Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Senior Cost Accountant

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    2018-138240
    Posted Date
    7/12/2018
    Location
    US-TN-Nashville
    Zip Code
    37201
    Functional Area
    Finance (Accounting,Ops,Tax,Shared Services)
    Category
    Finance / Accounting / Tax
  • 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.

    Position Summary

    Bridgestone Americas Building Product Division is looking for a Senior Cost Analyst to support our Manufacturing division. In addition to working closely with the Manufacturing Finance team, this position will function as a key partner to senior members of the business leadership team. This role is a perfect fit for a finance professional looking to leverage their strong analytical and critical thinking skills to provide business insights and decision support for the Manufacturing business.



    Responsibilities

    • Manage all aspects of product cost for manufacturing operations to include standard cost, cost estimates, planning, and optimization. 
    • Detailed cost analysis and modeling 
    • Continuous analysis and appropriate modification of standard cost system and approach to best suit business and financial requirements. 
    • Budget preparation, presentation, and analysis 
    • Business planning and forecasting 
    • Strategic financial analysis and modeling 
    • Ad hoc project work 
    • Strong data analysis skills to help develop recommendations and present the business “story” 
    • Ability to think strategically and help translate business strategy into action 
    • Be a team player and bring a “roll-up-your-sleeves” self starter mentality to the job 
    • Strong communication and presentation skills

    Qualifications

    • Accounting, Finance, Business or technical-related bachelor’s degree 
    • 3 years of related work experience 
    • Superior MS Excel and Access skills

    MBA preferred

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