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Title:  Financial Analyst

Requisition ID:  11574-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  Negligible
Pay Grade:  92


This position supports the manager and business management by providing operations analysis, and cost accounting; by directly participating in the business planning process; and by developing, implementing and interpreting corporate financial policy.

A principal activity of the position is to support the manager and operations by ensuring effective business and financial planning and by ensuring that management accounting and control systems are both effective and efficient.  The incumbent participates in the analysis and reporting of actual, plan and forecast operating results, works closely with the mill controllers to ensure standard reporting and operating practices.

This position gives the candidate the opportunity to have responsibility for a business and to follow up with other groups in the company to ensure the business is reported correctly.  The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with all units of the organization which allowing for further growth opportunities.  


JOB FUNCTION: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Actively participate with the Finance Manager in the formulation of business strategies, objectives and business and financial plans for Paperboard Operations by providing information, analysis, counsel and recommendations in support of the division’s annual and long-range budgeting and forecast processes.
  • Establish, maintain and operate manufacturing cost control policies, procedures and systems that will provide timely, accurate and meaningful data to assist operating management in control of operations.
  • Prepare and/or review the financial analyses of proposed projects to permit sound business decisions and to evaluate the results of completed appropriations.
  • Work closely with the mill controllers to understand the monthly results.
  • Ensure application of established financial controls within area of responsibility by effective implementation and maintenance of financial policies/processes and instructions.
  • Provides information that assists with the preparation of presentations to the Board of Directors and the investment community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality performance by adopting a customer-based philosophy in the level of service provided.
  • Perform other related duties as required. 



  • Candidates should have a broad appreciation and understanding of economics, finance, business management and the interrelationships among these disciplines, as well as a thorough knowledge of cost accounting and general accounting operations.
  • Candidates should have experience including exposure to manufacturing operations and business analysis, and will have demonstrated strengths in analysis, planning and forecasting and interpersonal skills.



  • Accounting or Finance degree with 2-6 yrs experience



  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and organizational skills, detail orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement creative solutions.  Takes initiative and is self-directed.
  • High level of integrity to ensure accurate reporting of financial data.
  • Can work independently without a great need of supervision.
  • Can manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.  SAP preferred.
  • Occasional travel.

Required Experience

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.

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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