Lithia Motors, Inc.

  • Corporate Accountant

    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/11/2018 9:33 PM)
    ID
    2018-42966
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-OR-Medford
    Store Name
    Support Services
    Category
    Support Services - Corporate Office
  • Overview

    Lithia Motors, Inc.

     

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

     

    This position reports to the Corporate Accounting Supervisor.

    Job Description

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

    Area of Responsibility

    • Perform accounting processes related to all personal property (equipment, furniture, company vehicles, etc.) ensuring the appropriate capitalization of assets and calculation of depreciation expense. Ensure accounting for these transactions is appropriate under US GAAP
    • 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
    • Complete the month-end close process including posting month-end journal entries, a review of all balance sheet accounts and income statement variances
    • Maintain an effective internal controls environment including the creation and documentation of accounting policies and internal control framework
    • Focus on continuous process improvement relating to the efficiency and efficacy of accounting processes, policies and financial reporting;
    • Other projects as required

    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
    • Must work effectively with internal and external teams
    • 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
    • Excellent communication skills; ability to work well independently and in teams
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
    • Prior work experience in accounting/finance field 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

    NOTE:  This job description applies only to the specific employing entity and location of an individual’s employment. This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

     

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