Chapman Ford of Lancaster & Columbia
The Chapman Auto Stores has served your local community with high quality vehicle sales and service for over a half century.
With 7 locations from Atlantic City to Lancaster County, The Chapman Auto Stores is one of the largest auto groups in the tristate area.
Our franchises include Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jeep, Nissan, Lincoln, Volkswagen,Mazda & a variety of certified pre-owned vehicles.
Standard Benefits Offered by Chapman Auto Stores
401k with company match
Medical and Dental Insurance
Paid Holiday & Vacation Time
The Automotive Controller will be responsible for overseeing & managing the day to day accounting operations of both our Lancaster & Columbia locations.
Accounting office is located in the Columbia location but will need to maintain an office at both locations.
The Automotive Controller will ensure that all transactions are recorded in compliance with all accounting processes and policies
Keep the Leadership Team informed on the trends and cash needs of the business
Develop and maintain an effective cash management system
Close the books accurately each month
Reviewing all financial statements and ledgers, and working with the accounting staff to clear up any discrepancies.
Prepare complete financial statements and submit to the manufacturer and management in accordance with established timeframes
Prepare and submit required statements and reports
Interpret and analyze financial statements
Preparing all taxes and filing forms with the government
Meeting with the department managers regularly to go over business matters and develop plans to increase profitability.
Assist department managers in reading and interpreting their financial reports
Respond to request for information and assistance in a timely manner
Work with General Manager/Owner Operator to improve revenue or reduce expense
Work with staff to ensure that corporate initiatives are attained
Manage and safeguard the stores assets and ensure that internal controls are in place
Five + years of automotive office manager or controller experience required
Working knowledge of dealership financial statements
Ability to explain information in an understandable manner
Strong analytical skills
Excellent communication skills written, email and verbal
Outstanding organizational and time management skills
Effective leadership skills
Ability to coach and grow a team
Reynolds and Reynolds experience a PLUS
Micro-Soft Office Suite experience required
Superior accounting skills and tax knowledge