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Plant Accountant

LOCATION: 

Ciudad Juárez, CHH, MX, 32695

REQ ID:  31392

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

The Plant Accountant is responsible for ensuring consistency and transparency in financial reporting for the main facility and other small warehouse/sites as well as oversight and compliance with all internal controls. This role will collaborate with sister sites in the development and application of best practices throughout the organization and will serve as the financial business partner to supply chain plants. This is a fast paced, high volume role with interaction including Plant Operations leadership, Supply Chain Finance leadership and Sales/Marketing.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide accurate and timely analysis and interpretation to ensure accurate and actionable plant business decisions. It includes the import/export & maquila programs compliance like AEO, VAT, and C-TPAT
  • Coordinate local finance activities including manufacturing variances, costing, general ledger accounting, tracking of key performance indicators, inventory valuation and analysis, forecasting, and budgeting. Deliver monthly financial results to supply chain management and commercial finance, following the standard templates and guidelines.
  • Provide a leadership role that ensures a proper control environment
    • Compliance with accounting policies and chart of accounts
    • Coordinate and ensure that all accounting bookings are complete and accurate
    • Evaluate business controls applied to the sites impacting manufacturing and inventory. Work with local management to implement and improve controls as needed.
    • SOX compliance testing and documentation
    • Ensure that budget & forecast processes are completed within the business timetable, assist in driving accountability.
    • Certify that all transactions are recorded in line with Corporate Policy & Company Code of Conduct.
    • Safeguard all company assets; participate in reviewing asset inventory and utilization.
    • Keep the additional controls requested by local government and customs to comply with the maquila program and similar (AEO, VAT/IEPS, C-TPAT, or new ones like T-MEC or USCAMX.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities II
  • Lead the financial review of local site capital projects, including working with the company Capital system, approvals, and make good analysis.
  • Provide facility finance support including reviewing and delivering monthly financial results, identification of areas needing corrective action, tracking of committed cost savings, supporting corporate and regional projects as needed.
  • Review manufacturing information; work with the business to understand weekly/monthly performance versus standards to enable improvement in performance.
  • Analyze, understand, and explain the reasons for movement in all manufacturing costs including month and year to date comparisons to budget and prior year.
  • Costing ownership which includes oversight of the annual standard cost campaign for compliance with regional directives, cost estimates, cross site comparisons, review and presentation of actual cost evolution and trends.
  • Other analysis as needed for product lines or Supply Chain Finance.
  • Collaborate with Global Business Services including AP/AR team to ensure timely and accurate account reconciliations
  • Responsibilities are not limited to the above requirements.
  • Some travel required (up to 20%)
Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 5 years relevant finance experience with a background in manufacturing, strong preferred.
  • Must have ERP, preferably SAP, Business-One experience.
Additional Qualifications
  • Experience with BI and HFM are a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Maquila program knowledge, as well as International trade (Import/export) process 
  • CMA preferred but not required, other accounting qualifications may be considered.
  • Able to work both independently and within a team, generating results with general/minimal guidance from management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish along with professional presentation.
  • Must be flexible, innovative, and comfortable in setting own priorities.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and summarize large sets of data, and determine if the data accurately represents the business.
  • Strong problem solving & analytical skills.
  • Experience with high volume operations.
  • Strong organization and planning skills.
  • Team work skills to work with different countries teams (USA, MX, China)
  • Very pro-active to take control of responsibilities gaps (duties between teams)

Requisition id: 31392 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.
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