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.
Responsible for lease compliance of all PETCO stores including auditing, co-tenancy and operating costs associated with common area maintenance, property taxes, insurance and other costs; and interpreting lease terms and conditions for Management and the accounting department as needed.
Essential Job Functions: The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Audit annual landlord reconciliation invoices for common area maintenance, real estate taxes, insurance, etc. to identify overcharges. Obtain detailed documentation to validate all expenses charged; provide clear and precise audit results.
Responsible for collection of overcharges resulting from said audit findings. Negotiate with landlords for timely resolution of all issues.
Analyze operating cost estimates and billings. Act as an advocate for lower costs and more efficient processes.
Advise Manager of unfavorable lease language related to occupancy costs and recommend improvements when leases are up for renewal, renegotiation or during use waiver requests.
Provide support to Legal, Real Estate Directors and other partners that affect estoppels, renewals, amendments, use waivers or other deal negotiations.
Assure amicable landlord-tenant relationships are maintained while settling disputes for assigned stores.
Assist Property Manager - Lease Administration in regard to store closing process by ensuring all year end reconciliations are received and account reconciliations are performed.
The majority of job duties are performed while seated indoors with little or no exposure to hazards.
Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.
The educational background of an applicant to this position is a four-year college degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience, with a strong accounting background preferred. A qualified applicant will also have a thorough knowledge of and experience in CAM auditing and 'NNN' leases, cost accounting.
Position requires excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation and organizational skills and the ability to negotiate disputes while maintaining good relationships with the landlords and to interact with managers in other Petco departments to develop and maintain best practices. A minimum of five years experience in professional level commercial real estate/lease audit is required.