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Senior Accounting Analyst

Russett, Maryland, United States
Closing date
Apr 25, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
US1601 Coastal Sunbelt Produce, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
5 Years

Employment Type:
Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Compensation Range:
$76,100.00 - $114,100.00

The compensation range provided is in compliance with state specific laws. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate of pay include your specific skills, years of experience and other factors.

You may be eligible to participate in the Company's Incentive Plan.

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Job Profile Summary

The Senior Accounting Analyst reports to the Accounting Manager and is responsible for overseeing the overall general ledger and accounting related activities for assigned Sysco entities and accounts. They ensure timely completion of close related activities, manage risk based on exception reporting, control reconciliation of accounts and records, and may include administrative/transactional accounting support work, such as ledger maintenance and data entry.

Position Purpose:

This position is for a dynamic individual with the accounting department. It is important that this individual can handle complex accounting concepts, lead, coach and maximize the performance of degreed accountants. The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 5 years' accounting experience with a demonstrated ability to lead others.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Prepare complex accounting entries and exercise judgement in the application of Sysco policies for financial reporting
  • Review and approve monthly and quarterly account reconciliations as prepared by the SBS Accounting Analyst and Global Staff Accountant to lower risk and ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance
  • Review and approve medium to high-risk journal entries as prepared by the SBS Accounting Analyst and Global Staff Accountant
  • Act as the escalation point of contact for the Sysco entities on the balance sheet accounts assigned
  • Overall responsibility for month-end task list, including BPC reporting packages for financial consolidation, on assigned accounts and entities to ensure all period close activities are completed on time and accurately
  • Prepare and reconcile key deliverables for various stakeholders
  • Provide documentation for assigned controls
  • Regularly attend key stakeholder meetings to discuss open risks and develop action plans to resolve
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Develops and performs analytics on key accounts to drive resolution, create efficiencies in reviews, provide entity wide visibility, and reduce overall risk.
  • Responsible for understanding and applying the Financial & Accounting Methods Manual (FAMM) and suggesting additions and/or updates where necessary
  • Support internal and external audit requests
  • Review and provide feedback to the SBS Accounting Analyst and SBS Global team regarding Reconciliations, Journal Entries and other assigned tasks
  • Review and approve SOPs prepared by SBS Accounting Analyst and Global Staff Accountants; ensure the accuracy of current SOPs and assist SBS Accounting Analyst and Global Staff Accountants to revise if needed
  • Mentor new SBS Accounting Analysts and Staff Accountants at SBS Global team on Sysco Accounting processes and culture
  • Suggest process improvements and works with upstream process owners to streamline the end-to-end processes
  • Support the Accounting Manager on overall team management where necessary
  • Complete special projects as necessary
  • Ensures adherence to department goals/metrics, Internal Audit reports, and SLAs
  • Complete SBS Accounting Analyst responsibilities (as necessary and appropriate)

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 5 years Accounting or related experience

  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze and reconcile reports
  • Demonstrates skills in problem solving, team building, total quality management
  • Ability to find & resolve discrepancies
  • Able to collaborate and work cross-functionally to solve problems
  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, specialized accounting / finance software ERP Systems (i.e., Workday, Visual Produce, etc.) and data wrangling software (i.e., Alteryx)
  • Strong communication skills



Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues 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're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider 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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