Lithia Motors, Inc.

Accountant

2 weeks ago(1/2/2018 12:30 PM)
ID
2018-37196
# of Openings
1
US-CA-Temecula
Store Name
DCH Temecula APC
Category
Office

Overview

ACCOUNTANT

The Accountant will report to the Accounting Manager.

 

 

DCH is part of the Lithia Motors family of dealerships, a publicly traded Fortune 500 automotive retail company [NASDAQ: LAD] with over 160 dealerships, auto stores and service centers across the US. Our proven record of success comes from our collaborative teams of passionate and innovative people working together to achieve success and have fun too!

 

Currently the fifth-largest automotive retailer in the nation, we are growing…FAST! With this growth comes unique and exciting career opportunities. There’s no better time to join us on the road to success

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES

As an accountant you will be responsible for a corporate entity and ensure that all transactions are accounted for in accordance with GAAP as well as perform consolidated inter-company billings for diverse and varied processes.  You’ll process month-end close including the review of reconciliations and month-end balances and research of income statement variances.  Last but not least, you’ll play a key role in month-end, quarter-end reporting and year-end audits and quarterly reviews with external auditors.

 

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS/EXPECTATIONS

  • Integrity - Acts ethically, maintaining a commitment to honesty and truth in all facets of behavior that builds the trust of others
  • Work Ethic - Delivers accurate, timely and consistent results while understanding the need to balance short-term sacrifice for long-term gain
  • Commitment - Strives to become a dynamic and dedicated leader who is committed to the standards and mission of Lithia, by providing opportunities for our people to excel and grow in a positive, respectful work environment
  • Team Player - Supports the overall efforts of the team to accomplish departmental and Company goals and objectives
  • Team Builder - Acts as a role model within the department in all facets of assigned job duties, while effectively providing feedback to team members and earning respect as a leader
  • Innovator - Creates positive change by taking on new challenges and providing solutions to improve current processes that add value
  • Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by supervisor
  • Adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Thoroughness, accuracy and timeliness in completing essential duties

 

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

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

  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Active Listening – give full attention to the words and body language of others, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate
  • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management – ability to prioritize workload and manage one’s own time

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • CPA or candidate eligible for the CPA exam 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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