WestRock Accountant in Norcross, Georgia

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Accountant - Norcross, GA

Career opportunity:

The Consumer Mill Accounting team is seeking an Accountant to be located in Norcross, GA. This individual will report to the Controller of Consumer Mills Division and will work closely with Division, Corporate, Business Unit plant personnel and other internal customers.

How you will impact WestRock:

Liaison between business and Accounting Hub and other Division and Corporate departments on general ledger issuesPrimary contact for intercompany transactions and settlement communicationTrial balance uploads for foreign locations on alternate general ledger systemsAssist business with questions related to accounting process Analyze balance sheet and income statement as needed for account reconciliations and general researchAssist in audit process through the preparation of schedules and communications with internal and external auditorsQuarterly and annual reporting requirementsWork well in a dynamic environment under tight deadlinesPerform special accounting projects as assigned Provide professional expertise and assistance in the continuous improvement process to enhance transactional processingComply with SOX controls and GAAP to ensure a solid internal control environment

What you need to succeed:

Ability to follow and understand established proceduresAble to respond quickly to changing demands, processes and updated informationHas initiative to take action, anticipate potential problems and address them earlyExcellent planning and organization skills. Being able to set priorities and schedule activities effectively to ensure timely completion of tasks and responsibilitiesStrong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communications capabilities. Communicate daily with all appropriate customers and personnel; complete reports as required on a timely basisAbility to work independently in a professional manner with a team commitmentCommunicate with Business Unit personnel and establish relationships necessary for timely resolution of errors and exceptions Assist with other areas as requiredBachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 3-5 years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experienceStrong analytical mindset and ability requiredStrong organizational and follow-up skillsAbility to work cross functionally with multiple teams in multiple locationsProficiency in use of Microsoft tools with intermediate to advanced Excel RequiredStrong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communications capabilitiesAbility to work independently in a professional manner with a team commitmentDemonstrated understanding of GAAPStrong attention to detail High comfort level with systems navigation JD Edwards & Hyperion experience a plus

What we offer:

Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellenceComprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunitiesAn attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potentialA career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

Finance and Accounting

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.