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FP&A Analyst

  • Bridgestone
Zaventem, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • Bridgestone
Zaventem, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

JOB PURPOSE:

We are looking for a FP&A Analyst reporting directly to the FP&A Planning Manager. This is a EMIA role, based in Bridgestone Europe HQ ( Zaventem – Belgium).

You will part of BSEMIA’s Group FP&A team that is responsible for performing budgeting, forecasting, and analysis that support major corporate decisions of the CFO, CEO, and the Management Board.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Support and drive the financial planning cycles ( Annual Budget, Quarterly Forecast and Monthly Rolling forecast exercise);

  • Streamline and integrate financial planning processes;

  • Production of the corresponding reports to be shared with the involved parties;

  • Production of variances reports (vs. Prior Year, vs. Budget, vs. Prior Forecast) allowing the business to help visibility and information for decisions;

  • Liaising with Bridgestone Japan for what concerns management accounting and variance analyses;

  • Provide the financial overview of Bridgestone EMIA, generating insights which can be leveraged across the organization;

  • Geographical scope: Europe, Middle East, CIS, Africa & India;

  • Key player for interacting with Tokyo headquarter when it comes to consolidated results;

  • Turnover: ~6 Billion Euros;

  • The function reports to the FP&A EMIA Manager and works closely  with various members of other functions (Business Finance, Group Finance, LSCM, CFO, Executive Committee etc.).


REQUIREMENTS:

Education (type & level)

  • Master degree in Finance, Accounting or Business.


Competencies

  • Passion for business performance and optimization;

  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills;

  • Strong analytical and reporting skills. Can go from advanced Excel functions to insightful PowerPoint decks with ease. Has the capacity to analyze complex problems and makes decisions in a timely manner;

  • Exceptional communicator. Strong presentation skills and ability to present complicated analysis in a concise and clear manner;

  • Able to act and think at a global level;

  • Able to work in an environment with tight deadlines;

  • Adapts to changing objectives and priorities;

  • Flexible and customer oriented;

  • Builds relationships between various areas of the organization, mainly local finance, central finance, Shared Service Center, the Japanese Finance organization and the functional business leaders (executives);

  • Result oriented : design/improve and implement new processes, programs and systems; focus on execution;

  • Strong interest in business performance management systems.


Professional experience

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in FP&A / analyst of EMEA/Global companies;

  • Experience in a Controlling & Solid accounting background;

  • Significant analytical skillset, including the use of BI and reporting tools;

  • Strong quantitative abilities;

  • Able to solve complex problems;

  • Experience in developing finance systems/driving finance system improvements;

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is a significant additional asset.


Languages

  • English (mandatory), additional languages desirable.


WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow;

  • Bridgestone as a global company drives your career to the next level by offering you possibilities to work in an international setting;

  • You will have the opportunity to experience a dynamic and challenging environment and work on different and innovative projects;

  • We offer you attractive  Benefits and a Competitive Salary


MORE INFORMATION:

All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

DISCLAIMER:

Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMEA’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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