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American Packaging Financial Accounting Manager in Story City, Iowa

Financial Accounting Manager

Story City, IA (


For over a century, American Packaging Corporation (APC) has been a leading flexible packaging converter for customers throughout North America. We nurture our employees by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401(k) plans and tuition reimbursement programs. These are just a few reasons why we were named a “Best of the Best” in the Best Workplaces in the Americas awards for 12 years in a row. APC’s longstanding success is fueled from the inside out, and we consistently seek to improve our internal operations to propel that success into the future.

SUMMARY:This position will manage the day to day operations of the Center of Excellence general accounting operations. In addition, the position will be responsible for developing, implementing and governing the systems for collecting and reporting financial information. By maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures, the Accounting Manager ensures accurate and timely financial statements.


  • Responsible for the overall accuracy of the general ledger by managing the key accounting functional areas (A/P, Sales, A/R, Banking, Cost Accounting, Inventory Valuation, etc.). Leads and assists monthly general ledger closing activities and reconciliations.

  • Oversee and analyze department work to continually drive improvements. Develop and implement new procedures and features to enhance department workflow and improve accuracy and timeliness.

  • Prepare and distribute financial statements including balance sheet, income statement, and cash reporting. Coordinate preparation of the monthly scorecard for the Center of Excellence.

  • Advise staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting and transactions.

  • Work with each direct reports to establish goals and objectives, monitor performance, and provide opportunity for professional development.

  • Maintain technical skills to participate and assist in A/R collections, A/P processing, and job costing.

  • Maintain accuracy of sales reports and fixed asset reports.

  • Lead preparation of annual audit and tax schedules, and other compliance activities as required.

  • Assist controller with analysis needed to properly evaluate financial performance of the organization.

  • Understands processes end-to-end across departments to support efficient, timely and accurate impacts on financial results.

  • Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Accounting or Finance from four-year college or university and 2 years of accounting or controlling experience.

  • Associates Degree in Accounting (preferred) plus 5 years experience in accounting or controlling; Manufacturing and/or job costing experience preferred.

  • High level of computer and systems proficiency - particularly adept in MS Excel with ability to use advanced Excel tools to analyze data pulled from multiple systems.

  • Experience directing or supervising others, including performance management.


  • Strong leadership skills

  • Proven problem solver with excellent analytical skills

  • Experience and comfort with a variety of computer systems and exporting/analyzing data in Excel, including joining data from multiple sources.

  • Experience in operational accounting, manufacturing, and/or cost accounting

  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment and are dedicated to driving and achieving results


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

American Packaging Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. American Packaging Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at