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Plant Payroll Accounting Assistant


Chicago, IL, US, 60609

Job ID:  44463
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Finance, Legal, and Tax



Role Description:

The Payroll Accounting Assistant is a supportive team member responsible for plant payroll, various accounting assignments and other administrative duties as needed. The position is responsible for adhering to company policies, accounting procedures, and financial controls including SarbanesOxley (SOX) compliance. The position is engaged in daily plant activities and offers insights towards continuous improvement.


Key Responsibilities:

• Daily and weekly processing for plant hourly workforce payroll for oncycle and off-cycle payments

• Process vacation and holiday pay according to plant policy

• Execute accounting principles in compliance with SOX and operational controls to ensure payment accuracy, audit for completion, and approval through the delegations of authority

• Partner closely with shared service central Payroll team and site Human Resource division to account for impacts or adjustments to payroll processing, such as: garnishments, disability, time and attendance, etc.

• Respond to payroll inquiries including payment research and reconciliation

• Assist in the month-end closing activities ensuring accurate reporting of financial statements

• Assist Plant Finance Manager in various costing/plant performance reports

• Complete daily/weekly/monthly accounting duties such as production and spoilage reporting, shipping reports reviews, raw material inventories, etc.

• Assist Plant Finance Manager in required SOX reports and review controls, and maintain supporting documentation

• Support of internal and external audit programs, including inquiries and providing support documentation

• Assist Plant Finance Manager in Finished Good inventories ensuring compliance with policies and procedures

• Maintain invoices, receipts, and payment notifications to support Plant Finance Manager in reconciliation for general ledger accounts

• Perform various administrative duties as needed

• Comply with Environmental and Food Safety standards as set forth in plant policies/programs



• Associate's degree in Finance or Accounting or related field required.  Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting Preferred

• Prior experience in accounts payable, audit, and/or financial reporting preferred

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills in a team-based environment

• Exceptional problem solving, analytical and technical skills

• Demonstrates independent motivation with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

• Excellent time management skills with the ability to handle multiple, competing priorities to complete tasks/projects within stated deadlines

• Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with sensitive information

• Experience with payroll, accounting and time reporting systems such as SAP, Oracle, ADP, Kronos, Ceridian, Quickbooks, etc.

• Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office suite with strong aptitude and emphasis in the use of Excel

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

For more information on Ardagh Group, visit

Nearest Major Market: Chicago