• Sr Analyst, Vendor Receivables

    Work Location US-MI-WYOMING
    Job ID
    1300 GEZON PKWY SW
    Job Category
    Nearest Metro Area
    MI-Grand Rapids
  • As a Sr. Analyst, Vendor Receivables, you'll provide internal stakeholders in Finance, Merchandising, and Marketing with analytical data and reporting to enable decision-making on vendor-related income programs.  Your work will include reconciliations, variance analysis, and strategic projects, some related to the monthly close cycle, and others ad hoc.


    Prof - 2 women


    Never thought about accounting and finance roles in the private sector?   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.  


    With more that 3,500 vendors in our supply chain, transactions with our vendors is big business!  This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate accounting expertise and analytical skills in one job.


    Essential Functions:

    • Serve as subject matter expert on Vendor Income during vendor negotiations, contract amendments, and vendor disputes.
    • Develop and maintain tracking mechanisms for various types of vendor income
    • Measure vendor income performance with variance analysis and metrics reporting
    • Quantify savings initiatives using BI tools and spreadsheets to measure and explain variances
    • Drive process improvement by leading and participating in projects
    • Review and adjust accruals for vendor income
    • Assist with the closing process, including variance analysis and reporting
    • Ensure data is organized for audit requirements



    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field (preferred)
    • Five years experience in accounting, finance, or related training and experience
    • Advanced Excel/spreadsheet knowledge, to include macros, v-lookups, indexing, and pivot tables
    • Working knowledge of general ledger accounting, cost accounting/analysis, and internal controls
    • Some knowledge of product costing and margin modeling

    Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!


    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.  



    We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service.  Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not! 
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    Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

    If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

    All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco free.

    Gordon Food Service is a drug free workplace and drug tests all employees.  


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