Plant Accountant (Building Products)

064444 Requisition #


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We are seeking to add a Plant Accountant to the team at our OSB Plant located in Brookneal, VA.  A quaint historic town on the banks of the Staunton River and part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan area. Georgia-Pacific’s building products business is North America's No. 1 producer of wood panels – namely plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) – and is a leading producer of gypsum products and lumber. Georgia-Pacific is also a major supplier to large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

The Plant Accountant candidate must be able to able to work across departments and assist in the monthly financial closing process, working with the Plant Controller to ensure proper internal controls are in place and working as designed, and support management with proactive financial analysis that drives improvement in results. This role offers the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience for future career growth and advancement throughout Georgia Pacific.

Fiduciary Responsibilities


  • Perform financial closing procedures, variance analysis, and balance sheet account analysis.
  • Provide daily, weekly, monthly, and ad hoc reporting. 
  • Oversee working capital components, accounts receivable and inventories.   
  • Manage days outstanding and inventory turnover. 
  • Support the area controller in the development of capital and commercial requests and participate in the challenge process for investments. 
  • Participate with operating and maintenance management in financial planning and reporting for capital investment and major expense projects. 
  • Obtain a solid working knowledge of operation processes in order to partner with plant supervision.   
  • Investigate and make recommendations that drive value at the facility. 
  • Lead the internal control compliance effort at the facility. Assist in developing and maintaining a strong internal control processes and develop compensating controls where required.  Conduct periodic assessments of the internal control processes to help identify and drive corrective actions. 
  • Assist with A/P and payment system.   
  • Validate and reconcile data between financial transaction systems and reporting systems 
  • Analyze Storeroom activities, cycle counts, slow-moving/obsolete inventory, and capital spares 
  • Records management 


What you will Need:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or Business 
Basic Requirements:
  • At least THREE years of experience in an Accounting or Finance role
  • Basic understanding of a General Ledger and Cost Accounting principles
  • Conceptual understanding of the design and purpose of internal controls
  • Aptitude and desire for learning new systems and improving processes through automation
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel (i.e. - spreadsheet creation/editing, pivot tables, data manipulation/analysis and formulas creation etc.) PowerPoint (presentation creation and editing) and MS Word (document creation, formatting and editing etc.)   

 Knowledge – Skills - Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong customer focus with analytical, financial, and economic thinking skills
  • Detail oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment  
  • Highly motivated, proactive, willingness to engage and partner
  • Proven initiative and willingness to drive change, with a focus on process improvement and solving problems 
  • Strong personal integrity and basic self-awareness and an understanding of how personal behavior impacts others


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accounting coursework that includes Intermediate Accounting and Cost Accounting highly desired
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in Accounting Coursework
  • Experience providing timely information and service to internal business customers
  • Experience as an Accountant or Analyst in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in Public Accounting or Large Company Corporate Accounting
Why Work For GP?
  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?


Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, non-woven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our familiar consumer brands include: Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras®, and Vanity Fair®, as well as the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Its Harmon subsidiary is among the world's largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly.


  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience
  • We are an equal opportunity employer
  • Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test
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