Automotive Controller in Kansas City, MO at Volt

Date Posted: 7/5/2021

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Job Description

Automotive Dealership has an immediate need for a Controller. The Controller will be responsible for maintaining dealership accounting operations. This includes preparing intercompany schedules and OEM financial statements in accordance GAAP and manufacture requirements. Additional duties include maintaining rigid controls over Company’s assets and expenditures. This is a very hands-on position that is responsible for the operation of all accounting related features of the dealership to include the preparation of financial and statistical reports for dealership management.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cash Management, Receivables, Inventory, Payables & Regulatory Compliance
  • Oversee and monitor preparation of daily bank deposits compiled and reconciled from accounting reports and point of sale cash drawer media for all methods of payment.
  • Monitor and manage daily bank reporting and cash positions.
  • Monitor, control and insure the timely collection of customer accounts receivable and contracts in transit.
  • Manage all aspects of inventory accounting, including valuation, internal controls and reporting procedures.
  • Review and finalize all vehicle sales transactions.
  • Compile payroll information for submission to an external payroll service or process payrolls using accounting software functionality.
  • Supervise compliance with motor vehicle regulations, the filing of all required reports, and the remittance of all payments on a timely basis.
  • Comply with all taxing authority requirements. Make timely deposits of required sales taxes and file all sales tax returns as required.

Accounting Processes and Systems

  • Adhere to the accounting policies, practices, standards and controls of the dealership and oversee the maintenance of all books and records recording dealership assets, liabilities, ownership investments and revenue and expense transactions.
  • Resolve accounting issues as they arise in the daily processing of dealership transactions.
  • Reconcile all subsidiary ledgers to general ledger control balances monthly, or more often if needed. In some cases, maintain spreadsheets or other auxiliary sub-ledgers to supplement standard accounting software capabilities.
  • Recommend and implement changes to continuously improve systems and financial performance. Auditing, Reporting & Financial Analysis
  • Identify, investigate and correct errors. Audit and resolve any anomalies encountered in daily financial transactions as recorded by others in dealer management system modules, and insure the accuracy of daily transfers of transactions from dealer management system operating modules to the accounting module.
  • Manage month-end close process and timing. Prepare and review monthly trial balances, general ledger detail postings, financial statements and other financial reports and statistics. Distribute reviewed financial reports on a timely basis to management together with narrative comments to assist in understanding important results and trends.
  • Prepare special financial analyses as needed by management.

Qualifications & Job Requirements

  • 7-10 plus years’ experience out of Public accounting; preferably a CPA firm for automotive dealerships
  • Experience as an automotive dealership Controller from medium size automotive dealership. Multi-store experience is a plus
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced proficiency with accounting DMS (ADP/CDK and or Reynolds & Reynolds)

Key Result Areas:

  • Financial Reporting, Corporate Accounting and GAAP Accounting
  • Cash Management, Receivables, Inventory, Payables & Regulatory Compliance
  • Accounting Processes and Systems
  • Auditing, Reporting & Financial Analysis

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Establish departmental work schedule, balancing the workloads of all employees.
  • Establish job assignments for all Accounting Department personnel within their skill levels. Commitments
  • Treat all employees and customers fairly, courteously, with dignity and extraordinary respect.
  • Model superior customer service behavior for all service personnel by maintaining positive relationships with customers, employees and owner(s).
  • Handle all business dealings honestly and fairly.
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to resolve problems with other dealership employees, suppliers, and governmental agencies.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer