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Gordon Food Service Accountant in Wyoming, Michigan

It's way more fun to support financials on a healthy business than a struggling one.... and our family owned company has been generating healthy finances for 5 generations! But we're not complacent -- we're constantly looking for ways to be innovative and find better solutions for our customers. That doesn't end with the products and services we bring to restaurants, hospitals, and educational systems. It carries to the way we manage our business transactions in the short-term and our strategy for the long-term. Our Accounting and Finance teams play an important role in keeping Gordon Food Service operating effectively and efficiently. From strategic work in the development of annual and long-range operating plans to establishing infrastructure that keeps financial transactions flowing efficiently (our employees and vendors like that!), to credit operations that recognize the unique positions of our customers large and small.....we are reliant on this group of professionals and the work they do each week, each month, each quarter. As an Accountant on our General Accounting team, you will Interpret and implement complex financial and accounting concepts or techniques for financial planning and control. Support the general ledger closing cycle, fixed asset management, inventory control management, financial statement reporting, and projects requiring financial knowledge. Essential Functions: * Applies and monitors compliance with corporate financial policies and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and accounting standards for private entities (ASPE). * Ensures a high level of integrity is maintained within the general ledger and financial statements. * Assists in the development of budget, planning, and other corporate financial requirements. * Participates in month-end, quarter-end and year-end general ledger closing cycle and financial statement preparation and account reconciliations. * Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare journal entries. * Collects appropriate data and prepares compliance returns. * Prepares and organizes data for audit. * Recommends proper handling of financial transactions. * Reviews, investigates, documents, and assists in the implementation of accounting systems and internal control procedures. * Analyzes financial and nonfinancial information to identify trends or concerns, providing information to leadership to improve present and future financial performance. * Prepares ad-hoc reports and analyses in areas such as margin, operating expenses, budget variance, and statistical reports. * Conducts studies and submits recommendations for improving the organization's accounting processes and procedures. * Performs other duties as assigned by Senior Leadership, which may include: trans and warehouse reporting, fixed asset reporting, lease administration, inventory cost analysis, administration of capital approval process, Lawson G/L account setup and maintenance, MPC user security and system maintenance. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: * Must have knowledge of general ledger accounting, cost accounting and analysis, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Accounting Standards for Private Entities (ASPE) and internal control analysis and implementation. Must know advanced principles of analysis, reporting, and information valuation, must understand process improvement strategies, and be technologically adaptable. * Experience manipulating large amounts of data. * Works in a way that supports the GFS Cornerstone Values Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process. Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consi