Financial & Accounting Analyst Co-Op (Summer 2019)

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company - Findlay, OH3.8

30+ days agoTemporary
Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work, and we easily stand apart from our competition. We’re constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is the parent company of a global family of companies that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sales of passenger car and light truck tires. Cooper has joint ventures, affiliates, and subsidiaries that also specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires.

This Co-op session will take place during the Summer semester - May to August 2019

Internal Controls

The Internal Controls intern position provides a valuable learning opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the Internal Controls function within a US public company

Areas of responsibility will include assisting with process improvement needs, maintaining controls documentation, automating the control environment and preparing compliance reporting for management

Internal Controls offers the opportunity to partner with functional areas throughout the company, fostering greater understanding of business processes, teamwork, networking and communication skills


An internship in Tax provides valuable experience in Federal, State & Local tax compliance and planning. The intern will assist in the preparation of:

Federal, State & Local Income Tax Estimates and Returns

State & Local Income Tax Apportionment Workpapers

Property Tax Returns and Payments

Quarterly and Year-end Tax Provision calculations

State Annual Reports/Miscellaneous Licenses

Internal Audit

The internal audit internship offers the opportunity to view a large, cross section of the business, developing knowledge of key business processes and systems including SAP. Areas of responsibility will include

Assisting in the execution of risk-based audits of financial processes, company operations, or compliance activities.

Assisting in development of work programs, documentation of work papers, drafting internal audit findings and recommendations, and reporting to senior management,

Identifying and managing financial, operational, compliance, fraud, and information technology risks

Strategy and Corporate Development

The strategic planning internship presents opportunities to see how the company plans for both the short term and long term. The intern will

Work with cross functional teams to ensure successful implementation of projects and analyses to support existing and new corporate strategies.

Assist in the development of the five year plan including strategic and financial components.

Research and identify key global mega trends and the potential impacts on the tire industry and Cooper’s performance and strategies.

Conduct research and evaluate key economic statistics and trends, regionally and globally. Providing monthly and quarterly communication of the statistics with key insights that will impact Cooper’s business units.

Support strategic initiatives through tire market, automotive, consumer, customer and/or competitor analysis and research; effectively sharing valuable insight in trends, market shifts, etc. through regular updates.

Assist in the financial analysis of competitors’ performance. This includes data gathering, research and explanation into competitors’ results.

Effectively communicate research, data and conclusions to support Strategy, Investor Relations, Financial, Sales & Marketing and Board presentations.


The Treasury internship offers an opportunity to view the daily cash management activities globally and in North America which allows Treasury to effectively forecast the future daily cash needs for North American activity. The intern will assist with the following activities:

Generation of the daily and thirteen-week cash forecasts

Oversight of cash forecasting for entities in Mexico

Administration of insurance compliance for third party contractors being utilized by all locations

Entry of foreign exchange rates into SAP

Preparation of month-end closing documentation utilized by Financial Accounting

Migration of current insurance compliance documentation to a new insurance compliance system

Implementation of a Treasury Management System and other special projects as required

Plant Accounting

An internship in plant accounting provides valuable financial experience in a competitive manufacturing environment. Some responsibilities include:

Assisting with monthly closing process

Analyzing and communicating ad hoc spend reporting to plant management team

Working on various projects throughout the plant focusing on fixed assets, inventory management and overall cost reductions

Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.