• Accountant

    Location US-NY-Cheektowaga
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  • Unit Description

    Sodexo, world leader in quality of life services, has a new opening for an Accountant in the Client Balance Sheet department at our Financial Services Center in Cheektowaga, NY.                   




    Competencies at a proficient level are required of this position and will be reflected in the compensation level for the successful candidate  

    • Identify & initiate coaching and training on company policies, procedures, policies and systems, problem resolution techniques and effective communication.
    • Foster cooperation toward achieving department and organizational goals. Coach and monitor results for technical development of others. Lead projects with guidance.
    • Ensure integrity of business line internal financial reporting preparing balance sheet analysis and reconciliations. Participate in the support of financial closes.
    • Consistently apply objective accounting judgment to knowledge of contractual agreements & company policy.
    • Analyze & resolve assigned general ledger accounts. Set analysis standards and provide guidance to accountants and field Management to resolve general ledger issues.
    • Maintain company databases; utilize technical skills at a high level for in depth global analysis. Provide guidance to staff accountants
    • Coordinate activities related to, union and non-standard labor plans, meal plans, deferred income, other balance sheet and Management Accounting initiatives.
    • Work proactively to prevent problems anticipating changing operational and client needs. Identify and implement process improvements or efficiencies.
    • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

    Minimum Education/Experience Required:

    • Associates Degree, Accounting, Finance, Business or related field desired
    • Bachelor Degree preferred
    • 2-3 years accounting experience
    • Experience with two (2) functional areas (preferred)

    Minimum Competencies/Knowledge/Skills Required:

    • Team building, interpersonal relations and leadership skills
    • Ability to work independently to achieve solutions                  
    • Managing multiple priorities and time management skills
    • Strong technical, accounting skills and detail orientation
    • Stress tolerance and flexibility skills
    • Ability to systematically and thoroughly analyze situations, including decision making 
    • Strong verbal & written communication skills
    • PC & related software knowledge

    Position Summary

    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. Performs routine assignments. Has conceptual knowledge of theories, practices and procedures in own discipline typically acquired through a college or university degree or the equivalent work experience. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. Receives instruction, guidance and direction from more senior level roles.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma or GED or Equivalent

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


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