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Accounting Analyst

Packaging Corporation of America
United States, Indiana, Columbus
3460 Commerce Drive (Show on map)
March 20, 2024
Accounting Analyst
260-COLUMBUS-S, 3460 Commerce Dr, 3460 Commerce Dr, Columbus, Indiana, United States of America
Req #9194
Friday, March 1, 2024

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company. Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - package, transport and display products of all kinds. Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence. We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers. Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

People * Customers * Trust

At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - package, transport, and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise.

At PCA, you'll find the best people in the industry operating in a "golden rule" culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.

As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., PCA offers customers broad expertise and economies of scale, while our multiple plant locations let us rapidly meet the local needs of our customers.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with the Area Controller in order to proactively provide information that will help the plant increase revenue and improve profitability, as well as respond to specific requests from the management team.
  • Perform monthly analysis and reporting of financial performance.
  • Understand and communicate revenue details, product and customer profitability reporting, financial analysis of proposed products, and customers and business models.
  • Provide pricing and sourcing recommendations regarding accounts payable, invoicing, payroll, and general ledger.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • 1-5 years of experience.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and advocacy skills.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, theories, concepts, and practices.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Previous experience using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Ability to travel 25%.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing experience is a plus.


  • Ability to work well under pressure and within time constraints, multi-task, and build sound relationships with both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to independently make sound decisions through creative problem-solving.
  • Must be capable of working with ambiguity and change.

All qualified applicants must apply at Careers.packagingcorp.com to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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  • 260-COLUMBUS-S, 3460 Commerce Dr, 3460 Commerce Dr, Columbus, Indiana, United States of America

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