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American Packaging Senior Finance Analyst in Story City, Iowa

Senior Finance Analyst

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:In this highly visible position the Senior Finance Analyst will provide financial support to our accounting and finance team. Specific duties include budgeting, monitoring of actuals to forecast, and monthly close. The position will impact strategic decision-making based upon timely and accurate analysis of consolidation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Responsible for the management of daily accounting functions and financial reporting in compliance with generally acceptable accounting principles (GAAP)

  • Manage the monthly closing function including timely preparation and distribution of the monthly financial statements

  • Prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual journal entries, bank reconciliations, and financial statements; prepare and review consolidations including income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow for all reporting periods

  • Own lease accounting under ASC 842 including system administration of LeaseQuery

  • Track capital expenditures and commitments to provide a monthly status update on each CER

  • Develop reporting for business partners and support internal customers in understanding the financial facts behind business decisions

  • Own and develop monthly reporting to senior leadership

  • Establish and maintain cycle counting procedures, including follow up on discrepancies

  • Lead quarterly inventory review with management

  • Prepare and/or review weekly and monthly reports (inventory, backlog, bookings, anticipated sales, working capital)

Budget and Forecasting

  • Assist with budget and forecasting activities and timeline for corporate and COEs

  • Prepare the corporate division budget and forecast, which includes analysis of historical trends and estimates

  • Own variances to budget and report out variances to senior leadership

  • Partner with business functions to accurately budget and forecast by business function


  • Lead and prepare the year-end financial statement audit including coordination with external auditors and other COEs

  • Coordinate activities in preparation for other periodic audits and reports and reports such as the Flexible Packaging Association and US Census Bureau

  • Prepare and coordinate the Pension and 401k Audits

Finance IT Applications

  • Own and coordinate with Harris and Radius IT support to add new General Ledger accounts as needed and update financial reporting templates and retrievals

  • Support ERP and bolt on financial product implementations; lead cross functional teams as required

Cash/Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable

  • Reconciliation of payroll accounts

  • Corporate credit card management

  • Own daily cash balances, approval of ACHs/Wires, and monthly cash projection consolidation

  • Assist with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable teams as needed, including processing invoices, check run and supplier finance administration


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.

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written

  • Excellent time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail

  • Competent PC skills, including Microsoft Office Suite with prior experience in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint preferred

  • High degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail

  • Ability to handle confidential information

  • ERP knowledge a plus

  • Comfortable working in Excel with large sets of data

  • Preference for prior experience in finance/accounting function

  • Understanding of GAAP


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar discipline; 3+ years of experience in a finance/accounting role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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 public.


Basic understanding of finance and accounting.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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