Automotive Dealership Controller

AM Ford Sales Ltd.
Posted 2 months ago
Full Time

Job Description

A.M. Ford Sales Ltd. is looking for a dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic Automotive Dealership Controller with in-house automotive dealership controller preferred responsible for managing the overall financial operations of our 38-year-old well-established Ford dealership located with two locations in the city of Trail right in the heart of the West Kootenays.

HOME OF CHAMPIONS (Sports, Industry and Lifestyle)

The West Kootenays is made up of numerous unique communities – all with their own story to tell. The West Kootenays is a place for an active and relaxing lifestyle with four seasons close to mountains for biking and hiking, lakes for paddling, and skiing in Canada’s no. 1 town which is also second overall in all of North America ( and has a regional population of 96,000 between Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and rural areas.


The Controller reports directly to the Dealer Principal providing accurate information including analysis, budgeting, forecasting and preparation of financial reports. The Controller will also be responsible for directing and managing the company's accounting functions, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures as well as the preparation of financial statements and reporting to top management and externally. The Controller will maintain the company's accounting systems and implement changes as required. A.M. Ford Sales Ltd. offers a competitive salary package and an incredible work environment.


Oversee all accounting activities of the auto dealership and manage the financial reporting processes Integrate and streamline accounting systems and processes including Reynolds & Reynolds, DMS and CRM Consult on business operations fundamentals to recommend areas for improvement Preparation of dealership monthly statement and account reconciliation, and all month end tasks required including uploading statement to manufacturer Prepare a quarterly consolidated statement, Compliance Certificate and Compliance Worksheets Year End – prepare all entries and create a package/binder for audit purposes for outside accounting firm Grant Thornton Review and supervise accounting staff with deal processing & AR/AP functions Human Resources and Bi-weekly payroll processing/hourly/commissions Manage employee benefits Prepare GST/PST/WCB/Payroll/Corporate Tax remittances prior to Grant Thornton filing Bank Reconciliation/Floor Plan Payouts Administration of all new hires packages Other related duties as required or assigned QUALIFICATIONS

Accounting Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) Excellent skills and experience in Car Dealership bookkeeping Advanced computer and data analytics skills with proficient use of Excel Familiarity with dealership DMS systems with preference given to knowledge in Reynolds & Reynolds Must maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality Accounting: 3 years (preferred) BENEFITS

Extended health care Dental and vision care Disability and life insurance Paid time off Relocation assistance available to the right candiate EXPECTED START DATE:

Fall of 2022 or spring of 2023 for the right candidate.

Job Type: Full-time


Dental care Disability insurance Extended health care Life insurance Paid time off Relocation assistance Vision care Schedule:

8 hour shift Ability to commute/relocate:

Trail, BC: reliably commute or be willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (required) Education:

Bachelor's Degree (preferred) Experience:

Accounting: 3 years (preferred)

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