Title:  Finance Associate

Requisition ID:  1373

West Monroe, LA, US, 71294

Department:  Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

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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.




This position supports the centralized Accounts Payable and Cash Application team by providing working capital, cash flow and other analyses and forecasts for key business elements impacted by these departments.  This requires a detailed knowledge of how these functions impact the business and the ability to extract the data required for the analyses from a number of systems, such as, TM1, Esker on Demand, and various modules of SAP.


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


  • Performs a wide range of accounting, accounts payable & accounts receivable (AP/AR) tasks
  • Plans, organizes and participates in the AP/AR operational activities using the SAP ERP system
  • Analyzes and prepares various required and assigned financial reports for Management review
  • Participates in analyzing and maintaining data and implementing policies and procedures that ensure the security and integrity of the data
  • Participates in analysis of AP/AR activities and provides technical advice, as needed
  • Conducts research for and internal review of AP/AR related issues
  • Develops, prepares and/or assembles reports, charts, and graphs, as required
  • Interface with other departments to resolve accounting problems
  • Develop and implement new streamlined systems and procedures in order to optimize efficiency and accuracy of work
  • Other duties as assigned


POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:  List minimum level of education, special training, certifications, or technical skills/experience required for this position. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field
  • Two years of progressively more responsible experience in Accounts Payable, Account Receivable and/or fiscal management
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Experience leading and working in a diverse, changing and growing business environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the theory, methods, principles and practices of accounting management
  • Understanding of GAAP
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Proactive and creative work approach who offers ideas and solutions to problem solving situations and the ability to take ownership of assigned projects
  • Self-motivated and directed; ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and accuracy


POSITION COMPETENCIES:  List key competencies for the position. Integrity and Trust and Action Oriented are Core GPI Competencies for all positions.


  • Integrity and Trust (Core GPI Competency)
  • Action Oriented (Core GPI Competency)
  • Decision Quality
  • Business Acumen
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Written Communications
  • Perseverance
  • Problem Solving

Nearest Major Market: Monroe