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Title:  Sr. Accounting Specialist

Requisition ID:  16374-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

The Corporate Accounting & Reporting team is the cornerstone of the Company’s accounting functions. This team collaborates across the entire organization and provides the guidance and leadership to our business partners. This role has the opportunity to create long-term, sustainable changes that will move the organization forward in supporting the Company’s goals. This role provides a unique opportunity to see the Corporate accounting work materialize into external financial statements used by the investor community.



Perform accounting functions requiring thorough knowledge of general accounting methods, principles and practices and a broad understanding of a corporate organization. Develops and implements solutions to daily accounting issues and prepares accurate and timely financial reports and statements.


Critical Outcomes:

  • Perform the accounting and monthly close process for assigned activities which could include any of the following (i.e. fixed assets, rebates, revenue recognition, insurance, pensions, investments, cash, accruals, and other corporate accounting areas).
  • Provide timely and accurate reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts.
  • Research general ledger to solve problems and/or answer questions from business partners (i.e. Tax, Legal, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Treasury) or management.
  • Support reporting process, including preparation of footnotes & disclosures and/or supporting schedules for the Company’s SEC filings.
  • Ensure the continuous review and implementation of effective internal controls and accounting systems and processes.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating company policies and procedures.
  • Play a key role in audits and SOX testing and work closely with internal and external auditors.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, on track for CPA required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in a large corporate environment which includes accounting and/or financial reporting, corporate accounting, and knowledge of US GAAP and related interpretations.
  • Public accounting experience preferred but not required.
  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred but not required.
  • Project management a plus.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley 404
  • Experience with Group Reporting, SAP/4HANA and CFIN is a big plus


Required Skills:

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills anddetail orientated.
  • Competent to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and changing environment; flexibility is a must.
  • High level of integrity and values to ensure accurate reporting of financial data.
  • Ability to interpret numerical results into business impacts and drivers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database software.
  • Work involves confidential and sensitive information. Discretion is essential.
  • Self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.



  • Action Oriented – Enjoys working hard and is a self-starter; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of amount of planning or instruction and oversight; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • Intellectual Horsepower – Is bright and intelligent; deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; described as intellectually sharp, capable, and agile.
  • Integrity and Trust – Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Priority Setting – Spends time on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical and puts the trivial aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
  • Organizing – Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Problem Solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity – Can effectively cope with change of responsibilities and priorities quickly and is adaptable and flexible; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Organization Agility – Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations.
  • Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customer in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

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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