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 PCA Audit Manager Posting

People • Customers • Trust


At Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers — large and small — package, transport, and display products of all kinds. It just happens to be that corrugated products are our area of expertise.

At PCA, you’ll find the best people in the industry operating in a “golden rule” culture. We actively promote mutually rewarding relationships with each other and our customers by advocating respect for every individual, ethical and fair practices, and the highest standards in what we say and do. PCA is proud to have a highly skilled and experienced team leading the way.

As a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., PCA offers customers broad expertise and economies of scale, while our multiple plant locations let us rapidly meet the local needs of our customers.

We are seeking resumes for an Audit Project Manager at our corporate office in Lake Forest, IL.

The Audit Project Manager is responsible for the management of the financial, operational, and SOX Internal Audit activities. This position will develop relationships with management, oversee and participate in SOX testing, operational audits, integrated audits, and special projects requested by management. The Audit Project Manager works with co-sourced service providers, external auditors, and management stakeholders. 



·        Expert knowledge of GAAP, SOX, and internal audit standards.

·        Manages and executes audit projects including scoping, planning, executing audit procedures, reviewing work papers, and communicating results.

·        Designs risk-based audit programs and performs audits that address emerging risk areas including cybersecurity and data protection.

·        Review process documentation and perform walkthroughs and test of controls over financial reporting to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.

·        Assesses controls and documents work according to departmental standards. Identifies opportunities to increase external audit team’s reliance on internal audit work, improve efficiency and reduce risk. 

·        Assist the Director of Internal Audit with department management activities including hiring, training, coaching and taking corrective actions to address performance issues.

·        Performs project lead responsibilities on large and complex projects. Identifies opportunities to improve controls and communicates effectively to appropriate stakeholders and management. 

·        Leads project wrap-up activities including writing the audit memo, facilitating the exit meeting, gathering stakeholder feedback, finalizing work papers and providing feedback to the audit team.

·        Maintains ongoing relationships with all levels of management and identifies emerging risks associated with upcoming business changes.

·        Ensures professionalism and independence.

·        Stay current on technical literature and best practices.

·        Willingness and ability to travel 25-35% annually.

·        Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

     ·        Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, information systems, general business or acceptable equivalent.

     ·        Five to ten years of audit, systems or public accounting experience or equivalent. 

     ·        Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. 


Preferred Qualifications:

     ·        Manufacturing industry experience a plus.

     ·        Professional certification in one or more of the following is desirable:  CPA, CIA, or CFE. 


Competitive pay and benefits package.

All Qualified applicants must apply at:


PCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.