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Corporate Accounting Project Manager – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28469BR
Department: Finance
Working Hours: Minimum of 45 hours per week
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Apr 12, 2024

$86 - 129k
Full Time - Regular


Publix Super Markets tops the list of privately-owned supermarkets in the US. We are privately-owned, hold no long-term debt and continue to grow year after year. Publix and our associates excel in community involvement, volunteerism, and environmental sustainability. Our collective commitment to diversity has contributed to our success in being a great place to work and shop. It’s satisfying to work for – and be an owner in – a Fortune 100 company that is widely recognized as a leader in the supermarket industry.

The Corporate Accounting Project Manager provides corporate accounting expertise and project management for strategic and innovative initiatives for the corporate accounting business areas. This includes understanding the project scope, goals, priorities, and deliverables; providing leadership and direction to project teams, identifying and developing the project milestones/critical path; planning and organizing tasks, time, resources and people to ensure project deliverables are met, risks are mitigated, and projects achieve the desired outcome.

  • Responsible for managing projects to implement strategic and innovative initiatives in Corporate Accounting and related business areas.
  • Responsible for contributing technical expertise and providing on-going and ad hoc reporting for the support of implemented strategic initiatives and business projects.
  • Responsible for managing associates on the team.

In Publix’s corporate offices, we value in-person interactions, similar to those our store associates have with customers. Many of Publix’s corporate offices offer work from home up to two days a week. Each business area implements their policy differently and should be discussed during interviews.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or a field applicable to this position or equivalent experience
  • Three (3) years of management-level or leadership experience
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, general business practices and financial statements
  • Knowledge of Business Analysis
  • Knowledge of Internal Controls and SOX regulations
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong analytical skills and detail oriented
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to think intuitively and creatively
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and explain financial information
  • Ability to manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage a fluctuating workload and tight deadlines by working extended hours and/or weekends to meet project milestones

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting/ Finance
  • Six (6) years of management level or leadership experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Project management Professional (PMP)
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and continuous quality improvement methodology
  • Knowledge of various business areas, their functions and subject matter experts
  • Knowledge of SAP/BI
  • Knowledge of Store Accounting System (SACT), store weekly P&Ls
  • Knowledge of various business areas, their functions and subject matter experts
  • General overall knowledge of Publix Operations


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence.

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