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Title:  Sr. Accounting Specialist

Requisition ID:  18595-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required


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.  Assist with the preparation of SEC filings including 10-Qs and 10-Ks. Assist with the research and implementation of new accounting standards and update policies accordingly.  Perform research in support of various transactions or proposed transactions.

Critical Outcomes:

  • Perform the accounting and monthly close process for assigned activities (i.e. Fixed Assets, rebates, revenue recognitions, cash discounts, pensions, investments etc.).
  • Provide timely and accurate reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts.
  • Prepare supporting schedules and analysis for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.  Ensure the continuous review and implementation of effective internal controls and accounting systems and processes.
  • Analyze monthly GAAP financial statements in a timely and accurate manner.  These include the income statement, balance sheet, cash flow and various flux analyses.
  • Prepare external reporting requirements – Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, including management’s discussion and analysis; footnotes and other support.
  • Assist in performing technical accounting research in support of various transactions or proposed transactions.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating company policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with the external independent auditors.


  • Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 4 - 6 years of work experience which includes general accounting, corporate accounting, reporting and SEC reporting and knowledge of US GAAP and related interpretation
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred but not required
  • People or project management
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley 404
  • Consolidations (HFM) and SAP

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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

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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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