Corporate Compensation Accounting Manager - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta | Georgia | United States

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

 At WestRock, we provide packaging solutions designed to give our customers a winning edge in the global marketplace. We partner closely with them to deliver the best value on everything from paperboard used for a wide variety of packaging and shipping containers to specialty packages, boxes and displays. We consider ourselves to be part of their team – as we strive for continuous improvement together. Every day, our 45,000 team members combine practical innovations and rigorous execution in more than 300 operating and business facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific to deliver products and services that answer unique local needs.

Manager Corporate Compensation- Atlanta, GA

Career Opportunity:


The Manager of Corporate Compensation Accounting is an individual contributor role and will report to the Senior Manager of Corporate Accounting, but also provide support as requested directly to the VP & Corporate Controller and the CAO. This person will be responsible for being a hands-on leader that performs administration and accounting for the WestRock global stock-based compensation program and short-term incentive accrual, integration of acquisition into processes and process improvement.  This position will work in a fast-paced environment and requires excellent communication skills and ability to work with a broad number of people and different levels in the organization. This is a key position in the corporate accounting organization with opportunity for growth and a broad area of responsibility including but not limited to:  



How you will impact WestRock:


Stock based compensation programs


  • Key contact and vendor relationship owner of WRK stock-based compensation administrator

  • Monthly calculations and recording of stock-based compensation

  • Responsible for technical issues research and resolution and collaboration with WRK technical accounting team

  • Responsible for integration impact on stock -based compensation activity including potential conversions, transition, accounting and communications

  • In depth knowledge of long term incentive program assumptions and requirements

  • Preparation of quarterly and annual SEC disclosures and footnotes

  • Partner with FP&A to develop annual budget and forecasting for stock-based compensation expense


Short term incentive programs


  • Gain in depth understanding of assumptions and requirements of annual short-term incentive programs

  • Partner with human resources benefits team and FP&A in developing processes for updating assumptions monthly or quarterly

  • Calculate and record monthly accrual and relate expense

  • Integration of new acquisitions into processes

  • Monthly reporting of short term incentive program expense and assumptions



Continuous Improvement and Management and Other


  • In the course of performing her/his job duties; she/he may be required to perform technical accounting research from various accounting pronouncements and standards. Additionally, she/he provides technical accounting guidance to the divisions on various accounting questions. 

  • Required to review SEC disclosure and footnote prepared for other accounting sections in the Corporate Accounting group

  • Cross training and review responsibilities for pension and other post-retirement accounting, financial preparation and SEC reporting disclosures and footnote preparation.

  • Other ad hoc requests from Sr. Manager of Corporate Accounting

  • The Manager of Corporate Compensation Accounting is responsible for continuous improvement and automation of processes across the company to help ensure timely and accurate reporting of results. In this regard he/she must be able to identify and interpret current needs and inefficiencies and to develop communicate solutions and influence other management in the use of new processes or resources.

  • Responsible for assisting in the review of existing policies and the integration of WestRock Home Office accounting policies across newly acquired or combined companies. 

  • The position is responsible for ensuring all SOX requirements for her/his function and role are met: including journal entry review and balance sheet account reconciliations. Additionally, she/he is a significant provider of various financial data requested by the company’s external auditors in their reviews and audits of the quarterly and annual reviews of the Company’s 10Q’s and 10K’s.

  • Responsible for performing account reconciliations in Blackline tool

  • A key responsibility of the position will be to lead various accounting-related process improvement projects involving multiple divisions and plants to improve the efficiency of the process and timeliness and accuracy of the information. This requires strong analytical and communication skills and ability to work in many different environments.


What you need to succeed

  • Outgoing personality with ability to communicate to a broad range of individuals across the organization and senior leadership

  • Ability to problem solve and provide recommended solutions

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage through multiple demands
  • Public Accounting experience highly preferred but not required.
  • CPA Required
  • Systems experience with JDE, Hyperion preferred but not required; however, must be comfortable working in an accounting general ledger system and working with multiple sets of data
  • Must have ability to multi-task, be extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to build relationships with multiple internal and external contacts
  • Greater than 5 years experience


What we offer:


  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.


WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans

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