Unit Controller/Accountant

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Your proven track record yields strong financial performance and sustainable initiatives. 


Sodexo is seeking a Unit Controller/Accountant for Hobart & William Smith College in Geneva, New York. Located in the City of Geneva in Upstate New York, the beautiful campus of Hobart & William Smith Colleges (HWS) offers its students’ opportunities in a highly recognized Liberal Arts education.


Working M-F 8-5, this Unit Controller/Accountant is the senior leader responsible for managing all account financial reporting in addition to the office operations. Our successful candidate will have analytical skills along with a successful financial background.


*A SIGN-ON BONUS is being offered for this exciting opportunity*


The successful candidate will:

  • Actively participate in day-to-day activities such as people management;
  • Work with journal entries;
  • Complete accounts payable and receivable;
  • Have an understanding of data analysis, budgets, spreadsheets, audits, and reporting;
  • Have ample experience in accounting practices;
  • Reconcile accounts and input data; and
  • Be adaptable and organized.


 Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • A bachelor’s or associate degree in accounting/finance;
  • Prior accounting experience;
  • Senior-level experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint & IT skills;
  • Demonstrated ability for excellence with both written and verbal communication;
  • Reliability and discretion; you will often learn of confidential matters;
  • Communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills;
  • Problem-solving skill initiative;
  • Team spirit and service spirit; and
  • Strong leadership skills and attention to detail.


Learn more about Hobart & William Smith College at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (hws.edu)


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

Manages all accounting and financial matters for large multi-size national account or a large complex single location account
Key Duties
- Examine Unit financial records to verify details of recorded transactions. Examine financial records to verify details of recorded transactions. Analyze and interpret budgeting trends.
- Assist in the implementation of corrective action plans developed during an audit. Assist in the monthly/quarterly/year-end close process to ensure accuracy and integrity of results at the unit/district/region/division level. Plan or assist in planning annual or project-specific budgets
- Generate special reports and respond to data requests from management. Prepare and review reports and other written documentation. Actively listen to concerns and requests of customers and strategic partners, which helps to identify their needs and requirements and to resolve their problems.
- Perform unit audits. Perform ad hoc financial analysis for Unit/District management. Participate in the audit process, including assisting in identifying and resolving audit-related issues.
- Conduct training on internal controls. Train accountants and field in contract interpretation, accounting procedures, system applications, and other areas
- Provide Unit management with recommendations for action and/or modifications to financial procedures, plans, and controls. Provide support to GM's/DM's/RVP's/DVP's in order to ensure accurate results and help improve profitability. Provide support in resolving client billing issues, and managing and collecting receivables.
- Ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial data and statistics, including operating and administrative budgets. Ensure that assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses for responsibility area are accurately reported and accounted. Ensure audits address areas of concern relative to the goals, performance objectives, and impact of economic, financial, and managerial programs in conformance with Company policies and procedures.
- Interact with Buffalo FSC and clients to resolve invoicing and payment/remittance issues.
- Maintain records and reports necessary to comply with Company, government, and accrediting agency standards, regulations, and codes.
- Driving the zero harm mindset

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement – Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Functional Experience – 2 years in accounting, finance or a related field

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


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