Senior Accountant – Sandy Springs, 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.

Senior Accountant – Sandy Springs, GA

Career opportunity:

The Beverage Accounting team is seeking a Senior Accountant located in Sandy Springs, GA.  This individual will report to the Assistant Controller Beverage Division and will work closely with Division, Corporate, Business Unit plant personnel and other internal customers.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Performs month end close procedures
  • Create journal entries and input into JD Edwards accounting system
  • Preparing journal entries and account reconciliations including reconciling intercompany accounts
  • Preparing and reviewing financial analysis on P&L and balance sheet accounts (actual to budget, prior month/year) for specific locations
  • Plant Reporting and P&L reviews
  • Responsibility of tracking all Packaging Equipment contracts and fulfillment of customer obligations
  • Assist in audit process through the preparation of schedules and communications with internal and external auditors
  • Quarterly and annual reporting requirements
  • Work well in a dynamic environment under tight deadlines
  • Perform special accounting projects as assigned
  • Provide professional expertise and assistance in the continuous improvement process to enhance transactional processing
  • Comply with SOX controls and GAAP to ensure a solid internal control environment

What you need to succeed:

  • Ability to follow and understand established procedures
  • Able to respond quickly to changing demands, processes and updated information
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative
  • Excellent planning and organization skills. Being able to set priorities and schedule activities effectively to ensure timely completion of tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communications capabilities. Communicate daily with all appropriate customers and personnel; complete reports as required on a timely basis
  • Ability to work independently in a professional manner with a team commitment
  • Communicate with multiple levels of Business Unit and Corporate personnel and establish relationships necessary for timely resolution of errors and exceptions
  • Assist with other areas as required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 5-7 years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience – CPA a plus
  • Strong analytical mindset and ability required
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Ability to work cross functionally with multiple teams in multiple locations
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft tools with intermediate to advanced Excel Required
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communications capabilities
  • Ability to work independently in a professional manner with a team commitment
  • Demonstrated understanding of GAAP
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High comfort level with systems navigation
  • JD Edwards & Hyperion experience a plus

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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