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Accounting Associate - San Lorenzo, Ca

At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - package, transport and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise.
At PCA, you'll find the best people in the industry operating in a "golden rule" culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.
As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., PCA offers customers broad expertise and economies of scale, while our multiple plant locations let us rapidly meet the local needs of our customers. The Accounting Associate is responsible for maintaining all accounting records and producing timely reports, analysis, and statements in accordance with company policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Post entries accurately and completely to the general ledger and verifies and balances general ledger accounts. Post, validate and process accounts payable transactions including the preparation of batch payment. Post, audit and collect accounts receivable transactions by making adjustments and corrections as appropriate. Provide support with the processing of weekly hourly payroll. Assist in the preparations of month-end closings of the financials for the plant. Maintain accounting and payroll files and backup documentation in accordance with PCA's record keeping policies. Provide general administrative support including electronic and physical file organization and retrieval, copying material and conducting electronic or fax correspondence as needed. Respond to corporate requests and cyclical filings in accordance with the Controller's direction. Maintain follow-up system to ensure timely submission of requirements.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Accounts Receivable/Collections Representative. Responsibilities include all
accounts receivable related
functions, including keeping track of assigned accounts
to identify outstanding debts; planning course of action to recover outstanding
payments; heavy phone activity with customers; locating and contacting debtors
regarding payment status; negotiating payoff deadlines or payment plans;
handling questions or complaints; investigating and resolving discrepancies;
establishing good relationships with customers; updating account
status and database regularly; alerting Controller of customers unwilling or
unable to pay outstanding amounts; complying with requirements when legal
action is unavoidable Respond to corporate requests and cyclical filings in
accordance with the Controller's direction. Maintain follow-up system to ensure
timely submission of requirements.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Associates degree or college accounting coursework preferred.
Experience with computer software that handles accounts payable and general ledger preferred.
PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Other details
Pay Type Salary
Job Start Date Monday, November 19, 2018
215-SAN LORENZO-S, 2222 Grant Avenue, San Lorenzo, California, United States of America


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