Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Senior Tax Analyst, Audit

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    Posted Date
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    Functional Area
    Finance (Accounting,Ops,Tax,Shared Services)
    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 global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.

    Position Summary

    The Senior Tax Analyst, Audit will lead assigned operating tax audits, including recommending changes to and implementing defense strategies, and ensure timely compliance with tax controversy timelines by responding to tax authority requests. Lead the review of tax reporting documentation efforts for assigned jurisdictions to ensure contemporaneous, audit ready documentation to support tax positions.


    Service Delivery

    • Responsible for the preparation and review of the transaction tax uncertain tax position schedules used to support the business closing process
    • Collaborate with Tax COEs and Finance teams to ensure uncertain tax positions are identified and the accounting treatment for each tax position is properly coordinated
    • Review and monitor state and local transaction tax reserves under US GAAP/IFRS in support of the financial close process
    • Identify, research, and implement strategies and apply tax law to address risks and opportunities during the examination process. Effectively communicate and share information with tax leadership and the tax authority examination team to eliminate or mitigate risk.
    • Lead the transaction tax audit process by providing concise and strategically aligned responses to tax authority information requests in a timely manner. Resolve issues to avoid unnecessary appeals.
    • Serve as the operating tax subject matter expert for assigned tax jurisdictions and businesses
    • Prepare reconciliation of tax accrual accounts; filed returns to audit adjustments, including explanations, to facilitate updates to the tax engine.
    • Understand and comply with tax regulations, SOX/JSOX regulations, internal controls and tax policies.
    • Lead internal and or manage external reverse audit projects.

    Strategy Alignment

    • Establish, improve, and execute tax processes and analyses required to meet the team’s objectives.
    • Align strategies and objectives and maintain strategic relationships with the Legal , SSC, and Business Finance functions as well as all Tax COEs.


    Develop Talent

    • Provide timely feedback and guidance to help other tax team members strengthen their technical and professional skills.
    • Seek and take advantage of individual professional development opportunities and strive to achieve the highest degree of competency.


    Required Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting
    • Min 3-6 years of experience in operating taxes, in a large multinational corporation or public accounting firm.
    • State and local transaction tax audit experience (2 years)

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • CPA, MST, or CMI preferred
    • Experience with processes across a large organization is preferred
    • Experience with OneSource and SAP is preferred.


    Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


    Employment Eligibility

    If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.

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