Title:  Manager, Accounting I

Requisition ID:  20973-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  Up to 25%

Job Description:

Graphic Packaging International, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a leading global provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. We are one of the largest producers of folding cartons and hold a leading market position in solid bleached sulfate, coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard. Graphic Packaging’s customers include some of the most widely- recognized companies in the world.

We achieve our vision by delivering value to our customers, building a high-performance culture for our employees and creating superior returns for our shareholders. We strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. Graphic Packaging has approximately 17,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


Position Mission / Summary 

The Manager, Accounting I leads the financial function for the paper mill site and actively participates in the operations side of the business as a member of the mill leadership team. The Manager, Accounting I 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.

Position Scope:

Manage the mill financial staff, supervise the mill purchasing function, and partner with mill management to achieve the mill financial and operating objectives. Provide analytical support and lead/promote continuous improvement for all activities and processes of the mill.  Key financial processes include monthly close, P&L management, financial forecasts, and annual operating plans.

Position Responsibilities: include but are not limited to the following.

  • Analysis of month end results: P&L and Balance Sheet including variance analysis
  • Develop month end results package for the Mill to present to Senior Management
  • Provide monthly financial forecasts and analysis
  • Provide key decision support to mill management
  • Coordinates the mill annual budget process; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data, with a complete understanding of all risks and opportunities
  • Provide key decision support to mill management and support mill safety and operating initiatives
  • Monitor and work with mill management on Continuous Improvement initiatives and validate savings
  • Develop and manage financial controls in accordance with the company’s procedures and policies
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls
  • Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits (primarily inventory and fixed assets); provides information to internal & external auditors

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Business related field required; CPA, CMA or MBA preferred.
  • 7-10 years in an Accounting/ Finance role; Manufacturing experience required
  • Proven ability to drive P&L performance and autonomously lead the financial function for an operating site
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools
  • ERP systems experience required; SAP preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to collaborate and communicate across all levels and functions of the organization
  • Job Location
  • Waco, Texas, United States
  • Position Type
  • Full-Time/Regular


Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

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