Title:  Accountant

Requisition ID:  19262-159

Monroe, LA, US, 71203

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required



Under general guidance of the Plant Controller, he/she is responsible for the general Accounting and reporting function, as well as Payroll function, in conformity with regulatory and company policies and procedures. He/she, under direction of the Plant Controller has internal control oversight of facility processes in accordance with financial and company policies and procedures (includes training, self-audits and peer reviews) and acts as assessor for all facility SOX assessment objectives.



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

The Plant Controller is responsible for leading the financial function for the site and actively participates in the operations side of the business as a member of the plant leadership team.  He/she will ensure accurate and timely financial and management reporting; design and maintain a strong internal control environment; provide thorough analysis of the financial implication of operating decisions and issues; and prepare and present clear explanations of variances and financial results. Key financial processes include monthly close, P&L management, financial forecasts, and annual operating plans. He/she understands and aligns business operations and Finance as he/she executes his/her role to exceed customer expectations aligned with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES are, but not limited to the following:


  • Directly responsible for all basic accounting requirements of the facility including general accounting, payroll, review of Non-PO payables, variance analysis, and reconciliations.
  • Directly responsible for maintenance of facility’s fixed assets subsystems, including entry of new assets, depreciation, and disposals or retirements. Also, responsible for related facility audits including rolling stock and useful life review.
  • Actively participates in the formulation of business strategies, objectives, and business and financial operating plans for the facility by providing information, analysis, counsel and recommendations in support of the facility’s annual and long-range budgeting and forecast processes.
  • Establishes, maintains manufacturing cost control policies, procedures and systems to provide timely, accurate and meaningful data to assist operating management in control of operations.
  • Prepares and/or reviews the financial analyses of proposed projects to permit sound business decisions and to evaluate the results of completed appropriations.
  • Works closely with the Plant Controller on strategic and capital operating plan preparation.
  • Works closely with the Plant Controller on the facility’s month end processes including production and publishing of reoccurring reports, graphs, key performance indicators, and presentation of results in business review meetings.
  • Ensures application of established financial controls within area of responsibility by effective implementation and maintenance of financial policies/processes and instructions.
  • Responsible for facility’s compliance with the Company’s Record Retention Policy; Coordinates internal control applications, provides training as necessary.
  • Participates in balance sheet reviews, self-audits and peer reviews.
  • Coordinates and facilitates US and local tax reporting requirements.
  • Backup for the Plant Controller.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Business-related field required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience. Preferrable in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools.
  • ERP systems experience required; SAP 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 (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

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