Bridgestone Americas, Inc Sr. Accountant -Inventory in Nashville, Tennessee

Opportunity Details:


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:

The Senior Inventory Accountant role is a key member of the shared services accounting group for BATO North America. The role works closely with the logistics and supply chain team in regards to inventories, reserves, and freight and warehousing functions.


Core 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

  • Prepares journals and schedules for Month, Quarter, and Year end closes

  • Prepare and analyze complex inventory calculations – LIFO, FIFO, E&O, profit in inventory eliminations

  • Partner with business finance teams (ie Logisitics & Supply Chain Finance) on accounting matters

  • Perform ad hoc analysis as requested and communicate results concisely and effectively to senior leaders and executives

  • Support inventory planning for budget cycles (both short term and long term)

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

Candidate Characteristics:

  • Strong technical accounting, analytical, and problem solving skills

  • Form collaborative relationships with internal customers and teammates by listening, clarifying, and responding effectively and courteously

  • Ability to work effectively with customers at remote locations

  • Strong organizational skills; works proactively to minimize surprises

  • Manages multiple time sensitive priorities effectively

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

  • Able to articulate accounting concepts effectively to non-accountants



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from accredited university

  • 5+ years of experience in a related field / in a large complex organization

  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications; Advanced Excel skills

  • Knowledge of Accounting Systems and accounting flows


  • Manufacturing or Distribution related background

  • SAP experience

  • LIFO inventory accounting experience

  • Experience with Lean, six sigma, or similar continuous improvement tools

  • Masters degree or CPA/CMA candidate

Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred 4 Year Degree

Requisition ID 2017-110105

Posted Date 5/11/2017

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.