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Accounting Analyst

Sodexo, Inc.
May 12, 2022

Accounting Analyst

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Unit Description

Sodexo has a new opening for an Accounting Analyst in the Operations Accounting department at our Financial Services Center in Cheektowaga, NY which handles accounting for all of our North American operations. Within the center there are many departments and positions so there's opportunities for growth & advancement.

This role will work a hybrid schedule averaging three days in the office and two days from home plus 10 work from anywhere days- this is on top of vacation, holidays and personal days.

The office offers a modern, collaborative environment with free parking and on-site full-service cafeteria

If you are looking for a good work/life balance - we've got it.

The successful candidate will:

    Train and guide accountants on company policies and procedures, processes and systems, problem resolution techniques and effective communication.
  • Provide on-going assessment of financial close adjustment process and make recommendations for improvements related to trends.
  • Focus on metric driven analysis, KPI's and automation
  • Coordinate period and monthly close process to include preparation of journal entries, system maintenance, and financial analysis.
  • Lead special projects and significant business issues, as needed.
  • Provide guidance on nonstandard issues as escalated accountants.
  • Interpret contract terms for existing units.
  • Apply GAAP and IFRS, Sodexo policies and procedures, and provide objective accounting judgment in the production of accurate and reliable financial reports for Sodexo and its clients.
  • Communicate relevant information and provide accounting guidance to support business decisions.
  • Anticipate and meet changing operational and client reporting needs, working proactively to resolve and prevent issues.
  • Participate and contribute towards the resolution and implementation of company initiatives.
  • Foster cooperation toward achieving department and organizational goals.
  • Produce ad hoc reports for business operators, division and corporate finance and other functional support departments.
  • Collaborate with other FSS departments to ensure understanding of system maintenance and contract requirements.

Is this the right opportunity for you? We are looking for candidates that have/are:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management preferred
  • 3-5 years accounting experience
  • One (1) year Senior Accountant experience
  • Excellent training skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to perform and maintain core responsibilities / accountabilities while simultaneously involved in other department initiatives
  • Demonstrated organization skills
  • Demonstrated comprehension skills
  • Strong contract interpretation skills
  • Strong internal control policy
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong SAP, PC & related software knowledge

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts. Click here for more information about Sodexo's Benefits.

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Position Summary

Has working knowledge and experience in own discipline. Assists in the maintenance of accounting policies and controls, fiscal controls, preparing financial reports and safeguarding the organization's assets. Maintains accounting and financial records and reports, including general ledger, financial statements, regulatory and management reports. Continues to build knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Performs a range of mainly straightforward assignments. Uses prescribed guidelines or policies to analyze and resolve problems. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Functional Experience - 2 years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.