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Lead Accountant / Financial Analyst

Date: Nov 28, 2018

Location: Akron, OH, US

Company: Goodyear

Location: Akron, OH
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 



Position Description:


The Lead Acccountant / Financial Analyst will be responsible for journal entries, account reconciliation, monthly close, and the monthly forecasting and annual planning of all financials, identifying and communicating variances to estimate/plan.  The Lead Financial Analyst will also work closely as a business partner driving the linkage of business actions with clear and actionable financial data.  Additionally, this role will be responsible for the monthly monitoring and annual review of Internal & SOX controls, providing clear actionable reporting to all relevant stakeholders, and ensuring financial results are properly reflected.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Act as a business partner providing simple, clear, concise, and actionable reporting to all relevant stakeholders (Business / Function Leaders, Finance, and Operations).
  • Manage monthly forecasting and annual plan processes, communicating variance to estimate/plan.
  • Manage monthly forecasting and annual plan processes, communicating variance to estimate/plan.
  • Work closely with accounting team to ensure all financials are properly reflected.
  • Support internal/external reporting requirements and competitor analysis


Required Experience and Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance 
  • CPA and/or an MBA or advanced degree in accounting is desired
  • A minimum of 5 years of Accounting and / or Finance.  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Working knowledge of SAP and Hyperion preferred. 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, able to understand complex data and issues with demonstrated ability to think outside the box. 
  • Experience with interpretation and application of current U.S. generally accepted accounting standards.


Personal Skills/Attributes/and Qualifications:

  • Able to analyze and grasp a situation quickly from different perspectives and create well-reasoned solutions. 
  • People management skills, including excellent written and oral communication, a proven ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal direction and interact confidently with leadership team. 
  • Demonstrates ethical and moral behavior; unquestionable integrity and character. 
  • Ability to support accounting decisions with logical evidence and persuasively present position and respective journal entries.



Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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