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Job Description

Location: Akron, OH

Sponsorship Available: No

Relocation Assistance Available: No

Position Description:

The Accounting Lead will support Goodyear's America's Region and manager a team with responsibilites for; inner company reconcilation and research, month-end close responsibilities and quarter-end consolidated financial accounting and reporting activities to ensure compliance with all external and internal requirements. The Accountant Senior will also work with other internal departments within Goodyear as well as accounting teams from the Company's international business units to consolidate and provide Financial Analysis.

Principal Responsibilities:

* Coordinate financial statement closing activities for Americas Region: Monitoring and communication of closing status, troubleshooting issues, performance of internal controls over financial statement close process
* Provide supervision for and review of, selected account reconciliations and journal entries monthly.
* Monitor and review intercompany balances at month-end. Facilitate timely resolutions for all out-of-balance issues.
* Perform various ad hoc analyses to support Goodyear's business operations as necessary

Required Experience and Education:

* Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance
* CPA and/or an MBA or advanced degree in accounting is desired
* A minimum of 5 years of accounting and auditing experience (preferably in a large, public accounting firm or large manufacturing organization).
* Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of SAP and Hyperion preferred.
* Strong analytical and organizational skills, able to understand complex data and issues with demonstrated ability to think outside the box.
* Experience with interpretation and application of current U.S. generally accepted accounting standards.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* Able to analyze and grasp a situation quickly from different perspectives and create well-reasoned solutions.
* People management skills, including excellent written and oral communication, a proven ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal direction and interact confidently with leadership team.
* Demonstrates ethical and moral behavior; unquestionable integrity and character.
* Ability to support accounting decisions with logical evidence and persuasively present position and respective journal entries.


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 www.goodyear.com/corporate.

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About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear) is a manufacturer of tires. The Company, along with its United States and international subsidiaries and joint ventures, develops, manufactures, market and distribute tires for applications. Goodyear also manufactures and markets rubber-related chemicals for various applications. The Company is an operator of commercial truck service and tire retreading centers. In addition, it operates more than 1,600 tire and auto service center outlets where it offers its products for retail sale and provides automotive repair and other services. The Company manufactures its products in 61 manufacturing facilities in 25 countries, including the United States. During the year ended December 31, 2008, Goodyear operated its business through four segments: North American Tire; Europe, Middle East and Africa Tire; Latin American Tire, and Asia Pacific Tire. (Source: 10-K)