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Title:  Controller, Plant II

Requisition ID:  16552-159

Staunton, VA, US, 24401

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

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


Controller, Plant II


As a Plant Controller, you will be providing the financial leadership to our business decision making with the aim of maximizing long-term value, cash flows and shareholder return in the Americas Packaging Division. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience in an Accounting / Finance role with 1 - 3 years in a manufacturing environment 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, provide management with a fair assessment of key projects including how we can optimize it in a way that helps to generate superior business results for the company; as well as support continuous improvement activities to achieve world class financial reporting standards.  This position will be based in our Staunton, VA converting facility.


Position Scope:


Analytical support for all activities and processes of the local Site Leadership Team. Key processes include monthly close, monthly financial forecasts, annual operating plans, and compliance matters. 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 including but not limited to customer profitability analysis and pricing etc. 


Primary Responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:


  • Partner with plant management and serve as a member of the Site Leadership team
  • Review of month end results: P&L and Balance Sheet including variance analysis
  • Review month end results package for the Plant and present to Regional / Senior Management
  • Oversee monthly close process including but not limited to oversight of Balance Sheet reconciliations and accurate Revenue and Expense reporting
  • Create monthly financial forecasts and analysis
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics to support business requirements
  • Lead the development and analysis of the annual operating plan
  • Oversee SOX Compliance
  • Support Operations with Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and Appropriation Requests (AR) for capital spending




  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Business-related field required
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years in an Accounting/ Finance role
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools
  • ERP systems experience required; SAP preferred
  • Travel 5-10% 


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 



Required Experience

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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