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Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
8/7/2015
Job Category:
Accounting
Industry:
Food & Beverage
Operations Accounting Special Projects Analyst
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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. | Rochester, NY
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Job Description

What is my job:

To coordinate assigned projects throughout the five project phases including initiate, plan, develop, implement and evaluate. To assist with the identification, development and implementation of continuous improvements to ensure business requirements are met. In addition this role will assist in the analysis, development and interpretation of financial data to improve Perishables, Prepared Foods and Restaurant profitability and Priority Reporting.

 

How do I make a difference? 

Continuously Improving Results

  • Document financial and system requirements for new systems and enhanced applications to support company priorities
  • Prepare, write, maintain and organize necessary data to create or revise process workflow procedures, manuals and training guides
  • Develop project plans to include objectives, milestones, resources, and timeframes
  • Create concise, accurate and complete documentation of current process and failure points related to existing systems
  • Develop, document and execute certification plans to ensure product is working as designed
  • Assist in the evaluation of products and service offerings to determine suitability for implementation at Wegmans
  • Create and present information relevant to decision making
  • Work closely with other project team members, systems programmers and/or vendors to meet milestone deadlines, stay within budget and ensure product meets requirements
  • Coordinate the generation of reports with the IT department to capture the data needed to perform the LIFO analysis
  • Perform quarterly and year-end analysis substantiating accuracy; identify causes of variances and communicate results to upper management
  • Actively seek opportunities for continuous improvement in gathering and analyzing LIFO data
  • Prepare reports needed to support the UNICAP calculation
  •  Identify improvement areas and provide proactive recommendations to improve profitability
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of financial analysis as well as the reporting and interpretation of Perishables and Prepared Foods departments, including account reconciliations and department communications
  • Research, analyze and identify the causes of variances and recommends ways to improve profitability and partner with other business units as needed

 Providing Incredible, Knowledge Based Service

  • Coordinate activities with the IT department, Merchandising offices, CIS and other business units and/or vendors to facilitate implementation of projects
  • Prepare and provide clear and concise updates on project status and keeps project teams and key stakeholders well informed
  • Actively support the Perishables, Prepared Foods and Restaurant business and Priority Reporting

 Living Who We Are

  • Support, encourage, and respect co-workers
  • Work with supervisor to set and achieve goals for professional development
  • Comply with Wegmans Policies and Work Rules, as well as, federal and state laws
  • Maintain open lines of communication with supervisors and coworkers to ensure the most efficient operations in the department

What skills, learnings, and experiences are required?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent work experience
  • 2 or more years of Technical Accounting experience with a solid understanding of how to influence cost structure and profitability
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 1 or more years of experience working with the LIFO inventory valuation method
  • Advanced PC skills including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) 
  • MS Access, MS Project
  • Strong Systems Experience
  • Store and/or Retail experience working in either the Perishable or Prepared departments
  • Possess strong listening skills and hear many points of view without bias, asking clarifying questions to check for understanding
  • Use available resources to pursue goals and challenges with the intent of achieving results, striving for continued excellence and taking appropriate risks (Managing the 5 Measures)
  • Effectively deal with ambiguity, handling risk and uncertainty with comfort, maintaining effectiveness in the face of change and acting on decisions without having the total picture
  • Coming up with new, unique ideas using creative thinking while making connections among previously unrelated notions
  • Cross-functional collaboration: initiate dialogue around different points-of-view to find a common ground; lead interdepartmental teams, facilitating organizational consensus and creating synergies to arrive at the best business outcome
  • Use multiple resources to analyze data for abnormal findings, further investigating where warranted and identifying cause-effect relationships impacting the data
  • Practice process improvement, implements positive change and continuously looks for ways to improve work processes; separate and combine tasks into an effective workflow by maximizing resources and providing assistance when needed and supervise output ensuring high standards and quality are achieved
  • Advise others within the organization, as well as external business partners, using relevant knowledge and skills to ensure that sound business decisions are made
  • Use critical thinking to solve complex and difficult problems with effective solutions skillfully questioning multiple sources for answers, seeing the underlying and hidden problems and patterns beyond obvious symptoms to address root causes
  • Experience with project coordination, communicating goals and responsibilities to the team being sure to monitor performance against a project plan and effectively applying project controls. Include project stakeholders, team members, and subject matter experts in order to get things done
  • Experience with risk evaluation: proactively identifying areas of potential risk exposure, thoroughly analyzing the situation to ensure the financial investment of a solution makes sense and implementing cost-effective controls to mitigate risk

What skills, learnings, and experiences are preferred and will set me apart

Other: 

  • Employment at Wegmans may be contingent upon your completion and our evaluation of a drug screen physical and/or criminal background check
  • All Applicants will be screened; only those closely matching the job posting will be interviewed

 

About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 62-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The family-owned company was founded in 1916. Wegmans is recognized as an industry leader, an innovator, and is known for its strong commitment to the communities where it operates stores. It has been listed among Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies To Work For in America" for five consecutive years.