Sysco, a seller, marketer and distributor of food products has appointed Anita Zielinski as senior vice president and chief accounting officer, effective April 3, 2017.

As chief accounting officer, Zielinski will oversee all accounting functions, with responsibility for financial accounting and reporting, accounting policy, tax compliance and strategy and internal controls. She will also act as key liaison to external auditing firms, with responsibility for confirming the company’s views on technical accounting matters. Zielinski will report directly to Joel Grade, Sysco's executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Prior to joining Sysco, Zielinski was a member of Ernst & Young’s Assurance practice in Houston for 20 years, and was promoted to partner in 2013. She has extensive experience working with Sysco as a client, as well as other large and midcap public companies in the distribution, real estate, transportation and manufacturing industries. This work included overseeing SEC registration statements, including filings, business combinations, and complex accounting and financial reporting matters. Her accounting experience includes both U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards.