Pactiv Evergreen Inc.

Senior Accountant (Accounting & Optimization)

Job Locations US-IL-Lake Forest
Position Type
Full Time
Pay Type


Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website 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, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law.  For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email


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Job Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior Accountant with a strong background in finance, accounting, and systems IT to join our team. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of experience in public accounting (core audit, IT audit, risk advisory, etc.), corporate accounting & finance, or consulting in risk, information systems, digital finance transformation, or business process outsourcing (BPO). In this role, you will play a crucial part in our accounting and finance transformation strategy initiatives.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive and support digital accounting and finance transformation projects and the implementation of business process optimization initiatives.
  • Identify, prioritize and assist in the implementation and optimization projects to enhance data visualization and reporting capabilities.
  • Lead and contribute to projects focused on streamlining the Company’s accounting close and reporting processes, improving overall financial controls.
  • Utilize expertise in systems IT to identify underutilized applications with the intent to promote efficiency in the Company’s accounting and finance processes.
  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of existing business processes and organizational structure to recommend improvements, including implementing digital tools, for increased effectiveness and organizational optimization.
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders, such as external auditors, to ensure alignment of financial processes with organizational goals, regulatory compliance, and industry best practices.
  • Provide expertise in financial reporting and accounting policies, ensuring accuracy and compliance with emerging or complex accounting standards.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies in digital finance and accounting.



  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience, Big 4 audit or consulting is a plus.
  • Strong background in risk management, IT audit, or digital finance transformation.
  • Master’s degree and/or CPA or relevant professional certification preferred.
  • Proficiency in data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI, etc.) and Microsoft office applications (excel, etc.).
  • Familiarity and experience with large ERP systems (SAP, OneStream, etc.) and financial accounting applications and technologies (Blackline, Basware, etc.) is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, especially with unstructured projects, and the ability to identify and implement process improvements.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with teams from various departments, including members of senior management.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

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