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Title:  Regional Finance Manager

Requisition ID:  15819-159

Chicago, IL, US, 60624

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  Unknown

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. 


As a Regional Finance Manager reporting to the Director of Finance you will be providing the financial leadership to our business decision making with the aim of maximizing long-term value, cash flows and shareholder return within the Americas Packaging Division. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in an Accounting / Finance role with 3-5 years in a manufacturing environment and will ensure accurate and timely financial reporting for their Region 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:

Oversight of the Regions financial personnel and processes. Analytical support for all activities and processes of Plant Leadership teams in your Region. Key processes include monthly close, monthly financial forecasts, annual operating plans and compliance matters. Responsibilities also include: analysis and evaluation of the Region’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. 


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Support and development of Plant Controllers
  • Review and assist in the preparation of monthly Plant reporting packages
  • Assist Controllers in Development and presenting supporting explanations for month end results requiring deep variance analysis
  • Coordinate and provide analysis to the monthly forecasting process
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics to support reporting requirements
  • Maintain/Develop complex financial models as needed
  • Assure Plants are in compliance with the Company’s policies and controls
  • Analysis of plant results
  • Ad hoc analysis
  • Standards and Production Variance reviews 
  • Support the development and analysis of Plant annual operating plan
  • Support Plants and Plant Controllers as needed on special projects
  • Support Corporate Level analysis for key items as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Business-related field required.
  • MBA with concentration in Finance (preferred)
  • Manufacturing experience (preferred)
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, SAP R3 and OLAP tools
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Travel 25% to 50% 


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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