PaperWorks Industries

  • Cost Accountant

    Job Locations US-NC-Whitsett
    Job ID 2018-1490
    Accounting & Finance
  • Overview

    Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, PaperWorks Industries is a leading, integrated North American full-service provider of recycled paperboard and specialized folding cartons for packaging applications.


    Our purpose is clear. To deliver innovative, value-added packaging solutions to the world while making it a better place for all.


    At PaperWorks, we are committed to the highest sustainable forestry and procurement standards. Product certifications include the Forest Stewardship Council and 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance.


    In this role, the Cost Accountant is responsible for the overall accounting and costing functions, including audit, compliance and taxes under various laws and regulations.


    • Prepare cost estimates of new or special products for establishing selling prices and production forecasts.
    • Maintain responsibility for routine compilation of parts manufacturing costs for payroll, inventory accountability, distribution of factory labor, verification of actual costs and computation of variances.
    • Calculate burden rates and sets up expense budgets for manufacturing and service departments.
    • Check and clear data on labor and materials costs burden and expense items, inventory, and profit and loss adjustments.
    • Devise, install or control systems for determining unit cost of products or services.
    • Distribute costs between the various divisions of management and production.
    • Classify production costs into wages, material and overhead.
    • Contribute to budgeting & forecasting process as needed.
    • Act as liaison with corporate financial staff, as required.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or a related field of study.  Prior experience in a manufacturing facility is a plus.
    • Ability to work within a general ledger, accurately and timely reconcile balance sheet accounts, approve and post journal entries is a must. Basic understanding of GAAP with the ability to support external audit function as necessary.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills are necessary, with an ability to resolve and manage internal customer expectation regarding timeliness and accuracy of required information.
    • Must be detail oriented, organized and energetic.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) is a must.
    • MRP/ERP system experience and knowledge is preferred.  Prior system experience with Epicor - AVP or Syteline MRP is a plus.  
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.


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