Automotive Dealership Controller

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

Automotive Controller

This job is primarily responsible for the accounting, financial reporting and treasury functions for several auto dealerships.

Essential Job Responsibilities and Duties are as follows:

  • Supervise and instruct employees in the performance of accounting, financial reporting, billing, collections, payroll, and expenditure duties
  • Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, reporting, procurement, or investment activities for the organization
  • Develop internal control guidelines, policies, and procedures for the prevention of theft or misuse of company assets
  • Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards
  • Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, forecasts, budgets, financial analyses and reports required by ownership, lenders and regulatory agencies
  • Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures and efficient control and utilization of financial resources
  • Analyze the financial details of past, present, and forecasted operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvements are needed
  • Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions.
  • Monitor financial activities and details, such as cash flow and reserve levels, to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met
  • Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make appropriate recommendations
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of accounting and other financial staff, recommending and implementing personnel actions, such as promotions and terminations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, legal and non-organizational accounting personnel to facilitate the flow of financial information
  • Receive, record, and authorize requests for disbursements in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Provide management and oversight for the receipt, disbursement, banking, protection, and custody of funds, securities, and financial instruments
  • Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with company policies & procedures and prevent the theft or misuse of company assets
  • Implement and lead staff training and development
  • Compute, withhold, and account for commissions and all payroll deductions
  • Manage the recording of cash, checks and all deposit-related activities
  • Perform tax-related work for submittal to outside CPA firm for preparation of all federal and state tax returns
  • Manage the dealer reserve
  • Complete other accounting and financial duties as assigned

Job Requirements:
  • MUST HAVE 2+ years automotive dealership Controller experience
  • Working knowledge of administrative positions within a dealership setting (Title Clerk, AP/AR, Billing, HR, Payroll, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well with personnel and vendors to resolve problems
  • Two or Four-Year degree in accounting preferred
  • High school degree or equivalent is required
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must Have Automotive Dealership Experience
  • New Car Franchise Experience is required

Dealership Commitment:

  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Other benefit options to employees

Salary Range

Earnings vary depending on experience. Please include salary history with resume, and also an estimated start date.

If you are looking for a competitive pay plan, a challenging yet rewarding position with our group of dealerships throughout the state of Florida and be a part of our large and growing team, apply now and start your new career today!

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