DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc.

  • Senior Accountant

    Career Site Title
    Senior Accountant
    Job ID
    2018-23721
    Category
    Accounting
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Business Unit
    Corporate
    Address
    1720 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
    City
    Tempe
    State/Province
    AZ
    Postal Code
    85281
    Country
    US
  • Overview

    DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc. is the leading used vehicle retailer in the United States with a primary focus on the sale and lease of quality used vehicles and related products to the subprime market. Through our national network of owned and operated dealerships, DriveTime provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end solution for their automotive needs, including the sale, lease, financing and maintenance of their vehicles. As of June 30, 2018, DriveTime operated 145 dealerships and 24 vehicle-reconditioning facilities located across 25 states.

     

    What Drives You?

    • Career paths with opportunities to learn vital roles and skills?
    • Meaningful work in a stable, promote-from-within organization?
    • Professional satisfaction and helping others
    • A workspace that is dynamic, fast, fun, and challenging?

    We share your drive.

    DriveTime is more than a company. We’re a true team of strong, highly motivated performers that are committed to ensuring the success of each customer—and of each professional. If you have a real passion for continual learning and growth, and feel compelled to do what you know is right, we may have an excellent opportunity for you.

     

    The senior Accountant will perform key functions within the accounting segment and will have broad general exposure to accounting segments and functions. Working under the direction of Senior Accountants and the Controllers, the Staff Accountant II /Sr. will prepare and record journal entries, prepare month-end reconciliations and analysis, and assist in data compilation and validation for special projects and significant accounting models.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepare monthly reconciliations and journal entries for items such as fixed assets, payroll, vehicle inventory, general accruals, etc.
    • Perform budget to actual analysis and variance explanation
    • Complete month-end closing responsibilities
    • Research accounting guidance and make recommendations where necessary
    • Assist with monthly financial forecast and development of budgets
    • Assist in preparation and communication of management reports
    • Support external and internal auditors with quarterly reviews and annual audits
    • Work with Controller on process improvement, documentation, and control implementation

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in accounting (licensed CPA preferred)
    • 1.5-3 years overall experience in accounting (audit experience a plus)
    • General Ledger Experience is a plus
    • General understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Communication skills are essential
    • Ability to analyze financial data and to prepare timely reports
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain detailed records
    • Ability to prioritize/re-prioritize multiple projects and/or deadlines
    • Ongoing communication of tasks and priorities
    • Intermediate Excel skills

    And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Along the way, we provide plenty of opportunity to be creative and grow professionally in a fun, high-energy environment.

    Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background and drug screening process. DriveTime is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

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