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Full-time Accounting Specialist II

at International Paper in Cedar Rapids, IA

Accounting Specialist II

Date: Apr 11, 2016

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA, US, 52404

The Accounting Specialist will perform a variety of routine and non-routine accounting functions in accordance with standard procedures in payroll, accounts payable and raw material receipts. The individual must support and exemplify the vision and organizational values of International Paper and the Cedar River Mill.

Key Accountabilities:


Knowledge and understanding of IP policies and Cedar River specific pay rules.
Working Knowledge of Workbrain System and SAP.
Knowledge, understanding and ability to process hourly and salaried payrolls including gain sharing and other supplemental payrolls.
Ability to reconcile various site generated employee deductions.
Assist and work with HR, time approvers and team members.
Compile vacation, floating holiday and absenteeism reports.
Distribution of payroll reports and ad hoc report requests.
Assist with payroll budgeting process
Month end activities as needed.

Fiber Receipts and Accounts Payable
Process a wide variety of invoices including No PO’s, CWR’s, Check Requests, Freight on Goods Invoices, Freight on Finished Goods Invoices, Demurrage and Detention Invoices.
Have a working knowledge of sales tax guidelines.
Works to understand and troubleshoot PIN’s.
Working knowledge of Scale Boss & SAP System to process raw materials receipts.
Working knowledge of SAP to Display Scheduling Agreements, Purchase Orders, Documents, Vendors, Look Up PO by Vendor and Vendor Line Items, Perform Service Entry, and Create a Purchase Requisition.
Month end activities including journal vouchers and service accruals.
Work together and support (back-up) other Accounting Specialist team member.
Support and exemplify the vision and values of Cedar River and maintain a positive and supportive attitude.

Help support a culture based on values of empowerment, high involvement, and a participative work force.
Maintain and develop team relationships.
Develop, maintain, and use reliable methods for all processes and their improvements.
Understand and meet internal and external customer requirements.
Assist other team members in the mill as necessary to improve process reliability and maintain a customer and quality-focused organization.
General Accounting support as needed

Physical Demands/Working Environment:

Must be able to wear all required safety equipment.
Occasional standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.
Constant sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

5+ years experience in payroll accounting/ general accounting. Preferably from a large, national or decentralized organization
Strong problem-solving and attention to detail skills are required.
Proficiency in Windows based software programs such as MS Excel and Word or comparable software program.
Excellent verbal, written, people, and diplomacy skills are required.


Action Oriented Customer Focus

Dealing with Ambiguity Drive For Results

Functional/Technical Skills Integrity and Trust

Interpersonal Savvy Learning on the Fly

Listening Organizing

Peer Relationships Perseverance

Priority Setting Problem Solving

Self Development Technical Learning

Time Management Timely Decision Making

Nearest Major Market: Cedar Rapids

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