at International Paper in Springfield, Illinois, United States
$60,300 – $80,400
Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range. Variable pay may provide additional opportunities for financial awards. This job is eligible to participate in IP’s annual incentive plan.
The Job You Will Perform:
+ Under the day to day supervision of the site controller, the Controller Associate 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.
+ 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 Skills You Will Bring:
+ 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)
+ 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
The Benefits You Will Enjoy:
+ Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
+ Retirement and 401k Matching Program
+ Medical & Dental
+ Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
+ Life & Disability Insurance
The Career You Will Build:
+ Leadership training
+ Promotional opportunities
The Impact You Will Make:
We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP .
The Culture You Will Experience:
International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.
The Company You Will Join:
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.
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.
International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact email@example.com or (877) 973-3919.
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Date: May 15, 2023
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