Title:  Finance Manager

Requisition ID:  3252

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.


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MISSION / SUMMARY: This position supports the Mill Controller and the West Monroe mill operations team.  Ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial results.  Provide in-depth analysis of actual and forecast/budget results, and actively engage in mill projects and day-to-day accounting functions.


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

  • Provide timely and accurate cost analysis, sound financial advice and counsel to mill management to assist in minimizing manufacturing costs and meeting mill objectives.  This includes an analysis of variances from budget and forecasts.
  • Assist the Controller in the preparation of the annual budget. This includes providing analysis and interpretation of financial and statistical data to operating management and by working closely with mill personnel to establish cost forecasts representing good normal operating conditions.
  • Responsible for preparing monthly outlook which includes understanding key issues within the mill and how they affect financial performance.
  • Responsible for key aspects of the month-end reporting.
  • Participate in the monthly closing process to ensure that accurate and timely information is provided for both corporate financial reporting and mill cost control.
  • Provide accounting support for all levels of the business.
  • 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.
  • Ensure application of established financial controls within area of responsibility 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.



  • Minimum of 7 years work experience which includes manufacturing operations and cost analysis and will have demonstrated strengths in analysis, planning and 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 general accounting operations.
  • Understanding and ability to implement necessary internal controls, including SOX experience.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or related field is required.
  • An MBA or CPA will be considered a plus.



  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills, detail orientation and interpersonal 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.
  • Comfortable with the use of accounting and operational systems - SAP experience a plus.
  • Commit to working safely and support/promote all mill safety initiatives and programs.


Salary Min:   $101,840.00

Salary Mid:   $135,755.00

Salary Max:  $169,670.00


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