Accountant II - Corporate Accounting

Clearwater Paper Spokane , WA 99201

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, bleached paperboard and pulp at manufacturing facilities across the nation. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong customer partnerships through quality and service.

At Clearwater Paper, we have made it a priority to build a clearly defined workplace culture that is consistent companywide. Key aspects of our culture include:

  • Clear values. We embrace and practice integrity, openness and candor; environmental responsibility; a commitment to quality; and a focus on customers.

  • Continuous improvement. We believe there are always opportunities to raise the bar and get better. We engage our employees in improving both the business and their performance.

  • Performance driven. We are focused on winning together and on delivering results.

Our customers' success and our success requires everyone to do their part, whether we are finding new ways to be profitable or reducing our environmental footprint. If you are looking for teamwork, a sense of purpose, and a leading company that is growing fast, we are looking for you.

Responsibilities

Responsible for moderately complex accounting activities, performing month end closing tasks, assisting in the maintenance of complete and accurate general ledger accounts and preparing, reviewing and analysing financial and accounting reports and information.

Month End Closing

  • Responsible for the proper accounting and month-end closing of specific sections of the general ledger.

  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet accounts.

  • Participate in the monthly financial statement close.

  • Prepare and post journal entries in compliance with GAAP. Prepare supporting documentation and reconciliations for journal entries.

  • Calculate and post monthly accruals and deferrals.

  • Provide training and guidance to lower level accounting staff.

Financial Reporting

  • Responsible for developing queries, creating reports and performing analyses and reconciliation of general ledger accounts.

  • Perform assigned financial reporting tasks in a timely manner as required per financial reporting deadlines.

Controls and Procedures

  • Provide information and documentation as requested by the internal and external auditors in a timely manner. This includes detailed account reconciliations and communicating the nature of transactions that have been entered into certain general ledger accounts.

  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations to validate accuracy of financial information and maintain accurate work papers.

  • Review and maintain historical data in accordance with corporate record retention policy.

  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley procedures and assist in ensuring an effective system of internal controls.

  • Communicate professionally and work proactively with outside agencies, i.e. the Census Bureau and unclaimed property agencies, to provide all necessary information in an accurate and timely manner.

Qualifications

Required education and related experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required.
  • 2 or more years of accounting experience required.

Skills and Abilities (technical/professional skills, expertise and qualifications):

  • Intermediate proficiency using Excel, with a desire to grow these capabilities

  • Basic proficiency using report writing/database programs and Word required.

  • Experience using an enterprise accounting system preferred. JD Edwards a plus.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and work effectively with individuals across the organization.

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Accountant II - Corporate Accounting

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