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Title:  Accountant

Requisition ID:  12938-159

Shelbyville, IL, US, 62565

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.

  • 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.



Required Skills


  • 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 5 years of work experience which includes exposure to manufacturing operations and business analysis and will have demonstrated strengths in analysis, planning and forecasting and interpersonal skills.



  • Bachelor’s Degree (Accounting or Finance)
  • Masters in Accounting, or MBA, preferred



  • 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 to keep up with the demands of coordinating all the finance and payroll activities.
  • Software Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint), SAP and QAD.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and organizational skills, and detail orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement creative solutions.  Takes initiative and is self-directed.
  • High level of integrity to ensure accurate reporting of financial data.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without a great need of supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at one time.

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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