Tax Analyst

Phoenix, AZ

Our Finance team ensure we are accountable and on track to company strategies. Their responsibilities include forecasting, in-season management, and analysis across business units. From sales and margin to operations and expenses, our Finance team provides consistent, accurate information to cross-functional partners to support PetSmart's growth initiatives.

This position may be considered Hybrid based on PetSmart’s FlexSmart policy and business needs. A Hybrid work arrangement is considered to be a blend of onsite and remote work activity. Associates with a Hybrid work arrangement have a work space at Phoenix Home Office and can be required to come onsite between 1-5 days a week as determined by leadership and based on business needs.


Seeking a motivated, multitasking individual to work in a fast-paced environment. This candidate will report to the Director of Indirect Tax and will be responsible for all sales and use tax duties as well as assisting with the business licensing function. This job is hybrid, working 3 days in the Phoenix headquarters.


  • Coordinate with our outsourced sales and use tax team to ensure timely and correct filing of 4,000+ returns per year.
  • Work with various internal teams to answer sales tax questions.
  • Perform sales tax research and audit and notice response activities as needed.
  • Review all filings prepared by our outsourced compliance team.
  • Provide weekly cash forecasting of sales tax payments.
  • Assist with the Tax-Exempt Certificate process.
  • Help improve current processes to streamline the sales tax function.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries, reconciliations, and various data analysis.
  • Monitor and report on legislative and regulatory changes.


  • Coordinate with the internal business license analyst and the third-party licensing team to ensure timely filing of 5,000+ licenses per year. Activities may include on an as needed basis:
  • Assist with the internal data gathering and delivery of licensing information,
  • Make updates to the business licensing database software,
  • Perform data analysis and help implement process improvements, and
  • Help prepare educational materials and reports to assist the business with license management.


Other duties, special projects and responsibilities maybe assigned as needed.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 2 years work experience in an office environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to gather, organize, and analyze data.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Avatax or other sales and use tax software experience a plus.
  • Must have a great attitude, be self-motivated, self-organized, and ready to make an impact in a fast-growing organization.

About the Culture

At PetSmart, we work hard to create a culture where every associate feels like they truly belong and we celebrate the unique stories, backgrounds, and experiences our associates share. These experiences not only bring new perspectives in shaping our Belonging culture but they’re core to PetSmart’s success.


Not sure if you meet 100% of the position requirements and whether you should apply? We’d still like to hear from you and encourage you to apply with us! You just may be the ideal candidate for this role, and if not this one, perhaps another position.

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • On-site Dog Park
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • On-site coffee bar
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility (associate paid)
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
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