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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.

Under the general direction of the Shared Business Services (SBS) Procure to Pay Master Data operations Lead, this role is responsible for performing analytical work of moderate complexity resulting from the escalation of routine Accounts Payable vendor master processes for multiple business units.  Receives instruction and guidance from others.

- Review all proposed vendor master additions and changes ensuring Bridgestone NA’s policies are adhered to, and validating the accuracy and completeness of submitted information
• Scrub vendor master data periodically to eliminate duplicates and missing data.
• Ability to recognize, research and escalate (as necessary) vendor master requests that are outside of standard parameters
•  Update procedures for AP validation of vendor master data additions and changes
• Maintain and ensure vendor W-9 records are complete, accurate and up to date, including management and archiving of these documents
• 1099 annual IRS reporting for all Bridgestone NA entities and systems, ownership of filing process, data integrity and corrections as needed, and fielding related questions all within mandated IRS deadlines
• Ensure processes and procedures are in place to properly capture 1099 information through the year
• Actively pursue Check to ACH conversion process
• Issue stop payments and void checks

Job Requirements

- Prior vendor master data management experience preferred. 
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred.
Skills and Abilitites:
• Must be a self-starter with proven track record for accounting, operations and analysis.
• Demonstrated ability to take action, multi-task, and achieve results in a fast-paced and changing environment.
• Ensure all accounting records, policies, and practices are compliant with federal, state and local government laws and regulations as well as various regulatory agencies, and our client’s policy.
• Excellent teamwork skills and demonstrated ability to interact with and influence all levels and types of people.
• Assist user community with ad hoc reporting on Accounts Payable Vendor reports, and help resolve payment issues.
• Exceptional computer skills, including accounting systems knowledge of Excel specifically with the use of complex formulas and functions, to include but not limited to VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, IF and nested IF Statements.
• Within the ERP financial module, must be able perform GL Reconciliation
• Experience in SAP, PeopleSoft , Lawson or  TirePro preferred

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