Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Job Details

Packaging Corporation of America



All Production

Full Time

On Site


Wallula, Washington, United States


Wallula, WA 99363, USA Req #9039
Thursday, November 2, 2023

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People • Customers • Trust

We are seeking resumes for an Accountant - Mill (1 Opening) in our Wallula, WA facility.

Description of role:

Under direct supervision Mill Accountant is responsible for organizing and coordinating the general accounting activities for the mill. Ensures the day-to-day maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger, complying with all federal, state, local, and company/corporate policies.

Principle Accountabilities:

The Mill Accountant develops working relationships with customers, suppliers and hourly employees to effectively and efficiently carry out all functions of position. The Mill Accountant also interacts with company employees (both in the Corporate Office and at the mill level) as well as accounts payable vendors, internal and external auditors and government agencies.

Oversee bi-weekly check batch process to ensure timely payments to vendor terms. This includes clearing voids/deletions of checks and wire transfer payments through TRIDENT and Northern Trust web portal. Reconcile monthly bank statements against TRIDENT general ledger.

Review direct requisitions and final Purchase Order review for correct taxability coding and account string accuracy.

Review store stock item reorder requests against min/max order levels and approve as necessary.

Responsible for the Vendor Master File in its entirety and adhering to corporate policy when adding/updating/deleting vendor records.

Work and communicate with Accounts Payable team and vendors to resolve outstanding payment problems.

Perform Billing reconciliation process on a weekly/monthly schedule to ensure timely and accurate billing of finished goods. This includes issuing debit/credit memos per the quality and Container Board Sales groups.

Ensures accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close, including the preparation of estimates and accruals (see close checklist).

Engages in general accounting activities including the accurate and complete preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of general ledger accounts and capital expenditure reports, which includes monthly balance sheet reconciliations and completing assigned key controls per schedule.

Resolves accounting discrepancies and irregularities.

Follows up with departments on information requests, and transaction processing.

Be aware and ensure accordance with legal, industry and business standards of financial accounting and reporting.

Knows and follows policies and procedures of the company, shares information that would benefit other members of the team and finds ways to improve the delivery of service to our customers.

Strives to continually strengthen PCA’s business philosophy of meeting needs and exceeding expectation for customers specifically supporting PCA’s Commitment to Service which involves doing what’s right for our customers, focusing on strategies that add value and support growth, and keeping the promises that we make.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance required.

Must be able to travel on an occasional basis.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

A minimum of three years previous work experience in a business office / accounting function with exposure to general ledger, payroll, and/or accounts payable functions.

Previous experience in the manufacturing sector, containerboard and corrugated packaging industry preferred.

[Register to View] 667px;margin:0;">

[Register to View] 667px;margin:0 0 10pt 0;">The successful candidate must possess the following Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Strong working knowledge of PC applications including Word, Excel, and computer software that handles accounts payable, general ledger, forecasting or sales recording/analysis required.

Solid understanding and working knowledge of standard financial / accounting procedures required.

Strong analytical skills with the ability to handle detail-oriented tasks and review multiple documents and reports.

Above average written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate to multiple audiences and purposes.

The ability to network and build relationships with individuals of various experience and corporate positions.

Strong listening, evaluating and organizational skills.

Previous experience working in a team environment preferred, or a strong understanding of the importance of open communication and information sharing among co-workers.

[Register to View] 667px;margin:0 0 10pt 0;">Pay and Benefits:

[Register to View] 667px;margin:0 0 10pt 0;">The salary range for this position is from $79,200 to $118,800.

[Register to View] 667px;margin:0 0 10pt 0;">Employees (and their dependents) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and disability insurance coverage, subject to applicable waiting periods. Employees are automatically enrolled in PCA’s 401k retirement plan at the time of hire. Employees are also eligible for up to 120 hours of vacation (prorated) and eleven (11) paid holidays per calendar year.

All qualified applicants must apply at [Register to View] to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $79,200.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $118,800.00
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree