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Sysco Senior Staff Accountant - Hybrid in Plainfield, New Jersey


US2160 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

5 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:


Who We Are

Guest Worldwide is a leading global manufacturer and distributor to the Travel and Leisure industry, providing products to over 25,000 hotels in 109 countries. We manufacture personal care amenities and a full range of textiles, and, we distribute nearly everything else you find in the hotel public guest areas in the hotel room. Guest Worldwide is also a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco. Sysco is a 54 billion dollar, industry leading, global food and beverage distribution company, employing thousands of employees worldwide and home to the 13th largest sales organization in the world. For more information, visit


The Senior Staff Accountant is responsible for maintaining the general ledger, analysis of various financial data, statements and reports, assisting with journal entries and providing guidance to other Staff Accountants. Ensures Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) compliance as it relates to controls and segregation of duties for function area(s).


  • Compile financial information to perform routine accounting processes such as General Ledger entries, Balance Sheet account reconciliations and Profit & Loss variance analysis.

  • Prepare consolidated internal and external financial statements by analyzing information from the General Ledger and working in collaboration with other department leads.

  • Analyze financial information to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position for other managers.

  • Coordinate Staff Accountant(s) activities and assist with reconciliations, journal entries. Provide guidance on the proper handling of financial transactions in compliance with SOX.

  • Recommend, develop and implement accounting procedure changes as necessary.

  • Produce quarterly sales bonus profit and loss statement for executive sales management, including expected actual year-end bonus earnings.

  • Prepare and submit year-end sales bonus profit and loss statements for executive sales team and Operating Units' profit plan operating expenses.

  • Assist in the preparation of Operations bonus support, projections and payouts.

  • Assist with preparation of annual Profit Plan and miscellaneous projects.

  • Participate in the maintenance and oversight of company record keeping in compliance with federal, state and local regulations and SOX compliance.

  • Prepare lease accounting journal entries per IFRS16.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required. Master's degree in related field and CPA preferred.


  • Minimum Required: 7-10 years related accounting experience, including managerial.

  • Preferred: 10+ years related accounting experience preferred.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Advanced computer skills and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Experience with online accounting systems. PeopleSoft preferred.

  • Exposure to general ledger accounting and financial statement reporting.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and professional interactive skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management and inter-department staff. Capable of working with internal staff from other departments in a proactive and constructive manner.

  • Ability to mentor and develop individuals and teams. Able to engage and lead team discussions and meetings. Understands team dynamics and works well within a team structure.

  • Customer Service - Respond promptly to requests for service and assistance as needed. Follow up as needed.

  • Planning / Organization - Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities/deadlines and shift priorities as necessary. Uses time effectively.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Develops alternative solutions.

  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Makes timely decisions.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Follows through on commitments.

  • Team player attitude with the ability to work independently.

  • Detail-oriented with outstanding levels of accuracy, while analyzing complex financial information.

Physical Demand & Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • This position will primarily work in an office environment.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • This position may require evening and weekend work depending on business needs.


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COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates 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.