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Accounts Payable Clerk
Carson - Smurfit Kappa North America LLC
At Smurfit Kappa, we open up opportunities with forward-thinking customers by relentlessly applying our experience, expertise and ingenuity.
Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world, with around 45,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 34 countries and with sales revenue of €8.1 bn in 2015. Smurfit Kappa’s worldwide headquarters are located in Dublin, Ireland and has regional headquarters in Amsterdam (Europe) and Miami (the Americas).
Smurfit Kappa North America is part of the Smurfit Kappa Group and is a leading integrated paperboard and paper-based packaging manufacturer with multiple facilities in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico with approximately 4,000 employees in this region.
With our pro-active team we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers.
We collaborate with forward thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations.
This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills. Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.
Are you ready to Open the Future?
Visit our website at www.smurfitkappa.com and visit our microsite at www.openthefuture.info .
View our video on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BXoyoGxOVk
Overall purpose of the Job
To assist the Plant Controller in processing all invoices received for payment and for undertaking the payment of all creditors.
This position will be responsible for completing payments and controlling expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices.
Process all intercompany payables
Receive invoices from vendors and create a journal entry
Create new vendors in the system and seek controller approval
Responsible for all forklift and office equipment lease vendors
Manage all utilities and temp labor vendors accounts
Control approvers for all departments
A/P processing and inquires
Manage all employee expense reports
Perform weekly check run
Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
Prepare analysis of accounts, as required
Prepare payments to vendor through wire transfers and checks
Assist in maintaining the FIN-CSA controls
Seek alternatives and ideas for improvement in the AP process
Participates in month-end financial close process
Assist with signed packaging slips/delivery receipts as requested
Prepare analysis of accounts as required
Front desk duties (answering phone etc.)
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, dealing with individuals at all levels
Superb mathematical & technical skills (knowledge of GAAP)
Able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, volume, and net present value
Capable of evaluating financial alternatives and recognize and interpret financial trends and performance
Computer proficiency - Advance MS Office (Excel pivot tales and VLookup)
BA degree preferred with a major in Finance or Accounting
Minimum of 2-3 years of expereince in the field and manufacturing industry expereince preferred
Complexity and Creativity
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team across different departments/divisions
Capable of building strong relationships
Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Attention to detail and proactive attitude
Applies analytical thinking
Capable of working under only general supervision
Judgment and Decision making
- Reports sound organization’s finances to management supporting them in their decision making
- Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
- Regularly exercises a significant degree of discretion and independent judgment
This position does not involve any supervisory responsibilities
To successfully perform the essential functions of this role it requires the ability to: stand occasionally, walk frequently, frequent use of hands (reach with hands and arms), view computer monitor, use telephone, speak and hear on a frequent basis. The role requires occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Accounts Payable Clerk will have regular phone/fax/e-mail contact with colleagues (in California and Texas) and external vendors and providers. Based in Carson, Los Angeles, California.
If you …
• Enjoy challenges and opportunities to use your knowledge, skills and experience to support the strategic direction of the Company in a fast paced environment
• Are a change agent that wants to make a huge impact and add value to our Company’s initiatives
• Understand the value of integrity in all business relationships
• Want to join a “ family” atmosphere and work with an amazing group of people
…then you just might be the right candidate for this opportunity!
If you are ready to take the challenge, please apply below. Smurfit Kappa North America LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEOC).
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