Associate Plant Accountant San Bernardino, CA, USA Req #4396
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA)
is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging
business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers large and
small package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our
white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the
highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We
have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations
in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our
customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers,
today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed
expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.
People Customers Trust
The Associate Plant Accountant is responsible for performing
general accounting activities for the plant. Ensure day-to-day
maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger, prepare
basic financial reports, and analyze and report any variances.
Complete accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end
close processes, including the preparation of estimates and
Identify and report accounting discrepancies and
Help ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures
including PCAs SOX 404 Key Controls.
Engage in general accounting activities including the accurate
and complete preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of general
ledger accounts and financial reports, such as balance sheets,
profit-loss statements, and capital expenditure reports.
Prepare periodic reports that compare forecast costs to actual
Follow up on customer accounts including customer credit
issuances and collection activity.
Ensure accurate processing of hourly payroll and related
payroll/employee functions. Confirm all payroll transactions comply
with company policies, as well as all state and federal
Prepare accounting records, financial statements, and other
financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance
to reporting and procedural standards.
Education equivalent to bachelors Degree in accounting or
finance or equivalent work experience.
Strong working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft
Office preferably with exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Experience with financial systems for invoicing, accounts payable,
payroll, and general ledger required.
Solid understanding and working knowledge of standard
financial/accounting procedures, GAAP concepts and principles, and
Previous work experience in a business office/accounting department
with exposure to general ledger, payroll, and/or invoicing,
credit/collections, accounts payable functions is preferred.
Previous experience in the manufacturing sector, containerboard
and corrugated packaging industry preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle numerous
details, deadlines, and requests.
Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment,
prioritize assignments, and handle multiple projects and/or
Strong analytical skills with the ability to handle
detail-oriented tasks and review multiple documents and
Solid written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to network and build relationships with individuals of
various experience and corporate positions.
Strong listening, evaluating, and organizational skills.
Previous experience working in a team environment preferred, or
a strong understanding of the importance of open communication and
information sharing among co-workers.
All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com
to be considered.
PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled and other
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- Pay Type Salary
- Job Start Date Monday, May 10, 2021