Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Vice President, Corporate Controller

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    4 Year Degree
    Requisition ID
    2019-173062
    Posted Date
    11/26/2019
    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 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

    Provide the oversight for the Holding Company Finance function (i.e. HR, IT, Community Relations, Finance, Legal, Governmental Affairs). Actively participate in the management of the US pension plan assets and overall pension asset and liability strategy. Direct the strategy and compliance function for income taxes and indirect taxes (payroll, sales/use and property). Direct the strategy and compliance function for risk management. Prepare and report on consolidated corporate results and work with the Chief Financial Officer to provide meaningful analysis of monthly performance against budget, forecast and prior year. Direct and lead the external reporting function including the preparation, review and filing of all monthly, quarterly, and annual external financial reports. Coordinate the financial statement audit with the Company’s external auditors, and lead the Corporation’s compliance with accounting / financial policies in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Ensure that financial systems and reporting mechanisms are incorporated and performing efficiently and fully deployed throughout the organization. Through meaningful analysis of Corporate consolidated reports ensures variances and anomalies are addressed, and provides general business advice as appropriate. Works closely with the Vice President, Shared Services; Director, Treasury Management; and head of Corporate FP&A. Lead and direct the preparation and completion of periodic (i.e. monthly, quarterly and annually) consolidated financial results for external purposes. Direct quarter and annual external financial statement reporting process including planning and organizing timelines and data requirements, reviewing and interpreting financial results, reporting to external third parties (i.e. BSA creditors), presenting to BSA Audit Committee, and responding to external third party and Audit Committee questions.

    Responsibilities

    -Provide the oversight for the Holding Company Finance function (i.e. HR, IT, Community Relations, Finance, Legal, Governmental Affairs).

    -Actively participate in the management of the US pension plan assets and overall pension asset and liability strategy.

    -Direct the strategy and compliance function for income taxes and indirect taxes (payroll, sales/use and property).

    -Direct the strategy and compliance function for risk management.

    -Prepare and report on consolidated corporate results and work with the Chief Financial Officer to provide meaningful analysis of monthly performance against budget, forecast and prior year.

    -Direct and lead the external reporting function including the preparation, review and filing of all monthly, quarterly, and annual external financial reports.

    -Coordinate the financial statement audit with the Company’s external auditors, and lead the Corporation’s compliance with accounting / financial policies in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

    -Ensure that financial systems and reporting mechanisms are incorporated and performing efficiently and fully deployed throughout the organization.

    -Through meaningful analysis of Corporate consolidated reports ensures variances and anomalies are addressed, and provides general business advice as appropriate.

    -Works closely with the Vice President, Shared Services; Director, Treasury Management; and head of Corporate FP&A.

    -Lead and direct the preparation and completion of periodic (i.e. monthly, quarterly and annually) consolidated financial results for external purposes. Direct quarter and annual external financial statement reporting process including planning and organizing timelines and data requirements, reviewing and interpreting financial results, reporting to external third parties (i.e. BSA creditors), presenting to BSA Audit Committee, and responding to external third party and Audit Committee questions.

    Qualifications

    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

    -Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

    -Working understanding of good and proper internal control framework.10 plus years’ experience in financial reporting, transactional accounting, and leadership functions.

    -He/she will have familiarity with internal controls regulating public companies in Japan, J-SOX.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    -Prior Corporate Controller experience.

    -Experience in providing shared financial services, consulting organizational experience.

     

    EDUCATION:

    -Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree preferred

    -Certified Public Accountant

     

     

    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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