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Commercial Financial Analyst

Date:  14-Sep-2022

Johannesburg, GT, ZA

Type of work:  On site





Commercial Financial Analyst


Position Snapshot

  • Type of work: On site 
  • Type of Contract: Open-ended/permanent 
  • Full time 
  • Location: JOHANNESBURG,  [[country]] 


The 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.



Bridgestone EMIA


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 a Finance Analyst reporting directly to the Finance Business Partner: Consumer and Commercial Sales, based at Bridgestone’s Head Office in Midrand. You will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day to day loading of Special Price Requests (SPR) as well as the impact on GP% and the preparation and distribution of accurate financial reports, this is not limited to and providing administrative support as and when required.



  • Loading of all RSA approved ad-hoc Special Pricing Requests (SPR’s) and monthly specials on SAP for all trading segments including Consumer, Fleet, OE, Export & OTR divisions.
  • Maintaining customer price groups as required.
  • Maintaining SAP retail price list for companywide price increases as needed.
  • Compile and distribute daily sales reports.
  • Compile, analyse, comment and distribute weekly GP% exception reports.
  • Carry out ad-hoc product specific GP% impact studies and investigations by Product/Customer/Segment/Region/Etc.
  • Assist with building the budget packs and distribution thereof.
  • Assist where required with consolidations of budget Information.
  • Loading and checking budgets on SAP.
  • Compiling and distributing BI reports as per regions, branches and Head Office requests. Ad hoc assistance/tasks as required by Finance Business Partners (Consumer/Fleet).
  • Controlling its financial resources and ensuring that all financial transactions, systems and procedures comply with regulations, accounting principles, and standards.
  • Analysing the organization's revenues, liabilities, credit conditions, and other financial indicators to forecast it's short, medium, and long-term cash flow position.
  • Evaluating and recommending investments and other financial instruments to meet cash flow needs.
  • Providing expertise and advice to managers to help them develop budgets, understand financial reports, and manage their financial responsibilities.
  • Presenting findings and recommendations to management; preparing financial reports that may include auditor and financial analyst reports, profit and loss, balance sheets, and regulatory reports and filings.
  • Selecting and managing relationships with consultants and advisors to ensure the satisfactory standards of service


Role requirements:

  • Bachelor in Finance/ Marketing or similar and accounting or equivalent through experience
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Excel (Advanced)         
  • Accurate, hands-on and flexible
  • Great verbal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and being a team player
  • A positive attitude and a growth mindset

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!


Process Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. Our HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.


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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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