Title:  Finance Advisor

Requisition ID:  4129

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Department:  Finance
Travel:  Up to 25%

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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.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.


MISSION / SUMMARY: As a Finance Advisor, you will be responsible for ensuring timely and accurate daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting for the Paperboard Manufacturing Facility’s Controller and the West Monroe operations team to help drive profitability. This includes analyzing the financial information of actual and forecast/budget results, and actively engaging in the facility’s projects and day-to-day accounting functions.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in a Finance role with 3-4 years in a manufacturing environment and will provide 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 generate superior business results for the Company.

JOB FUNCTION: Job functions include but are not limited to the following.

  • Variable Cost reporting leader. Provide timely and accurate cost analysis, sound financial advice and counsel to the management team to assist in minimizing manufacturing costs and meeting objectives.  This includes an analysis of variances from budget and forecasts.
  • Lead and manage the financial development of the annual budget.
  • Prepare the monthly outlook which includes understanding key issues within the mill and how they affect financial performance.
  • Lead the key aspects of the month-end closing tasks and reporting.
  • Assist with the preparation and/or review of the financial analyses of proposed projects to permit sound business decisions and to evaluate the results of completed capital appropriations.
  • Provides working knowledge and application of GAAP. Ensures application of established financial controls by effective implementation and maintenance of financial policies, processes, and instructions.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality performance by adopting a customer-based philosophy in the level of service provided.
  • Mentor, train, and support financial staff within the group.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years in Accounting or Finance; advanced Finance degree or certification (plus)
  • Minimum 3-4 years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment and has demonstrated strengths in analysis, planning, forecasting and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a broad appreciation and understanding of finance, business management and the interrelationships among these disciplines, as well as thorough knowledge of cost accounting and GAAP.
  • Understanding and ability to implement necessary internal controls, including SOX experience.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of employees and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement creative solutions – committed to continuous improvement.
  • High level of integrity to ensure accurate reporting of financial data.
  • Can work independently without a great need of supervision.  Takes initiative and is self-directed.
  • Can manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • ERP Systems experience required; SAP experience a plus.
  • Commit to working safely and support/promote all mill safety initiatives and programs.



Pay Range:   $84,170.00 - $112,195.00


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: Monroe