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Financial Accountant

POSITION SNAPSHOT

JobReq ID:  48543
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time
Location: 

GB-GB03, GB

OUR COMPANY

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.

You can learn more about our Group at https://bridgestone-emia.com/

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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Job Purpose

An opportunity has become available to work in the Finance team to drive the performance of the business within the North Region, building on existing foundations to enhance the service offered by the team.

Based at the regional head office in Warwick and reporting to the Finance Business Partner, Commercial Business Unit, the role is responsible for all aspects of financial accounting, reporting and support for Bridgestone Mobility Solutions (BMS) activities across the UK and Irish businesses.

You will be the primary contact for the Fleet and Bus Operations teams, leveraging your accounting and reporting skills to ensure robust financial information is produced, presented and acted-upon to improve business performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure month end BMS accounts are prepared in accordance with the Group’s accounting policies
  • Prepare month end journals and support the Shared Service Centre with the monthly close
  • Review and analyse monthly results to ensure that accounting entries are accurate
  • Identify risks and opportunities, working with business stakeholders to address
  • Lead the balance sheet fleet account reconciliation process with the Shared Service Centre to ensure all ledgers are reconciled, open items are investigated and rectified in a timely manner and ready for the financial controllers review
  • Analyse Fleet processes and systems and identify areas for improvement, working in partnership to realise benefits
  • Ensure the Authority Schedule is complied with by Fleet and Bus Operations teams
  • Support internal JSox testing and Internal Audit activities as required
  • Provide necessary information and analysis required by external auditors to enable timely completion for consolidation and external reporting.
  • Support projects as required, including HQ-driven and multi-region initiatives

Requirements:

  • Education/professional certifications: A qualification from a recognised professional body (e.g. ACA or ACCA) is essential.  Degree educated.
  • Understand key accounting concepts and group accounting policies, working with the Shared Service Centre to ensure all accounting and reporting deadlines are met to required standards.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, looking beyond the numbers to identify root cause of problems and find solutions
  • Excel skills to an advanced standard, PowerPoint skills to a good standard
  • Ability to develop visual representation of financials and engage both finance and non-finance stakeholders in discussions to drive improved outcomes
  • Good presentation skills with the ability to present in a clear and succinct manner
  • Ability to build strong relationships based on integrity, trust and respected financial judgement
  • Ability to create and maintain strong ownership of financial reporting in the business
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality of outcomes.

MORE INFORMATION

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!

DISCLAIMER

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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