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PETCO | San Antonio, Texas
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Job Description

Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We're making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.

From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.


Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc. has a paid internship available in its General Accounting and Corporate Reporting department with exposure to several teams involved with financial reporting/technical accounting, corporate accounting, and emerging businesses. This internship is based in San Diego, CA. The pay will be $18/hour.

Assigned Projects may include work in the following areas:

* Preparation of financial statements and supporting schedules
* Assistance with year-end and quarterly audit requests
* Assistance with ad-hoc projects involving technical research and accounting matters
* Assistance with the preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations
* Assistance with preparing internal reporting packages
* Special projects and analysis as assigned

What to Expect:

The Petco internship Program is a 12 week opportunity in San Diego, CA, beginning in June 2019. The intern will be expected to work approximately 20-30 hours/week, Monday - Friday. When applicable, some interns may travel to various store sites, distribution centers or other corporate locations.

At the beginning of the internship, you will be assigned a project that is relevant to your field of study to work on during your tenure with us.

You will be given the opportunity to work with a dedicated mentor that will be a valuable resource for you. Your mentor will work in your same department and is there to provide you with regular guidance and feedback.

While working at the Petco National Support Center in San Diego, you will be able to take advantage of the many on-site features of our pet-friendly campus, including a fitness center and Petco Café.


Preferred Major/Field of Study: Accounting

* A GPA of 3.2 or higher is preferred.
* Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program

A successful intern candidate will possess the following competencies:

* Planning and Execution: Asks questions to clarify assignments and priorities. Deals with high-priority work activities first. Makes sure work is done correctly. Surfaces problems and issues with speed and accuracy.
* Drive for Results: Takes personal responsibility to take action. Puts extra effort and work to accomplish important results. Sets high standards for his/her own performance. Finishes assignments and tasks in a timely manner.
* Process Improvement: Suggests process and practice improvement ideas. Accurately reports process improvement data. Carefully monitors the accuracy and quality of outputs, products and services. Makes suggestions to address problems and process breakdowns.
* Communication: Listens carefully to others. Communicates clearly and concisely. Provides appropriate level of detail in communications. Writes with accuracy, simplicity and completeness. Keeps others informed.
* Build Collaborative Relationships: Relates to others in an accepting and respectful way, regardless of their personality or background. Builds relationships by identifying and discussing common interests and priorities. Remains positive and respectful, even in difficult situations. Involves others as appropriate when issues affect them.


PETCO Animal Supplies Inc. (PETCO) is a specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services with 779 stores in 49 states. Its pet-related products include food, supplies, grooming products, toys, novelty items, vitamins, small pets, such as fish, birds and other small animals (excluding cats and dogs), and veterinary supplies. (Source: 10-K)

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