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Financial Business Consultant, Pharmacy Support, BAR – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28968BR
Department: Finance
Working Hours: Minimum of 45 hours per week
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: May 24, 2024

$79 - 119k
Full Time - Regular


The Financial Business Consultant position provides analysis, direction, consultation, leadership, planning, performance measurement and specialized business and strategic financial advisory services to various levels of assigned RBU and cross-functional strategic initiative teams to enable and support information-based decision making. Within the department, the Business Consultant serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with broad knowledge in the field of financial analysis and is responsible for project managing the development and deployment of analytical technology solutions. Ideal candidates are persuasive with strong written and verbal communication skills.

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.

What you’ll do

  • Provide project support and planning, including comprehensive analytical consulting for an assigned business function, in addition to providing financial-based insights and recommendations

  • Administer strategic consulting to senior decision makers while serving as a financial point of contact, consulting and providing financial-based insights and recommendations for assigned business functions, managing and ensuring consistent support in both strategic and regularly recurring decision-making processes

  • Provide thought leadership by proactively advocating for viewpoints associated with their domain of expertise, while supporting and reinforcing recommendations and standards brought forth from across the Finance function

  • Manage and complete ad hoc analysis & reporting requests to ensure Pharmacy Retail Business Unit (RBU) is properly informed when making decisions

  • Develop analytical solutions by using technology to streamline and reinvent existing reports, tools and processes, create new reports, tools and models that can be highly trusted by decision makers to deliver insights and to influence final decision making, and enhance the production, delivery and ease of use of analytical products to empower Pharmacy RBU to obtain more self-service insights

  • Participate in continuous learning, maintenance, and growth of professional skills in finance/accounting, analytical methods, and technology

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Analytics, Information Technology, Statistics or another analytical discipline or equivalent
  • At least four years of relevant finance, accounting and/or analytical experience in an office environment
  • Knowledge of Accounting and/or Finance (solid knowledge of accounting principles and exceptional math skills)
  • Knowledge of statistics and quantitative methods
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques, including how to quickly identify and correct logical flaws and improve the overall accuracy of the analysis
  • Knowledge of Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) and visual communication tools such as MicroStrategy Developer, Alteryx, Power Query, or similar ETL tool and Power BI, Tableau or similar data visualization tool, respectively
  • Ability to set priorities and coordinate work activities effectively without close supervision or guidance
  • Ability to perform arithmetic computations and operations to solve practical math problems
  • Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform, and model data from various sources to discover trends, inform conclusions, and support decision making
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and explain financial information
  • Ability to problem solve and understand the “big picture” and the interrelationships among various parts of the organization (e.g., department or company), including the impact of changes in one area or another area
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional, trusting, positive, and productive working relationships
  • Ability to create an environment in which a positive and professional service orientation is evident to customers
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Basic Microsoft Access skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Analytics, Information Technology, Statistics or MBA with concentration in Analytics, Accounting or Finance or equivalent with
  • Six or more years of relevant finance, accounting and/or analytical experience in an office environment
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, MS Certified Power BI Data Analyst, certified Alteryx Designer, or other certifications specific to the position
  • Knowledge of other Business Units, including their basic roles and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of assigned business functions, including their strategic long-term business needs and operational decision processes
  • Knowledge of financial & strategic planning and consulting techniques
  • Knowledge of the Publix retail store environment and operations
  • Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Publix systems/data sources (SAP, EDW, Host, PIMs, Marwood, FINDSS, DB2, Store Accounting, Oasis, EDW, Supplemental Data, Nielsen, etc.) and the interrelationships of those systems
  • Knowledge of APT Test & Learn, Basket Insights and Benchmarker tools
  • Knowledge of Nielsen IQ


  • 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.

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.

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