Finance Specialist I- Marketing Accounting (2 openings)

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33617

Company: Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC

Job Summary

The primary objective of the Financial Specialist I – Marketing Accg is to provide business process and financial accounting support for Long-Term Marketing Contracts and Brand Funding activities. This position has responsibility for general ledger activities; ensure the accuracy and timeliness for month end close, journal entries, account reconciliations and to provide financial reporting and analysis, technical accounting guidance, and audit support to client bottlers. 


This position also requires significant collaboration with bottler finance teams, bottler sales teams, and NAOU and 3rd party brand finance to ensure timely financial recognition and payment for long-term marketing contracts, as well as timely collection of brand funding support. This position provides exposure to many of the bottler’s marketing initiatives and brand introductions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute the month end close process for assigned areas of responsibility; including monthly reporting, analysis and reconciliations while ensuring the timeliness, accuracy, integrity and quality of the financial statements
  • Provide operational leadership in tracking and managing long-term marketing contract payments; including adherence to contract terms and chart of authority
  • Provide AR support for brand funding programs; including invoice creation, collections, and cash application
  • Partner, support, and continually train the BPO team
  • Review complex and material reconciliations and journal entries prepared by the BPO
  • Cultivate relationships with assigned bottler for marketing accounting activities (bottler finance and sales team)
  • Frequent interaction with external client finance teams & internal leadership teams
  • Collaboration across CCBSS, Bottler Operations, and to support strategic initiatives
  • Provide innovative ideas with the use of technology to increase efficiencies and/or drive customer value
  • Partner with bottler to develop analytical reporting to support operational decision making
  • Ensure internal controls for areas of responsibility are in place and maintained to include required documentation, reporting and support for internal and external auditors

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of finance business processes and accounting policies/GAAP
  • Knowledge of SAP, Blackline, Advance level Microsoft Excel, and PowerBI
  • Customer Focus:  Developing sustainable, productive internal and external customer relationships and establishing oneself as a valued, trusted financial business partner
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, decision making and communication skills
  • Attention to detail; independent thinking
  • Process improvement focus
  • Well organized.  Demonstrated planning, time management and prioritization skills
  • A credit check is required for this position in Finance
  • Hybrid Work Environment: Employees will be expected to work on-site a certain number of days each week and/or month at the manager’s discretion.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Masters degree and/or CPA preferred

Years of Experience

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years finance and/or accounting experience (knowledge of SAP would be preferred)

Required Travel

Travel is not expected in this job, however, employees may be asked to travel for meetings or training on occasion.

Company Message

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Service, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa