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Controller (Auto Dealership Industry)

Apopka, FL 32801

Industry: AF - Accounting and Finance Job Number: 1612

Job Description


CONTROLLER – AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIPS 

 

What is needed in this role: 

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance 

  • CPA with blend of public/private, Big 4 preferred 

  • Experience with CDK required 

  • Strong communication, both oral and written 

  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced environment 

  • Sharp analytical skills 

Other responsibilities (Overview): 

  • Prepares a complete financial statement monthly according to dealership guidelines and within each manufacturer' s format and time frame. Ensures that all manufacturer accounts, including warranty claims, rebates, interest protection and co-op advertising are current and accurate. 

  • Interprets the financial statement and the daily operating control (DOC) regularly and informs dealer of developing trends. 

  • Participates in the preparation of short- and long-term financial forecasts for the dealership. 

  • Provides department managers with detailed financial and management reports. 

  • Maintains an effective cash management system that forecasts cash funds and makes recommendations for the profitable use of excess cash. 

  • Directs assessment of depreciation rates to apply to capital assets. 

  • Reviews the general ledger and scheduled accounts. Notes any unusual entries and investigates. 

  • Reviews the reconciliation of general ledger accounts with outside sources to ensure proper bank reconciliation, reserve accounts, factory payable and floor plan payable. 

  • Stays abreast of tax code revisions and advises dealer regarding any operational adjustments needed to accommodate revisions. 

  • Ensures compliance with all applicable government finance regulations, including filing and/or maintaining of required forms, payroll taxes and deposits, income taxes, retirement plan records etc. 

  • Manages the dealership computer system to maximize utilization. 

  • Administers a loss review program and maintains loss reserves for contingent liabilities and trade receivables. 

  • Meets with dealer to evaluate all insurance renewals. 

  • Purchases property and liability insurance. 

  • Prepares and processes all insurance claims. 

  • Coordinates annual audit (or review) and physical inventory. 

  • Ensures that all office personnel are using proper accounting procedures and maintaining accurate records and analyses and supervises the preparation of all information for the CPA in order to minimize audit or review costs. 

  • Continually strives to improve data integrity and information reporting throughout the dealership. 

  • Attends managers meetings. 

  • Maintains professional appearance. 

  • Other tasks as assigned. 

 

What can you expect? 

  • Competitive salary/package 

  • Healthcare benefits, sick pay 

If you are a Corporate Controller with a CPA please apply now! Only local candidates will be considered for this role.

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