Accounting Associate - Jackson, AL

People ? Customers ? Trust
At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a paper and box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers ? large and small ? paper, package, transport and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that paper and 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 paper, 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
We are seeking applicants for an Accounting Associate in our Jackson, AL facility.
Principle Responsibilities:
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. 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 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 Qualifications:
Education equivalent to a High School diploma required. Associates degree or college accounting coursework.
One (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.
Previous experience in the manufacturing sector, containerboard and corrugated packaging industry.
Strong working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Office preferably with exceptional knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Experience with computer software that handles accounts payable and general ledger.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to handle detail oriented tasks and review multiple documents and reports.
Able 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.
Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple projects and/or requests concurrently. 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 provides a competitive comprehensive benefits package.
PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer ? Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories
All Qualified applicants must apply at www.packagingcorp/employment.com

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