Senior Plant Accountant
Itasca, IL 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Join Amcor and you can be part of the team that makes the packaging of the future better for people and our planet.

Here at Amcor, we work together every day to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people across the globe by providing packaging for essential products, including food, beverages, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care.

We are sustainability leaders in our industry. We are the first global packaging company to commit to make all our products recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Our products are vital to support the lives of millions of people across the globe every day.

We are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who are motivated to make a difference. Working at Amcor means you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of an organisation that is committed to innovating and driving new solutions to create more sustainable packaging solutions.

To find out more about our commitment to sustainability and about Amcor, visit I I III

At Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP), our teams are focused on developing and making plastic bottles and jars that create a unique experience and are better for the environment. Our bottles and jars are primarily made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which has rapidly become the world's preferred packaging material.

PET is lightweight, shatterproof, recloseable, resealable, reusable and infinitely recyclable*.

With approximately 6,000 people across about 50 manufacturing operations in 11 countries and an annual revenue of US$2.9 Billion, ARP provides rigid packaging solutions to the beverage, pharmaceutical, food, and home and personal care segments.

Learn more about the many benefits of PET bottles

*with existing technologies including chemical recycling

Amcor Rigid Packaging

Sr. Plant Accountant

Itasca, IL

Position Overview:

The Sr. Plant Accountant supports two manufacturing locations, Itasca and Addison. The key activities of the position include the following items to support the Plant Controller:

  • Manage and support all general accounting, cost accounting, and fixed asset activities;
  • Analyze and report on financial, operational results;
  • Prepare periodic financial plans, forecasts and outlooks;
  • Provide direct support to plant management team in a variety of financial, accounting and operational areas;
  • Support and maintain internal controls functions of the plant;
  • Maintains intercompany relationships with other divisional operating locations and offices.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Management / Analysis:

  • Provide financial direction / support to site manager / core management teams
  • Prepare financial analysis to monitor spending in key areas (labor, scrap, spending, inventory, etc.)
  • Maintain active participation in plant operations
  • Establish, monitor, and enforce internal controls and ensure compliance with division policies and procedures
  • Participate and facilitate cost reduction / elimination programs / ideas

Reporting / Accounting:

  • Accurate and timely financial reporting of plant results (monthly, quarterly, and annually)
  • Assist in the development of annual plant budget and periodic forecasts
  • Input and review product segment statistical allocations
  • Support physical inventory reporting and cycle count analysis
  • Prepare various financial models, as appropriate; prepare and review various account reconciliations
  • General ledger maintenance/transactional processing/journal entry creation

Specific Duties:

  • Gather information relative to cost/benefit analysis and other plant financial initiatives
  • Analyze plant labor, scrap, operational spending and inventory transactions for optimal manufacturing levels
  • Participate in month-end close activities (create/post financial/statistical journal entries, prepare standard financial and operational reports, analyze/explain operational activities/related variances, analyze/report monthly plant performance)
  • Monitor and review asset additions, transfers and disposals. Ensure complete and accurate supporting documentation
  • Process debit/credit memo transactions (customer returns/claims, scrap/regrind shipments) and intercompany transfers
  • Maintain statistical model for product segment allocations and analysis
  • Prepare annual and quarterly operational budgets and profit projections
  • Prepare sales and use and other tax returns as applicable and provide support for federal and state income/property tax returns, as applicable
  • Participate in customer and segment profitability reviews
  • Review Freight Payable on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and support preparation of capital expenditure justifications
  • Assist the Plant Controller as required.


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree In Accounting or Finance
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Plant Manufacturing and cost accounting experience, preferred
  • Functional SAP experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel and Windows applications
  • Outstanding communication skills - interpersonal, presentation, written, and verbal
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to prioritize work, set goals, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated analytical reasoning and problem-solving abilities
  • Travel 5-10%

Amcor is a thriving S&P 500 organisation listed both on the NYSE (AMCR) and ASX

(AMC) with US$13 billion in sales. We have a proud history dating back to the 1860's and come a long way from a single paper mill based in Melbourne to becoming the global leading packaging company. Today, Amcor is an international organisation empowering its 50,000 employees in over 40 countries and across 250 sites.

At Amcor we believe in talent through diversity and promote equal opportunity in the workplace and recognise that discrimination and harassment of co-workers based on race, creed, disability, gender, marital or maternity status, religious or political beliefs, age or sexual orientation is unlawful.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.



We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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