US confectionery giant Hershey Foods has announced that Jeffrey T. Jackson has joined the company as corporate controller. 

In this new role, Jackson will report to David W. Tacka, vice president and chief accounting officer, and will be responsible for Hershey's accounting, financial control processes, SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, and disbursements. 

Jackson joins Hershey Foods from Schwan's Bakery, where he held various positions, including senior vice president and general manager of emerging channels, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Jackson has also worked for Flowers Foods and Coca-Cola.