Lithia Auto Stores Area Controller in Urbandale, Iowa

Overview

Area Controller

Lithia Motors, Inc., is one of the largest publicly traded automotive retail companies [NYSE: LAD] with dealerships, auto stores and service centers across the United States. Our proven record of success comes from the empowerment of our store leadership teams.

We are seeking an experiencedDealership Controllerwith strong accounting, office operations and management experience. This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced accounting professionalwho wants to push their career to the next level. Our core values are: Improve Constantly, Take Personal Ownership, Earn Customers for Life & Have fun. If these values resonate with you and you’re ready to be a part of a thriving, dynamic team,join us on our journey to #1!

The Dealership Controller reports to the Managing Partner with daily interaction and responsibility to the General Managers and department managers of assigned dealerships to identify operational and cost saving opportunities.

You will be responsible for ensuring all store transactions are processed accurately and timely. To be successful in this position, you must be well-versed in all facets of accounting, cost control, collections, and margin expansion and financial controls. You must possess proven leadership and coaching abilities with a focus on communication and customer relations. We’re in the business of Earning Customers for Life.

Area Controller Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely and accurate posting of all store transactions

  • Maintain financial controls according to Company and manufacturer requirements

  • Maintain a positive Office culture, embracing the core values

  • Ensure team is staffed with quality employees at the proper wage

  • Recruit, hire and train office positions as needed

  • Maintain semi-monthly communications regarding opportunities and victories

  • Participate in regular National communications

  • Notify Internal Audit and Regional Controllers of all external (manufacturer, DMV, etc.) audit notifications and findings

  • Manage lender relationships, serving as point contact for partners. Negotiate financing instruments and maintain / improve banking relationships

Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics or equivalent experience.

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all Store and Support Services personnel.

  • CPA

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package and all the tools you will need to be successful. Our offerings include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans

  • Paid Holidays & PTO

  • Short and Long-Term Disability

  • Paid Life Insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Lithia Learning Center

  • Vehicle Purchase Discounts

  • Wellness Programs

Hiring Requirements

  • High School graduate or equivalent, 18 years or older

  • Possess an acceptable driving record and a valid driver’s license in your state of residence

We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free work place. A criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screen will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment.

ID2018-49182

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Job LocationsUS-IA-Urbandale

Store NameDes Moines BMW

CategorySupport Services - Corporate Office