Anita Zielinksi is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Houston-based Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company. Ms. Zielinski joined Sysco in 2017 and oversees the Company’s accounting functions, with responsibility for financial accounting and reporting, accounting policy, tax compliance and strategy and internal controls. She also acts as the key liaison to external auditing firms, with responsibility for confirming the Company’s views on technical accounting matters.
Prior to joining Sysco, Ms. Zielinski served as partner of Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm (“E&Y”), since 2013 and was a member of E&Y’s assurance practice for over 20 years. She has extensive experience working with both large and midcap public registrants on securities law filings, business combinations and complex accounting and financial reporting matters.
During her tenure at E&Y, and now at Sysco, Ms. Zielinksi has been and continues to be actively and passionately involved in diversity and inclusiveness initiatives. This includes championing initiatives which focus on advancing women in the workplace, as exampled by her involvement in numerous steering committees and mentorship programs. Her continued leadership in these areas has led to tangible outcomes, including the creation and implementation of flexible working arrangements and increased retention of diverse associates.
Ms. Zielinski is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University.