Senior Tax - International

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 One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.

Position Summary

The Senior Tax Analyst - International will report to the Director, International Tax and Transfer Pricing, and will be responsible for the U.S. federal income tax compliance related to Bridgestone Americas foreign affiliates, as well as related quarterly and year-end tax accounting activities.  The role further includes support of the preparation of required U.S. and foreign transfer pricing documentation, international tax and transfer pricing special projects, IRS and foreign audit assistance requests, tax return and provision data gathering, and ad hoc international tax and transfer pricing research.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and review transfer pricing documentation and international tax returns, election statements, and disclosures included within the U.S. consolidated tax return, and to meet reporting requirements in foreign countries within the Americas region.
  • As it relates to international tax positions, assist with reconciliation of the recorded tax provision to filed tax returns.
  • Support tax accounting by conducting monthly and quarterly close activities, related to the foreign tax credit model and, as needed, related to foreign affiliates.
  • Support the Tax Risk Management department in understanding the reporting mechanics of international tax positions taken within the U.S. consolidated tax return, and consult on responses to IRS and other tax authority information requests.
  • Research tax issues and changes in regulations/pronouncements, and prepare related analyses to support Tax Consulting and Planning efforts.
  • Lead or support projects to deliver on tax and business objectives, including modeling results using E&P and other tax attributes.
  • Understand and comply with SOX regulations, internal controls and tax policies.
  • Support parent company, international tax related, filing activities (e.g., Country-by-Country reporting, 6114 disclosures, etc.).
  • Identify planning opportunities to reduce the effective tax rate and/or repatriate cash in a tax-efficient manner.
  • Continuously identify enhancements to international tax reporting and planning processes.
  • Establish, improve, and execute tax processes and analyses required to meet the team's objectives.
  • Align course of action and maintain collaborative relationships with the Regional Finance, Treasury, Tax Accounting and Risk Management departments, as well as members of external tax consultancies.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • 3 - 5 years minimum corporate tax experience required, including experience in U.S. tax compliance and income tax accounting for U.S. GAAP purposes for a large multi-national corporation or public accounting firm

Qualifications Preferred:

  • ​CPA certification and/or MBA / Masters in Accounting/Taxation preferred
  • 1 - 2 years of International Tax experience preferred
  • Income tax compliance and financial accounting experience preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and tax research skills preferred


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