Are you tired of counting beans in a boring, mundane environment? A finance position in foodservice distribution requires comprehensive, insightful, and accurate financial analysis and reporting. This analysis and reporting enhances management’s decision-making and effectiveness in achieving the company’s financial and business goals. Finance roles can be P&L focused (with heavy emphasis on the analysis of actual performance), the compilation of short and medium term forecasts / budgets, and longer-term business planning. Responsibilities can include coordination, planning, and control of capital allocation, budgeting, business acquisition support, business reporting and process design support, and the development of metrics to measure success. Also available are Cash Management positions in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Treasury. If you love numbers and a fast pace, consider a finance role within foodservice distribution.
Positions in Finance
- Provides leadership and direction to ensure designated cash processing, reconciliation and reporting functions are completed in a timely manner while in compliance with policy and regulations.
- Knowledgeable in investments to ensure the best return on investment for the organization.
Budgeting and Forecasting
- Develops a fiscal plan for the organization by collecting data.
- Adjusts plans to ensure that targets are met according to budgets.
Strategic Business Analyst
- Develops long-term goals and strategic objectives for an organization.
- Identifies, analyzes, and monitors issues that affect profitability, growth, and productivity.
- Identify and analyze areas of potential risk threatening the assets, earning capacity or success of organization.
- Internal auditors.
- Handles the insurance for the organization, collecting data to establish necessary limits / liabilities.
- Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
- Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
- Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors.
- Posts customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions.
- Posts revenues by verifying and entering transactions from deposits.
- Updates receivables by totaling unpaid invoices.
- Processes payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices.
Tax and Audit
- Accountable for the collection of tax-related information, reporting to taxation authorities at the federal, state, county, and local levels in a timely manner.
- Advising management on the tax impact of various corporate strategies.
- Reviews a company’s financial statements, documents, data, and accounting entries.
- Gather information from company’s financial reporting systems, account balances, cash flow statements, income statements, balance sheets, tax returns and internal control systems.
- Reviews company’s internal policies.
- Establishes best practices for all departments.
- Accountable for the entire credit granting process, including the consistent application of a credit policy.
- Periodic credit reviews of existing customers, and the assessment of the creditworthiness of potential customers.
Find an IFDA Member Near You
If you would like information on IFDA Member Companies in your area, click here for a map of our member company corporate offices and distribution centers. Please visit individual IFDA member websites for information about their company and job opportunities.