At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - package, transport and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise. At PCA, you'll find the best people in the industry operating in a "golden rule" culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way. As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., PCA offers customers broad expertise and economies of scale, while our multiple plant locations let us rapidly meet the local needs of our customers. The Accounting Associate is responsible for maintaining all accounting records and producing timely reports, analysis, and statements in accordance with company policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES: Post entries accurately and completely to the general ledger and verifies and balances general ledger accounts. Post, validate and process accounts payable transactions including the preparation of batch payment. Post, audit and collect accounts receivable transactions by making adjustments and corrections as appropriate. Provide support with the processing of weekly hourly payroll and basic HR responsibilities. Assist in the preparations of month-end closings of the financials for the plant. Maintain accounting and payroll files and backup documentation in accordance with PCA's record keeping policies. Provide general administrative support including receptionist duties, electronic and physical file organization and retrieval, copying material and conducting electronic or fax correspondence as needed. Respond to corporate requests and cyclical filings in accordance with the Controller's direction. Maintain follow-up system to ensure timely submission of requirements.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Education equivalent to high school diploma required. 1+ year previous work experience in a business office / accounting function with exposure to general ledger, payroll, and/or accounts payable functions. Solid working knowledge of accounting procedures. Strong working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Office preferably with exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree or college accounting coursework. Previous experience in the manufacturing sector, containerboard and corrugated packaging industry. Experience with computer software that handles accounts payable and general ledger.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Strong analytical skills with the ability to handle detail oriented tasks and review multiple documents and reports. Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously. Strong appreciation for the retention and management of confidential information. Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle numerous details, deadlines, and requests. Strong listening, evaluating, and organizational skills. Able to work flexible hours or overtime as needed. Previous experience working in a team environment preferred, or a strong understanding of the importance of open communication and information sharing among co-workers. PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.