Budweiser Budvar is the national brewery of the Czech Republic and we’ve been producing beer on the same site in České Budějovice (also known as Budweis) since 1895. We’re owned by the Czech government and take enormous pride in producing fantastic beers using traditional brewing methods and the finest Saaz hops and Moravian malt which we sell around the world.


The UK subsidiary is a small company: importing and selling Budvar lagers to supermarkets, wholesalers, and on trade resellers. We are looking someone to join our accounts team in Bristol: looking after credit control and sales ledger admin; performing account reconciliations; and providing cover for the other accounts person and the supply chain coordinator.


The ideal candidate would have general accounts and credit control experience and strong communication skills.


Credit control


  • Take responsibility for the company’s sales ledger and manage the cash collection process.
  • Process receipts and allocate to customer account per remittance advice notes received.
  • Reconcile accounts with customers and liaise with customers to answer queries and resolve any differences.
  • Handle customer invoice queries and liaise with either with our supply chain team or sales managers to resolve any disputes.
  • Log customer contra invoices and deal with debit notes they send us.
  • Ensure sales invoices are sent to customers via EDI automated invoicing system.
  • Manage debt recovery (including credit insurance).
  • Prepare, reconcile, and distribute aged debtor’s summary to managers every week and discuss at fortnightly credit meeting with the senior sales team.


Sales account admin


  • Set up new customer accounts.
  • Set up new customer depot delivery addresses as required.
  • Process price change notifications from our account managers.
  • Manage customer credit insurance and liaise with broker for any insurance queries.
  • Review and evaluate customer credit limits and credit insurance with our account managers.
  • Raise customer proforma invoices and prepare customer statements.
  • Prepare customer credit note requests for internal authorisation and then raise credit notes.
  • Process cloaking credits and invoices from customer monthly sales volume reports.


Other tasks


  • Manage our intercompany account with the Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic, our parent company. This entails inputting beer purchase invoices; raising miscellaneous sales invoices; and reconciling both the supplier’s ledger intercompany account and a general ledger suspense account for beer costs.
  • Manage our beer duty account with HMRC. This involves inputting duty charges as beer is imported from the Czech Republic and reconciling these charges to the duty payments taken by HMRC. There is also an excise duty general ledger suspense account to reconcile monthly.
  • Accounting for merchandise sales and reconciling merchandise stock report from our third party warehouse.
  • Provide holiday and sick cover for the Transaction Manager (looking after the Purchase Ledger) and provide emergency cover to the Supply Chain & IT Coordinator.
  • Account for point-of-sale stock and merchandise sold and issued to outlets. This is not onerous and needs to be done once a month.


  • Able to work in the Bristol office full time.
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written.
  • Previous credit control role experience in a fast-paced, multi-functional, Finance environment.
  • Resilient, tenacious, and always focused on achieving the best-for-business outcome.
  • A thorough understanding of credit insurance policies and credit control practices.
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues across the business and third parties.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • A positive ‘Can-Do’ Attitude
  • Excellent IT skills, including MS suite with particularly emphasis on Excel.
  • Experience using ERP systems.


  • Competitive salary, bonus scheme, and pension contributions, as well as private healthcare.
  • Monthly beer allowance.
  • A positive and open work environment – we are a close-knit team who enjoy a sociable and open culture.


  • Please include both a cover letter and a CV. Without both of these, your application will be considered incomplete.
  • In your cover letter, please indicate your salary expectation and earliest possible start date.
  • Please send all applications in confidence to by 5pm on the closing date: Tuesday 8th August 2023.