Dealership Accountant and Controllers

Lithia Motors
Full time Full day
Moscow, ID


Dealership Accountant (Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Phoenix, AZ):

Dealership Accountant is a mid-level position that ensures timely, accurate and consistent recording of dealership transactions. This is a traditional accounting role that manages transactional posting of dealership activities. Accounting acumen is required. High performers will build upon their accounting & financial acumen while also building relationships and influential leadership skills. This will serve them well on a path to an Accounting Manager Role or if coupled with Automotive and Business acumen on the path to a Business Manager.

The Dealership Accountant reports to the Business Manager or Accounting Manager.

Position Overview

Area of Responsibility

  • Posting of New & Used Car Deals

  • Submission of Service Contracts

  • Submission of Warranty Contracts

  • Recording of wholesale vehicle sales & purchases

  • Recording of used car purchases

  • Request and process lien payoff

  • Processing of cash receipts

  • Collection of dealership wholesale & retail AR balances

  • Refunds: 8300, Warranty Cancellations

  • Regional check runs*

  • Processing and payment of vendor invoices*

  • FTC, RDR, Rebate & Bank Reconciliations

  • Schedule reviews and maintenance

  • Accounting for manufacturer monies

  • Balance Intercompany

  • Sales Tax*

  • Other duties as assigned

  • May vary by Group

Position Overview

Controller (Montana):

We are seeking an experienced Dealership Controller with strong accounting, office operations and management experience. This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced accounting professional who 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 Area Controller.

Position Overview

Area of Responsibility

  • 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

  • Create and maintain position outlines for office staff

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

  • Recruit, hire and train office positions as needed

  • Identify and train AOM and OM candidates for advancement opportunities, including cross training in all positions

  • Maintain semi-monthly communication with Senior OM regarding opportunities and victories

  • Participate in regular National OM communications

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

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

Position Overview


  • Competitive pay

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans

  • Paid holidays and 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


  • 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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