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Accountant II

Fremont, CA · Accounting/Finance
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.

This position is in the Recycling division of International Paper. We are one of the world's largest paper recyclers, handling more than 7 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. 

The Recycling Accountant II is responsible for monthly close duties for the plant, accounts payable, plant payroll and other finance functions.  The position will be responsible for month-end accruals and reporting updates, reconciliations, supporting local accounts payable and receivables functions, local data requests, maintenance expense tracking, payroll entry, internal control report generation and review facilitation, and other reporting as assigned.

The Recycling Accountant II is located at the Fremont, CA Recycling Plant. 
Key Functions:
  • Perform month-end analytics and close activities, including accruals, reconciliations, P/L data refreshes and variance explanations, and associated data entry
  • Enforce accountability as an onsite resource to ensure internal controls are in place for compliance with corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Accountable for recognizing and closing the gap on Internal Control opportunities and plays a lead role in the plant’s policy & controls compliance adherence
  • Lead annual fixed asset inventory
  • Act as key representative for formal audits and lead peer reviews/self-audits.
  • Manage Balance Sheet Analysis for Quarterly Reviews and Annual Formal Review
  • Train and mentor other Finance Specialists
  • Oversee ERP Transactions to SAP; Collaborate with a shipping & receiving coordinator to ensure timely and accurate data entry
  • Enter and process hourly payroll in SAP weekly
  • Analyze and answer inquiries related to sales, purchasing, and margin variances
  • Manage financial transactions for the plant: Vendor Payments, Purchase Requisitions, Purchase Order Creation, and other A/P and A/R related functions and answer related questions
  • Serves as first line of plant finance and payroll support for plant questions
  • Track expenses and provide historical data upon request
  • Facilitate the annual records management process for the plant and ensure compliance with policies
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis in support of Region Generalists as needed
  • Lead and Participate in other projects/initiatives as required, including plant management, safety meetings, and team calls
  • Back up office operational tasks as needed
  Key Competencies:
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Peer Relationships
  • Action Oriented
  • Time Management
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Listening
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Priority Setting
  • Drive for Results
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Development
  • Technical Learning
  • Advanced EXCEL Training
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Business Acumen
  • Process Management
  • Motivating Others
  • Conflict Management


Functional/Technical Skills
  • Computer software proficiency in: Excel, Word, Financial Systems
  • Accounting system input experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ successful office experience with accounting functions such as invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and other general office duties
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills
  • Detail oriented and process centric
  • Able to produce accurate and timely work
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and interruptions 
  • Comfortable working both independently and collaborating with teams
  • Minimum of 4 Year College Degree
  • Accounting experience or related functional experience
  • Preferred experience with SAP financial application
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.
Fremont CA 94538 
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