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Title:  Lead Accounting Analyst

Requisition ID:  13893-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Lead Accountant /Financial Analyst role is a lead member of the mill’s financial team.  This position requires daily interaction with mill operations as well as routine and ad-hoc financial assignments.  This role measures financial progress against the mill’s objectives, analyzes business results, develops annual budgets, strategic plans and weekly forecast preparation.


Job Accountabilities

  • Lead role in managing raw material receipts and inventory flow
  • Assists in establishing and monitoring internal controls to identify problem areas, determine actions required to improve operating program effectiveness, and ensure and maintain the integrity of financial and accounting information
  • Assist in various projects as assigned and continuously find ways to improve departmental quality through creating efficiencies, streamlining repetitive processes, and utilizing technology.
  • Monthly reporting and communication of financial performance against targets.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting including analysis to support and identify mill opportunities and/or areas of concern.
  • Performs various administrative and office duties
  • Ensure compliance of internal controls on all transactions involving company assets and interests.
  • Responsible for assisting with the financial close process to ensure a timely close including but not limited to preparation of month end journal entries, Balance Sheet account reconciliations etc.
  • Handle confidential information ethically and with integrity and the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Completes various financial and accounting reports and analysis, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills

Required Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office applications and accounting/financial software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting practices and procedures
  • General knowledge of financial analyses i.e. variance reporting, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Open for future mobility within Graphic Packaging International


Desired Characteristics

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline
  • Two (2) years of experience in accounting, financial or analytical role
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing facility
  • Industry exposure and manufacturing process knowledge

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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