Senior Financial Analyst - R&d Division

Bridgestone &Firestone   •  

Akron, OH

Industry: Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 210 days ago

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Job Description

The Senior Financial Analyst position will support Bridgestone's Research & Development (R&D) group in the development of our strategic outlook, forecast, budget, and business decisions. This position is located at Bridgestone Americas Technical Center in Akron, Ohio. This is a state-of-the-art R&D complex supporting Bridgestone's North America Tire Operations with new product development, materials research, and leading-edge innovation.


  • Provides financial analyses including economic modeling, cash flow analysis, and concise financialreporting 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.



  • Bachelor's Degree required in Accounting, Finance, Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years in Corporate Financial Analysis/Consulting/Accounting or operational FP&A
  • P&L background along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts
  • Excellent communication and people skills: need to build relationships with many stakeholders, both inside and outside of the Finance organization
  • Proficient in preparing executive-grade reporting and summarizing findings and recommendations
  • Consistent track record of taking ownership and making things happen
  • Experience with SAP and SQL database
  • Proficient with MSOffice applications
  • Strong project management skills


  • Master’s degreepreferred in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, or other analytical discipline

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