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Senior Financial Reporting Accountant – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 29314BR
Department: Business Analysis & Reporting
Working Hours: Minimum of 45 hours per week.
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Jun 14, 2024

$86 - 129k
Full Time - Regular


Our Business Analysis & Reporting department is looking for a Senior Financial Reporting Accountant to provide accounting and analytical support for various financial reporting functions here at Publix;

  • Preparing, reviewing and submitting periodic, quarterly and annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
  • Consulting on technical accounting guidance; providing accounting, financial analysis and strategic support for shopping center acquisitions and subsidiaries;
  • Overseeing the preparation of the CFO’s presentations and internal financial statements;
  • Analyzing and preparing Financial Performance Reviews and performing various financial responsibilities as requested by management.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent experience
  • At least two (2) years of auditing experience
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Knowledge of GAAP, overall accounting standards, general business practices, accounting system functions and financial statements
  • Knowledge of SEC reporting requirements
  • Ability to analyze financial statements and data
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work independently
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage a fluctuating workload and tight deadlines by working extended hours and/or weekends during critical financial accounting and reporting cycles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or MBA
  • Five (5) or more years of relevant business experience, including three (3) or more years of auditing experience with a national accounting firm
  • Knowledge of SAP


  • 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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