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Finance Generalist

Date: Nov 21, 2020

Location: Beaverton, OR, US, 97005

Company: International Paper

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">This position is in the Recycling division of International Paper. We are one of the world's largest paper recyclers, handling more than 6 million tons of paper every year.  We have recycling facilities throughout the United States. Recycled paper is used in our mills, with the balance sold domestically and worldwide.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Region Finance Generalist is responsible for finance duties within the West Region; working with the other Region Generalists, and under the supervision of the West Region Controller. The finance duties include: month-end close duties, reconciliations, compiling profit and loss statements, inventory and material usage reports, analytics, and other assigned tasks. The Generalist will be a key point of contact for plant finance specialists in regards to accounting policies and procedures, system processes and issues, and key control activities, among other related responsibilities.  The Generalist will also serve as the backup for the Plant Finance Specialists.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The West Region Generalist works directly with the plants and brokerage businesses within the region.  The eight plants and brokerage areas are located in:  Kent, WA; Beaverton, OR; Eugene, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Phoenix, AZ; West Sacramento, CA; Fremont, CA; Norwalk, CA. Total <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">annual revenue in the West Region is approximately $61 million.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Position Location:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Beaverton, OR, or one of the West Region plant locations.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Key Accountabilities:

  • Month-end close: prepare accruals, prepare reconciliations, prepare profit and loss statements, inventory and material usage reports
  • Financial system lead within the region (ERP and SAP): understand the inner-workings of the financial systems and how they transfer information
  • Assist with AR invoice adjustments: correct supplier invoices as needed
  • Support Region and Plant Management with Financial and Operational Analysis:  Gather information and prepare analyses
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support Region Controller with the month-end closing and reporting processes
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support Region Controller with financial evaluations of capital projects
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support efforts to ensure internal controls are in place for compliance with corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provide backup support for Plant Finance Specialists in the West Region.

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<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Key Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Organizing
  • Planning
  • Priority Setting
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Management
  • Time Management
  • Action Oriented
  • Business Acumen
  • Decision Quality

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Functional/Technical Skills:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Accounting and Controls; GAAP
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Financial Concepts
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Budgeting and Analytics
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Computer software proficiency in: Excel, Word, SAP
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent listening, written, and oral communication skills.

 

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Education and Experience:

  • 4 year college degree (finance or accounting)
  • Three or more years of experience
  • Business experience involving general accounting activities, analytics, and budgeting preferred

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Other:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to travel up to 15% of the time.

 

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Beaverton OR 97005 


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon