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GBS Controller

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Taguig, 00, PH

Company: Goodyear

Location: PH - Philippines - A5R0   
Goodyear Talent Acquisition Representative: Joseph Rance Robines  
Sponsorship Available:  No
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Primary Purpose of the Position

  • Reporting directly to Regional Controller.
  • The position has the primary responsibility of ensuring that the GBS general ledger is correctly managed, costs of the business are effectively controlled and financial reporting at month-end is efficiently performed.
  • The position coordinates activities needed in ensuring the accuracy of the GBS' General Accounting system based on set policies and procedure. Ensures GBS' accounting information integrity and provides management with information that supports decision making.
  • This position has responsibility of forecasting cost and providing analysis/recommendations for cost saving opportunities.
  • This position is in charge of the compliance of external regulations, such as PEZA, BIR, taxation, etc.
  • This position is expected to work with internal control team to set up proper SOX control procedures from Manila GBS office.
  • The role is expected to consult and coordinate a broad range of stakeholders, including internal GBS management, corporate tax, regional FP&A, legal, global/regional IT, internal and external auditors.
  • The role is expected to take the lead for regional ad hoc project as needed



Primary Duties/Responsibilities

  • Collate, prepare, and interpret reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries and financial statements. Manage budgets and control income, cash flow and expenditure
  • Analyze financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budgets. Ensure that a robust internal control structure is in place, functioning effectively and appropriately tested in accordance with SOX     
  • Responsible for the integrity and completeness of the general ledger. Ensuring compliance with US GAAP, IFRS and local Goodyear Accounting Policies.  Maintain integrity of SAP general ledger and administration, including the opening and closing of accounts       
  • Act as a key management player in Manila GBS center, in term of support center general manager to set up internal control procedures to ensure the center is compliance with internal and external requirements
  • Ensures that identified control and internal audit gaps are remediated on a timely basis
  • People development
  • Develop high performance culture within the controllership organization
  • Ensures high potentials have a career path and succession planning
  • Drives continuous improvement          
  • Support regional project as needed      
  • Maintain good partnership with the different departments and external entities
  • Provide leadership and communication on the importance of internal controls                           



  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting or equivalent business experience (Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant)
  • Can be RTR, FP&A or Internal Audit Manager (for future rotation and succession planning purposes)- preferred
  • Minimum 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or a division of a large corporation
  • Experience of SAP and ERP systems
  • Experience in managing people
  • Experience as a Finance Controller in a similar environment is a plus
  • Detailed knowledge of General Accounting process, solid financial analysis and problem-solving skills
  • High-level of proficiency in various computer applications including Intermediate Excel skills
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong people leadership skills, people development experience, proven ability to lead, motivate and train
  • Detail oriented, strong planning and work flow management, superb organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 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


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