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Plant Accountant

Graphic Packaging International Gordonsville, Tennessee, United States Full-Time
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At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child’s cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at URL blocked - click to apply.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Position Mission / Summary

As a Plant Accountant reporting to the Finance Manager you'll be providing the financial input to our business decision making with the aim of maximizing long-term value, cash flows and shareholder return at Americas Packaging Division. This position will support our Gordonsville, TN converting facility. The ideal candidate will have one to three years in an Accounting / Finance role and will provide accurate and timely financial reporting to ensure we meet our business objectives. In addition, this position will offer the opportunity to work with cross functional teams to analyze data, provide management with a fair assessment of key projects including how we can optimize it in a way that helps to generate superior business results for the company; as well as support continuous improvement activities to achieve world class financial reporting standards.

Position Scope

Analytical support for all activities and processes of the local Site Leadership Team. Key processes include monthly close, monthly financial forecasts and annual operating plans. Responsibilities also include: analysis and evaluation of the Plant’s monthly operating results, annual budgets, monthly production and financial forecasts, and weekly results reporting. Provide analytical support for cross functional projects including but not limited to customer profitability analysis and pricing etc.

Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Analysis of month end results: P&L and Balance Sheet including variance analysis
  • Develop month end results package to present to Senior Management
  • Support monthly close including Balance Sheet reconciliation and accurate Revenue and Expense oversight
  • Conduct weekly reviews of production order variances to identify unusual variances and report root cause
  • Monitor and work with plant management on Continuous Improvement initiatives and validate savings
  • Provide monthly financial forecasts and analysis
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics to support business requirement
  • Support the development and analysis of the annual operating plan
  • All other duties as assigned  

This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties, as assigned by immediate manager and other management personnel.   

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. URL blocked - click to apply.

 

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Business related field required

Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools

Strong analytical skills are preferred

Required Experience

1-3 years in an Accounting/ Finance role

ERP systems experience required; for example: SAP, Oracle, etc.

Travel 25%



Skills required

Financial Transactions
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis
Forecasting
General Ledger
Standard Accounting Practices
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Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

We’re a leader in the packaging industry, serving hundreds of the world’s most recognized brands. You’ve probably purchased food, beverages or other consumer products sold in our packaging.

Our focus on customer service has made us one of the world’s largest manufacturers of folding cartons, unbleached paperboard, coated recycled board, microwave packaging and machinery. We continue to set new standards for our industry, always looking ahead to help our customers meet changing consumer demands and their business goals.

We combine market-specific expertise and innovative thinking to create inspired packaging. Our mission of providing nature-based, renewable packaging improves the environment for us all. That’s why the world’s leading consumer and commercial brands are drawn to us.

We design smart and attractive packaging that stands out in the highly competitive retail marketplace. But that’s just the beginning. Our global capabilities, systems expertise and packaging solutions deliver value to our customers on many levels. Optimizing the supply chain. Securing product supply. Improving sustainability metrics. Stretching marketing dollars. Boosting sales. Building brand loyalty.

That’s what we expect our packaging solutions to deliver. And that’s why we continue to raise the bar.

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