Senior Auditor, Sysco Europe
Ashford - Enterprise House

Job reference: 09957

Location: Ashford - Enterprise House

Closing date: 17/02/2019

Department: Finance

Hours per week: Not specified

Location: Ashford (Kent) or London (Covent Garden)

Scope of the Role

Assures Sysco’s operating companies, divisions and corporate office are in compliance with established guidelines Financial and Accounting Methods Manual (FAMM), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), senior management directives and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


  • Plan, perform, and complete financial, operational and compliance reviews of operating companies, divisions, and corporate office, reporting results and recommendations to management.
  • Plan, perform SOX compliance tests within Europe as defined by the RACM and report in the specific tool set up by Sysco
  • Obtain and use job knowledge to develop a thorough understanding of Sysco (operating companies and corporate office) in order to achieve position requirements and become eligible for promotional opportunities.  Seek to improve applicable knowledge.
  • Assist in identifying problem areas and needs of Sysco and work towards their resolution.
  • Participate in special reviews such as Fraud reviews.
  • Assist in recurring and special projects as assigned.  Exhibit flexibility and ingenuity when performing special projects such as Data analytics.
  • Monitor assigned companies’ financial packages identifying trends, variances, exposure items and potential errors.  Perform and follow up with operating companies. Communicate findings to management.
  • Respond to operating company inquiries regarding financial and compliance guidelines.
  • Produce benchmark reports for inventory shrinkage.
  • Plan work, organize information, define tasks, manage time and consider alternative efficiently.
  • Verbalize (express thoughts) and write clearly and concisely.
  • Exhibit a willingness and ability to work with others.
  • Exhibit a willingness and ability to work on new tools (Data analytics, Audit SOX reporting tools/ Workiva)
  • Take necessary actions to get things done.  Use own resourcefulness in initiating corrective action.
  • Work consistently, willing to work overtime and respond to emergencies.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Could supervise Staff Auditors on audits as well as on special projects in the office.


  • BA/BSc degree: 2:1 or above in Accounting or Finance.  
  • ACA/ ACCA/CIA or equivalent, or MBA designation is a plus but not required.  
  • Previous experience in Public Accounting or Industry.
  • Must possess a good knowledge of operation of internal controls and understand guidelines / procedures established in the company policies and procedure manuals as set forth by Sysco's senior management and by country, regional and local laws and regulations.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Knowledge of other European languages (French, Spanish) a plus
  • A good understanding of all mathematical skills required to perform journal entries, reconciliations, and other functions required of a Controller.


The closing date for this job has now passed.