • Assist in tracking customer interactions and following up on payment commitments to minimize outstanding balances

  • Assist in internal and external AR and credit audits.  

  • Ensure compliance with audit requirements, maintaining robust internal controls. 

  • Contribute to month-end and year-end close procedures, facilitating accurate financial reporting. 

  • Actively participating in process improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness of AR operations. 

  • Identifying areas for automation, implementing best practices, and continuously optimizing workflows to improve productivity and reduce errors. 

  • Adhere strictly to AR service level agreements, meeting defined standards for processing time, accuracy, and quality. 

  • Maintain a high level of service delivery, ensuring customer satisfaction and timely resolution of queries.

  • Maintain positive communication with internal teams and external clients.  

  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, ensuring clear understanding of AR processes. 

  • Address stakeholder inquiries promptly and professionally, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and customer service.  

  • Foster positive relationships to enhance teamwork and support the achievement of common goals. 
     

Requirements
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or other area 

  • 2-3 years working in accounts receivables

  • Experience of working in shared services functions is required. 

  • Experience of working within regional teams in a matrix environment is advantageous 

  • English on professional level, and other AEI European language on a communication level (Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish etc.).

  • Good IT/excel skills, SAP and finance systems such as blackline, Concur is an advantage. 
     

Benefits

Indulge in added perks through our offerings:

  • Flexible benefits package.

  • 28 days of paid time off.

  • Contribution to a pension scheme.

  • Lunch contribution, allocated budget to enjoy our products.

  • Access to online medical services.

  • Paid time for volunteering opportunities.

  • Annual bonus and salary review.

We are committed to nurturing a workplace where we celebrate and respect difference, and support everyone to be true to who they are! At Asahi Europe and International we believe you can SHINE AS YOU ARE - no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs.  We want to support you to be courageous in your individuality and to know that whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, you can belong with us without having to conform. 

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