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Title:  Accounting Manager

Requisition ID:  13668-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

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 www.graphicpkg.com.


Inspired Packaging.  A World of Difference.


Accounting Manager

As an Accounting Manager for the Americas Converting Division, you will be responsible for ensuring the completion of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting processes and requirements in accordance with GAAP. This includes preparing journal entries, reconciling reports and financial data, reviewing balance sheet account reconciliations, and assisting with the monthly close process.  

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in an Accounting role with 3-4 years in a manufacturing environment and will support the business to ensure we meet our financial objectives.   This position provides an opportunity to drive change and oversee certain accounting processes within the largest division, with over 50 converting plants in the Americas. 


Position Scope:

Key processes include completing month end close, balance sheet reconciliations (including but not limited to general ledger accounting, intercompany, rebates and inventory) and providing general accounting guidance for the business unit. Responsibilities also include: supporting the analysis and evaluation of the Americas monthly operating results and providing routine (daily, weekly, monthly) financial metrics as requested.  This role will provide leadership for the Americas accounting group, lead the compliance initiatives, and provide support to the field for all accounting and compliance related activities.  This role will also act as primary liaison with corporate accounting. 


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Lead the accounting and monthly close process for assigned functions and activities including Balance Sheet reviews and P&L statements
  • Oversee sales and COGS allocation process within the Americas
  • Support and review account re-classes entries, inventory validation, central reconciliations, and intercompany  
  • Support Division Admin accounting activities including GR/IR
  • Identify and improve our existing accounting and month end close processes
  • Work directly with the Americas revenue management team to validate the liabilities related to customer rebates and incentives
  • Lead SOX compliance for the region with supporting audits of critical processes
  • Proactively assist company external auditors and internal auditors, as needed, to ensure an efficient and effective audit process
  • Provide training and back up support for Plant Controllers in the Americas Division, as needed
  • Plan, assign and review Accounting Analyst’s work
  • All other duties as assigned 


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; advanced Accounting degree (plus)
  • CPA designation or CPA candidate
  • Minimum 5-7 years in an Accounting/ Finance role
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools.
  • ERP systems experience required; SAP preferred
  • Ability to research accounting issues and present solutions and impact to senior management


Location:  Atlanta preferred 


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


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. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster


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