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 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.
BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT & GOALS:
Under the day to day supervision of the site controller, the Controller Associate is part of a division-wide finance training effort designed to provide a structured yet flexible environment in which the Associate is exposed to all aspects of the Container business via formal courses, multi-site on-the-job training, special projects and one-on-one feedback from the leadership of the NAC Finance group.
The Associate is generally one of two exempt salaried financial personnel at the manufacturing site. The Finance Team at the facility generally also includes non-exempt personnel, providing an excellent managerial training and leadership opportunity for the Associate at the appropriate developmental phase.
While actively engaged in developing the skills needed to successfully transition to a position of increasing responsibility within the Finance organization, the Controller Associate will also support the plant controller, plant general manager, region controller and NAC division staff. Primary areas of focus include internal controls (safeguarding company assets); preparing financial statements in conformity with professional, regulatory, and company procedures; supplying timely and meaningful analytic data that measures business results and provides useful insights to management; identifying opportunities and recommending solutions to business problems; and supervising, training and developing best practices in the accounting staff.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
The qualifications and expectations for candidates to the Controller Associate program will vary with the individual. Generally, candidates will spend up to three years in the program, depending on work experience.
TECHNICAL / FUNCTIONAL:
The following managerial competencies should be present in some form for a candidate to be considered for the program:
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.