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Costing Clerk


JobReq ID:  48146
Type of work:  On site
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time

Brits, ZA


Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

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In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.


Job Purpose 


The Costing Clerk, will be responsible for the costing of product produced at the Brits factory, including production recording, waste and scrap recording. Working with the Cost Accountant be involved in the costing process from end to end, interacting with planning, industrial engineering, technical and production.  Capturing of  documentation relating to cost centres including but not limited to purchasing and costing transactions.  Product costing, revaluation and standard costing setting for imported materials or tyres.  Costing feedback into plant stakeholders on cost changes and daily cost centre reports associated with production cost.


  • The incumbent will serve as a primary point of contact between business users and the information sourcing and maintenance.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for understanding the function from cradle to grave, on an operational level and provide information relative to product costing.
  • The incumbent will pro-actively interact with and control costing, with a specific focus on maintaining production cost details.


Key  accountabilities under responsibility:

  • Process costing documents, including but not limited to bill of materials (BOM), work centre, activities and routings. At all times ensuring costing records are aligned and up to date with technical and industrial engineering departments.
  • Assist in calculating product standards and evaluation of cost changes together with cost accountant.
  • Maintaining costing records and document control.
  • Reconciliation and analysis of changes and reporting on cost impacts.
  • Analysis and reporting on costing variances, ensuring business is made aware of the changes and potential impact thereof.
  • Collection and capturing of production and waste and scrap data and preparing associated reports.
  • Ensuring all waste and scrap documents captured and reconciled.
  • Inventory accounting and reconciliation of waste yard.
  • Inventory accounting relating production warehousing.
  • Processing of purchase requisitions relating to department.
  • Capturing of receiving documents relating to areas of responsibility.
  • Journal preparation and processing as applicable.
  • Understanding of costs within allocated departments and providing the information to the relevant business heads.
  • Ad hoc business and operation requests relating to the finance department activities within the plant.


Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly accross all business functional levels. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Sound understanding of costing and accounting concepts.
  • Sound understanding of costing allocations and reporting.
  • General understanding of accounting processes and controls.
  • The ability work with a large volume of data, and experience in performing detail data analysis.
  • Excellent computer skills including excel and SAP.




  • Relevant Commercial / Finance Qualification 
  • 5 plus years’ experience detailing in product costing, working within a finance department. 
  • Experience in Manufacturing industry.
  • Imported product costing experience will be an advantage

Why should you apply?

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • Bridgestone as a global company drives your career to the next level by offering you possibilities to work in an international setting.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies.
  • We help you to drive your career path onward and upward work in a culture of feedback that recognizes you and helps your development.
  • You will work in a healthy and safety environment, as safety is a key priority area in Bridgestone.



If you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for and would like to make a difference in a Pioneering company dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of real-world mobility solutions, just click on the Apply Now button and add your CV!

All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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