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Title:  Plant Controller

Requisition ID:  10413-159
Location: 

Wausau, WI, US, 54401

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  Negligible
Pay Grade:  95

Position Mission / Summary 

As a Plant Controller reporting to the Finance Manager of Web Operations you'll be providing the financial leadership to our business decision making with the aim of maximizing long-term value, cash flows and shareholder return in Americas Packaging Division. This position, based in Wausau, WI, will support our Wausau, WI converting facility. The ideal candidate will have three to five years in an Accounting / Finance role 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.

Position Scope:

Analytical support for all activities and processes of the local Site Leadership Team. 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.

  • Analysis of month end results: P&L and Balance Sheet including variance analysis
  • Develop month end results package for the Plant to present to Senior Management
  • Support monthly close including Balance Sheet reconciliation and accurate Revenue and Expense oversight
  • Conduct weekly reviews of production order variances to identify unusual variances and report root cause
  • Monitor and work with plant management on Continuous Improvement initiatives and validate savings
  • Provide monthly financial forecasts and analysis
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics to support business requirement
  • Support the development and analysis of the annual operating plan
  • Key strategic projects as needed working with cross functional business teams 
  • Your skills will be developed through the varied experiences you obtain as well as extensive on-the-job and off-the-job training.

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Office Suite tools.
  • ERP systems experience required; for example: SAP, Oracle, etc.  SAP preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and financial modeling skills are preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a Business related field required.
  • 3-5 years in an Accounting/ Finance role
  • Travel 10% 

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.