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Accounting Specialist II


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer challenging assignments and total rewards in countries around the world. When we say infinite possibilities, we mean it. Apply now and join a community that improves people’s lives, the planet and our company’s performance by transforming renewable resources into products people depend on every day.


Position Title: 

Accounting Specialist II


Pay Rate:

$47, 300-$63,000


Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.


Variable pay may provide additional opportunities for financial awards. This job is eligible to participate in IP’s short –term incentive plan.



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

4600 C St SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


The Job You Will Perform:

  • The key accountabilities listed below are not to be considered all-inclusive; a team member may be required to perform additional tasks, as directed, and based on changing business needs of the company.
  • Process a wide variety of invoices including No PO’s, CWR’s, Check Requests, Freight on Goods Invoices, Freight on Finished Goods Invoices, Demurrage and Detention Invoices. 
  • Have a working knowledge of sales tax guidelines. 
  • Works to understand and troubleshoot PIN’s. 
  • Working knowledge of ScaleBoss/MoistureDowngrade/RFQ System to process raw materials receipts. 
  • Working knowledge of SAP to Display Scheduling Agreements, Purchase Orders, Documents, Vendors, Look Up PO by Vendor and Vendor Line Items, Perform Service Entry, and Create a Purchase Requisition. 
  • Month end activities related to project invoices, service invoices, and expense statements. 
  • Perform payroll duties (backup). 
  • Support and exemplify the vision and values of Cedar River and maintain a positive and supportive attitude. 
  • Help support a culture based on values of empowerment, high involvement, and a participative work force.  
  • Maintain and develop team relationships. 
  • Develop, maintain, and use reliable methods for all processes and their improvements. 
  • Understand and meet internal and external customer requirements. 
  • Assist other team members in the mill as necessary to improve process reliability and maintain a customer and quality-focused organization. 
  • Fullfill area specific 5S expectations(5 Minute 5S Checklists, replenishment of tools and supplies, 5S Audits,etc). 
  • General Accounting support as needed. 


  • Must be able to wear all required safety equipment. 
  • Occasional standing, pushing, pulling and grasping.  
  • Frequent reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.   
  • Constant sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. 



  • 3+ years experience in accounting. Preferably from a large, national or decentralized organization. 
  • Strong problem-solving and attention to detail skills are required. 
  • Proficiency in Windows based software programs such as MS Excel and Word or comparable software program. 
  • Excellent verbal, written, people, and diplomacy skills are required. 



Action Oriented                                                      Customer Focus 

Dealing with Ambiguity                             Drive For Results       

Functional/Technical Skills                                    Integrity and Trust 

Interpersonal Savvy                                                Learning on the Fly 

Listening                                                                   Organizing 

Peer Relationships                                                   Perseverance 

Priority Setting                                                          Problem Solving 

Self Development                                        Technical Learning 

Time Management                                                  Timely Decision Making 



The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Career You Will Build:

Leadership training, promotional opportunities within a global company


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.


The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2023 were $18.9 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting

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.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.
Cedar Rapids  IA  52404

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Cedar Rapids, IA, US, 52404

Category:  Finance
Date:  Jun 4, 2024

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