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Manager, Financial Reporting
Ref No.: 17-19990
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
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.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
  • 8+ years of robust accounting and financial reporting work experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally on complex issues, driving to timely resolutions, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of an organization
  • CPA License or certification in process
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or Advanced business degree
  • Public accounting experience; preferably at Big 4 firm
  • Experience with SAP
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Lead overall financial statement reporting for US GAAP and Japanese reporting
  • Facilitate effective financial and accounting communication between Bridgestone Americas, Inc. ( "BSAM”) management, parent company, auditors, subsidiary management, and others
  • Recommends and documents/updates relevant accounting memos, conclusions, and policies
  • Management of month-end and quarterly closing responsibilities for BSAM
  • Conducts research on technical accounting issues, as necessary
  • Identifies and suggests potential changes/updates to current business processes as necessary
  • Involved in integrated decision-making, considering financial statement, shareholder, and regulatory impacts of business transactions
  • Monitor and benchmark financial reporting practices of peer companies
  • Advise management and businesses on the accounting implications of planned transactions and proposed accounting standards
  • Primary liaison with external auditors on external reporting and accounting policy matters
  • Other accounting and financial duties as necessary
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