250-NEW OXFORD CONTAINER-S, 104 Commerce St, 104 Commerce St, New Oxford, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #9160
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

As a Fortune 500 company, Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company.  Our corrugated packaging business seeks to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport and display products of all kinds.  Our white paper business delivers Paper With Purpose by providing the highest level of customer service and operational excellence.  We have approximately 15,000 team members in more than 100 locations in the United States that strive to meet the local needs of our customers.  Our mission is to serve the needs of our customers, today and tomorrow, with products and services that exceed expectations for performance and environmental responsibility.

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The Plant Controller is responsible for directing the financial management, business planning and accounting activities of a plant.  The Plant Controller normally supervises the plant payroll, payables, receivables, management and financial reporting.  The Plant Controller is involved in developing short- and long-term plans and forecasts based on business goals; providing financial and operational analysis of results; and providing financial and operational alternative recommendations to improve plant results. 


Direct the accounting and financial affairs of the plant and provide guidance for management decisions including financial statements accuracy, the timely and accurate completion of transaction processing activities, payments are properly supported and authorized, plant internal control compliance, adequate safeguards are in place where possible based on risk to properly protect PCA assets, credit policies are followed and customer collections are made, and effective disclosure practices are in place and being followed.  

Ensure that plant maintains compliance with federal, state, and local laws.  Ensures that PCA’s Key and Significant Controls are in place and operating.

Conduct month/year-end closings and ensure that financial transactions are processed properly.

Coordinate and direct the preparation of budget and financial reports and forecasts.

Maintain system of accounts and document balances through complete and timely account reconciliations.  

Work with internal audit on all control-based work and ensure all internal audit findings and AFR issues are corrected and remain corrected on a quarterly basis.

Manage the profit forecasting, annual budgeting and month-end closing processes for the plants. Prepare financial analysis and scenarios as requested.

Manage the capital expenditure process including working with plant management on analysis of significant projects and ensuring that project’s financials are prepared properly prior to Board of Director submittal.  Ensure plant accountants have detailed capital expenditure tracking in place for all projects.

Provide guidance, training, and operating documentation to accounting staff as well as other staff that engage in accounting activities.



Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. 

5+ yrs. experience in manufacturing setting with 1 -2 years as Plant Accountant

Solid understanding and working knowledge of standard financial/accounting procedures, GAAP concepts and principles, accounting procedures and internal controls. 

Working knowledge of general ledger financial systems and inventory management. 

Must be able to analyze a multitude of issues and effectively communicate findings.

Strong interpersonal skills to effectively lead and communicate with business management.

Ability to plan and manage numerous projects and areas concurrently. 

 Strong leadership, problem solving and training skills to shape and lead team by example and create enthusiasm. 



Masters in Finance or accounting.

CPA designation. 



Ability to work well under pressure and within time constraints, multi-task, and build sound relationships with both internal and external customers.

Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and computer skills.

Must be capable of independently making sound decisions through creative problem-solving.

Must be capable of working with ambiguity and change.



Salary DOE

Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision

401k with company matching.

Retirement Savings Plan

Educational Assistance Program

11 paid holidays

Vacation Time

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


All qualified applicants must apply at to be considered.

PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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  • 250-NEW OXFORD CONTAINER-S, 104 Commerce St, 104 Commerce St, New Oxford, Pennsylvania, United States of America