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Safeway | Phoenix, AZ
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Tax Intern

Albertsons' Companies is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The organization includes 2,230 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 19 manufacturing plants with over 280,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia. Albertsons' Companies is privately owned with supermarkets across the country that include: Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randall's, Tom Thumb, Carrs, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.

The Albertsons Companies corporate internship is a dynamic opportunity in the grocery industry. You will be given key responsibilities and be encouraged to make critical day-to-day decisions that contribute to the organization's success, while participating in the learning experience. The internship program exposes you to various leaders and executives that will be able to provide invaluable knowledge and experience!


The tax accounting internship provides current students with exposure to a business environment, specifically in indirect tax and business licensing functional areas. The intern will work in an atmosphere intended to broaden an entry level candidate's professional understanding while promoting self-confidence, accomplishment, and career development in the area of Tax Accounting.


* Enter journal entries in preparation of four week close
* Responsible for sales and use tax returns including researching and compiling data to support amounts reported on returns
* Research taxation of invoices to assist with audit
* Actively collaborate with other team members on various processes and projects
* Work with stores and division finance to resolve outstanding licensing concerns
* Work with the third-party property tax filing company to properly accrue and pay property taxes
* Responsible for account reconciliations including researching and compiling data to support general ledger balances
* Adhere to compliance and company policies and procedures
* Complete tasks assignments and projects according to guidance and instructions
* Attend training sessions and meetings relating to pertinent job duties and career development
* Apply accounting concepts and analytical abilities in the completion of task assignments
* Build effective relationships both within and outside the department
* Seek input from and maintain effective ongoing communication with others
* Final Internship Project


Education: Must be a Junior, Senior, Graduate or Doctorate student currently enrolled in a college or university pursuing a Business or Finance degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA (required)

Experience: Previous internship or relevant work experience preferred including charity work or experience on school campus organizations but not required.


* Ability to work at our corporate facility in North Phoenix (I-17 & Loop 101)
* Ability to commit to a full-time work schedule (40 hours/week)
* Ability to commit to the full length of the internship program


* Ability to stay organized in a fast-paced environment
* Good understanding of financial and accounting concepts
* Good theoretical and practical knowledge of GAAP
* Knowledge of MS Excel and Word. Access a plus
* Effective organizational interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to practice good judgment, discretion, and confidentiality
* Demonstrates a high level of initiative and ability to meet deadlines
* Demonstrate attributes that promote a positive, enthusiastic, creative, and caring team environment


* Sits for extended periods of time.
* Bending, stooping and twisting required periodically.
* Use of calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in an office environment

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 5-10% for offsite tours and intern social events.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by interns assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills req uired of personnel.

About Safeway

Safeway Inc. (Safeway) is a food and drug retailer in North America. During the fiscal year ended January 3, 2009 (fiscal 2008), the Company operated its business from 1,739 stores. The Company's United States retail operations are located in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, the Chicago metropolitan area and the Mid-Atlantic region. The Company's Canada-based retail operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan. In support of its retail operations, the Company has a network of distribution, manufacturing and food-processing facilities. Safeway owns and operates GroceryWorks.com Operating Company, LLC (GroceryWorks), an online grocery channel doing business under the names Safeway.com, Vons.com and Genuardis.com (collectively Safeway.com). In fiscal 2008, Safeway also has a 49% ownership interest in Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V. (Casa Ley), which operates 146 food and general merchandise stores in Western Mexico. (Source: 10-K)