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Senior Manufacturing Accountant
Ref No.: 17-01344
Location: Antioch, Tennessee
 
Job description
Overview 
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. 
Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. 

The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. 

Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.
Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from accredited university 
  • 5+ years of related Accounting work experience 
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications; Advanced Excel skills 
  • Knowledge of Accounting Systems and accounting flows
 
Preferred: 
  • SAP experience 
  • Manufacturing industry experience 
  • Experience with Lean, six sigma, or similar continuous improvement tools 
  • Masters degree or CPA/CMA candidate

Responsibilities 
  • Prepares journals and schedules for Month, Quarter, and Year end closes 
  • Completes account reconciliations and resolves accounting discrepancies and irregularities 
  • Performs detailed review and analysis of general ledger accounts and challenges financial posting data when appropriate 
  • Continuously improve work procedures and processes, including documentation, process mapping and efficiency improvements 
  • Drive standardized processes across multiple plants 
  • Assists and completes various ad-hoc reports and special projects

Candidate Characteristics:
 
  • Detail-oriented and meticulous 
  • Strong technical accounting, analytical, and problem solving skills 
  • Form collaborative relationships with internal customers and teammates by listening, clarifying, and responding effectively and courteously 
  • Ability to work effectively with customers at remote locations 
  • Strong organizational skills; works proactively to minimize surprises 
  • Manages multiple time sensitive priorities effectively 
  • Ability to maintain integrity in a fast paced and challenging environment 
  • Able to articulate accounting concepts effectively to non-accountants 
  • Team player with the ability to work independently