Title:  Controller, Plant III

Requisition ID:  21166-159

Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49007

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

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 www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


Multi-Site Controller, Plant III


As a Multi-Site Plant Controller, you will be providing the financial leadership to our business decision making with the aim of maximizing long-term value, cash flows and shareholder return in the Americas Packaging Division. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in an Accounting / Finance role with 3-4 years in a manufacturing environment 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, provide management with a fair assessment of key projects including how we can optimize it in a way that helps to generate superior business results for the company; as well as support continuous improvement activities to achieve world class financial reporting standards. 


Position Scope:


Analytical support for all activities and processes of the local Site Leadership Team(s). Key processes include monthly close, monthly financial forecasts, annual operating plans, and compliance matters. Responsibilities also include: analysis and evaluation of the Plant’s monthly operating results, annual budgets, monthly production and financial forecasts, and weekly results reporting. Provide analytical support including but not limited to customer profitability analysis and pricing etc. 


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

  • Partner with plant management and serve as a member of the Site Leadership team(s)
  • Review of month end results: P&L and Balance Sheet including variance analysis
  • Review month end results package for the Plant and present to Regional / Senior Management
  • Oversee monthly close process including but not limited to oversight of Balance Sheet reconciliations and accurate Revenue and Expense reporting
  • Create monthly financial forecasts and analysis
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics to support business requirements
  • Lead the development and analysis of the annual operating plan
  • Oversee SOX Compliance
  • Support Operations with Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and Appropriation Requests (AR) for capital spending


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Business-related field required.
  • Minimum 5-7 years in an Accounting/ Finance role
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools.
  • ERP systems experience required; SAP preferred
  • Travel 5-10% 


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



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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