Plant Payroll Accounting Assistant


Valparaiso, IN, US, 46383

Job ID:  55190
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 Sarbanes-Oxley (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 on-cycle 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 in Finished Good inventories and reviewing aging inventories ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Process invoices, receipts, and research Accounts Payable discrepancies
  • Perform various administrative duties as needed.
  • Comply with Environmental and Food Safety standards as set forth in plant policies/programs.



  • High school diploma or equivalency required; Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or related field strongly preferred
  • Prior experience in payroll processing, accounts payable, audit, and/or financial reporting
  • 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/PeopleSoft, ADP, Kronos etc.
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office suite with strong aptitude and emphasis in the use of Excel.

About Ardagh Metal Packaging


Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) is a leading supplier of sustainable and infinitely recyclable beverage cans to brand owners globally. A subsidiary of sustainable packaging business Ardagh Group, AMP is an industry player across Europe and the Americas with innovative production capabilities. AMP operates 24 production facilities in nine countries, employing more than 6,300 employees with sales of approximately $4.7 billion.


AMP is 75%-owned by Ardagh Group and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker AMBP.


About Ardagh Group


Ardagh Group operates 65 metal and glass production facilities in 16 countries, employing more than 21,000 people with sales of approximately $10 billion. Ardagh Group produces:


· many of the cans and bottles that contain your favourite beverages.

· packaging made from metal and glass – permanent materials that can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality.

· more than 160 million containers per day.

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago