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Title:  Plant Accountant

Requisition ID:  13301-159

Lebanon, TN, US, 37087

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.


Position Mission / Summary

As a Plant Accountant reporting to the Finance Manager you'll be providing the financial input to our business decision making with the aim of maximizing long-term value, cash flows and shareholder return in the Americas Packaging Division. This position will support our Lebanon, TN converting facility. The ideal candidate will have five to seven years 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.


Position Scope

Analytical support for all Accounting and Finance activities and processes of the local Site Leadership Team. Key processes include 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) results reporting 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.

  • Analysis of month end results: P&L and Balance Sheet including variance analysis
  • Support the Plant Controller with month end results package for the Plant to present to Senior Management
  • Lead monthly close including Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • 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
  • All other duties as assigned  

Required Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Business-related field required

Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools

Strong analytical skills are preferred


Required Experience:

5- 7 years in an Accounting/ Finance role

ERP systems experience required; for example: SAP, Oracle, etc.

Travel up to 25%


This Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties, as assigned by immediate manager and other management personnel.   

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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