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Title:  Manager, Internal Audit

Requisition ID:  20360-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  Up to 25%



The Internal Audit Department and team are very dynamic and in high demand.  This team collaborates across the entire organization and provides guidance and support to our business partners. The Department delivers independent, objective assurance and advisory/consulting services designed to add value and improve operations and financial position.  This role has the opportunity to create long-term, sustainable changes that will move the organization forward in supporting the Company’s goals.  Internal auditors will gain an in-depth, up-close understanding of the operations, processes, policies and procedures of Graphic Packaging International. Partnering with management, they will provide invaluable operational knowledge and industry insights.



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

Manager, Internal Audit Services will be responsible for leading and executing independent and objective assurance and operational advisory/consulting internal audit projects services throughout Graphic Packaging International.  The role will primarily focus on operational risk audit activities throughout the enterprise based on key organizational risks. 


The individual in this role will be consistently sought out for business risk/control advisory services, delivering respected, valued, data-driven risk/control insights, and positively influencing continuous improvement of the changing global risk/control environment. This position will be responsible for leading, planning, performing, and reporting of value-added audits, supporting investigations, and department needs specific to the financial reporting controls.  Additional responsibilities include collaborating with all levels of management and third party internal audit teams to improve utilization of data analysis and business knowledge to impact the bottom line of Graphic Packaging while reducing the complexity, cost, and risks to the organization.  As needed, they will perform internal controls over financial reporting activities to promote an efficient and effective financial reporting and business controls framework. This position reports to the Director, Internal Audit.



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES are, but not limited to the following:


  • Plan, lead and execute internal audit services, investigative services, and consulting services
  • Assist in contributing to Audit Committee presentations on a quarterly basis of the results of operational audit initiatives, investigations, and business consulting activities
  • Supporting audit teams to help continuously improve their understanding of the internal audit methodology, department's systems, and processes
  • Assist the Director with coordinating departmental work schedules to meet deadlines
  • Actively manage the audit process to ensure timely execution of risk-based operational, financial, and compliance audits in accordance with the annual audit plan
  • Works with all levels of management and employees, including external auditors or other audit resources
  • Work closely with the company’s external auditor; provide appropriate support to the external auditors in the performance of walkthroughs, as well as IT related projects
  • Makes recommendations to increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of audit services
  • Maintains organizational and professional ethical standards and works independently on internal audit work
  • Works in a collaborative manner with co-sourced resources. Tracks all findings to closure with verification for higher risk findings
  • Knowledge of GAAP guidelines and Sarbanes-Oxley rules and regulations
  • Help determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Continuously improve internal audit approaches, tools, methodology and productivity
  • Advise IT project teams on control considerations during system implementations and modifications
  • Develop and monitor audit project plans to document and test controls and processes associated with the company’s SAP S/4 HANA implementation
  • Actively involved in the design, development, and testing over the implementation and adoption of the Company’s internal control framework
  • Ensures Internal Audit is closely aligned with industry best practices in executing the duties across the Companies business, compliance, and financial operations
  • Evaluate the performance of and provide timely feedback to staff after the completion of each assignment
  • Travel as needed, at approximately 25%





  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related business field, Masters degree a plus
  • 6 years of external or internal audit, risk management, and investigative experience.
  • Relevant experience (accounting, risk, regulatory, Sarbanes-Oxley, auditing, financial reporting, COSO, and/or compliance with at least 3 years’ experience with a Public Accounting/Consulting Firm or 6 years of industry experience with a Public Company Internal Audit or SOX department.
  • Prior experience in working within project teams of at least 2 members and experience in effectively working in a large and cross-functional teams’ environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills demonstrating a consistent attention to detail; solid organization and workflow skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Self-directed and demonstrated ability to take accountability and takes initiative
  • Strong and effective time management, including planning and decision-making, identifying priorities, and bringing projects to successful and timely completion with a focus on high standards and quality
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to interface with key stakeholders and leaders
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and presentation skills both verbal and electronic formats
  • Confident working with individuals at various levels of an organization in a consultative manner
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and organizational skills – works well with data to draw business conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities in a dynamic environment experiencing rapid growth and change Industry: Manufacturing experience (preferred)
  • Systems: SAP, SharePoint, and Visio (preferred)
  • Certification(s): CPA, CISA, CIA, CFE, and/or CCEP, Six Sigma (preferred)
  • Master’s Degree / MBA (preferred)
  • Experience in the following areas: operational and financial auditing, enterprise risk management, and regulatory compliance (preferred)
  • Data analytic skills, utilizing data and transactions to identify errors and provide business insights, strong problem-solving skills (preferred)
  • Experience coordinating with multiple departments and remote locations to achieve business objectives (preferred)
  • Audit tools familiarity (Audit Board, Data Analytics exposure) (preferred)




  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so. 




  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.

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

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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