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Title:  Specialist, Sr. Financial

Requisition ID:  10519-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade:  94

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.


Specialist Sr., Financial



The Sr. Financial Specialist position is responsible for assisting the Controller in the more complex, analytical projects, operating model and standards maintenance and assisting in insuring adequate internal controls are in place and adhered to.



  • Areas of primary responsibility include but are not limited to 1) financial reporting and analysis (SAP); 2) production reporting and analysis; 3) budgeting and forecasting; 4) product costing; and 5) capital return on investment analysis. 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective management information systems to provide operating management with the data necessary for measuring the mill’s performance.
  • Assist the Controller in maintaining the mill’s compliance with corporate and division policies and procedures and that accounting records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Assist with the month-end accounting close including journal voucher preparation, account balancing and other closing activities as directed by the Controller.  Provide management with clear, concise explanations for results at variance with expectations.
  • Assist the Controller in preparing the annual operating plan and developing the standard costs of the paper grades the mill manufactures.  Also provide support to the Controller in the area of Strategic Planning and the 5-year Capital Plan.
  • Assist with evaluation of Mill capital projects and work with various departments on operations optimization and improvement projects.
  • Implementation and streamlining of the Supply Chain Operating Model and development of mill cost standards.
  • Assist Mill with streamlining of finance functions.
  • Responsible for assisting in developing an annual operating spending budget.



  • 5 - 7 years experience in a financial function, 2 years being within a manufacturing organization
  • This position requires a self-starter that can not only learn on the fly but coach and teach others to promote a good working environment. The individual must have great people skills to deal with individuals throughout the organization and be able to work effectively in a manufacturing organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Finance or related field
  • MBA preferred



  • Highly effective communication skills, written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts
  • Strong leadership skills, i.e. relationship building, commands a business and technical presence
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Software, Excel, Word and Outlook, and SAP
  • Administrative, organizational, management and problem-solving skills



  • General schedule is M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Part of weekend duty rotation.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Good Organizational Skills
  • Self-Motivated
  • Good Decision Quality
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional/Technical Skills





We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.  We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.



GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran 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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