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Sysco Director, Finance, Chief Financial Officer - EI SOTF - US in Kennesaw, Georgia



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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

7 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Up to 25%

Job Summary

Responsible for the leadership of multiple areas of the finance function, including financial planning & analysis, financial control, accounting, tax, treasury, accounts payable/receivable, and credit & collections. Leads analysis, planning, and control of the organization's financial transactions, systems, and procedures to comply with regulations, accounting principles, and other internal/external financial standards. Assesses financial risks and opportunities and manages finance colleagues. Helps set and track financial goals, objectives, and budgets.

As a key member of the leadership team, this role has a mandate to participate and contribute broadly across all businesses and functions. This role will also play a critical part in helping the team build and execute strategy to accelerate growth, drive profitability, and execute on Sysco corporate initiatives.

This is an executive finance position responsible for directing and coordinating activities of department, region, administrative division, or specific function of the financial institution by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. Interaction with other departments within the organization and coordinating projects and action plans is paramount in performing the duties of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify through consultation with the President and senior management team the key actions necessary to achieve the financial plan.

  • Partner with the senior management team and other team members in all departments to drive execution of key action items to achieve plan results.

  • Business Review - Analyze the results of operations and review and explain key drivers of significant variances to plan and forecasted results.

  • Provide analysis in key areas.

  • Develop the annual profit plan in conjunction with the senior management team.

  • Develop accurate 18-month financial forecasts and periodically update as forecasting cadence dictates.

  • Talent Development -Select, train, and coach a diverse team of Supervisors, Managers, and Directors to maximize their personal and the Company's growth. Provide professional development opportunities for Finance/Accounting staff through training, projects, and coaching.

  • Partner with the Sysco Global Support Center and the Sysco Business Services team to achieve financial goals.

  • Lead the accounting processes for the business including AR, AP, Accounts Receivable, Credit, Fixed Assets, and Inventory Control. Adhere to GAAP standards and Sysco's accounting policy. Responsible for the close of the general ledgers according to policy, procedures, and timeliness. Provide review and approvals, as required, and for material, non-standard activity, including new material contracts (e.g., customer, supplier, and lease agreements), ensuring appropriate set up and compliance with our policies. Consult and work directly with the Sysco Business Services, Policy and Controls, and Technical Accounting teams to ensure compliance with our policy and controls.

  • Problem Solve - Troubleshoot and resolve escalated issues and communicate resolution. Capital Projects- Serve as the point person on capital projects. Analyze and validate costs, create IRR modeling, and present to Executive Leadership for spending approval.

  • SOX- Ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley controls, implementing changes to controls as required by our Policy and Controls team, and ensuring any findings of internal audit and external audit are remediated in accordance with the agreed upon timeline. Validate through self-assessments controls and risks are being mitigated.

  • Continuous Process Improvement & Alignment - Work collaboratively with others within and outside of the function to identify, develop and implement process improvement plans, simplify and improve processes, reduce costs, prevent loss, and to ensure that work is completed accurately and on time.

  • Perform a variety of other duties across a wide spectrum to evaluate the financial impact of plans and processes to achieve goals, assist other departments in their goals and processes, measure customer profitability, perform numerous daily functions, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or business, master's degree, or MBA.

  • 5 - 7 years of previous experience in a leadership role working within a finance/accounting environment is required.

  • 3 - 4 years of supervisory experience is required.

Technical Skills and Abilities

  • Strong financial and accounting background, including an understanding of profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management, and general finance and budgeting

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software (e.g. Workday)

  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods

  • Ability to strategize and solve problems

  • Foodservice experience preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

  • A strong work ethic and a team player attitude


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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.