Share this Job

Title:  Plant Controller, IV

Requisition ID:  14946-159

Monroe, LA, US, 71203

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.


The Plant Controller is responsible for leading the financial function for the site(s) and actively participate 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.


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

  • Manage the finance process for the entire plant.
  • Manage the plant financial team, supervise inventory control, and partner with plant management to achieve financial and operating objectives.
  • Provide analytical support to promote continuous improvement for all plant activities and processes.
  • Analyze month end results: P&L and Balance Sheet, including variance analysis.
  • Develop month end results review package for the Plant to present to Senior Management.
  • Provide monthly financial forecasts and analysis.
  • Provide key decision support to plant management.
  • Coordinate the plant annual budget process; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data, with a complete understanding of all risks and opportunities.
  • Support all plant safety and operating initiatives.
  • Monitor and work with plant management to validate savings.
  • Provide analytical support for cross functional projects, including, but not limited to, customer profitability analysis and pricing.
  • Develop and manage financial controls in accordance with the company’s procedures and policies; verify and oversee SOX compliance.
  • Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  • Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting audits (primarily inventory and fixed assets); provide information to internal & external auditors.



  • Bachelor’s Degree (Accounting, Finance, or a Business-Related field)
  • CPA, Masters in Accounting, or MBA, preferred



  • Broad appreciation and understanding of economics, finance, business management and the interrelationships among these disciplines, as well as a thorough knowledge of cost accounting and general accounting operations.
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated strengths in analysis, planning and forecasting.
  • 5-7 years of supervisory experience.
  • Travel 5-10%



  • Demonstrated ability to drive P&L performance and autonomously lead the financial function for an operating site.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to collaborate and communicate effectively with all levels of employees, various manufacturing and staff departments within the facility, and with groups outside the facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize time management and multi-tasking skills, including ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Software Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint) and SAP.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and organizational skills with detail orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement creative solutions. 
  • High level of integrity to ensure accurate reporting of financial data.
  • Results and action oriented. Demonstrated ability to work independently without a great need of supervision.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Monroe

Job Segment: Accounting, Plant, Plant Operator, ERP, Business Manager, Finance, Manufacturing, Technology, Management