Senior Financial Analyst

Employer
Bridgestone Americas, Inc
Location
Akron, Ohio, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 11, 2021
Ref
2092214526
Discipline
Forestry
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
JOB DESCRIPTION
Bridgestone Americas Technical Center, located in Akron, Ohio, is Bridgestone's state-of-the-art Research and Development complex supporting Bridgestone's North America Tire Operations with new product development, materials research, and leading-edge innovation.
The primary function of the Senior Financial Analyst position is to support Bridgestone's R&D group in the development of our strategic outlook, forecast, budget, and business decisions.
COMPANY OVERVIEW
Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve,' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.
RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides financial analyses including economic modeling, cash flow analysis, and concise financial reporting for large cross-functional innovation projects.
- Designs and implements product development project financial health reporting that is accurate, consistent, and clear.
- Designs a process to track, control, and forecast product development expenditures using SAP and internal SQL databases.
- Designs and implements process for allocating Product Development costs to Business Units.
- Collaborates with Manufacturing and Business Units to develop new product costs based on Design to Cost principles and track/report proposed cost changes as the product passes through the new product process.
- Leads Bridgestone Strategic Cost Leadership initiative for Product Development including development of project pipeline and results tracking.
- Participates in monthly financial close, analysis, and management reporting.
- Enables quarterly updates on innovation project cost to support stage-gate decision making on innovation project funding
- Leads the annual budget process for Product Development including scheduling, management touchpoints, inputs, analysis, and reporting
- Applies business, technical, and operational expertise to drive process improvements through applications, business practices, performance measurement, and reporting.
- Generate ad hoc analysis and reports as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's Degree required in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, or related field
- Master's degree preferred in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or other analytical discipline
- Minimum of 5 years in Corporate Financial Analysis/Consulting/Accounting or operational FP&A: Experience in Tire Industry preferred
- P&L background along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts
- Proficient in preparing executive-grade reporting and summarizing findings and recommendations
- Excellent communication and people skills: need to build relationships with many stakeholders, both inside and outside of the Finance organization
- Consistent track record of taking ownership and making things happen
- Experience with SAP and SQL database preferred
- Strong project management skills
Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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