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International Paper Finance Generalist in BEAVERTON, Oregon

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.

This position is in the Recycling division of International Paper. We are one of the world's largest paper recyclers, handling more than 6 million tons of paper every year. We have recycling facilities throughout the United States. Recycled paper is used in our mills, with the balance sold domestically and worldwide.

The Region Finance Generalist is responsible for finance duties within the West Region; working with the other Region Generalists, and under the supervision of the West Region Controller. The finance duties include: month-end close duties, reconciliations, compiling profit and loss statements, inventory and material usage reports, analytics, and other assigned tasks. The Generalist will be a key point of contact for plant finance specialists in regards to accounting policies and procedures, system processes and issues, and key control activities, among other related responsibilities. The Generalist will also serve as the backup for the Plant Finance Specialists.

The West Region Generalist works directly with the plants and brokerage businesses within the region. The eight plants and brokerage areas are located in: Kent, WA; Beaverton, OR; Eugene, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Phoenix, AZ; West Sacramento, CA; Fremont, CA; Norwalk, CA. Total annual revenue in the West Region is approximately $61 million.

Position Location:

  • Beaverton, OR, or one of the West Region plant locations.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Month-end close: prepare accruals, prepare reconciliations, prepare profit and loss statements, inventory and material usage reports

  • Financial system lead within the region (ERP and SAP): understand the inner-workings of the financial systems and how they transfer information

  • Assist with AR invoice adjustments: correct supplier invoices as needed

  • Support Region and Plant Management with Financial and Operational Analysis: Gather information and prepare analyses

  • Support Region Controller with the month-end closing and reporting processes

  • Support Region Controller with financial evaluations of capital projects

  • Support efforts to ensure internal controls are in place for compliance with corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines

  • Provide backup support for Plant Finance Specialists in the West Region.


Key Competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Organizing

  • Planning

  • Priority Setting

  • Functional/Technical Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Process Management

  • Time Management

  • Action Oriented

  • Business Acumen

  • Decision Quality

Functional/Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Accounting and Controls; GAAP

  • Financial Concepts

  • Budgeting and Analytics

  • Computer software proficiency in: Excel, Word, SAP

  • Excellent listening, written, and oral communication skills.

Education and Experience:

  • 4 year college degree (finance or accounting)

  • Three or more years of experience

  • Business experience involving general accounting activities, analytics, and budgeting preferred


  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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