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Title:  Coord., Accounting III

Requisition ID:  13697-159

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

Position Scope:

The Accounting Coordinator position is an experienced level Coordinator responsible for handling larger volumes of vendor invoices and/or cash application transactions.  The Accounting Coordinator  will handle varied and complex transactions to include following:  integrating/consolidating bolt-on acquisitions into existing systems/processes, ensuring the accurate and timely preparation of vendor payments and related controls, reports and tax filings for accounts payable, applying customer receipts and  designing/implementing process improvements.  The position requires an understanding of how these functions impact the business and the ability to extract data required for analysis from a number of systems, such as ReadSoft, SAP and any future solutions.  The Graphic Packaging Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable Accounting Coordinators are part of a corporate, centralized function that process approximately 600,000 invoices per year and disburses over $2.5 billion and receives in excess of $4 billion in customer payments.


Position Responsibilities:  Principal Duties and Responsibilities: five to eight key responsibilities/activities for which the position is accountable:

  • Responsible for processing all assigned vendor invoices for payment (approximately 25,000 – 40,000 invoices each year)
  • Partner with Graphic Packaging internal team & company vendors to resolve issues preventing an invoice from being processed for payment.
  • Perform Accounts Receivable/Cash Application functions as assigned
  • Work as a backup to other positions in the department as assigned
  • Design, suggest and execute process improvements by performing root cause analysis and identifying the key drivers in the Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable processes with a focus on gains in automation of processes, recurring issues and bottlenecks to the process (i.e. workflow analysis, sales and use tax, vendor usage, etc.)
  • Maintain financial security by following internal accounting controls, best practices and appropriate checks and balances


Schedule Demands:

  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.


Physical Demands:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.


Key Competencies:  

  • Integrity and Trust (Core GPI Competency)
  • Action Oriented (Core GPI Competency)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving

Required Skills


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP and Concur beneficial
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

Required Experience


Background / Experience:

  • Three to eight years of related experience or Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or other Business Related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP and Concur beneficial.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.


Education / Knowledge:

  • High School diploma or GED 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 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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