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.
Assist with the development and implementation of tax technology and tax process initiatives. Provide tax systems training and user support. Serve as tax technology liaison between technology providers and the Tax Department. Assist with the preparation and review of tax accounting information, US Federal and state tax returns including the calculation of supporting book to tax adjustments (schedule M's), estimated payments and extensions. Assist with the preparation of tax accounting schedules.
1. Provide tax systems user support and training to tax technology users, including assistance with new technology and process implementations.
2. Maintain documentation to support Tax Department's systems including security review and update procedures.
3. Diagnose tax system problems and appropriately determine corrective actions in order to maintain streamlined operation.
4. Develop and review tax processes including interaction with information providers and end users to improve efficiency, increase control, and reduce risk.
5. Communicate tax technology and related process changes to all user s.
6. Team with third party technology providers to assess the appropriateness or applicability of new technologies to further improve tax processes and reduce risk.
7. Support tax accounting by conducting monthly and quarterly close activities, including reconciliation of tax general ledger accounts, preparation of income tax provisions with reconciling items, identification of potential uncertain tax positions, and forecasting.
8. Understand and comply with internal controls and tax policies.
9. Prepare and review US Federal consolidated and separate legal entity pro forma tax returns including quarterly estimates, extensions and amended tax return filings
10. Lead or support various projects as required to deliver tax or business objectives.
1. Min 3-5 years of US tax experience, including federal and state and tax accounting, in a large multinational.
2. Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting required.
1. Experience with tax systems/technology a plus.
2. CPA Preferred.