Sodexo Inc. Accounting Analyst in Cheektowaga, New York

Unit Description

Sodexo has a new opening for an Accounting Analyst in the Client Balance Sheet department at our Financial Service Center in Cheektowaga, NY.


  • Train and guide accountants on company policies and procedures, processes, systems, problem resolution techniques and effective communication.

  • Provide long term construction project accounting support for Sodexo Construction Services. Work with primary customers including Division Finance who oversee all projects.

  • Apply Percentage-Of-Completion (POC) accounting methodology for all projects, ensure proper Revenue Recognition in accordance with IFRS Accounting standards as it relates to Long Term project accounting.

  • Prepare project worksheets and summary files for Construction and Segment Finance.

  • Coordinate activities related to some other Client Balance Sheet functions like, union and nonstandard labor plans, meal plans, deferred income, other balance sheet and Management Accounting initiatives.

  • Analyze & resolve assigned general ledger accounts. Set analysis standards and provide guidance to resolve general ledger issues. Provide accounting guidance supporting business decisions for diverse audiences (peer groups, unit/district mgmt, division/corporate finance, corporate departments).Foster cooperation toward achieving department and organizational goals. Coach and monitor results for technical development of others.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Participate and lead projects to improve processes and implementation of company initiatives.

  • Provide requested information & external/internal audit support for Mid-Year, Interim & Year End Audits. Lead special projects and resolve significant business issues, as needed

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field

  • 1-5 years accounting experience

  • Project Accounting Experience (preferred)

Minimum Training/Knowledge/Skills Required

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively and train others

  • Ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated organization and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated comprehension skills

  • Strong internal control policy

  • Strong analytical ability

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong SAP, PC & related software knowledge

  • Ability to perform and maintain core responsibilities / accountabilities while simultaneously involved in other department initiatives

Position Summary

Has working knowledge and experience in own discipline. 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. Continues to build knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Performs a range of mainly straightforward assignments. Uses prescribed guidelines or policies to analyze and resolve problems. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree

Basic Functional Experience - 2 years

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

System ID 79324

Category Finance

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time