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Senior Accountant

Company: International Paper
Location: New York
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting
Under the day to day supervision of the site controller, the Senior Accountant is part of a division-wide finance training effort designed to provide a structured yet flexible environment in which the Associate is exposed to all aspects of the Container business via formal courses, multi-site on-the-job training, special projects and one-on-one feedback from the leadership of the NAC Finance group.
The Senior Accountant is generally one of two exempt salaried financial personnel at the manufacturing site. The Finance Team at the facility generally also includesnon-exempt personnel, providing an excellent managerial training and leadership opportunity for the Associate at the appropriate developmental phase.
While actively engaged in developing the skills needed to successfully transition to a position of increasing responsibility within the Finance organization, the Controller Associate will also support the plant controller, plant general manager, region controller and NAC division staff. Primary areas of focus include internal controls (safeguarding company assets); preparing financial statements in conformity with professional, regulatory, and company procedures; supplying timely and meaningful analytic data that measures business results and provides useful insights to management; identifying opportunities and recommending solutions to business problems; and supervising, training and developing best practices in the accounting staff.
The qualifications and expectations for candidates for the Senior Accountant program will vary with the individual. Generally,candidateswill spend up to three years in the program, depending on work experience.

  • Education - Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration with a minimum of 12 hours of accounting
  • Self-starter with excellent written, oral, and listening skills
  • The ability to work effectively with others and participate on teams
  • Geographic flexibility
  • Ability to eventually travel up to 50% during the training period
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment
  • Candidatesshould have 2 years' experiencein an accounting or finance role
  • Experience with a converting facility or related role is preferred but not required


    • General and cost accounting, including financial close processes and financial statement preparation
    • Internal controls identification, maintenance, development and assessment
    • Analytical & financial skills including budgeting, forecasting, key performance measures, working capital management and special projects
    • Information systems use, oversight and management.
    • Knowledge of sales & marketing and distribution processes
    • Knowledge of quality improvement and manufacturing processes (root cause analysis and corrective action recommendations)

      The following managerial competencies should be present in some form for a candidate to be considered for the program:

      • Integrity and Trust
      • Basic Accounting and Controls
      • Financial Concepts
      • Standard Costs
      • SAP Working Knowledge
      • Customer Focus
      • Organizing and Planning
      • Problem Solving
      • Action oriented
      • Drive for Results

        International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: International Paper, New York , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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