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We are seeking a Plant Controller to support our GP Gypsum facility located in Tacoma, WA.  Georgia-Pacific’s building products business is North America's No. 1 producer of wood panels – namely plywood and oriented strand board – and is a leading producer of gypsum products and lumber. Georgia-Pacific is also a major supplier to large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers.  Many GP structural panel products are Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified.

This position creates value for the company by 1) partnering with operations leadership to improve the effectiveness of our operations and 2) insuring the protection of the company’s assets through strong and cost effective internal controls.

These objectives are accomplished by:

• Providing financial and economic decision making support through operational gap analysis, capital planning support, and other ad-hoc analysis
• Developing accounting & finance process improvement initiatives by creating & sharing best practices and  innovation, and
• Facilitating collaboration & knowledge sharing, utilizing the challenge process, to seek the best knowledge available, to positively impact both the operational and the finance capabilities
As the Plant Controller you will be the finance leader at the facility, with an opportunity to gain a valuable understanding of the various elements of the manufacturing process. This position manages one and reports directly to a Regional Controller.

Specific Responsibilities:

Business Analysis
• Report & analyze monthly results & trends
• Provide analytical support on capital and major expense projects
• Develop monthly forecasts & annual plan
• Analyze financial performance of operational improvement bets

• Oversight of the internal control environment
• Balance sheet ownership & monthly review

• Oversight of the month-end closing process

• Maintaining plant transactional systems



What You Will Need:

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or Business
Basic Qualifications:
  • At least 4 years of accounting or financial analysis experience
  • Accounting coursework that includes Intermediate Accounting and Cost Accounting
  • Exposure to or a clear understanding of integrated financial systems
  • Aptitude and desire for learning new systems and improving processes through innovation
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel – spreadsheet creation/editing, pivot tables, data manipulation/analysis and formula creation etc., Access-query, and PowerPoint – presentation creation/editing)


Knowledge – Skills – Abilities:
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and the General Ledger
  • Strong customer focus with analytical, financial, and economic thinking skills
  • Conceptual understanding of the design and purpose of internal controls
  • Highly motivated, proactive, willingness to engage and partner
  • Detail oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven initiative with a focus on innovation and process improvement
  • Basic self-awareness and an understanding of how personal behavior impacts others 



What Will Put You Ahead:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Manufacturing Environment experience
  • Inventory Experience
  • SAP, Infinium, Infor or large ERP experience preferred
  • Experience providing timely information and service to internal business customers
  • Experience with key financial concepts: variance analysis, product costing and capital investments  
  • Previous Supervisory or Leadership experience


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. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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