De Kalb, Illinois

Reporting to the Area Controller- Global Plastics, you will be responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of the plant financial statements.  Reporting includes both financial reporting and forecasts to division management and the plant.  As well as providing finance support to division accountants as appropriate. 

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Performs and monitors fundamental accounting activities at a plant level to include: the preparation and review of data for input in the general ledger, the review of general ledger and subsidiary ledgers transactions to ensure accuracy and proper accounting treatment.
  • Responsible for reporting to division and plant management’s month end results to include: operating results and plant metrics.
  • Performs detailed balance sheet reconciliations quarterly, assure those appropriate adjustments are made in the general ledger.
  • Analysis of capital expenditures, asset tracking, and review of the asset register.  Ensure that plant assets are audited annually.
  • Preparation and review of monthly/weekly forecast, quarterly forecasts, and the annual budget
  • Assist in peer audit of other plants as required.
  • Backup monitor of a/p transactions for the division.
  • Reviews and prepares supporting work papers and schedules in support of the annual audit.
  • Provides division accounting assistance in inventory reporting, purchase price variance analysis, invoicing calculation for assembly customers. 
  • Standard Cost experience required
  • Job Costing experience is a Bonus
  • Assists with in-depth special studies as required and other duties assigned.

This position is located in Dekalb, IL.

We'd Love To Hear From You If:

  • You have a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.
  • You have 5-8 years’ experience and exposure to budgeting/forecasting and advanced excel skills.
  • You have excellent Excel skills, general IT systems knowledge (JDE/Microsoft Office/Query/Oracle) and Strong analytical capabilities.

This is a progression position and could be a level I, II, or III. Compensation and progression level will be based on candidate’s experience and education, and current business needs. 

Why You’ll Like Working With US:

We care about YOU through employee development, providing excellent benefits, investing in your future and valuing diversity and inclusion.

Sonoco founded in 1899 is a global provider of consumer and industrial packaging products.  With annualized net sales of $5.4 billion, we have over 20,000 employees, 300 operations in 36 countries, serving some of the world’s best-known brands. Our greatest strength is our people.  At Sonoco, People Build Businesses by doing the right thing.  We are successful at developing employees’ natural strengths and providing long term career development and employment stability.  We’ve developed a culture where employees feel valued, respected and appreciated. 




We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

De Kalb, Illinois

We bring more to packaging than just the package.

Combining actionable insights, intellectual capital, purposeful innovation and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful solutions that build stronger brands.



Providing Innovative Packaging Solutions

Sonoco is a $5 billion global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products and packaging supply chain services. When collaborating with our customers, we leverage our deep knowledge of material science, our i6 Innovation Process™, and our industry-leading packaging and services portfolio to create impactful customized solutions that build stronger brands.


We produce packaging for many of the world’s most recognized brands, in markets such as appliances and electronics, automotive, beverages, confection, construction, converted paperboard, fresh and natural food, frozen and refrigerated food, shaving, home, lawn and garden, medical/pharmaceutical, pet care, powdered beverages, recycling and snacks.


Sonoco’s operations consist of our global consumer packaging businesses (rigid paper and closures, flexibles and plastics); our display and packaging division (high-impact retail displays and packaging supply chain management); our industrial businesses (tubes and cores, reels and spools, uncoated recycled paperboard and Sonoco Recycling, one of the world’s largest recyclers); and our Protective Solutions division (custom-designed protective, temperature-assurance and retail security packaging solutions and highly engineered components).


From our headquarters in Hartsville, S.C., and more than 300 operations in 33 countries, we serve customers in 85 nations.

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