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Site Accountant in Plastipak

To develop, monitor, and control all Site systems, policies and procedures to assure that all business transactions are accounted for accurately and timely within the scope of corporate guidelines and in compliance with regulatory statutes. To research and advise Site Manager of unfavorable cost and cash drains on the company and to help develop programs for improvement. To act as liaison between the Site and General Office in the area of financial administration.


  • Member of the Site Steering Team.
  • Responsible for maintaining ISO, OSHA, and GMP standards.

  • Coordinate and formalize the annual budgets, profit plans and quarterly objectives.

  • Track plans and budgets against actual costs and explain all variances.

  • Have a good understanding of product costs including the makeup of actual expenses and related cost drivers.

  • Identify, control and report scrap, expense waste and any other negative impacts to the P&L. Identify areas that affect cash flow and recommend or initiate improvements.

  • Supervise and maintain a perpetual inventory control system explaining all cycle counting and physical inventory adjustments.

  • Maintain continuous improvement in all procedures and systems.

  • Work with unit/product teams to obtain a better understanding of operations and help train them in areas of cost and other financial matters.

  • Supervise and verify the accuracy of Site master files.

  • Supervise and maintain a monthly physical inventory and its valuation.

  • Assure compliance to the Accounts Receivable Credit Approval System.

  • Report any potential liability to the Site Manager and the Corporate Controller.

  • Report immediately any legal or regulatory agency problem to the Site Manager and the General Office.

  • Maintain and supervise compliance to policies and procedures outlined in the Administration Manual.

  • Convert all purchase orders.

  • Match purchase orders with RRs and invoices.

  • Investigate and assist customers and associates in resolving billing and payment problems.

  • Handling and solving questions or concerns from vendors.

  • Assist in cycle counts.

  • Organize, maintain and file plant generated invoice and shipping receipt source documents as back up for future reference.

  • Assists other departments in finding batches and invoices in Accounts Payable files.

  • In charge of petty cash and p-cards.

  • Remains available to other departments for additional responsibilities and special projects.

  • Initiate action for food safety issues.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be team oriented.

  • Self-motivation and flexibility of job assignments.

  • Computer-literate.

  • 4 year degree in Business, Accounting or Finance required.


  • Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. Requires walking primarily on a level surface for varying periods throughout the day in the Production area. Reaching above shoulder heights; and below the waist lifting as required to file documents or store materials during the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. May include lifting up to 25 lbs. for files, computer printouts on occasion. Could involve long periods of Computer work.

  • 7 day a week operation; may require working more than 40 hours.

  • The performance of this position includes exposure to the manufacturing areas where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection. Primary environment: ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment. Required to be able to read documents and computer screens.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PositionSite Accountant
Job Category Accounting/Finance
Industry TypePlastic Manufacturing
Location of JobHighlands, TX
Last Date to Apply15 December 2016
Desired Candidate's Profile

Plastipak Packaging is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality. Plastipak supports manufacturing operations throughout the United States, South America and Europe.

A Business Based on Ethical Standards

Plastipak operates by meeting expectations for ethical conduct as well as financial goals — all without compromising its integrity. Indeed, we have built a global business culture based on honor, openness and inclusion.As Plastipak expanded to include locations on three continents, respect for human dignity has remained fundamental to how the company conducts its business. We actively participate in the communities in which Plastipak associates work and live.With suppliers and customers in agreement, Plastipak works to meet high conservation standards while enhancing the health and safety of its employees and communities.Plastipak has aligned both its business and sustainability practices to create a culture of inclusion for associates throughout the company's international operations.

Supportive Environment

The Workplace
Plastipak's most important resource is our associates.
Plastipak operates with an appreciation for individual contributions and innovation. Plastipak associates contribute to:

  • Maintaining high performance in order to achieve outstanding customer service
  • Designing innovative products positioning Plastipak as a global leader in packaging
  • Improving communities where Plastipak has a presence

Plastipak does the following for associates:

  • Pays fair wages based on industry standards
  • Offers benefits such as health insurance, life insurance and paid vacations
  • Provides a safe work environment
  • Relates fairly and honestly with associates
  • Complies with the minimum age laws in all countries where it conducts business
  • Complies with all laws supporting workplace diversity

Open Communication

Mutually respectful and trusting relationships require open communication. Each associate must feel free to communicate opinions, share ideas and resolve problems in an environment that encourages and promotes opportunities for success and professional growth.Plastipak actively promotes open and honest communication as demonstrated by the company's “Open Line Communication System.” This system allows an associate to ask a question or voice a concern confidentially via the Corporate Talent Management Department.

Our Global Initiatives Thrive on Effective Management

As global producers of plastic containers, we have a responsibility from design to disposal to meet sustainability demands. Our sustainability initiatives are guided by a Bottle to Bottle approach to recycling.Plastipak holds itself accountable to stakeholders to run operations in an environmentally friendly manner for current and future generations. We have made that goal an inseparable part of our business plan.

Protecting the Environment

The impact of climate change and the threat to the environment from pollutants are too big to ignore, and Plastipak is doing everything possible to protect the future of the planet.The company is committed to social responsibility for environmental guardianship and its leadership in sustainability. Plastipak is meeting the goals set by the company's formal conservation plan.

Under this plan Plastipak has initiated a program to reduce compressed air leakage throughout all of our U.S. operations, achieve greater fuel economy, reduce volatile emissions and expand lightweighting programs to reduce the amount of plastic in each container. Plastipak engineers its source materials, technologies, transportation, distribution and recycling scenarios to fit customer sustainability requirements as well. 

Sustainability Means Engagement

Engagement is important to Plastipak. By engaging the hearts and minds of associates, Plastipak creates unique and sustainable packaging solutions for its customers. Consumers and corporations alike must be engaged in order to sustain the planet's resources.Such unified engagement has powerful, long-reaching effects. Participation in conservation initiatives has a positive impact on the economic, human and natural environments. 

A Modern Recycling Facility

Clean Tech's recycling processes focus on the effective management of the life cycle of plastic containers. Clean Tech’s highly qualified engineers design unique technologies to maximize plastic’s beneficial features throughout a product's life cycle and its subsequent lives as recycled material.

Clean Tech engineers follow company directives to reduce material use and weight, where feasible, which in turn yields lower energy and transportation costs. High material production standards are always met to ensure that recycled materials can stand up to quality package demands for maintaining product freshness.

Making Good Use of Recycled Materials

Plastipak uses the inherent resilience of plastics as a key resource for developing sensible, environmentally-friendly packaging lines.Plastics are flexible, durable and endlessly recyclable, permitting limitless use and reuse. The recyclable nature of plastics opens the way for Plastipak to construct its manufacturing to help reclaim bottles rather than only creating new plastics.Clean Tech provides the critical component of this system with its capability of recycling HDPE and PET bottles to produce highly useful post consumer materials.

We Reuse Our Own Recycled Materials
Plastipak's commitment to using renewable and recyclable materials along with reduced content is at the heart of its sustainability initiative. The company manufactures an array of containers for both food and non-food products using recycled plastic produced by Clean Tech. For instance, Clean Tech recycled material replaces at least 10% of the plastic content for a line of beverage bottles.

ExperienceNot Mentioned
Qualification4 year degree in Business, Accounting or Finance required.
Contact Details
Contact NameHR
Contact Email erecruiting[at]
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