Manager of Consolidated Inventory Accounting – Norcross, GA

Norcross | Georgia | United States

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Manager of Consolidated Inventory Accounting – Norcross, GA


The opportunity:

The purpose of this position is to provide greater oversight of and control over the accounting, reporting and valuation of inventory among all divisions of WestRock. The person in this role will be a source of counsel and advice to any personnel within the company involved in accounting for inventory. Where necessary, this person will be responsible for re-writing company policy with respect to the cycle counting procedures, physical tracking and valuation of all categories of inventories. This person will also be responsible for overseeing the impact of EPAM on the various accounting practices, across the divisions, for Spare Parts (MRO) inventory.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • This position will work with the division controllers and other accounting personnel within the divisions to gain an understanding of each division’s inventory controls and valuation methods and will collaborate with each division’s financial staff to develop appropriate and consistent inventory valuation methodologies across WestRock.

  • maintain and keep accurate and up to date the monthly database of consolidated inventory data, which outlines the location, quantities and values of all inventory at WestRock as well as the timing and accuracy of all cycle counts performed by either plant, divisional, internal and/or external audit personnel. This person will also be responsible for enhancing the design and structure of the database as necessary.

  • In addition, this position will develop processes across all divisions which will enable WestRock to more accurately and speedily calculate each quarter end’s inventory LIFO adjustments as well as develop new procedures and processes to better anticipate and forecast changes in LIFO reserves during the course of a quarter.

  • This position will also work closely with both the external and internal auditors to further streamline and reduce the amount of audit work which is performed in the inventory area, thus reducing audit fees.

What you need to succeed:

  • 5-10 years of progressively more complex roles in various corporate and/or plant environments that values and analyzes various types of inventory, including experience with LIFO valuation models;

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field from accredited university; CPA certification or MBA is desired;

  • significant data-mining and business intelligence development experience using JD Edwards/Oracle/PeopleSoft Financial ERP software packages, Hyperion, Essbase

  • Microsoft Office packages - especially Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.

  • The incumbent must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with all employee levels across multiple business units and functional areas.



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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