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Senior Accountant

Date: Dec 26, 2020

Location: Danville, VA, US

Company: Goodyear

Requisition ID: 68795 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




About the Position

The Accountant Senior reports directly to the Plant Controller (who reports to the NA Operations Controller). The Accountant Senior has the primary responsibility to support the manufacturing plant with processing payroll for the hourly workforce at the plant, in addition to monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting close and financial reporting activities. This may include reconciliations, audit processes,  inventory and fixed asset activities, and financial analysis and reporting.  The Accountant Senior has the responsibility to ensure internal controls are effecitive and in compliance with SOX, companies policy, and US GAAP.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accurately and timely processing the weekly plant payroll in conjunction with the 3rd party payroll administrator.  Completion of required payroll SOX reconciliation and audit documents.  Daily coordination with plant production and support staff to understand union contract intricacies to ensure payroll compliance
  • Responsible for business partnering with local operations team to ensure accuracy and timeliness of weekly payroll, continuous improvement initiatives and as applicable cost control and cost reduction initiatives.   Provide insight & educate operations team on plant payroll process and other related payroll accounting policies and processes as appropriate.
  • Prepare monthly functional analysis (including but not limited to P&L, balance sheet & various accounts).  Assist and support plant controller in projects aimed at improving efficiency of processes and consolidating systems.
  • Manage and assist in the recording, reconciling and related internal controls for Inventory and Fixed Assets in conjuction with other team members. Assist with other non-payroll SOX process compliance and documentation. Partner with affiliated organizaitons on other admintrative and control functions. Work directly with Plant Controller in the successful completion of  internal and external audits including SOX audits, Sales and Use Tax and Fixed Asset Audits

Required Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting required
  • CPA and/or MBA or other advanced Degree desired
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of payroll, accounting, auditing and/or financial analysis experience (preferably in a large corporate or manufacturing organization or public accounting firm) required


Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all Microsoft Office Products, SAP & Hyperion Essbase.
  • Interpersonal skills that establish & maintain excellent relationships & credibility quickly.
  • Understanding of US GAAP, accounting for complex transactions & familiarity with internal controls in compliance with SOX.
  • Good presentation & communication skills, both verbal & written


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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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