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Finance Project Analyst, Corporate Accounting – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28742BR
Department: Finance
Working Hours: Expected to work onsite a minimum of 45 hours per week
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: May 03, 2024

$67 - 101k
Full Time - Regular


Publix Super Markets tops the list of privately-owned supermarkets in the US. We 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 purpose of this position is to provide project management, consulting, reporting, and accounting services for approved strategic initiatives and process improvements in Corporate Accounting. The impact this position has on Publix is achieving the projected return on investments (ROI) for strategic initiatives and enabling process efficiencies to appropriately scale accounting operations to minimize costs as Publix grows.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing projects to implement strategic and innovative initiatives and process improvements in Corporate Accounting and related business areas
  • Providing consultation regarding implemented business processes to both internal and external customers
  • Providing reporting for the support of implemented strategic initiatives and business projects

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a field applicable to this position or equivalent experience
  • 2 years’ experience in Corporate Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, general business practices and financial statements
  • Knowledge of Business Analysis
  • Knowledge of Internal Controls and SOX regulations
  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate eagerness, enthusiasm, optimism, and passion when working
  • Ability to set priorities, plan and coordinate work activities
  • Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data from various sources with the goal of discovering useful information/trends, informing conclusion and supporting decision-making
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and explain financial information
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strategic thinking including the ability to see and understand the bigger picture of what the organization is, where it needs to go, and how it will get there
  • Negotiation skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and extended hours as business needs require

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting/ Finance
  • 2 years in financial analysis, planning, process improvements and accounting principles
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and continuous quality improvement methodology
  • Knowledge of Publix Operations
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Experience with SAP/BI, Store Accounting System (SACT), store weekly P&Ls, PIMS, DIMS, and WIMS


  • 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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