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Ayo Bryant

Accounting Professional


Self-motivated and Seasoned Accounting professional with 10+ years of accounting experience reaching over multiple platforms. My areas of expertise span from A/P processes and management, to Cost Accounting to Cost Analyzing in a manufacturing setting. I'm also accurate, detail oriented, work under pressure and able to handle a fast pace environment with a mind set of delivering results.

Work experience

Apr 2012Mar 2015

Cost Analyst

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

 6650 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville,  NC

  • Prepared weekly and monthly forecasts for one of the largest business center's within the Goodyear Fayetteville NC location(Tire Assembly) with a monthly budget between 20-25M, including any necessary recommended action required to manage costs to achieve budget.
  • Worked with the business center manager to document and offset unusual expense variances in their respective areas.
  • Designed and created weekly and monthly spending reports. Reviewed and maintained purchase orders account mapping to ensure accuracy of the G/L and cost center.
  • Led AOP budget-setting process for Tire Assembly business center.
  • Led, advised and participated in cost saving initiatives resulting in 5% cost reduction in labor and materials.
  • Audited internal financial processes on a quarterly basis.
  • Responsible for month-end close processes, journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Prepared an average of 150 monthly federal and state tax withholdings, direct deposit set ups, and uniform payroll deductions Goodyear associates.
  • Salary payroll processor for approx. 300 employees.
  • Back up to the hourly payroll processor for approx. 2300 employees.
Nov 2010Mar 2012

Cost Accountant

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

6650 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC

  • Developed production and waste tracking to detect reporting issues for treatments and compound materials resulting in 10% productivity increase.
  • Provided research and analysis in variances between the two mainframes used in reporting waste and production.
  • Developed and maintained mapping process for waste to ensure accountability(from creation to back door).
  • Led and participated in monthly, quarterly, and yearly physical inventories for WIP. Also led internal audits for waste trailers, bill of ladings, and mapping process on waste and production.
  • Coordinated inventory and cost control programs. Cost treatments and compounds added to specs.
  • Responsible for the billing and collecting of over 300K in revenue from waste pick up vendors.
  • Monitor and owner of receivables balance sheet account totaling over 650K in monetary assets.
  • Owner of monthly close waste and production reconciliations.
  • Salary payroll processor of approx. 300 employees.
  • Back up to the hourly payroll processor of approx. 2300 employees.
Dec 2001Oct 2010

Accounts Payable Analyst

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

6650 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC

  • Processed an average of 1500 invoices per month for a large-scale organization.
  • Rectified escalated accounts payable issues from employees and vendors.
  • Researched and resolved billing and invoice problems through working with receiving and purchasing personnel.
  • Coordinated approval processes of all accounts payable invoices.
  • Suggested process improvements to secure prompt and regular receipts for the organization.
  • Verified details of transactions, including funds received and purchase order open balances.
  • Managed a small team of contracted payable clerks.
  • Owner of GRIR balance sheet account maintained at a threshold of >90 days.
  • Responsible for monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts: natural and synthetic rubber in-transit accounts, consignment, prepaid expense, accrued liabilities, and accrued sales tax
Jul 2001Nov 2001


Brook Mays Music Company

 510 N. McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville, NC

Data Entry Proofreading Customer Contracts Filed and Maintained Company's Confidential Documents Line Assembler

May 2000Aug 2000

Line Assembler

Black and Decker

301 Hwy South, Fayetteville, NC

Responsible for and operated press machine Built armatures for the operation of motors Responsible for repairs of operative armatures..




Fayetteville State University

Coursework includes: Manufacturing Cost Accounting, Strategic Management, Financial Analytics, Statistics for Business I & II, Principles of Management, Accounting Principles I, II, and III, Production Operation Management



Accounts payable professional

Budget forecasting expertise

General ledger accounting

Cost accounting

Account reconciliations

Proficient in SAP 

Flexible team player

Superior research skills

Financial reporting

Accurate forecasting

Analytical reasoning

Proficient in MsExcel


Led the development of several new cost reporting methods to ensure forecast accuracy and proficiency, which later was adopted by the additional cost analyst at Goodyear, Fayetteville NC location, at management request.

Praised by management for excellence achieved in budgeting and forecasting

Recognized as a partner in developing mapping processes in waste and production materials and waste reconciliation for Quality organization, which became the standard for other Goodyear Tire locations.

A/P point person for other Goodyear locations for recommendation on handling complex vendor payment issues, research, and problem solving.