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Title:  Accountant II

Requisition ID:  14481-159

Pittston, PA, US, 18640

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

Under direction of the Plant Controller, the Plant Accountant is responsible for the cost accounting and reporting function and has oversight of facility inventory and product cost processes, including development and maintenance of product standard costs in accordance with financial and company policies and procedures. Key customers are the Plant Controller, Plant Manager and plant leadership team, as well as various division and corporate accounting functions. The Plant Accountant is the backup for all duties of the Plant Controller when appropriate. 


Position Scope

Key processes include monthly close, monthly financial forecasts and annual operating plans. 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 for cross functional projects including but not limited to customer profitability analysis and pricing etc.


Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Responsible for all cost accounting requirements of the facility including inventory, cost of goods sold, special accruals, variance analysis, and reconciliations
  • Support monthly close including Balance Sheet reconciliation and accurate Revenue and Expense oversight
  • Support the development of month end results package for the Plant to present to Senior Management
  • Responsible for producing, as needed, profitability analysis for customers and product lines
  • Provide financial analysis of facility key performance indicators including but not limited to EVA’s, forecasts, and outlooks
  • Oversee the facility’s Cost Reduction and Spoilage Reduction process
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics to support business requirement
  • Support the development and analysis of the annual operating plan; support strategic and capital operating plan preparation
  • Support plant controller as needed for compliance to GPI reporting requests
  • All other duties as assigned 


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.    


Required Skills:

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

MBA and CPA preferred

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

Strong analytical skills are preferred

Prior experience in Standard costing, variance analysis


Required Experience:

3-5 years in an Accounting/ Finance role

ERP systems experience required; SAP and QAD preferred



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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