General Clerk

Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Grow your career. Grow with Caraustar.
Caraustar Industries, Inc., established in 1938, is one of North America’s largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.
With over 4,000 employees serving the unique needs of the organization, you can imagine that it takes a vast range of skills to keep our organization growing. What does that mean for you as a job seeker? Room to grow in any number of directions, any number of places, and any number of roles. Your path begins here.
We believe in encouraging, challenging and empowering each other to be the healthiest we can be. When we are each at our personal best, so are our customers, our communities and so is our organization.  We understand that to be a world-class organization we need to practice, encourage and support employee health and wellness. Today, some of the tools and resources offered to employees to improve wellness and work/life balance include:
- Employee assistance programs – this free and confidential guidance service is available to you and your dependent family members
- Tobacco-free campuses
- Health and wellness tools
- Comprehensive benefit package 


Maintains financial records; and performs general clerical accounting functions in support of staff such as sorting documents, JD Edwards (JDE)  maintenance, calculating and/or verifying order amounts, run month end reports and month end financial closing duties for Austell Mill One, Mill Two and Sweetwater Paperboard.
- Perform all required duties and tasks in accordance with Caraustar accounting policies and financial control procedures.
- Accurately enter receipts into JDE.
- Apply General Ledger (GL) code to non-Purchase Order (PO) invoices and resolve issues with PO invoices in JDE Workflow
- Work closely with Mill personnel to resolve invoicing and receiving discrepancies
- Resolves invoice, issues with vendors in a timely fashion.
- File and maintain receiving records.
- Research Profit & Loss (P&L) for Mill Management.
- Prepare Accounts Payable (AP) accruals for Corporate Accounting at month end
- Ensures a safe and healthy workplace.
- Job is restricted to 40 hours per week with limited overtime (requires prior approval)
- Comply in all respects with the provisions of the Caraustar Standards of Business Conduct Policy required.
- Run various month end reports as requested.
- Researches invoice and payment processing problems.
- Assist with internal audit requests
- Assist in training of employees in JDE and the related area as appropriate.


- Ability to pay attention to detail a must.
- Have exceptional judgment, ability, initiative, and aptitude in the carrying out of work assignments with minimal direct supervision.
- Knowledge of general concepts and procedures preferred.
- Must be able to actively listen and follow instructions.
- Must be able to think critically and efficiently solve problems
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- High school diploma and/or equivalent with at least 1 year experience in related field required.
- Must be able to operate PC and Microsoft Windows software programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, etc.


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