Lithia Motors, Inc.

Accounting Associate

1 week ago
ID
2017-34633
# of Openings
1
US-OR-Medford
Store Name
Support Services
Category
Support Services - Corporate Office

Overview

Lithia Motors, Inc.

 

Are you seeking the first and most pivotal role in your Accounting career?  Do you want to work with a team that has some of the best and most intelligent mentors in the valley?  Then you've found what you're looking for - join us on our exciting journey to being one of the biggest Fortune 100 companies in the nation, right here in the beautiful Rogue Valley. 

 

An Accounting Associate handles the weekly function of all corporate invoices including accurately coding, preparing timely, reconciling vendor statements and resolving vendor inquires. Additionally, this position prepares and processes company vehicle transactions including employee leases, company vehicle leases, outside leases and service loaner vehicles and assist in the fixed asset system. This individual works closely with the corporate accounting, consolidation, tax, dealership accounting and Support Services leaders to ensure payables are processed timely, expenses are accurate and appropriate and that financial controls are in place and operating effectively.

 

 

Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

Corporate Payables and Fixed Asset Administration

  • Ensure all corporate invoices related to real and personal property are processed timely and coded accurately. This includes reviewing invoices processed during the month to ensure all significant, recurring invoices are processed.
  • Assist in the reconciliation of vendor statements.
  • Timely address and resolve vendor and customer (dealership and corporate office personnel) inquiries.
  • Accurately build and maintain fixed asset records in the fixed asset system.
  • Issue payments to vendors as necessary.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Maintain ongoing communication with Corporate Accounting, Consolidation Accounting, Tax, Dealership Accounting and corporate office leaders.
  • Ensure appropriate professional relationships are built and maintained with Corporate Accounting, Consolidation Accounting, Tax and Dealership Office Operations personnel.

 

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to be successful in this position:

  • Ability to work with high performing personnel,
  • Ability to set priorities and work independently,
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and
  • Must work effectively with internal and external teams, communicating and participating in a constructive manner.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited university, or commensurate experience.
  • Must exercise independent judgment and care in decision making process.
  • Maintain a high level of integrity and independence.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all dealership and corporate office personnel.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with large ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, Workday, etc.) desired

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Standing, walking over 1/3 of the time, sitting to 2/3 of time, kneeling/crouching to 2/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time; move, transport or place up to 1/3 of time up to 25 pounds.
  • Working Conditions: Indoor office environment, considerable use of telephone, computer and other office equipment.

 

Lithia Hiring Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • 18 years or older
  • Possess an acceptable driving record and valid driver’s license in state of residence
  • A criminal history background check will be conducted prior to beginning employment
  • Clear pre-employment drug screen

 

 

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