Accountant I


Accountant I
Sonoco Products – Franklin Park, IL
Estimated Salary: $62k-$88k

Why Work For Us

The Accountant will report to the Area Controller. The responsibilities include the monthly closing of assigned plants within the Sonoco network.

This includes the reviewing of operating statements, reconciliation of accounts payable accounts, preparing balance sheet reconciliations, and supporting and maintaining various division and business unit financial processes.

Responsibilities require understanding of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the general accounting area.

Additional Responsibilities include:

Prepare and enter journals for operating expenses, statistical entries and accruals.

Review monthly operating statements and balance sheets for reasonableness ensuring that financial statements are complete and accurate.

Reconcile plant sub-ledger to Oracle General Ledger.

Maintain effective communication with plant personnel.

Maintain a high quality and professional level of customer service to both internal and external customers.

Support and maintain various division and business unit financial processes

Provide financial support for plant programs and teams
Stay up-to-date with accounting concepts, practices and procedures.

Maintain proficiency in PC and system skills. (Ex. Excel, Word, Oracle, HFM, Smart View, Live Office, etc.)

Participate in internal peer plant audits, identifying areas of weakness and non-compliance.

Promote strong internal controls.

Detect and correct errors requiring Sonoco and operational accounting knowledge during the closing process.

Possess a solid operational knowledge of the businesses that you are assigned monthly closing responsibility.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience & Education:

Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business

2-3+ years of application accounting experience

CPA, CMA certification strongly preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

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