Sysco Canada Inc.

Canadian Head Office - Toronto, Ontario, Ontario

Accountant (Contract Term ending June 2020)

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Entry Level

Company Overview
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products, equipment and supplies to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. We have a forty year history of consistent success and now serve over 400,000 customers, delivering approximately 1.3 billion cases yearly. (NYSE: SYY)

Sysco, one of Canada's Best Employers 2019, as listed by Forbes, is dedicated to our global corporate social responsibility goals and to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Join our winning team.

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This position is responsible for effectively managing the full cycle accounting process, preparing and analyzing reporting packages and completing reconciliations.

Role Responsibilities:

  •  Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts. Perform ongoing review investigation and correction to ensure consistency and accuracy.
  •  Analyze financial information as necessary. Reconcile balance sheet accounts. Investigate and present solutions for any related discrepancies.
  •  Act as a subject matter expert for internal departments, provide information and support to the Controller.
  •  Prepare weekly/monthly, internal/external/corporate reports: distribute as applicable.
  •  Complete external reporting for regulatory bodies such as GST, PST and Stats Canada.
  •  Review and establish process improvement measures and ensure compliance with FAMM and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) regulation.
  •  Collaborate with other members of the finance team to achieve overall Operating Company objectives.
  •  Responsible for compliance with all Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) comprising Sysco's Food Safety Program, specific for the assigned role.
  •  Additional duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills/Job Requirements:

  •  Completion of post-secondary Accounting Diploma/Degree required.
  •  Minimum of 1 year of experience working in a finance/accounting role.
  •  Working towards professional accounting designation is an asset.
  •  PC skills, including Word, Excel, and accurate keying skills.
  •  Personable, professional, service oriented

Core Qualities for all Associates: Sysco's Leadership Framework Basics

  • Integrity & Accountability
  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Proactive Learning

Internal candidates apply via the Career Centre on your HR Portal / ADP Workforce Now.

  • Sysco's Mission: is to market and deliver great products to our customers with exceptional service.
  • Sysco's Vision: is to be our customers' most valued and trusted business partner.

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 expectations.

Sysco is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.

Here's a sample of the many benefits Sysco associates enjoy:
Comprehensive Flexible Benefits including Health and Dental, Health Care Spending and Wellness Accounts • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability • Life Insurance • Company Pension Plan • Group RRSP • Employee and Family Assistance • Stock Purchase Plan • Unlimited on-line learning through Sysco Interactive University • Sysco product discounts • Preferred vendor discounts (Apple, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Volvo, etc.) • Free on-site parking • Employee appreciation events •  

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