Home Office 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 www.westrock.com.

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.

Home Office Accounting Manager- Atlanta, GA

Career Opportunity:

The Home Office Accounting Manager will manage a team of approximately 3 comprised of 2 seniors and 1 staff accountant and report to the Senior Manager of Corporate & Home Office 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 of a high-performing team that oversee accounting for corporate/home office departments, home office allocations, certain higher risk accounts, restructuring & integration monitoring and reporting, Westrock financial reporting, certain reporting for the CAO,  integration of acquisitions into processes and process improvement.  The Home Office Accounting Manager position will have a high capacity for staff development and training, 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:

 

Reporting

  • Key role in the publication the Company’s monthly financial results package, quarter to date and year to date consolidated income statement, consolidated balance sheet, and consolidated statement of cash flows with related commentary and supplementary schedules. In producing these various consolidated financial statements, there are certain complex issues that require an in-depth knowledge of numerous technical accounting pronouncements as well as an understanding of the many unique transactions which occur within WestRock.

  • Responsible for the systems and processes used in the production of, and the completion, review, and publication of, the monthly, quarter to date, and year to date financial package.

  • Assist in the development of the annual budget and forecasting for corporate accounting. Prepare monthly, actual to budget variance analysis for corporate accounting and present to the VP & Corporate Controller.

  • Coordinate CAO budgeting and forecasting with CAO direct reports and Corporate FP&A

  • Oversee and drive compliance with the company’s restructuring and integration policy, monthly monitoring and reporting.

  • Prepare monthly corporate balance sheet

  • Coordinate and assist with certain preparation and accounts for quarterly deep dive balance sheet review with division controllers, corporate controller and CAO.

 

Accounting

  • Oversee accounting for month end close for all of the home office departments including communications with home office leaders to verify accurate accounting which requires communication to divisional accounting, actuals to forecast and budget analysis to validate accuracy of actual results.

  • Oversee calculations, liaison with various department leaders, and communicates with division leaders the accounting for legal reserves, environmental reserves, the calculation of the company’s accounts receivable bad debt reserve and other higher risk/judgment accounts.

  • Responsible for providing certain information that is disclosed in either the Company’s quarterly 10Q’s and/or annual 10K including proper accounting for the company’s restructuring, acquisition and merger integration costs.

  • 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.   

Continuous Improvement and Management

  • The Home Office Accounting Manager 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 Home Office Accounting Manager 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.

  • Blackline account reconciliation tool administrator who will work with various departments to implement the reconciliation tool in the most efficient manner

  • Supervises and directs a staff of approximately 3 and is responsible for the organization of the group and appropriate work load distribution.

  • A key responsibility of the Home Office Accounting Manager 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.

 

Integration Responsibilities

 

For all acquisitions, this role is responsible for integration of all of the following areas:

  • Home office allocations – establish process for recording and capturing all home office costs for acquired entities and integrating into the centralized home office accounting process

  • Assistance in various corporate accounting integration activities on an as need basis, including general ledger mapping, performing tasks in various general ledger systems

  • Integration of home office accounting activities as applicable

 

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 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

  • Some team management and development experience required

 

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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