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Plant Controller


Beaumont, TX, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location: Beaumont, TX
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.





About the Position

The Plant Controller is responsible for the accounting, plant financial/cost analysis and internal controls for facilities in Houston, Beaumont and managing the Plant Controller work for the Bayport and Niagara Falls Chemical Plants with minimal travel.  This includes responsibility for the monthly financial statement close and plant financial reporting, while maintaining effective internal controls in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).  The Plant Controller must coordinate with the Centralized Plant Accounting group in Akron, Ohio to complete certain routine monthly financial closing and analysis activities and manage local finance personnel to ensure completion of closing and analysis.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in the monthly/quarterly financial reporting, special analyses at the plants. This includes the monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement close procedures, account reconciliations, and establishing judgmental reserve balances whether completed by a Centralized Plant Accounting group or locally at the plant level. Ensure processes are compliant with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Company Policy. Monitors controls over shipping and receiving. Manage local annual physical inventory process.
  • Ensure that a robust internal control structure is in place, functioning effectively, and appropriately tested in accordance with SOX. Ensure that identified control and internal audit gaps are remediated on a timely basis. Responsible for working with the Plant Leadership Team and delivering tone-at-the top messaging to the accounting/finance department at the plants as to the importance of internal controls.
  • Responsible for supporting production cost information as well as any studies on plant investments, restructuring, and budget justification. Local oversight of the Standard Cost setting process which involves coordination of production levels and cost bases with the Chemical Finance Manager.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives related to finance processes and systems. Participate in activities such as the annual operating plan, monthly/quarterly reporting, and special analyses as necessary. Work with local, state, and regional tax authority on all tax-related matters - specifically focusing on resolving periodic sales/use tax audits from the state of Texas that focuses on the chemical industry.
  • Understand and have an ability to summarize and communicate clearly the financial and operating results of the plants in order to measure progress against objectives and assess the effectiveness of decisions made.


Required Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree with a concentration in a business related field (i.e. accounting, finance, economics, etc.).
  • Minimum 7+ years of progressively more responsible experience in accounting/analysis, with minimum 3 years in a lead management role and previous controllership experience over a significant, complex manufacturing plant/organization preferred.
  • Experienced in building a high performing finance team, developing talent for the organization as evidenced by advancement and success of team members. Change management experience, focused on getting large groups "on board" with new processes and techniques.


Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced Degree (i.e. MBA, other advanced degree) or certification (i.e. CPA, CMA, etc.).
  • Thorough understanding of US GAAP, accounting for complex transactions and internal controls in compliance with SOX.
  • Excellent leadership, consulting, coaching, training, organization, interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal & written.
  • Strong knowledge, understanding and practical skills in relevant systems (i.e. ERP systems (SAP preferred)), MS office, Hyperion, etc.
  • High level of understanding of how key accounting decisions impact the business units and forecasted operating results/cash flows.
  • Able to analyze and grasp a situation quickly from different perspectives and create well-reasoned solutions





Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 55 facilities in 23 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 regard 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: Beaumont

Job Segment: Shipping and Receiving, Accounting, Internal Audit, Plant, Change Management, Operations, Finance, Manufacturing, Management

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