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Payroll Accountant

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Akron, OH, US

Company: Goodyear

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




About the Position

The Payroll Accountant, is responsible for ensuring the accuracy, fidelity and timeliness of payroll funding, and gross-to-net payroll accounting for Goodyear North America weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly and off-cycle payrolls.  This includes research, analysis, validation and preparing artifacts that support payroll and payroll tax funding, and payroll expenditure and accrual posting to the general ledger.  Additionally, the Payroll Accountant performs monthly payroll accounting reconciliations to provide reasonable assurance that finance and accounting management controls are effective, and that payroll accounting is accurate for consolidated financial statements and internal and external financial reporting.  Other duties include management of payroll tax notices, conducting payroll accounting research and documenting point papers, and integration of process change and technology to support continuous improvement, standardization and optimization.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Receive and process requests for payroll funding.  Monitor Payroll Fund mailbox for activity; ensure all automated processes are operating and creating expected results
  • Process federal and state payroll tax notices received: organize and save electronic copies, forward to third party administrator and file hard copies.  Monitor recording, tracking and resolution of tax notices by third party administrator. Research payroll tax variances and identify proper accounting treatments
  • Research, document and post payroll related journal entries to the general ledger
  • Perform post payroll and end of month accounting reconciliations.  Support requests for financial reporting.  Support design and testing of management controls.
  • Research, analyze, ideate, design and implement process change and integrate technology to support continuous improvement, standardization and optimization.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or other business field required.
  • CPA or other advanced Degree desired
  • 2 years of payroll, accounting, auditing and/or financial analysis experience (preferably in a large corporate or manufacturing organization or public accounting firm).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, SAP (or other GL system) and Workday (or other payroll system)
  • Demonstrated ability to research accounting transactions and document support for journal vouchers/entries for GL adjustment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; able to multi-task, deliver results and meet deadlines
  • Understanding of GAAP, accounting for complex transactions, and familiarity with internal/management controls
  • Good presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written; well-developed collaboration and partnership skills





Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 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.

Click here for more information about Equal Employment Opportunity laws, and here for additional supplementary information. 

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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