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iKitchen Research Specialist

at Darden

Posted: 11/29/2019
Job Reference #: 460068
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iKitchen Research Specialist

Job Description

JOB OVERVIEW:
This role provides operational support by researching invoice variances created by the electronic billing process through iKitchen, and communicating resolutions to restaurant managers, finance analysts, purchasing, inventory and vendor contacts.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Examine past due balances on vendor statements to indicate the cause of outstanding balances by using financial reporting tools to determine appropriate action for resolution
-Participate in weekly update meetings providing the status of accounts and exchange ideas with team members on best practices
-Act as a liaison between Purchasing and vendors to communicate pricing or other product issues and correct payment processes
-Accurately evaluate and recommend solutions in a professional manner to restaurant and finance management teams
-Provide month-end support and timely responses to inquiries with adequate information
-Understand and reconcile the relationship of invoices on AvT inventory
-Investigate and explain any unresolved variances or system issues affecting invoice activity
-Maintain positive working relationships with vendors
-Assist in projects and complete special duties as assigned
-Retrieve invoices from imaging database as requested
-Create, key & upload journal entries as required

REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:
-Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
-Strong knowledge of Oracle and Discoverer (or related A/P systems)

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
-High School Diploma or equivalent

OTHER KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
-Strong knowledge of accounting processes and practices
-Self-starter requiring minimal supervision
-Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a high volume workload
-Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
-Exhibits a sense of urgency, understands the importance of month-end closing deadlines
-Excellent attendance record
-Helpful attitude, positive teamwork spirit with a willingness to help
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Ability to interact with all levels of management
-Strong follow-through for problem resolution
-Excellent customer service and phone etiquette skills
-Ability to work in a fast-paced/ high volume environment and make appropriate decisions in a timely manner

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
-Degree in Accounting or related field, preferred
-Minimum of three years of related experience in accounting



Job ID
38078BR

Job Location
Orlando, FL

Job Function
Finance/Accounting