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Georgia Employer PLANT ACCOUNTANT (PACKAGING) - 061562 in Albany, Georgia

Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out!We are seeking a Plant Accountant to join our team. This role will support GPs Corrugated Business at our facility in Albany, GA.Our plant in Albany is unique due to its production of wax coated boxes that support the agriculture industry.In this role the Plant Accountant will gain the knowledge and experience needed, for advancement to positions of greater responsibility and technical ability throughout the company. The successful candidate must be self-directed, able to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.Georgia-Pacific is one of the nations leading corrugated box manufacturers.We manufacture standard corrugated containers as well as many specialty-packaging products, (including double- and triple-wall boxes, bulk bins, water-resistant packaging, and high-finish and reprinted packaging for point-of-sale displays) for many industries.Safety. Sustainability. Customer Focus. Innovation. Quality. Value Creation. These are the strands in our DNA that set us apart. When you take a closer look, you will discover that they are evident in everything we do.A Day In The Life Typically Includes:ThePlant Accountantcandidate must be able to able to work across departments and lead the monthly financial closing process, ensure proper internal controls are in place and working as designed, and support management with proactive financial analysis that drives improvement in results. This role offers the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience for future career growth and advancement throughout Georgia Pacific.Internal financial control responsibilityBalance Sheet Account ReconciliationsInventory ManagementMonth-end close processForecasting and Monthly Ad Hoc ReportingPlant transnational systems oversightOversight of Invoicing, A/R and A/PRecords managementQualifications:Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or BusinessBasic Qualifications:At least 2 years of Accounting or Financial Analysis experience (manufacturing experience preferred)Solid understanding of overall Accounting Functions (GL, AR, AP, Inventory, etc.) and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles)Solid understanding of inter company transactions, and month end closing proceduresConceptual understanding of the design and purpose of internal controlsAptitude and desire for learning new systems and improving processes through automationExperience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel spreadsheet creation/editing, pivot tables, data manipulation/analysis and formula creation etc., Access-query, and PowerPoint presentation creation/editing)Preferred Qualifications:Manufacturing experienceInventory experienceExperience with Excel macros, SQL/VBA, Tableau, Alteryx or other data visualization toolsExperience providing timely information and service to internal business customers and auditorsExperience in Public Accounting or Large Company Corporate Accounting departmentKnowledge Skills Abilities:Strong economic thinking, problem solving, accounting and analysis skills neededHighly motivated, proactive, willingness to engage and partnerProven initiative and willingness to drive change, with a focus on innovationprocess improvement and optimizationFlexible and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic environmentDetail oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detailBasic self-awareness and an understanding of how personal behavior impacts othersWhy Work for GP?A culture that places top priority on integrity and complianceOpportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the worldEncouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledgeResponsibilities and rewards based on contributions. Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earningsCompetitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness. Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, paper-