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Title:  Sr. Mgr., Accounting

Requisition ID:  10666-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  97

Job Description:

SuccessFactors: Job Requisition: Senior Mgr., Accounting

MISSION / SUMMARY: This role is responsible for assisting in the preparation, review and analysis of required SEC external financial statements (10-Q, 8-K,10-K, 11-K) as well as other filings as they arise. These responsibilities include ensuring compliance with US GAAP and SEC regulations, as well as assisting with XBRL compliance. This role will assist in the research and implementation of new accounting standards, which will require staying current on proposed and existing guidance. This role will also assist in researching other accounting issues as they arise and document conclusions in accounting memos. This role will work directly with business partners including but not limited to treasury, corporate accounting, finance, investor relations and internal and external auditors. This position manages a team of professional accountants.

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

  • Manage the external reporting process, including timely preparation of the consolidated financial statements and SEC filings.
  • Responsible for drafting new disclosures to be included in the quarterly Form 10-Q and annual Form 10-K.
  • Manage the 10-Q,10-K and various press release tie-out processes.
  • Research technical accounting issues, develop accounting policies and recommends accounting methods and procedures using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Preparation of memorandums to support the company’s position as it relates to technical accounting, regulatory matters and proposed and actual transactions  
  • Coordinate annual goodwill impairment analysis.
  • Prepare and review equity and stock-based compensation activities and matters.
  • Lead and manage the development of best practice solutions to enhance the processes of the department and corporation.
  • Ensure the continuous review and implementation of effective internal controls and accounting systems and processes.
  • Act as a process owner for appropriate SOX processes and ensure compliance with the process.
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors to support quarterly and annual audit requirements.
  • Organize, staff, motivate, and lead a highly effective team of about 5 accountants. 
  • Develop and manage learning and development plans for the team members.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality performance by adopting a customer-based philosophy in level of service provided.
  • Assist the Corporate Controller in special projects.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree, CPA required.
  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience which includes general accounting, corporate accounting and reporting, demonstrated strengths in leadership and interpersonal skills and knowledge of generally accepted accounts principals and related interpretation.
  • Big 4 Audit Experience.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP including accounting research and documentation.
  • Experience and knowledge of internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Experience with SAP a plus.
  • Supervisory experience. 


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, financial reporting systems.
  • Work involves confidential and sensitive information. Discretion is essential.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, detail orientation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  • High level of integrity and values to ensure accurate reporting of financial data.
  • Strong sense of urgency and willingness to take initiative.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.

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.