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Pactiv Senior Accountant in Lake Forest, Illinois

Pactiv Evergreen is currently looking for a Senior Accountant to join our team at our location in Lake Forest, IL.

At Pactiv Evergreen, the health and safety of our employees is a top priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have implemented a number of safety precautions at all of our locations to protect our employees. These precautions include but are not limited to, mandatory face coverings, daily COVID-19 screenings, including temperature screenings, social distancing requirements, and proper hygiene protocols. In addition, we provide all of our employees with regular COVID-19 updates and education.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare footnote disclosures and financial statements and all other components of SEC filings, including Forms 8-K, 10-K, and 10-Q.

  • Liaise with external auditors to facilitate the completion of their quarterly reviews and annual audit.

  • Manage documents for SEC filings and assist with the XBRL review.

  • Assist in the preparation of certain accounting areas and analysis supporting the close process.

  • Lead/participate in special projects and accounting transactional items as applicable.

  • Partner with business leaders as well as accounting and finance team to identify necessary operational improvements to create and implement procedures to help streamline various processes.

  • Maintain internal controls over financial reporting processes.

To be considered, a candidate must possess:

  • BA/BS in accounting

  • Minimum 4 years of related work experience required. Experience at a large, multi-national, corporation or at a public accounting firm strongly preferred

  • CPA strongly preferred

  • Prior SEC financial reporting experience preferred

  • Experience with large, automated financial systems (SAP, etc.) and/or consolidation systems (HFM, etc.)

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Comfortable communicating across different levels of the organization

  • Ability to work effectively and independently while managing concurrent deadlines and multiple priorities

  • Strong process skills with a demonstrated ability to drive change

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal forms; strong interpersonal skills, and organizational skills

  • Fully competent in MS Office including strong Excel, database, and query capabilities

About Pactiv Evergreen Inc.:

Pactiv Evergreen Inc., the new powerhouse within the food and beverage packaging industry was formed in September 2020 following the merger of two great organizations; Pactiv LLC, the leading manufacturer of food and beverage packaging solutions in North America, and Evergreen Packaging LLC, the global leader in paper packaging solutions to include fresh beverage cartons. Together, we are Pactiv Evergreen Inc., the largest manufacturer of foodservice, food merchandising and fresh beverage cartons in North America, with market leading positions across a broad range of products in an essential industry. For more information, check us out online at

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, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics 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.

Why Join Pactiv Evergreen:

  • Career development: On the job learning, certification programs, coaching and mentoring, training programs, leadership development and on-line learning

  • Compensation: competitive wages and monthly performance incentive opportunities

  • Benefits: our robust benefits package includes health (medical, dental & vision), disability and life insurance along with 401(k) savings plan, various employee discounts, wellness programs and paid time off.

  • Stability: we are the largest manufacturer of foodservice, food merchandising and fresh beverage cartons in North America. We are an essential component of our nation’s critical food supply chain. In short, we help feed our country!