Whole Foods Market
Revolutionizing the grocery landscape (again).
Austin, TX

Staff Accountant- Reporting Analyst at Whole Foods Market (Austin, TX)

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Responsible for gathering data and preparing documents required for internal and external financial reporting, including those required by regulatory agencies. Uses formal processes for data gathering and analysis of financial data relative to preparation of required filings. Prepares and/or reviews relevant financial statements, earnings releases and other related disclosures. Ensures financial reports and statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and coordinates with internal and external auditors. Ensures preparation and distribution of internal financial reports as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Updates and publishes daily / weekly / periodic sales reports to various stakeholders.
  • Develops and supports complex reports and modeling tools such as future store cash flow, forecast models, budget review summaries, etc.
  • Generates financial statements.
  • Generates monthly and quarterly variance analysis and explanation of significant variances in financial statements and accounts.
  • Compiles and reviews financial statement and related documents, ensuring accuracy according to regulatory, GAAP and company requirements.
  • Coordinates with other departments and monitors periodic deliverables for internal and external auditors.
  • Partners with various stakeholders on requirements gathering and scope definition for ongoing, new and ad-hoc reporting projects.
  • Responds to inquiries and ad-hoc analyses.
  • Maintains the team’s SharePoint site.
  • Develops and supports regional reporting templates.

Skills:

  • Experience with SOX Compliance and Internal Control Testing required
  • Strong understanding of multiple reporting and Accounting & Financial systems.
  • Strong financial reporting skills.
  • Understands team’s function and how it supports WFM’s goals.
  • Strong math and statistical skills for analyzing data.
  • Strong knowledge of general accounting, audit services. SEC (or equivalent) reporting, periodic financial close and tax preparation practices and procedures.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and various software reporting tools.
  • Strong understanding of multiple reporting and Accounting & Financial systems.
  • Strong financial reporting skills.
  • Understands team’s function and how it supports WFM’s goals.
  • Strong math and statistical skills for analyzing data.
  • Strong knowledge of general accounting, audit services. SEC (or equivalent) reporting, periodic financial close and tax preparation practices and procedures.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and various software reporting tools.
  • Proficient in spreadsheet, data management and other applications.
  • Able to remain focused on goals despite disruption or changes in approach.

  • Accepts organizational realities and constraints while demonstrating flexibility and resilience.
  • Treats difficulties and setbacks as opportunities.
  • Communicates structured information in a clear, concise, and organized fashion.
  • Collaborates with others to achieve objectives and ensure information flow.
  • Tailors communication approach to specific situations and audiences.
  • Able to share difficult news in a productive manner.
  • Readily involves others to accomplish individual and group goals.
  • Welcomes and acknowledges the ideas and inputs of others.
  • Independently takes action, controls own work, and makes work-related decisions.
  • Takes initiative and demonstrates a strong desire to reach challenging goals and pursue excellence.
  • Contributes personal ideas and knowledge to accomplish work.
  • Applies existing rules and procedures to make decisions and judgments.
  • Gathers and analyzes critical information from a variety of sources to understand problems.
  • Applies accurate logic and common sense in making decisions.
  • Considers impact to Team Members, customers, and the organization.
  • Possesses clear understanding of WFM’s and supported stores / regions business models and objectives.
  • Understands the WFM product mix, supply base and retail operations.

Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree and 2-4 years’ relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.

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What are Whole Foods Market Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
On top of working with personal nonprofits, Team Members can work with and contribute to our three main nonprofits -- Whole Planet Foundation, Whole Cities Foundation, and Whole Kids Foundation.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Join committees ranging from our hiring committee, Inclusion Task Force, and more.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

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