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Plant Accounting Manager


Fayetteville, NC, US

Company:  Goodyear

Location:  Fayetteville, NC
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

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About the Position

The Plant Accounting Manager for Goodyear’s Fayetteville, NC plant is responsible for the accounting, plant financial results and internal controls.  This includes assisting in the monthly financial statement close and plant financial reporting, while maintaining effective internal controls in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and company policy.  This position must coordinate with appropriate groups (including Akron HQ) to complete certain routine monthly financial closing and analysis activities while managing local finance personnel to ensure completion of closing and analysis activities at the plant level.  This position also is a partner with the Plant Leadership Team, other manufacturing finance leadership to ensure plant and finance goals and objectives are achieved and to develop people resources.   


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in the monthly/quarterly financial reporting, special analyses at the manufacturing plant.  Ensure processes are compliant with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Company Policy. 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 supporting production cost information as well as any studies on plant investments, restructuring, and budget justification.  Local oversight of the Standard Cost setting process. Responsible for material cost information.
  • Involved in developing talent for the finance organization, including development of professionals within the business and succession planning for key finance roles. 
  • 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 such as Accounting, Finance, Economics, etc. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of accounting and/or financial analysis required.


Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of US GAAP, accounting for complex transactions and internal controls in compliance with SOX.
  • Minimum 3 years of with plant-level accounting desired.
  • Preferred “Change management” experience, focused on getting large groups "on board" with new processes and techniques
  • Excellent leadership, consulting, coaching, training, organization, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of relevant systems (ERP systems with 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 74,000 people and manufactures its products in 57 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: Fayetteville

Job Segment: Plant Manager, Accounting, Plant, Change Management, QA, Manufacturing, Finance, Management, Quality

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