Accounting Analyst

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Unit Description

Sodexo has a new opening for an Accounting Analyst in the Accounts Payable department at our Buffalo Financial Shared Services Center. This role will assist the P-Card Manager with analytics and reporting and also enablements of the P-Card and VISA Pay Card programs.



  • Track, analyze and assist in achieving accounts payable department KPI’s
  • Ensure department procedures and process work-flows are documented, updated and applied.
  • Write and release journal entries as needed for Accounts Payable processing
  • Development of A/P’s VISA payment process
  • Analyze Sodexo Purchase Card expenses to ensure Sodexo is maximizing Purchase card and VISA payment utilization
  • Create and prepare reports/stats for Purchase Card / VISA purchases
  • Provide customer service to Sodexo Purchase Card users to address Purchase Card and VISA payment issues
  • Provide an on-going assessment of the Purchase Card process and make recommendations to A/P Management
  • Review open items on account reconciliations to ensure issues are addressed in a timely manner, escalate where needed and determine root causes
  • Ensure all documentation, AF-topics, flow Charts are updated and maintained
  • Specialty projects assigned by Management
  • Ongoing analytics to look for new ways and opportunities to increase spend
  • Primary Backup to P-Card ManagerProcess in Citibank account changes (changes to credit limit, unit number, address, etc.)
  • Process IDOC errors as necessary
  • Notify cardholders of unprocessed transactions older than 45 days as required – follow up to ensure they are processed


Minimum Education/Experience Required

  • 4 year degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business (Preferred)
  • 3-5 years accounting experience (2 years Accounts Payable preferred)
  • Proven track record in developing and producing actionable analytics
  • Experience in audit program of expenditures a plus
  • 2-3 years experience with credit card programs
  • Experience with Concur expense recording system and SAP ERP preferred


Minimum Training/Knowledge/Skills Required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with all levels of management
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Must be a self-starter with high degree of initiative
  • Ability to gain confidence and respect of management and staff through attributes such as professionalism and positive attitude
  • Demonstrated organization and comprehension skills
  • Ability to prioritize and maintain core responsibilities/accountabilities while simultaneously involved in multiple department initiatives
  • Extensive use of computer applications in the accumulation, evaluation and interpretation of data
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Willing to put in necessary time to complete tasks on schedule and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products & Outlook

Position Summary

Mid-level professional characterized by a working knowledge of the organization's existing systems and the ability to handle most standard issues independently. Generally leads a team of accountants.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree

Basic Functional Experience - 2 years

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


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