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Senior Accountant (NA Consumer Products) at Georgia- Pacific

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

Who is Georgia-Pacific? Watch to find out!

We are seeking a Senior Accountant to join our Controllers Group in support of the North American Consumer Products team.  This position is located in Atlanta, GA at our beautiful Downtown HQ and LEED® Gold certified building. This key position will create value by preparing and interpreting financial data, participating in month end closing and the annual SDG&A plan process, and identifying and communicating opportunities to management that lead to improving the financial performance of the business and creating long-term value for the organization.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Analyze monthly Selling, Distribution, General and Admin (SDG&A) reports to drive accountability and support Consumer Products leadership.

  • Prepare journal entries for SDG&A during month end closing. Provide other closing back up support for other team members, as needed.

  • Support the annual SDG&A plan process for the Consumer Products Business.  Collaborate with the Business and Finance leaders, and the Financial Systems team.

  • Reporting and Analysis of cost trends, manufacturing variances, and inventory reconciliations associated with Outside Contracted 3rd party Converters and Co-packers

  • Assist with developing and maintaining a strong internal control environment. Conduct periodic assessments of the Marketing and Sales capabilities’ internal control processes to help identify and drive corrective actions.

  • Help develop and implement process and system improvements where appropriate to capture value through improving efficiency, leveraging technology and reducing waste.

  • Participate in cross-functional business improvement initiatives.

  • Perform ad-hoc reporting and information gathering as requested.

What You Will Need:
Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or Business

  • GPA of 3.0 or above

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or Business  with a GPA of 3.0 or above

  • At least 3 years of Accounting or Financial Analysis experience (manufacturing experience preferred)

  • Solid understanding of Accounting Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Internal Financial Controls

  • Solid understanding of overall Accounting functions (G/L, Intercompany Transactions, Account Reconciliations, Journal Entries, Accruals, Month-End close) and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)

  • Prior experience with Microsoft Office Suite - Microsoft Word; Excel - spreadsheet creation/editing, pivot tables, data analysis/manipulation and formula creation, etc.; PowerPoint – presentation creation/editing

  • Prior experience performing analysis using data visualization tools (i.e. Tableau) and relaying insights and recommendations to business leaders

  • Clear understanding, aptitude and desire for problem solving, adopting and promoting the use of new technologies, learning new systems and improving processes through automation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing experience

  • Experience in Public Accounting or Large Company Corporate Accounting department 

  • SAP FICO experience

  • Blackline (or other account reconciliation software) knowledge a plus

  • Previous experience presenting Financial results to internal Customers

  • Previous experience providing Accounting and Process Guidance (i.e. journal entries, coding, annual plan, etc.) to internal Customers

  • Willingness to embrace our MBM® philosophy and be comfortable with the respectful challenge process

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities:

  • Strong economic thinking, problem solving, accounting and analysis skills

  • Highly motivated, proactive, willingness to engage and partner

  • Able to prioritize his/her own workload to ensure optimal outcome

  • Strong customer focus

  • Detail oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Basic self-awareness and an understanding of how personal behavior impacts others

Why Work for GP?


  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance

  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world

  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge

  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions

  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings

  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness


Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, non-woven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our familiar consumer brands include: Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras®, and Vanity Fair®, as well as the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Its Harmon subsidiary is among the world's largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly.)


  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience

  • We are an equal opportunity employer : Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

  • Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test

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At Koch Industries, we offer opportunities for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world, responsibilities and rewards based on contributions, and competitive Pay and Benefits.  Koch companies employ more 120,000 people across 60 countries, and include companies such as Georgia-Pacific, Molex, INVISTA, Guardian Industries, and Flint Hills Resources. 


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