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Plant Accountant

Modesto, CA | Full Time
1 Day Ago

Job Description

Company Statement

Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They’re the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that’s inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow.


Graham Packaging, a leading innovator in plastic packaging is looking for a dynamic, solutions-oriented individual to join our team as a Jr. Plant Controller/Plant Accountant.  This individual will serve as the financial business partner to oversee accounting, financial reporting, analysis and preparation of the consolidated financial statements, including schedules for tax compliance.


  • Responsible for understanding the process, tracking, and analyzing of raw material usage and consumption.
  • Monitor, order, and manage raw materials, i.e. Resin, Additives, Regrind, Colorants.
  • Promptly process credits for customer returns and adjustments.
  • Work with Plant Controller to set and adjust material forecast.
  • Monitor scrap for accurate disposition.  Negotiate terms of salable scrap.
  • Track freight for inbound trucking.
  • Monthly Inventory control focused on eliminating physical count variances, reduction of slow moving/obsolete write offs; managing inventory on a FIFO basis; coordinating a successful annual tagged physical inventory.
  • Coordinate the annual fixed assets physical inventory audit.
  • Maintain the Material Data information in SAP.
  • Comply with Corporate monthly closing schedule.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Operations or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • Previous 1-2 years of manufacturing accounting experience is strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office Software.
  • SAP experienced preferred.
  • Effective communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and prioritize tasks/projects based on business needs.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently on a variety of assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to accurately meet deadlines and ask for help if needed.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to lead and drive process improvements.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with management, vendors, and peers.
  • Very strong organizational skills and business process skills with attention to detail.



EEO Disclaimer

Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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