Bridgestone Americas, Inc Accountant IV in Nashville, Tennessee

Opportunity Details:

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:

This position will be located at the Bridgestone Operations Center in Antioch, TN.

Intermediate to Advanced accounting role responsible for normal and routine as well as technical business transactions related to BSAM payroll. Accountant will serve as subject matter expert to advise and educate internal customers on BSAM payroll processes. The role works closely with the payroll department to ensure that payroll is posted accurately in general ledger system.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities

  • Ensure financial results are reported timely and accurately

  • Conduct regular balance sheet reconciliations to ensure integrity in financial statements

  • Analyze accounts for reasonableness and proper accounting flows; ensure proper financial controls are

in place

  • Execute jobs to create and post payroll accounting documents in SAP at various time intervals thru the

month and post manual journals for corrections as needed

  • Various standard weekly and monthly reporting. Other reporting as required.

  • Maintain accounting master data across various SAP instances and other general ledgers systems

  • Continuously improve work procedures and processes, including documentation, process mapping and

efficiency improvements

Skills/Characteristics

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to handle complex concepts/analysis and confidential data

  • Good communications skills to quickly and clearly respond to customer questions

  • Ability to maintain integrity in a fast paced and challenging environment

  • Cooperates and works efficiently with co-workers

  • Efficient work ethic to complete reports/analysis for management monthly and as required

  • Ability to work with remote HR consultants as needed to resolve payroll issues

Qualifications:

-Accounting, Finance, business or technical related bachelor’s degree from accredited university

-At least 5 years work experience in a related field / in large complex organization

-Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

-Proficiency with MS Office applications; Advances Excel skills

-Knowledge of Accounting Systems and accounting flows

Preferred:

-Payroll accounting experience

-SAP experience

-Master’s Degree

Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2017-113826

Posted Date 7/11/2017

Location US-TN-Nashville

Zip Code 37214

Functional Area Accounting

Category Finance / Accounting / Tax

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone 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.