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Pactiv Evergreen Mgr Accounting 3 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Pactiv Evergreen Inc.(NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at

On the boarder of Tennessee and Arkansas, and not far from Mississippi, Memphis is a city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction. Other music landmarks include the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Evergreen Packaging’s Corporate Headquarters is located in Memphis, Tennessee, with close proximity to Nashville. Known for its rich music history and southern cuisine, Memphis now boasts one of the largest and most beautifully landscaped urban parks in the US with over 40 miles of trails. Memphis is also located in close proximity, under a 2 hour drive, to Nashville, TN. The 100 team members located in the Memphis Office implement shared services for the organization, including finance, procurement, new product development and legal services.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.

Job Description

The Mill Controller manages all aspects of accounting for the production facility, including cost accounting, financial reporting, internal controls, payroll, accounts payable, budgeting and forecasting. The Controller is an active member of the mill management team and is expected to lead and support all aspects of facility operations.

  • Provide analytical support to drive prudent operational financial decision making

  • Oversee cost accounting functions to include familiarity with inner-workings of cost accounting systems and oversight of variance and allocation reporting.

  • Research, understand and communicate financial variance drivers.

  • Oversee raw material and energy input cost accounting to insure proper receipt, inventory, consumption calculations, variance explanations and forecasting.

  • Responsible for mill financial forecasting and budgeting, to include development, reporting and communicating to appropriate parties.

  • Oversee mill-wide hourly payroll processing and accounting.

  • Oversee mill-specific accounts payable processing.

  • Oversee mill customer billing and invoice processing.

  • Oversee all aspects of general accounting including balance sheet account reconciliations and assurance of appropriate accruals and proper accounting treatment.

  • Tax management including sales/use tax, incentive programs and property tax.

  • Responsible for financial management of mill inventories.

  • Working closely with corporate finance group to insure corporate and external reporting requirements are met.

  • Oversee month-end close process.

  • Capital and fixed asset management, including project financial support (return analysis) and insuring proper administration of placed in service, depreciation, retirements and CIP control.

  • Effectively communicate financial results to mill management team as well as corporate management team.

  • Responsible for mill internal controls and policy compliance.

  • Act as financial liaison between mill and other business groups, including sales, customer service, product development, converting, supply chain, procurement, etc.

  • Supervise finance team of exempts and non-exempts, while promoting an energetic and positive environment of continuous improvement and development.

  • Analytical support as required.


  • Bachelor's degree Accounting or Finance required.

  • MBA and CPA preferred.

  • Minimum 2-5 years experience as controller for large manufacturing facility preferred.

  • Strong writing and communication skills mandatory.

  • Experience in problem solving, complex financial analysis and people management key.

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and Power Point mandatory.

  • Experience with SAP accounting system a plus.

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