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Financial Control Specialist


JobReq ID:  48027
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time:  Full time



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


We are looking for an Internal Control Specialist reporting directly to the Financial Controller. This is a regional role, based at the regional head office in Warwick


You will be responsible for financial controls within the UK and Irish businesses, providing support for the wider business and working to drive the internal control compliance for the North region, building on existing foundations to optimize the performance of the business.



  • Ensure month end accounts are prepared in accordance with the Group’s accounting policies under IFRS
  • Supervision of business controller role (line management conducted locally in Poland)
  • Prepare month end journals and support the Shared Service Centre with the monthly close. Review Business Controller journals.
  • Review opex variances prepared by business controller role on a monthly basis before month end close
  • Ensure the Authority Schedule is complied with by the wider business
  • Ensure compliance with policies (e.g. procurement etc)
  • Develop/maintain reporting capabilities on compliance with key policies
  • Lead the balance sheet 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
  • Support the Financial Controller in creating an internal controls framework consistent with Group requirements
  • Support internal JSox testing as well as Internal Audit on an annual basis
  • Actively seek to identify control deficiencies and implement necessary process improvements
  • Provide necessary information and analysis required by external auditors to enable timely completion for consolidation and external reporting
  • Support other adhoc projects at Regional and Group level as required



  • Education/professional certifications: A qualification from a recognised professional body (e.g. ACA or ACCA) is essential
  • Ability to build strong relationships based on integrity, trust and respected financial judgement
  • Able to create and maintain strong ownership of financial reporting in the business
  • Able to challenge and coach business leaders as necessary
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, looking beyond the numbers to identify root cause of problems and find solutions
  • Understand key accounting concepts and group accounting policies, working with the Finance team and Shared Service Centre to ensure all accounting and reporting deadlines are met to required standards.
  • Language skills: English

Why should you apply?

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • You never stop learning. You will have the possibility to develop yourself via our Learning Management System that is also connected to LinkedIn Learning
  • Bridgestone as a global company drives your career to the next level by offering you possibilities to work in an EMIA scope.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience a dynamic and challenging environment and work on different and innovative projects.

 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, join us at 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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