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Tax Consultant, Business Analysis & Reporting

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28760BR
Department: Finance (Tax and Treasury)
Working Hours: Minimum 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 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 Tax Consultant, you will be responsible for ensuring sales tax is properly assigned to all item sold in Publix retail stores, and to remit select state, local, and federal taxes accurately and timely. This associate also has the responsibility to compile information for state tax refunds and audits, and responsible for communicating with customers who believe they have been taxed incorrectly.
Responsibilities of include:

  • Responsible for ensuring sales tax is properly collected on all products sold in retail stores and safeguarding Publix from millions in tax liability
  • Responsible for assisting with Sales Tax Refunds and Audits
  • Responsible for maintaining local tax in PIMS and preparing the following monthly local tax returns
  • Responsible for preparing excise tax returns
  • Responding to questions regarding sales tax and food stamps from customers, stores, Corporate Purchasing, and Customer Care
  • Responsible for miscellaneous sales tax projects assigned

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or another analytical discipline or its equivalent
  • 4 years relevant business experience
  • Knowledge of Sales Tax Systems or similar systems
  • Intermediate knowledge of CCH AnswerConnect or similar search engines
  • Ability to plan and organize projects to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and detailed oriented
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness
  • Problem-solving and research skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting with emphasis in Tax or MBA with concentration in Accounting or Finance
  • 5 years relevant business experience
  • Basic knowledge of SAP & Financial modules
  • Knowledge of Microsoft analyzer
  • Certified Publix Accountant
  • Knowledge of Expense Payables invoice processing
  • Knowledge of tax rules and regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of SAP & Financial modules
  • Knowledge of products sold in Publix stores
  • Intermediate knowledge of Sales Tax Systems or similar
  • Knowledge OneSource Sales Tax Software or similar software
  • Advanced knowledge of CCH AnswerConnect or similar search engines
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft analyzer
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)


  • 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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