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Title:  Senior Auditor, SOX

Requisition ID:  13072-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  Up to 25%

Come be a part of our team at Graphic Packaging!


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.



The Senior Auditor will execute assurance and advisory services in order to add value and improve operations and financial position. This includes performing Sarbanes Oxley activities, audit services, and external audit coordination to help the Company achieve its strategic objectives and promote an efficient and effective financial reporting and business controls framework.


This position will help support the administration, testing, and successful completion of the internal controls over financial reporting program and help determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations.  Additionally, the role will help the internal audit department continue to maintain a strong risk and control advisory function. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Internal Audit.


Job Duties:

  • Assist in the planning, execution and reporting of SOX program related activities including risk assessments, walkthroughs, internal control testing, and deficiency analysis
  • Communicate and report SOX results real time with business stakeholders and assist with remediation design
  • Assist with maintaining an optimally designed control framework
  • Coordinate and supervise day to day co-source partner activities
  • Work closely with process owners and stakeholders; be identified as a trusted partner for risk and control process considerations and questions
  • Coordinate closely with the external auditor; provide appropriate support to the external auditors in the performance of walkthroughs, reliance strategy, and dependencies as well as direct audit assistance work
  • Assist in leading and execution of audit service activities and internal audit planned work including compliance and operational audit procedures, site audits, and investigations
  • Continuously improve internal audit approaches, tools, methodology and productivity



  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or Information Technology or related business field
  • 3 years of internal business process controls experience and understands key business processes, the inherent risks, and potential controls
  • 3 years of relevant experience with large public accounting firm (Audit or Advisory Services serving public companies) or industry experience with a large public company’s internal audit or SOX department
  • Experience working within project teams and cross functionally at the organization


Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management, organizational and presentation skills
  • Confident working with individuals across various levels of the organization
  • Strong understanding of audit and documentation requirements
  • Accounting, Auditing, Financial Reporting, COSO, and/or Sarbanes-Oxley experience
  • Available for potential domestic travel up to 25%
  • Demonstrated ability to take accountability and takes initiative and is self-directed
  • 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 technical abilities working with Microsoft Office and ability to learn new systems efficiently; SAP and IT experience a plus
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills with the ability to apply professional judgment 
  • Master’s degree/MBA Plus
  • Certification required, such as: CPA, CIA, and/or CISA


Preferred Skills:

  • Manufacturing, Packaging, or other related experiences are preferred
  • Audit Board experience is preferred, but not required

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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