Accountant - Norcross, GA

Norcross | Georgia | United States

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. 

Accountant - Norcross, GA

Career opportunity:

The Consumer Mill Accounting team is seeking an Accountant to be located in Norcross, GA.  This individual will report to the Controller of Consumer Mills Division and will work closely with Division, Corporate, Business Unit plant personnel and other internal customers.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Liaison between business and Accounting Hub and other Division and Corporate departments on general ledger issues
  • Primary contact for intercompany transactions and settlement communication
  • Trial balance uploads for foreign locations on alternate general ledger systems
  • Assist business with questions related to accounting process
  • Analyze balance sheet and income statement as needed for account reconciliations and general research
  • 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
  • Has initiative to take action, anticipate potential problems and address them early
  • 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 Business Unit personnel and establish relationships necessary for timely resolution of errors and exceptions
  • Assist with other areas as required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 3-5 years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 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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