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Accountant II

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OVERVIEW:
At Sysco, we offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come from Sysco.
POSITION SUMMARY:
Performs activities required to ensure accurate and timely processing of general ledger transactions and related reporting.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Apply accounting principles and practices to a variety of accounting functions.
Perform allocations; run weekly, cost center, and related reports; evaluate discrepancies and make corrections as appropriate.
Maintain general ledger accounts and account mappings.
Examine of various financial statements for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to guidelines.
Maintain GL data elements including cost centers, profit centers, cost elements, and Statistical Key Figures (SKF).
Perform weekly, period, quarterly, and year end close activities.
Perform moderate risk account reconciliations.
Provide assistance in moderate financial analysis for reasonableness.
Assist other departments in coding of financial transactions.
Enter and comply data in preparation of financial statements (includes journal entries, data entries, matching/clearing).
Validate external interfaces and sub ledgers.
Run standard reports.
Liaise closely with Site and Corporate Finance as well as operations management as appropriate.
Document processes to update/create training materials.
Act as a resources for colleagues with less experience.
Support our internal and external customers' needs.
Participate in performance management.
Key Internal/External Contacts:
All Staff and Supervisors within Finance organization
Supervisors and Directors responsible for business processes within area of responsibility
QUALIFICATIONS:
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; or related degree with at least 24 hours in accounting
Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook)
Excel level: Intermediate vlookups, pivot tables, subtotals
Preferred Qualifications:
2 to 4 years' related experience with knowledge of departmental function, terminology and interrelationships
Proficiency with financial software
Professional Skills:
Ability to perform intermediate level analysis, interpret and evaluate precedents and data and recommend solutions to non-recurring problems
Communicate with various departments to resolve outstanding open items.
Recognition of variances, aged items, potential problems to begin research/resolution
Demonstrates ability in using independent judgment in determining how to approach and solve problems
Ability to think through multiple alternatives and potential consequences to determine the best outcome
Effective interpersonal and oral communication skills with good vocabulary and good grammar
Ability to prepare accurate, effective, complete and easily understood written communication and reports
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Working Conditions:
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

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