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Sr. Tax Program Analyst, BAR – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28228BR
Department: Finance
Working Hours: Minimum of 45 hours per week
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2024

$67 - 101k


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.

As a Sr. Tax Program Analyst on our Credits & Incentives team, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of Publix’s inventory donation process. This role also supports the business incentive’s function, including identifying data and reporting solutions for annual compliance projects, Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and auto perk reporting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Publix inventory donation process which includes documenting, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting of the donations data.
  • Developing efficiency solutions for current tax reporting processes. Responsible for working cross-functionally to implement solutions to complex initiatives.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting mileage information to determine personal usage of employer provided vehicles. Quarterly reporting is required to calculate fringe benefit income (auto perk) per IRS requirements.
  • Managing the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program and credit calculation.

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

  • Associate’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science or a business-related field or its equivalent in experience
  • Four years of relevant business experience including 2 years of experience coding with SQL
  • Problem-solving and research skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative by taking responsibility for learning new skills and processes
  • Strong analytical skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to plan and organize projects to meet deadlines
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Access

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science or another analytical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Four years of relevant business experience using Microsoft Power BI and Azure
  • Knowledge of tax research technique and tax research software
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret tax law
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Access


  • 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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