Senior Manager Container Controllership, Norcross, GA
 Norcross, GA

Senior Manager Container Controllership, Norcross, GA

3169 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Jefferson Plaza

Norcross, Georgia, 30071

United States


As the Assistant Controller, you will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timely reporting of financial statements for multiple Plant facilities. Your role as the Assistant Controller is also to be responsible for overseeing and enforcing SOX controls to ensure WestRock remains compliant. Additional responsibilities include balance sheet and income statement reconciliation, review and remediation of the General Ledger, overseeing Accounting Department processes, providing accounting expertise to other Accounting teams and collaborating with the Integrations Team for Merger & Acquisition activities for new business or systems.

How you will impact WestRock

  • Coordinate and support Plant accounting activities and requirements between Accounting Hub, Corporate Departments and Plant Operations
  • Lead the month-end close process for the Plants and assist with remediation of accounts
  • Develop Balance Sheet and Income Statement variance analysis reports to inform Senior Management and drive better business decisions
  • Manage fixed asset and capital accounting processes and provide accounting expertise to Capital Projects Engineering and Accounting teams on proper allocation of expenditures
  • Oversee the integration of all financial records (i.e. invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivables) for newly acquired companies into JDE
  • Lead initiative to identify opportunities for continuous improvement in accounting processes to enable efficiency in financial reporting activities
  • Manage restructuring account activities to ensure reserves are in place for severance payouts
  • Provide technical training on new systems to develop the accounting team and Plant Operations Teams and enable accurate and efficient use of systems
  • Provide coaching and development for the accounting team to enable performance excellence and promotional opportunities
  • Partner with various Accounting teams (i.e. Accounting Hub, Transactional Accounting, Plant Accounting) to resolve any issues with account and usage allocation to ensure accuracy in reporting

What you need to succeed

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Master's degree in Business Administration or Accounting a plus

15+ years of work experience in Accounting

  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant a plus
  • Working knowledge of financial systems (i.e. JDE, SAP, Hyperion or similar)
  • Great written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adjust communication style to interact with various level of the organization and simplify complex information
  • Organized with the ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of people to excel in a fast-paced work environment
  • Logically processes large sets of data to produce key insights and drive business decisions

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at WestRock is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans