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Title:  Plant Accountant

Requisition ID:  18013 - 159

Grand Rapids, MI, US, 49519

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

Position Mission / Summary:

As a Plant Accountant, you'll provide financial input to our business decision making with the aim to maximize long-term value, cash flows and shareholder return in our Grand Rapids, Michigan converting facility.  The ideal candidate will have five to seven years’ experience in an Accounting / Finance role and will provide accurate and timely financial reporting to ensure we meet our business objectives. In addition, this position will offer the opportunity to work with cross functional teams to analyze data as well as support continuous improvement activities to achieve world class financial reporting standards.


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

Analytical support for all Accounting and Finance activities and processes of the local Site Leadership Team.  Key processes include completing month end close, balance sheet reconciliations including but not limited to general ledger accounting, intercompany, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and inventory. Responsibilities also include: analysis and evaluation of the Plant’s monthly operating results and routine (daily, weekly, monthly) performance metrics as requested.  Provide support for compliance initiatives including but not limited to physical inventory counts, analysis of lower cost or market, etc.


Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following. 

  • Validate and analyze month end results: P&L and Balance Sheet including variance analysis and balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Support the Multi-Site Controller with month end results package for the Plant to present to Senior Management
  • Lead month-end close including Balance Sheet reconciliation: Journal/Accrual entry, account reclasses, inventory validation, statistical metrics, period cutoff control, intercompany  
  • Conduct weekly reviews of production order variances to identify unusual variances and report root cause
  • Monitor and work with plant management on Continuous Improvement initiatives and validate savings
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics to support business requirement
  • Assist with Forecasting and Budgeting as needed
  • Plant SOX compliance with supporting audits of critical plant processes: Order-to-Cash, Procure-to-Pay, Inventory Valuation, Shipping/Receiving, Revenue Recognition
  • All other duties as assigned 



Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Business related field required
  • 5-7 years in an Accounting/ Finance role
  • ERP systems experience required; for example: SAP, Oracle, etc.
  • Travel 5%
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools
  • Familiar with AP processes and workflows
  • Strong analytical skills are preferred




  • General schedule is an 8-hour 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. 




  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time 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.

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

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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