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Date: 15-Nov-2021

Location: WARWICK, United Kingdom

Company: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA





Accountant - Senior


Position Snapshot

  • Type of Contract: Permanent
  • Full-time
  • Location: Warwick


The Company:

Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, 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 Senior Accountant reporting directly to the Finance Controller. This is a local role, based at our Regional Head Office in Warwick.

You will be responsible for financial accounting of the UK and Irish businesses, technical accounting support and the main point of contact in finance for financial reporting.



  • Ensure month end accounts are prepared in accordance with the Group’s accounting policies
  • Review and analyse monthly results to ensure that accounting entries are correct
  • Prepare month end journals and support the Shared Service Centre with the monthly close
  • 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
  • Provide support to the Commercial Finance team on financial reporting matters, in particular revenue recognition
  • Liaise with the central accounting team to understand key accounting policies and ensure implemented correctly
  • Provide necessary information and analysis required by external auditors to enable timely completion for consolidation and external reporting



  • Ability to build strong relationships based on integrity, trust and respected financial judgement
  • Able to create and maintain strong unit ownership of financial reporting in the business
  • Able to challenge and coach account managers 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 Shared Service Centre to ensure all accounting and reporting deadlines are met to required standards.


The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a strong financial background built within a dynamic environment. 


Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express opinions clearly and the ability to translate financial matters and communicate to non-financial management is essential.


You will promote and display AGILITY, COURAGE and OWNERSHIP in your behaviours, demanding the same from your key stakeholders to ensure decisions taken drive the performance of the business.


Why should you apply?

  • 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.
  • We help you  to drive your career path onward and upward work in a culture of feedback that recognizes you and helps your development.

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.


Please don’t hesitate and apply at https://careers.bridgestone-emea.com/

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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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.