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Assistant Controller, PetSmart Charities

Location Phoenix, Arizona ID 2020-1965 Apply Now
About the Team:

PetSmart Charities is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the US and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 500,000 shelter pets each year. To learn more visit

About the Job:

PetSmart Inc. is seeking an Assistant Controller to support PetSmart Charities. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for managing the general accounting function for PetSmart Charities, Inc., PetSmart Charities of Canada and PetSmart Associate Assistance Foundation (together “Charities”).  This position will be responsible for preparing, interpreting and analyzing financial records and implementing internal control procedures to ensure the integrity of financial records.



  • Responsible for overseeing the month-end financial close process by preparing complex journal entries, accruals, adjustments and other journal entries as assigned by the Controller and assisting the Staff Accountant, as needed.
  • Compile accurate monthly financial statements, perform complete detailed variance analysis and summarize results for Controller.
  • Represent the accounting department and collaborate with team members in various project teams and meetings and be an integral part in creating business solutions.
  • Works closely with the Controller and other team members to design and implement new processes and recommends improvements of existing processes.   
  • Assist with the development and management of budget and forecasts.
  • Prepare schedules in support of the external audits for Charities and play major role in communication with auditors and audit requests.
  • Prepare schedules required for the IRS Form 990 tax return and the Registered Charity information return for Canada.
  • Prepares other reports as required by regulatory authorities.
  • Document internal controls over financial reporting under the COSO framework
  • Document accounting standard operating procedures. Make recommendations for process improvement.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.




Education:Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

Experience:  Minimum 5 - 7 years of related experience.


  • A thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, including nonprofit accounting and tax requirements
  • High level of analytical ability used to analyze and interpret accounting reports and communicate results
  • Highly motivated, inquisitive, self-starter with the ability to multi-task and effectively manage priorities to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of accounting concepts with strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficiency in automated accounting systems
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • High confidentiality and professionalism required
  • Ability to identify and assess areas for process improvement


  • CPA certification preferred


  • Passion for PetSmart Charities’ mission
  • Nonprofit accounting experience
  • Working knowledge of SAP accounting systems

About the Culture:

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

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
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What We Do

At our home office, passionate professionals come together to focus on one thing — the love of pets. Whether it's sniffing out new store locations, analyzing business trends, or providing technology solutions, this common bond is what motivates us every day to create the best possible experience for pet parents and their pets.

Our home office is so pet friendly, it even has its own on-site dog park

Associate resource groups enable our diverse communities to come together and shine

From family BBQs to volunteer days, we’re always putting on exciting events

Career progression is supported through training opportunities and individual development plans

Our Opportunities

You don’t have to work in our retail stores to make the world a better place for pets. No matter where your specialties lie, you will be able to develop your skills and provide solutions that will make a huge difference in the lives of millions of pets and in your career.

Life In Phoenix

A city on the rise, Phoenix is the cat’s meow. With tons of attractions, indoor and outdoor activities, dining, nightlife, shopping destinations, and more, it’s easy to see why we love it here.

The average temperature in Phoenix is 72.6 degrees

Phoenix is the 5th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

Arizona gets nearly 300 days of sun every year

Phoenix has teams for all four major professional sports

My favorite thing about our corporate office is the ability to find a puppy at any given moment!


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