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Accountant – Statutory & Reporting


JobReq ID: 52069
Type of work: On site

Type of contract: Open-ended/permanent
Full/Part Time: Full time
Location: Pretoria, ZA


Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by “Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology, we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

You can learn more about our Group at

In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential, and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage, and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge, and be proud of your work.


Job Title: Accountant: Reporting & Statutory

Location: Otraco Head Office, Pretoria

The Person

We are looking for an experienced Accountant to manage the reporting and statutory financial function of Otraco and ensure capital and resources are utilised optimally. This role will ultimately be responsible for maintaining the business financial compliance objectives. The Accountant: Reporting & Statutory will support the Head of Finance in achieving Company’s targets, always ensuring that all relevant financial and regulatory requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner, as well as business guidelines and regulations.

Qualifications & Experience


Grade 12 National Certificate
Appropriate BCom degree or equivalent degree
Major/subject: Finance, Economics and Accounting
Proficient in Ms Office Packages, advanced level


Proven experience in a similar finance role
Strong Accounting, Taxation and Auditing knowledge
Length > 4-6 years’ experience
Excellent leadership and communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management abilities.


The following is a general list of tasks that the candidate is required to perform. The Company may add to or vary these duties from time to time provided the variation is reasonable having regard to the employee’s skills, competence and training.
Preparing weekly, monthly and ad hoc reporting as required, in accordance with
applicable accounting standards,
Customer contractual Localised Supplier Development reporting,
B-BBEE compliance and audit processes.
Budgeting and forecasting,
Administer and control accounting processes and procedures,
Statutory accounts: Income Tax, VAT, Import VAT (Namibia & Botswana),
Company secretarial services,
Insurance, Tender support and CAS compliance,
Balance Sheet reconciliations: Assets, Inventory, Accounts Receivable/Payable, Bank and Cash,
Ensure that all activities performed in the Finance department are done in compliance with legal & tax requirements in all the countries within the region as well as group requirements/procedures,
Establish internal control procedures and ensure that administrative, accounting, credit and financial procedures and policy standards are respected and maintained,
Support internal-external audits and JSOX activities.

Specific behaviour & attitudes:

Strong Positive Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Business acumen.
Strong communication and presentation skills.
Ability to think strategically with operational effectiveness, while also being practical and hands-on.
Strong legislative and regulatory framework knowledge.
Vast experience with tools and techniques for accounting and reporting.
Analytical skills, precise, rigorous.
Ability to plan, organize and meet deadlines.

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 work with leading technologies.
We help you to drive your career path onward and upward work in a culture of feedback that recognizes you and helps your development.
You will work in a healthy and safety environment, as safety is a key priority area in Bridgestone.

Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. Our HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.


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!


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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