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Title:  Dir., Finance I

Requisition ID:  16912-159

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 25,000 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.


Regional Finance Director


As the Regional Finance Director (which includes locations on the West Coast, Northeast and Midwest) in the Americas Converting Division reporting to the SVP, Americas, you will be providing the financial leadership to our business and decision making with the aim of maximizing long-term value, cash flows and shareholder return for your regions and the Americas Converting Division. 


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in an Accounting / Finance role with 5-7 years in a manufacturing environment and will ensure accurate and timely financial reporting and financial leadership for their regions to ensure we meet our long-term strategy and business objectives. In addition, this position will offer the opportunity to partner with the business leaders to deliver results, lead teams to analyze data and operating results including customer profitability to improve the business, 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.  As up to 50% of travel to the locations may be required, it is preferred that any candidates live in one of the three regions. 




Strategic business partner responsible for:

  • Leading the finance organization for the multiple regions with full P&L and balance sheet responsibilities
  • Driving accountability deep into the organization to facilitate the achievement of financial goals
  • Coordinating the strategic business development and the detailed operating plans
  • Developing the monthly Day 10 financial results package and outlook presentation with the Executive leadership team
  • Building strong finance teams including developing the finance team’s technical and leadership skills for each region
  • Maintaining the control environment and enforcing adherence to accounting policies
  • Build strong partnerships with general managers and operations leaders to achieve business results




  • Develop and present the month end financial results support package
  • Coordinate the development of the monthly financial outlook driving plant level accountability
  • Develop and present supporting explanations for month end results requiring deep variance analysis
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics to support reporting requirements
  • Lead the Yr/Yr analysis of each business unit
  • Quarterly internal control certification
  • Lead the development and analysis of the annual operating plan 
  • Support the development of the finance team for each region
  • Streamline and standardize data analysis
  • Enhance reporting accuracy and improve turnaround timeframes
  • Support and lead business unit special projects




  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and SAP
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Project Management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines on a continuous basis.
  • Minimum of 7 years of work experience with 5 in a manufacturing environment
  • Broad appreciation and understanding of economics, finance, business management and the interrelationships among these disciplines as well as knowledge of general accounting operations.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and internal controls
  • Proven record of effective leadership
  • Proven record of collaboration/coordination with multiple departments to achieve business results




  • BS required with a major in Finance / Accounting (preferred)
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • CPA/CMA preferred

Required Experience

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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