Sr. Mdse Payables Analyst, Regulated Beverage – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 26648BR
Department: Finance
Date Posted: Nov 11, 2023

$39 - 54k


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 the Sr. Merchandise Payables Analyst – Regulated Beverages position is to:

  • Provide precise accounting for regulated beverage suppliers (beer, wine and liquor) through negotiation, audit, approval and verification of various supporting documents which also includes ensuring Publix receives all deals/discounts due (like quantity deals)
  • Be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) by providing consulting for all stores and warehouses on the state laws and processes for regulated beverages (ensure that Publix does not lose their regulated beverage licenses)
  • Prepare General Ledger (GL) account analysis, miscellaneous reporting, and project involvement for all regulated beverage
  • Provide reconciliation of the Profit and Loss (P&L) statements to the General Ledger (GL) for all regulated beverages

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or another analytical discipline with no relevant business experience OR
  • Associate’s degree in Accounting or another analytical discipline with at least 4 years relevant business experience OR
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent with at least 6 years relevant business experience
  • In-depth knowledge of various regulated beverages and the detailed processes that go along with each component
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of Fintech system
  • Knowledge of Accounting principles, general business practices and financial statements
  • Ability to check own work for data analysis or computational errors
  • Oral communications skills
  • Excellent judgment skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative by taking responsibility for learning new skills and processes
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation, commitment and integrity
  • Task management skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible and highly productive
  • Ability to deal with confidential subject matter
  • Must be able to work a variable schedule including overtime

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or another analytical discipline with 2 years of relevant business experience.
  • 3 years Merchandise/DSD Payables experience
  • 5 years of experience as a DSD Receiver
  • Knowledge of QIP improvement methodology
  • Publix systems skills, including SAP, WIMS (Warehouse Management System), DIMS (DSD Invoice Management System), Fintech (3rd party that processes most of our regulated beverage payments), PIMS (Product Information System), Marwood, DSD Reconciliation system, Vendor Portal, ChainTrack, QD (Quantity Deal) database
  • Knowledge of the regulated beverage laws for each state in which Publix operates (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee)
  • Knowledge of SOX requirements and controls relating to Merchandise/DSD Payables
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills


  • 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 plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day)

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.

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