Sumitomo Rubber USA manufactures and sells a wide range of automotive tires in the US and internationally. Located in Tonawanda, NY (a suburb of Buffalo) our growing workforce produces over 4 Million tires annually for a variety of applications such as passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles.

The transition to Sumitomo Rubber USA brings exciting new opportunities for the Company's existing and prospective employees in Western New York. Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., whose Global Headquarters is located in Kobe, Japan, has a rich and successful history dating back to 1909. This trend is set to continue with the Company's formal entrance into North America through the former Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. facility, and through planned investments into the Company's infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and work force.

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Plant Accountant
Title:Plant Accountant
Job Grade:E04
Location :Tonawanda, NY

Plant Accountant


Position Summary:  Reporting directly to the General Manager of Plant Accounting, the Plant Accountant supports the Plant Finance Team by managing daily accounting tasks.  You will be part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances.

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Ensure that reversing entries occur
  • Create recurring journal entry template
  • Ensure that recurring entries are changed or terminated at appropriate trigger points
  • Maintain a master list of monthly journal entries
  • Record supporting information for all journal entries
  • Maintain detailed listings and reconciliations of all assigned balance sheet accounts
  • Analyzes and prepares monthly financial analysis as requested.
  • Updating Misc. Accounts Receivable and issue misc. invoices
  • Drives continuous improvement initiatives related to finance processes and systems.
  • Works in collaboration with other plant associates to implement effective financial analysis tools and processes to improve the company’s financial performance.
  • Participates in activities such as the annual operating plan, monthly/quarterly reporting, and special analyses as necessary. 
  • Provides support to PWC (external tax service provider).
  • Provides support for the timely preparation of “Prepared by Client” lists for External CPA firm.
  • Assists with Company’s JSOX program.
  • Ensures all completed processes are compliant with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Company Policy.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or other business field is required; Demonstrated knowledge of computer systems: Microsoft Office Products, (especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint); SAP is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years accounting experience.
  • Ability to interpret and apply current US GAAP, accounting for complex transactions and internal controls in compliance with SOX.
  • Strong analytical skills, able to understand complex data and issues with demonstrated ability to think outside the box.
  • Strong, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills.

Sumitomo Rubber USA LLC offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply at

EOE M/F/Disabled/Veterans, Sumitomo Rubber, USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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